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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.

01 Jul 2020

It’s important to know where your money is going when you invest in something – whether it’s a phone, a car, or a piece of furniture.

If you’ve ever looked into buying a sofa you’ve probably found yourself wondering why some are more costly than others. You might have wondered the minimum you should think about paying if the quality is important to you.

To lay it out in a simple way, we’re diving into the details of our most expensive sofa and our least expensive sofa.

 

25 Jun 2020

If you invest in vinyl then it only makes sense that eventually you’re going to need to invest in storage. We met up with Eric, our Marketing Coordinator and resident audiophile, to get his top picks for vinyl storage – from low-end to high-end.

 

He says, “Vinyl is coming back in a big way. Rather than storing them in boxes, people are looking for better storage solutions that keep their vinyl and equipment safe.”

 

Whether you’re just starting your collection and you’re looking for the most basic option or you want all the bells and whistles, we’ve created a curated list of the 7 best options.

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.

17 Jun 2020

When travel is limited (and even when it’s not!), a staycation allows you to appreciate where you are and take a break from work, life, and stress.

It might be a trendy name, but it just symbolizes slowing down, taking a minute, and planning activities that make you see your home in a different light. It doesn’t need to be fancy, and it doesn’t need to cost anything.

We talked to our store managers to get their favorite ideas on how to plan a staycation.

11 Jun 2020

Lighting has a big effect on how you feel in your home. The effect may be more subtle than paint color or furniture but it makes the difference between a lackluster space and a lively one.

And besides setting the mood, the right light fixtures act as decorative and functional elements; completing a room while ensuring you can read your book without a flashlight.

We met up with Cindy, our Store Manager in Middleton, to get her advice on lighting your home.

08 Jun 2020

Buying a sofa is different than buying a hardwood table where, for the most part, you can see what you’re getting in terms of quality. A sofa is a little trickier—it may look beautiful but ultimately be low-quality and uncomfortable.

Even in the case of super cozy sofas, if they aren’t constructed well, they’re not going to last. High-quality furniture is a long-term investment. And when it comes to something you’re going to sit on every day, you want to make sure you’re making the best choice possible.