American Leather Comfort Sleeper vs. Monika Sleeper

American Leather Comfort Sleeper vs. Monika Sleeper

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General
At Circle Furniture, two distinctly different but popular sleeper sofas we offer are the American Leather Comfort Sleeper and the Monika Sleeper. Here we compare the two, highlighting their salient similarities and differences to help you in your decision-making process. To provide insight and expertise to this process, we spoke to Circle Furniture Boston store showroom manager Linda Maguire. Today’s sleeper sofas: Elegant design, quality sleep Since Bernard Castro popularized his Castro Convertible sleeper sofas in the mid-1900s, this smart two-in-one piece has become a fixture for easy room-use changeability and space saving. Problem was, however, that neither the couch nor the bed were particularly comfortable early on, and the pull-out mechanisms (despite Castro’s ad claims that “even a child could do it”) were often difficult to use and clunky.…
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How to Choose the Best Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

How to Choose the Best Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
For many, a formal dining space is a thing of the past. With open-concept kitchens becoming more popular, the bar stool has gone from occasional seating to where you have your coffee every morning. If you’re spending a good portion of your meal times sitting on a bar stool, then it’s important to know how to choose the right one. A bar stool that’s all at once comfortable, stylish, and functional. Catherine Willey, our Store Manager in Framingham, walks us through the different options and gives us a guide to choosing the best stools for your home. Questions to Consider How many people do you want to seat and how much room do you have to move around your island? This will determine the best size and shape for your…
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Decorating a Rental Home: Expert Tips and Tricks

Decorating a Rental Home: Expert Tips and Tricks

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Whether you purchased a second home knowing you’d rent it out, or you’re converting a loft space into an Airbnb, it’s important to pay careful attention to how you decorate your rental space. Many people these days are opting to rent instead of staying in a hotel for their vacations. Which means that you won’t be the only one offering up your space on Airbnb or another rental site. But have no fear, our team of designers in Pembroke gave us their top tips to make your rental home stand out among the crowd. The best furniture to invest in You may be tempted to save money on furniture for your rental space. But investing in a few key pieces can be the deal-breaker between whether or not your guests…
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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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Furnishing a Summer Home: Curating Your Style

Furnishing a Summer Home: Curating Your Style

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Your second home, whether it’s a rustic cabin by a lake or a breezy Oceanside cottage, is an opportunity to curate a relaxing space. It should be an escape and a vacation. We want to help you choose the right pieces and curate a style you love. We spoke to our talented team of designers in the Pembroke showroom to get all of their expert tips on furnishing a summer home.   Where to start When it comes to decorating a space, you should always begin by asking yourself a few questions to get an idea of where to invest your money. The first, and most obvious, being: what do you need? Is your home partially furnished? What are you taking with you and what do you need to fill…
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American Leather Reinvented Recliner vs. Thayer Coggin Viceroy

American Leather Reinvented Recliner vs. Thayer Coggin Viceroy

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Push-back recliners allow for the ease and relaxation of a motorized recliner without the need for a motorized system. They float beautifully and act not only as a functional and comfortable seat but as a beautiful design addition to the home. We decided to compare two of our favorite push-back recliners: The Thayer Coggin Viceroy and the American Leather Reinvented Recliner. Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, gives us her take on both to help you get a feel for which one may be the right choice for you. Thayer Coggin Viceroy The Thayer Coggin Viceroy, designed in 1965 by Milo Baughman, is an American-made classic and iconic design. Catherine says, “It’s a really well loved mid-century chair and it has the classic solid walnut frame. It’s designed to…
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Defining Design Services: Online, In-Store, and Interior Designers

Defining Design Services: Online, In-Store, and Interior Designers

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know
Interior design is a multifaceted topic and there are a lot of options out there when it comes to getting design services for your home. What’s the difference between a free design service and an interior designer? How do online versions like Havenly measure up? And how much do they cost? We’re here to give you the answers to all those questions and more so you can make an informed decision about how to find design help your home and create a space you love to live in. We spoke to Gary Fisher, our Director of Sales, to get his expert take. Online services like Havenly or Design in a Box Online services can be great options if you’re starting from scratch and aren’t sure where to begin. If you…
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