5 Steps to Start Your Home Decor Project

5 Steps to Start Your Home Decor Project

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Random, Tips and Tricks
We’re aware that starting a home décor project can bring up a lot of emotions. First, it’s exciting! Change is always thrilling and a new, fresh take on home décor can change how you feel in your home. Along with excitement, nervousness tends to creep in too. Home décor projects can be scary. You are, after all, investing your money into something. It’s natural to be afraid that you’ll make a mistake or end up with décor that you don’t love. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen, answer your design dilemmas, and hold your hand through the process so you can create spaces in your home that speak to you and bring you joy. Draw inspiration When you’re starting a design project, the first step is fairly obvious.…
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Home Décor Tips for a Coastal, Beachy Style

Home Décor Tips for a Coastal, Beachy Style

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
When it comes to home décor and interior design, we want to be your number one resource for tips and inspiration. If you’ve been thinking about incorporating some beachy elements into your home décor, you’ve come to the right place. The coastal look seems pretty self-explanatory; a few seahorses, some stripes and you’re set. But in reality, it’s easy to take coastal too far. We’re here to give you pro tips and guidance, whether you want to transform your home to coastal chic or prefer a more relaxed cottage style. What is the coastal home décor style? The coastal look is exactly what it sounds like, a style that incorporates beachy, maritime, and seaside elements and motifs into your home décor. Although it can feel like coastal décor is reserved…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Cheryl Sofa

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Cheryl Sofa

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week
Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, has a favorite this week. And it’s the aptly named Cheryl Sofa! The sofa is an English arm, tight back sofa. “It’s always nice and neat looking because of the tight back,” she explains. It’s 42” inches deep, making it cozy and cuddly, and perfect if you’re tall. "It’s a classic design, and you can put a couple pillows on the arm if you want to nap, relax, or watch TV.” Cheryl loves the versatility of the sofa, “You can dress it up or dress it down, and it comes with two big pillows. I love the leg, but you can opt for a feral instead if you don’t like that look.” There are numerous fabrics to pick from, as well several different finishes…
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Community Connections: Pembroke Art Show

Community Connections: Pembroke Art Show

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, General, Pick of the Week
We make a constant effort to create connections within our community. Recently, we hosted an Art Show Brunch in our Pembroke location, inviting local artists to display their work. The art show was the brainchild of Lucia Ventura, our manager in Pembroke, who, as an artist herself, wanted to host a new kind of event in the store. I spoke to Lucia and the artists to hear their perspective on this outstanding event. How it came together The idea came about when Rita Berkowitz, an artist and old friend of Lucia’s, dropped by the store to buy furniture. Together, they came up with the idea of an art show, and the rest came together naturally. “It all fell right into place, and all of the artists that I spoke to…
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High Point Market: Fall Trend Report

High Point Market: Fall Trend Report

Buzz, Circle Furniture News, Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Events and Fundraisers, General, Pick of the Week
  The merchandising team has returned from the Fall High Point Market in North Carolina with exciting new home décor trends. After visiting many showrooms, we found several common threads throughout. Here are some of the top trends we took away from this High Point Market visit. Shades of blue The first trend that was prevalent throughout Market was the color blue. As far as shades of blue, they varied, but navy in particular dominated. Blue is soothing, calming, creating an oceanic feeling, whether seen on furniture, wall coverings, or artwork. It's an easy color to bring into the home and looks beautiful contrasted against warmer, orange tones as well as weaved into a cooler toned palette. Our Davis sofa, featured in Indigo, is a lush, jewel-toned addition to any space.…
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Current Trends in Upholstery: Fall 2018

Current Trends in Upholstery: Fall 2018

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Upholstery and interior design trends are constantly in flux. And, as with everything else, it’s important to invest in pieces that work for you and your lifestyle. That being said, learning about the latest trends will inspire you, inform you, and help you along your design journey.   High Style, High Performance There are a few key elements in upholstery that are trending right now, including layering textured styles, and softened shapes. But the main takeaway? You want a fabric that looks beautiful but isn’t high maintenance. In other words, as Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, likes to call it, “High-Style and High-Performance.” While patterns and color trends come and go, the trend is consistently moving towards fabrics that are made for real life. You might have small…
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How to Expertly Decorate an Open Floor Plan

How to Expertly Decorate an Open Floor Plan

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Open floor plan living areas are incredibly beneficial to the flow of a house. They’re great for entertaining, they invite conversation, and they allow you to easily transition your décor from one space to the next. They do, however, provide somewhat of a challenge. It’s necessary for an open floor plan to differentiate between two functional spaces, like a kitchen and living room, while at the same time remaining cohesive. Delineate Determine how you’re going to define the two areas. Placement of furniture is key, and it becomes more important the larger the area is. Generally, the easiest way to do this is to float your furniture. This may mean placing a sectional or a sofa facing away from the kitchen, with two upholstered chairs beside it. It could also…
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