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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 ...
04 Apr 2014
We all love color. There is nothing better than throwing a fresh coat of paint on a wall to liven our space. Clean. Fresh. Ahhh. Inspiring, yes   Last week we were thrilled to host an event in our Boston store featuring Lisa Teague from Quiet Home Paints. Lisa, and her partner/daughter Andi, teamed up to create a line of paint that boasts vibrant, beautiful colors and is safe for the home. The paints are odorless, solvent-free, no VOC's, and water-based. They are free of pesticides, herbicides and entirely non-toxic. Lisa and Andi have created a fabulous paint line and we want our customers to know about it. In our Boston and Cambridge stores we have a small kiosk with samples of QHP's ...
26 Feb 2014
Pantone's Color of the Year - 2014   For those who keep up with design trends, you've had a couple of months to let the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year sink in. For those who aren't in the know...the winner was Radiant Orchid. So what's the word on the street Do we love it or shall we lock ourselves in our homes and not come out until 2015 Here's what we think at Circle. Bring It On! No, it's not that we're obsessed with all things pink/purple. Trust me, we love our neutrals just as much as the other guy...but pops of Radiant Orchid make us swoon. Seriously. I mean, how can you resist a bit here and there... In your ...
18 Dec 2013
We are so excited to launch our new website! Thank you to all our loyal customers, friends and family who have been patient with us while we were working on the new site. So, what's different We added more products, more dimensions, a new gift registry and...drum roll please...you can now purchase products from our website! Ok, not all of our products, but a good selection.   Check out the new site. Browse around. Learn a little bit about our designers, our craftsmanship and sustainability or maybe you just want to find a store near you! Let us know if you see anything funky or that looks out of place. We trust you all to give us honest feedback.   Happy Holidays! And from ...
01 Aug 2012
  Wow! We are so proud to be recognized  as the Best  of  Boston in this year's Boston Magazine B.O.B. issue! Thank you Boston Magazine for recognizing our locally sourced goods and terrific staff -to our  warehouse, delivery, and design consultants...we couldn't have done this without your excellent work. Pick up a copy of the magazine to see for yourself and discover more of Boston's best treasures! ...
18 Jun 2012
My friend owns a charming one bedroom, one bathroom apartment on the upper east side of Manhattan. I spent the weekend in New York City, and woke up on her guest daybed Saturday morning. The daybed is on the side of the living room wall near a desk and bookshelf. Against the perpendicular wall is the sofa and across from it, the TV. It was in the grogginess of morning that I noticed all of the furniture was arranged against the edges of the room leaving open negative space in the center. "There is too much space between the TV and the couch." I said to myself.   I could understand why the pieces were arranged this way. It was a small ...