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19 Jul 2017
  The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) kicks off its 38th year in under a month; this year, the PMC aims to raise $48 million to support patient care and cancer research. The Circle Furniture family has been involved since 2008 as cyclists and volunteers - check out more below!   Why Circle Got Involved   The Tubman family has been involved in the PMC since 2008, when Richard Tubman was diagnosed with cancer. Richard promised his doctor that he would ride alongside him if he survived "“ and he did. In an interview with the Concord Patch in 2013, Richard said, "My first diagnosis was grim and had me thinking I would never get to fulfill that promise"¦ but a second opinion and some fine work ...
26 Jun 2017
PSA: Chandeliers aren't just for dining rooms. Quirky or sophisticated, modern or traditional, the right chandelier will add ambiance, character, and light to your space. It can, however, be a tough choice - and once you've made it, how do you hang it up! Here are some pointers from our designers.   First, listen to what the house is telling you. Is it modern or classic, industrial or transitional The same chandelier will operate differently depending on the space. Do you want it to be the focal point of your room, or would you prefer for it to blend seamlessly in with the existing design Don't shy away from placing chandeliers in rooms throughout your house; they're not just reserved for dining ...
20 Jul 2016
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06 Apr 2016
As a provider of beautifully crafted solid wood furniture we often get asked, "what type of wood is used to make your tables, chairs, dressers, etc." We have carefully selected wood shops to partner with that not  only build beautiful long lasting wood furniture but also  source it locally from sustainable forests. Here are some of  the wood species we use and their characteristics: MAPLE   Characteristics: Maple sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge. Maple heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight grained but it can also feature fiddle-back, tiger, burl and birds-eye figuring. Maple is a heavy wood. CHERRY   Characteristics: Sapwood is creamy white. Heartwood is red to reddish brown. When first ...
27 Jul 2015
Every designer will tell you that it's important to have a general color palette to serve as a foundation for your home; but, beyond that, it's up to you to add some texture, a pop of color, and something unexpected in order to draw the eye in and promote touch.   Here's our Top 10 List for adding a bit of allure to your home: 1. Throw pillows 2. Sculptures 3. Found objects from a nature walk 4. Vintage mirrors/clocks 5. Chunky picture frames 6. Old fashioned pharmacy bottles 7. Rattan balls 8. Rocks 9. Soft throws 10. Statement lamps   ...
28 Apr 2015
Ready to leave the world of hand-me-downs and particle-board furniture behind but not sure you have the HGTV-worthy design skills to build yourself a beautiful adult space While working with a designer may seem even more intimidating as designing a new space yourself, it doesn't have to be. These six tips will help you get thinking about what you what out of your redesign, and they'll help your designer create a space perfect for you.    1. Identify the showcase items in the room you're redesigning.  Do you have beautiful windows you want to show off A family heirloom like a chest or a chair that needs to be in the room you are redesigning Be sure to let your designer know so ...
29 Dec 2014
It always catches up to us before we know it - the new year is almost here, which means it's time for a roundup of what's hot for 2015! Let's kick things off with color! Pantone has deemed "˜Masala' as their Color of the Year. While this hasn't appeared to be a favorite amongst designers or consumers, colors will trend on the cooler and softer side with subtle warm tones that follow a minimalistic theme. Think pastels and colors found in nature. While that might be easy on the eyes, 'Greek Blue' is making a strong appearance on everything from walls, to accent furniture and much more. This saturated, almost electric blue is joined by mustard yellows, energized reds and ...