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26 Sep 2019

Buying your first home is exciting for so many reasons and it’s oftentimes the biggest purchase you’ll be making to date. We’re here to help make furnishing your first home a fun, non-stressful process. We enlisted the help of our store manager in Cambridge, Georgianna Stevens, to get her top tips and expert knowledge on buying furniture for a first home.

 

23 Sep 2019

It’s coming on fall and that means cooler weather and shorter days, snuggling up with a good book and time in front of the fire. And there is no more perfect place to experience this than in the excellent comfort of a quality sofa.

We’re not certain that’s why design professional Valerie Folan at our Middleton location chose the Savoy Sofa by American Leather for her pick of the week, but it certainly meets that need. Valerie did tell us many other reasons she loves this piece.

19 Sep 2019

When updating décor or moving, you’re faced with the often challenging question of what to do with your old furniture. We spoke to Circle Furniture’s Boston location manager Linda Maguire to get some tips about dealing with pieces you already own.

Linda recently completed a downsizing move, so she was freshly well versed on how to approach this conundrum.

13 Sep 2019
The Comfort Sleeper from American Leather is renowned for being the ultimate in comfort when it comes to sleeper sofas. The fact is, sleeper sofas aren’t always known for their comfort. They are a function piece; one that serves two purposes well but doesn’t excel at either.   The Comfort Sleeper, however, manages to break this mold. American Leather cuts no corners when it comes to creating the most comfortable sleeper sofa on the market. This is all well and good, but besides comfort—what are the benefits of investing in a Comfort Sleeper?   We met up with Georgianna Stevens, our Cambridge showroom Store Manager, to find out.     What is the Comfort Sleeper?   You’re probably wondering what exactly is the Comfort Sleeper and how does it ...
06 Sep 2019

When it comes to finding the best sleeper sofa, we realize that each person’s criteria are unique. Some people want a showpiece sofa that offers a luxurious night’s sleep.

Other’s need a piece for the occasionally used guest room where a visitor might stay a night or two. Or this may be a piece for a kid’s or romper room where friend sleepovers are in heavy rotation.

Some people need their sleeper today! While others are excited to spend time getting every detail just so for their customized piece.

 

28 Aug 2019
Downsizing is a complicated transition; it requires letting go and embracing change. While it can be difficult, it's also incredibly exciting. It's a chance to start over, live in a more functional space, and design a home that's catered to your new lifestyle.   We had a chance to visit Betsy, one of our Design Consultants in Pembroke, in her new home in The Pinehills. She talked to us about her experience downsizing and how fun the design process was.     What is the Pinehills?     The Pinehills is, in their words, "a new take on the classic New England village, offering inspired new homes and daily adventure in Plymouth, Massachusetts." They have an emphasis on green space and offer individual homes of all sizes; condominiums, ...
26 Aug 2019
Leather is a popular choice for upholstery and with good reason. When taken care of, leather ages like a fine wine"”it only gets better and softer with time. Once you've decided to go down the leather path, it's important to learn how to choose the right one.   Cindy Rubenfeld, our store manager in Middleton, helps us navigate the different leather types and gives you some tips on how to choose the right leather for you.     Why choose leather   First, why choose leather in the first place "Well to start," Cindy explains, "Most leathers are going to last 7 times longer than any fabric. It's one of the strongest and most durable upholstery options."   Besides being extremely durable, leather is, for the most part, ...