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09 Jul 2020

“Green furniture” has become an all-encompassing term to describe retailers and manufacturers that sell and sustainably produce furniture. In other words, furniture that’s both better for the environment and your home.

And as founding members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, it’s something we take very seriously. We partner with companies that use green practices whenever possible—from where they source their materials to how they manufacture their upholstery.

But what, exactly, does it mean for furniture to be green? We talked with Catherine to break down everything you need to know.

19 Jun 2020

As a local New England company, we’re proud to say that many of our vendors are based right here in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. We partner with furniture makers that take their craft seriously and, of course, make beautiful, handmade furniture.

We talked to Peggy Burns, Co-owner and Queen Bee of Circle Furniture, to highlight a few New England furniture makers we love.

01 Nov 2019

When looking into buying a sofa, one topic that must be addressed is the comparison of down vs. foam sofa cushions (the same could be said for upholstered chairs). Knowing the options and the differences will help you make your best choice.

 

19 Sep 2019

When updating décor or moving, you’re faced with the often challenging question of what to do with your old furniture. We spoke to Circle Furniture’s Boston location manager Linda Maguire to get some tips about dealing with pieces you already own.

Linda recently completed a downsizing move, so she was freshly well versed on how to approach this conundrum.

30 Jul 2019
Here at Circle Furniture, doing our part to care for the environment has, and will continue to be, an important part of how we run our business. We take every opportunity to follow sustainable practices and carefully choose business partners that take pride in their green mission.   Going solar was a natural step in our evolution and has allowed us to source clean, renewable energy for our warehouse and offices as well as several of our showrooms.   We spoke to Keith Hevenor of Nexamp, to learn about the top 4 benefits of going solar so you can learn a little more about why we're passionate about clean energy.     Firstly, what is solar energy?   Solar energy, in the simplest explanation, is energy given off by ...
18 Jan 2019
  Copeland Furniture Company is known for high-quality, hardwood furniture that pushes the boundaries of modern design. We spoke with Tim Copeland, the president of Copeland Furniture, to discuss their design influences, how they ensure quality in their furniture, and his tips for caring for your wood furniture.   Tim has been with Copeland since 1975 and has worked with Circle Furniture since the early 80s. Tim says of Copeland, "We specialize in hardwood furniture, made in the United States, in a modern and transitional design."     Quality   Maintaining quality throughout their construction process is incredibly important for them. Tim explains, "Quality is extremely important. There are so many low-price options out there. For us to be successful we've got to provide quality and we have ...
08 Nov 2018
After visiting another of our local vendors, we continue to be impressed by the attention and care that our partners put into every aspect of furniture making. We visited the factory who make our Alden Collection, located in Winchendon, MA, a few stepping stones away from where it used to be located, in Gardner. Gardner was and remains to be to known for, its hustling and bustling furniture community. A sense of history and pride runs through their business as they're essentially the last factory standing in what used to be a hub of furniture making in Massachusetts.   Who are they     As for why they make furniture, it wasn't happenstance. The owner, Peter is, in his own words, "deep into the craft ...
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