How to Pick the Best Fabric for Your Upholstery

How to Pick the Best Fabric for Your Upholstery

Design Inspiration, Furniture Care Q&A, General, Things To know
Choosing fabric for your upholstery is an important step when thinking about purchasing a sofa or an upholstered chair. Style plays a part of course, but the fabric you decide to use will also change the feel, cleanability, and durability of your sofa. In order to choose the best fabric, you have a few things to consider. Most importantly, how you plan on using your sofa.   First Steps So, you’ve decided to purchase a new sofa or chair and are thinking about fabric options. What are the first steps you should take? Firstly, you should consider what room it’s going in. This is going to dictate how much use it’s going to get and who’s going to be using it. Will it be in the TV room getting daily…
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How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Home Décor

How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Home Décor

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Random, Tips and Tricks
Thinking about a color palette for your home can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re starting from scratch. It’s tough to know where to begin. Before you stress about color palettes or whether or not you have sunlight coming into a room, start simply. Start with inspiration. Where to begin Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, advises you to “find an inspirational item or focal point.” That could be a carpet, a tiled backsplash, or anything else that inspires you in your home. Or perhaps your piece of inspiration is the view out your window. An ocean view could inspire you to bring in clean, crisp colors. Lush greenery might inspire you to have a palette that brings the greenery and flowers inside your home. Second, and this is a simple…
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5 Benefits of Purchasing a Stressless Recliner

5 Benefits of Purchasing a Stressless Recliner

Design Inspiration, General
Stressless is a line created by the company Ekornes whose roots are in Norway, a town called Sykkylven. The furniture tradition has been passed down from generation to generation in their family and they have spent decades crafting furniture and, in their words, “creating the ultimate comfort experience.” They do this through careful consideration, years of vetting designs, and never cutting costs for profit. They pay close attention to every detail so that they can create a recliner that fits your body. It’s the body that they’re looking after. They don’t just make a recliner and hope you fit in it. They use patented features which mold and form to your body positions. By doing this, they’ve created a recliner that is holistically comfortable. From the construction to the foam…
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Interior Design Spotlight: New Hampshire Getaway by Will Correia

Interior Design Spotlight: New Hampshire Getaway by Will Correia

Design Inspiration, Designers, Random
Will Correia, from our Pembroke showroom, recently took on an interior design project for clients who were building a Post and Beam house on a lake. They had designed the house, an 8,500 square ft. weekend house, with an architect but wanted a designer to help with the furniture and interior. Will is not only a Design Consultant at Circle but also a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. He interviewed them on the phone and after showing them his portfolio they hired him on the spot. Our typical approach working with clients focuses on the furniture and space planning. For more info on our Interior Design process, check out this short video. However, some design consultants feel comfortable navigating additional tasks such as wall color. Will went above and…
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How to Care for Leather Furniture: In-Depth Guide

How to Care for Leather Furniture: In-Depth Guide

Furniture Care Q&A, Random, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Leather furniture is a joy to own; comfortable, smooth, and attractive. And long-lasting, too. But only if you take care of it. If you have leather furniture or you’re looking into buying it, it’s important to know how to maintain it. As with any upholstered furniture, leather requires attention and care. In the same way that you wipe down your kitchen table and make your bed, cleaning your furniture and taking care of your leather should be a ritual. It is an investment after all, so it’s worth trying to elongate the life of your leather as much as possible. So, what does that mean exactly? Well, let’s break it down. First, let’s talk about leather in general. Leather is porous, which means that extra care must be taken to…
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Empty Nester House Plans: Tips for Updating Your Home

Empty Nester House Plans: Tips for Updating Your Home

Design Inspiration, Designers, Random
The car ride to drop your children off at college can be stressful. The overheated minivan filled to the brim with clothes, desk lamps, and shower caddies. The tearful goodbye. And then you return home, an empty nester. Or perhaps your kids moved out years ago and you’re just now looking to take advantage of the extra space. Either way, perhaps a blank slate is a better way to think of it. An opportunity to reclaim your home, whether that means updating old furniture, or taking advantage of the extra space you now have. Of course, what you do with the extra space depends on a few things. You’ll want to ask yourself some questions before you begin the process of reclaiming your nest. Questions to ask: The first question…
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Review of Stressless LegComfort™: The Best Way to Relax at the End of the Day

Review of Stressless LegComfort™: The Best Way to Relax at the End of the Day

Design Inspiration, General, Random, Things To know
Stressless, a premium line dedicated to comfort, has recently come out with the LegComfort™ addition to their recliners. As with anything, it has its pros and cons. You might have already experienced the luxury of a Stressless recliner. You might even have one in your home. Whether you’re a Stressless expert or you're new to the line, read on for detailed review of the Stressless LegComfort™! Overview: The LegComfort™  is an automated electric footrest that is hidden under the seat and controlled by easy to access flat touch buttons. As opposed to the classic ottoman, it allows for more space in your living room. While the ottoman is a wonderful addition to a recliner, the LegComfort™ was designed to make reclining streamlined and easy. Price: As far as price goes, it…
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