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23 May 2019
Sunbrella is a performance fabric designed specifically for fade resistance and outdoor use. It was invented in the 1960s with a focus on outdoor seating and over time has developed a soft and luxurious feel. It's engineered to be resistant to fading due to sun or chemical exposure. Sunbrella is perfect for outdoor spaces, sunrooms, and any room that gets a lot of sunlight.       Besides being fade-resistant, Sunbrella is also stain-resistant, easy to care for and is extremely easy to clean. It's mold and mildew resistant and it can be cleaned with bleach. You can even put it in the washing machine (just skip the dryer)! The cleanability of Sunbrella makes it a low-maintenance fabric that's perfect for a second home. ...
21 May 2019
The desk is an important piece in the home office, if not the most important. It sets the tone for the style of the room and provides you a space to comfortably work. And that's the goal, isn't it To be comfortable.   If comfort for you means a sit-stand desk, check out our comparison and review of the BDI Sola versus the Copeland Invigo. However, if you prefer a more classic wood desk, you're in the right place.   Catherine Willey, our Framingham store manager, takes us through two hardwood desks, the Preston and the Sarah.   Preston Desk     The Preston desk is a classic desk with modern, clean lines and it's available only in Cherry, in a variety of finishes. Catherine says, "The front's ...
13 May 2019
As we become more health conscious as a society, lift desks have become more popular. It's common knowledge that sitting all day is not the best for your long-term health, and sit-stand desks are an excellent way to have the flexibility to stand when you want to.   Because lift desks are an investment in your health and your work lifestyle, it's important to do your research before purchasing one. We talked to Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, about the Copeland Invigo Sit-Stand Desk and the BDI Sola Lift Desk.   Copeland Invigo Sit-Stand Desk     The Invigo desk is, in Copeland's words, "a highly configurable series of sit to stand desks that can be specified in a range of sizes and finishes." It ...
08 May 2019
Push-back recliners allow for the ease and relaxation of a motorized recliner without the need for a motorized system. They float beautifully and act not only as a functional and comfortable seat but as a beautiful design addition to the home.   We decided to compare two of our favorite push-back recliners: The Thayer Coggin Viceroy and the American Leather Reinvented Recliner.   Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, gives us her take on both to help you get a feel for which one may be the right choice for you.   Thayer Coggin Viceroy     The Thayer Coggin Viceroy, designed in 1965 by Milo Baughman, is an American-made classic and iconic design. Catherine says, "It's a really well loved mid-century chair and it has the ...
24 Apr 2019
Interior design is a multifaceted topic and there are a lot of options out there when it comes to getting design services for your home. What's the difference between a free design service and an interior designer How do online versions like Havenly measure up And how much do they cost.   We're here to give you the answers to all those questions and more so you can make an informed decision about how to find design help your home and create a space you love to live in. We spoke to Gary Fisher, our Director of Sales, to get his expert take.     Online services like Havenly or Design in a Box   Online services can be great options if you're starting from scratch and ...
23 Apr 2019
Moving houses is often a challenging task. When all the technical things are done and you finally move in, your new home won't always feel like home right away. You may find yourself referring to it as the "new house" while your old place will still be referred to as "home." Getting adjusted to a new living situation takes time, so it shouldn't worry you that you don't feel like you're truly home yet. To help speed up the process, you can always take matters into your own hands. Soon enough, you'll be referring to your new place as "home," while your "old place" stays just that.     1. Focus on natural light   If your new house is dark and gloomy or filled ...
18 Apr 2019
As a local company, we are very invested in our community, and naturally, big supporters of shopping local. The reasons for shopping local go far beyond what can be covered in an article and they also go far beyond the statistics and facts.   Chances are you already know how the community builds and grows around local shops! Does your hometown have a locally owned store where the owners have become your friends Or a local restaurant that gets involved in community events   These stores are what makes a town a community. Here are our top reasons why shopping local is so important.     Minimizes Ecological Footprint   The first reason to shop local It's so much better for the environment. The longer the transportation between factory ...