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22 Jul 2019
For many, a formal dining space is a thing of the past. With open-concept kitchens becoming more popular, the bar stool has gone from occasional seating to where you have your coffee every morning.   If you're spending a good portion of your meal times sitting on a bar stool, then it's important to know how to choose the right one. A bar stool that's all at once comfortable, stylish, and functional.   Catherine Willey, our Store Manager in Framingham, walks us through the different options and gives us a guide to choosing the best stools for your home.     Questions to Consider   How many people do you want to seat and how much room do you have to move around your island   This will determine ...
18 Jul 2019
The dining room table is where you gather with family and friends, and it's most likely where you eat all of your meals. Although dining chairs may seem like an afterthought, it's important to invest in high-quality, durable, and comfortable chairs that will last through the years.   A dining chair can range anywhere from $99 to upwards of $1,000 per chair. That's a wide range and it's hard to know how much you should spend or where to begin.   We spoke with Catherine Willey, our Store Manager in Framingham, to discuss how much a well-made chair costs and why it's worth investing your money in quality.     Questions to ask before you shop   When it comes to how much you'll spend on a dining ...
17 Jul 2019
A Chaise Lounge (or Chaise Longue) is an elongated chair meant for reclining and relaxing. It takes its name from 19th Century France, meaning, in French, "˜long chair.' In today's world, it can be a standalone piece as well as a chaise attached to a sectional for extra space to relax. Oftentimes a chaise on a sectional can be separated.   When they're not attached to a sectional, they are freestanding extended chairs"”the equivalent of a chair and an ottoman all in one piece. Sometimes you'll see chaises that have two arms, sometimes they'll have one arm. Oftentimes, they're put in a bedroom, reading nook, or living room.     Get inspired with more articles:   How to Choose the Perfect Ergonomic Office Chair for You How ...
11 Jul 2019
Today, we're introducing you to two new products that we're excited about: The Thayer Chair and the Camden Sofa. We met up with Stephanie Birchenough, our Merchandiser, to hear about the features, pros, and cons so you can get to know the products and decide if they're right for you.   Thayer Chair     The Thayer Chair is a new style that we're really excited about. It has a tight-seat and a tight-back which means there are no loose cushions. "The benefit of a tight-seat," Stephanie explains, "is that it always looks neat because there's nothing to fluff."   The chair has a low arm that slopes down which Stephanie says is "part of the charm of the chair." As far as style goes, it leans ...
10 Jul 2019
Whether you purchased a second home knowing you'd rent it out, or you're converting a loft space into an Airbnb, it's important to pay careful attention to how you decorate your rental space.   Many people these days are opting to rent instead of staying in a hotel for their vacations. Which means that you won't be the only one offering up your space on Airbnb or another rental site. But have no fear, our team of designers in Pembroke gave us their top tips to make your rental home stand out among the crowd.     The best furniture to invest in   You may be tempted to save money on furniture for your rental space. But investing in a few key pieces can be the ...
03 Jul 2019
We're always overjoyed to hear the amazing feedback we get from our customers about their experience shopping with us. We spoke to Megan Lynch, a Circle customer from Concord, about her charming renovated home and why she loved working with us.     What she was looking for   Megan and her family of 4 moved into their newly renovated home in West Concord in January. She says, "We had lived in a 2-bedroom condo in Cambridge and were looking for renovation properties within walking distance of West Concord center."   Because they were starting from the ground up, there was a fair amount of furniture that needed to be purchased. "We knew we needed new living room furniture"”a couch, a chair, and a rug, a new ...
01 Jul 2019
Your second home, whether it's a rustic cabin by a lake or a breezy Oceanside cottage, is an opportunity to curate a relaxing space. It should be an escape and a vacation. We want to help you choose the right pieces and curate a style you love.   We spoke to our talented team of designers in the Pembroke showroom to get all of their expert tips on furnishing a summer home.       Where to start   When it comes to decorating a space, you should always begin by asking yourself a few questions to get an idea of where to invest your money. The first, and most obvious, being: what do you need Is your home partially furnished What are you taking with you ...