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04 Jun 2019
We met up with Hawley Appleton, a Design Consultant in our Cambridge store, to get her pick of the week, the Chelsea Dining Table.     The Chelsea is a customizable table, pictured here in cherry and available in several kinds of wood and finishes. "It would look gorgeous in walnut too," Hawley says. "Although there are finishes available, I personally love the natural wood; it's beautiful to see the variegations."     What she loves most about the table is the considered design. She explains, "It's a thick table but they've beveled the edges so it's very delicate, and although it's a trestle style table the legs are stylized. The attention to detail makes for an extremely aesthetically pleasing table."   The craftsmanship of the table ...
04 Jun 2019
There are a lot of choices when it comes to recliners, and it's important to make sure you're investing in a piece that's going to work for you long-term. Yes, you want it to look good in your home. But you also want it to fit your lifestyle, support your body, and be ultra-comfortable.   We spoke with Hawley Appleton to get her expert take on both the American Leather Comfort Air and the Stressless Mayfair Recliner. We're giving you all the details you need to make an informed decision and choose a recliner that suits you perfectly.   American Leather Comfort Air     The American Leather Comfort Air is a recent addition to the American Leather collection. It's a unique chair that they describe as ...
23 May 2019
  Ultrasuede is a performance fabric that's often compared to suede leather because it mimics the soft, luxurious feel of suede. One of the reasons Ultrasuede is so popular is because it's pet-friendly. It has an extremely tight weave that makes it near impossible for claws to penetrate through.   Ultrasuede is cleanable, breathable, and durable and it can stand up to a high-traffic home. It also has all-weather flexibility, meaning it feels warm in cold temperatures and cool when it's hot. It's resistant to pilling, sagging, shrinking, and fading. If durability is your main concern and you have a few pets running around the house, Ultrasuede is a great option.     If you have questions about Ultrasuede or want to learn more about performance ...
23 May 2019
  Chances are you've heard of Crypton. Particularly if you've been in the market for a stain-resistant, odor-resistant, and moisture-resistant performance fabric.   What is it, exactly Crypton is an engineered textile made with pre-tested fabrics with specific fiber and construction requirements. The fabrics undergo in an immersion process which creates an impenetrable moisture barrier. Besides being the most stain and spill resistant fabric, Crypton is also earth-friendly and the company pays close attention to sustainable practices.   Crypton Fabric   In addition to home fabrics, Crypton also offers outdoor options as well as non-toxic mattresses and bedding.   If you have questions about Crypton or want to learn more about performance fabrics in general, come into any of our 6 showrooms to chat with a design consultant. They'll ...
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 ...