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30 Nov 2018
Although dining chairs might be the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to furnishing your dining room, they're an important piece. Your dining chairs will dictate how comfortable you are when you sit to down to eat. They'll blend seamlessly into the design, soften the look, or add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space. The first question you may ask yourself when selecting dining chairs is whether you should choose upholstered or wooden chairs. We're here to answer that question and give you all the information you need so when it comes to making a purchasing decision, you can feel confident and prepared.             Pros and Cons of Upholstered Dining Chairs   Benefits of ...
21 Nov 2018
The living room is a central room in the home, and for many, a primary gathering spot. For some, it's a cozy space to watch movies, and for others, a more formal area to host get-togethers and sit with their coffee in the morning.   Either way, we know that cost is an important factor in the process of buying furniture. That's why we're giving you a comprehensive guide to the cost of furnishing a living room.     How much does it cost?   In general, the cost of furnishing a living room starts at around $10,000 and can go up to $25,000 or more. However, you should be aware that the cost of decorating a living room will vary greatly. You can easily spend much ...
09 Nov 2018
  We make a constant effort to create connections within our community. Recently, we hosted an Art Show Brunch in our Pembroke location, inviting local artists to display their work. The art show was the brainchild of Lucia Ventura, our manager in Pembroke, who, as an artist herself, wanted to host a new kind of event in the store. I spoke to Lucia and the artists to hear their perspective on this outstanding event.   How it came together   The idea came about when Rita Berkowitz, an artist and old friend of Lucia's, dropped by the store to buy furniture. Together, they came up with the idea of an art show, and the rest came together naturally. "It all fell right into place, and ...
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 ...
02 Nov 2018
  We're passionate about supporting the local community, both by partnering with local businesses  and supporting local charities in any way we can. Today we're putting a spotlight on an organization we've been partnered with for over 20 years.   Save the Harbor/Save the Bay was founded in 1986. We've been working with them since 1996, and have since formed a long-lasting and mutually rewarding relationship. The Circle family feels strongly about restoring and protecting the Boston harbor, and we're proud to be aligned with an organization that cares equally about the beautiful city we live in.   Who are they?   We met with Bruce Berman, director of Strategy and Communications, to talk about our partnership with them and what the charity has accomplished. He describes, "Save ...
25 Oct 2018
    The merchandising team has returned from the Fall High Point Market in North Carolina with exciting new home decor trends. After visiting many showrooms, we found several common threads throughout. Here are some of the top trends we took away from this High Point Market visit.   Shades of blue   The first trend that was prevalent  throughout Market was the color blue. As far as shades of blue, they varied, but navy in particular dominated. Blue is soothing, calming, creating an oceanic feeling, whether seen on furniture, wall coverings, or artwork. It's an easy color to bring into the home and looks beautiful contrasted against warmer, orange tones as well as weaved into a cooler toned palette. Our Davis sofa, featured in ...
24 Oct 2018
  Recently, we had a chance to visit a local woodshop that we've been partnered with for over 30 years and get a peek into their daily routine. They've been making hardwood furniture for around 35 years, and they specialize in bedroom furniture as well as mirrors, tables, and occasionally media cabinets. We spoke to Chris who's been with them for 19 years.   He describes the wood they use for their pieces, "Everything we do is cherry, but our secondary woods for the drawer sides are pine. Most of our cherry comes from the Alleghany National Forest in Pennsylvania."   Sustainability   Caring for, and not harming, the environment is important to them and they take care to ensure that the wood they source is from ...