17 Nov 2020

There are a lot of options for furniture shopping in the Boston area and navigating them all can be overwhelming. We help thousands of customers each year find and customize the perfect furniture to fit both their lifestyle and needs. However, as much as we love helping Bostonians furnish their homes, we realize this is a big decision, and making an investment in your home comes with a lot of decisions. 

Rather than turn you away to research other local furniture stores on your own, we compiled a list of the five best furniture companies in Boston that we highly respect. So, if it turns out Circle Furniture isn't a good fit for you, here are five stores you might want to check out. This selection of stores spans Greater Boston; including the areas surrounding Cambridge, Framingham, Middleton, Acton, and Pembroke.

13 Nov 2020

Trends are always evolving—coming in and out of the picture over the decades. These days, however, the major shift in lifestyle has created a similar shift in design trends.

We talked to James, a Design Consultant in our Boston showroom, to learn a little more about his perspective on the latest design trends; what’s fallen out of fashion, and what he’s excited about in the interior design world.

05 Nov 2020

Buying any piece of furniture – especially a high-quality, hand-crafted one – is an investment. It requires thought, planning, and trust. Trust in the company you’re purchasing from and trust in the design consultant or salesperson that’s helping you make the decision.

But how do you build trust if you can’t see an item in person? In many cases, with our large selection of customizable options, the exact product isn’t on our showroom floor. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find exactly what you need from the catalog.


03 Nov 2020

For this month’s designer’s pick of the month, we talked to Linda Maguire, Store Manager of our Boston showroom.

She chose one of our most popular products that she recently purchased for her own home, the Comfort Sleeper from American Leather. A piece of furniture that has a long withstanding reputation for being the most comfortable sleeper on the market. But why does she love it so much?

30 Oct 2020

Often the most helpful thing you can do when wavering on a purchase is to compare it to something similar. As with any other industry, there are classic furniture styles that have reemerged throughout the years – with multiple brands offering their take on an iconic look.

We spoke to Stephanie, our Merchandiser, to discuss the differences between two similar chairs with very different price points: the Inman Chair from our Cambridge Collection and the Design Classic from Thayer Coggin.

28 Oct 2020

In our last unusual pairings article, we discussed the science of pairing popular TV shows with their furniture counterparts. In this edition, we’re taking it back to food.

We’ve done coffee, we’ve done tea, and today it’s all about the pinnacle of the New England fall experience: Pie.

In honor of thanksgiving coming up and to bring some holiday cheer into a not-so-cheery time, I chose my favorite pie recipes and paired them with handcrafted, holiday table-worthy dining chairs.


23 Oct 2020

Slipcover sofas are usually associated with a relaxed coastal look. White cotton or linen, down cushions, the ultimate cozy sofa.

They’ve remained popular for years for that reason. The ability to remove a slipcover and wash it is one of the great advantages of a slipcover sofa. But what are the disadvantages?

We talked to Amy, our Store Manager in Framingham to break down everything you need to know before you buy a slipcover sofa.