Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend August 17 & 18, 2019: What You Need To Know

Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, General, Promotions, Things To know
Save on big-ticket items this Sales Tax Holiday at your local retailer or online. What is Tax-Free Weekend? (Also known as the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday)  You may have heard chatter about it in the past but this year is the first year that the MA state government planned ahead to assure a sales tax holiday weekend. In 2018, after a two-year hiatus, the sales tax holiday came back and it is here to stay based on the Grand Bargain signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018. This new legislation established the MA Tax holiday will happen annually and the date will be determined by June 15th each year, rather than late July as it had been previously.  Why should you care?  For large purchases, such as furniture, the Massachusetts…
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Customer Testimonial: Megan Lynch

Customer Testimonial: Megan Lynch

Circle Furniture News, Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Fun Report, General
We’re always overjoyed to hear the amazing feedback we get from our customers about their experience shopping with us. We spoke to Megan Lynch, a Circle customer from Concord, about her charming renovated home and why she loved working with us. What she was looking for Megan and her family of 4 moved into their newly renovated home in West Concord in January. She says, “We had lived in a 2-bedroom condo in Cambridge and were looking for renovation properties within walking distance of West Concord center.” Because they were starting from the ground up, there was a fair amount of furniture that needed to be purchased. “We knew we needed new living room furniture—a couch, a chair, and a rug, a new dining table and chairs, and a sleeper…
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This Old House Project Spotlight

This Old House Project Spotlight

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We’re so excited to have had the opportunity to work with the iconic local PBS program, This Old House. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, and Erica Tubman, Communications Director, give us the inside scoop on what it was like to be featured on This Old House. He says of the project, “We had worked with This Old House 10 years ago on a couple of different projects. When this house came along they thought of us because they knew we have mid-century modern pieces in our collection.” The furniture selection process The house, in Brookline, features mid-century modern architecture and our goal was to have the interiors to reflect that style. Brian chose and arranged furniture for the living room, the loft, the dining area, the master bedroom, and the…
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Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local

Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local

Buzz, Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Green Design, Pick of the Week
As a local company, we are very invested in our community, and naturally, big supporters of shopping local. The reasons for shopping local go far beyond what can be covered in an article and they also go far beyond the statistics and facts.   Chances are you already know how the community builds and grows around local shops! Does your hometown have a locally owned store where the owners have become your friends? Or a local restaurant that gets involved in community events? These stores are what makes a town a community. Here are our top reasons why shopping local is so important. Minimizes Ecological Footprint The first reason to shop local? It’s so much better for the environment. The longer the transportation between factory and consumer, the more waste,…
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High Point Trend Report: Spring 2019

High Point Trend Report: Spring 2019

Circle Furniture News, Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, General, Pick of the Week
Spring High Point Market has come and gone and our merchandising team has returned with their hands full of inspiration, ideas, and trends. As in fashion and other outlets of style, home décor trends tend to be cyclical. Colors and textures from the 70’s return, wallpaper comes back, and designers find ways to make old trends new again with modern takes on classics. Spring is a wonderful time to refresh your style and add life to your home. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, details his favorite trends from Market this year to help you do just that—whether you’re looking for one piece to liven up your space or doing a major home makeover. Green With each season, a new color tends to come out in prominence. This season it was…
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Boston Design Week 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Boston Design Week 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Buzz, Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know
The Sixth Annual Boston Design Week 2019 is taking place from March 27th to April 7th, spanning 12 days of events and activities surrounding design in the Greater Boston area. There will be events on the topic of graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, historic preservation, and architecture. We spoke to Meaghan Flaherty from Fusco and Four, about the inspiration behind Boston Design Week and what she’s excited for this year. About Boston Design Week Boston Design Week was held for the first time in March 2014, although the idea for it had been in the works for years prior to that. Meaghan describes, “Boston really needed a celebration of all aspects of design. We wanted to create an event that was accessible to everyone. A lot of people…
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Our Favorite New Products: Reviews and Cost

Our Favorite New Products: Reviews and Cost

Circle Furniture News, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
It’s a new year and we’re excited to show you all of our new, exciting products. From cozy, transitional sofas to a counter table that’s perfect for spills, we have a range of beautiful and functional products. Stephanie Birchenough and Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandisers, give us their thoughts and a full review of a selection of their favorite new products. [metaslider id=5741] Westport Sofa [caption id="attachment_5700" align="aligncenter" width="1632"] Westport Sofa and Murphey Swivel[/caption] Brian says, “The Westport is a little more contemporary with the tapered track arm.” It’s available in multiple styles of fabric and leather and comes with two toss pillows. You can also choose from several finishes on the tapered wood legs. It’s available in so many configurations,” Brian explains “You can get it in a sofa,…
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