The Interior Design Process for Buying Furniture: From Start to Finish

The Interior Design Process for Buying Furniture: From Start to Finish

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Tips and Tricks
So your furniture’s been delivered, and you’re sitting at your brand new dining room table or lounging on your perfect new sofa when the thought occurs to you: how did you get here, you beautiful thing, and where have you been all my life We service thousands of customers a year at Circle Furniture, and we know that the interior design process can appear equal parts mystical and mystifying. So we thought we’d help. Here’s how your furniture comes into your world, all the way from a dream sketched in a showroom to a piece that quickly becomes a family treasure that you will enjoy for years to come.   Where’s the best place to start your Interior Design Project? So you’ve selected Circle Furniture as your retailer of choice,…
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How Long Will It Take to Get Custom Furniture? Is it Worth the Wait?

How Long Will It Take to Get Custom Furniture? Is it Worth the Wait?

Design Inspiration, Designers, Eco Friendly, General, Things To know
With a wealth of information out there, shoppers are more educated and prepared when looking to invest in a big purchase like furniture. In that research and preparation, there are a few key questions you need to ask yourself: What is the style or look that best reflects your taste? What is your budget? And, very importantly, is there a specific date or time frame that you need something? Here at Circle Furniture, we specialize in made-to-order upholstery and case goods made right here in New England. Some of these items come with a lead time of 6 - 10 weeks, but we do have many things in stock if you have guests coming next weekend that have nowhere to sleep. So before we answer the question of how long…
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American Leather Comfort Sleeper:  Comparisons, Price and Reviews

American Leather Comfort Sleeper: Comparisons, Price and Reviews

Design Inspiration, Things To know
What are the key features of the American Leather Comfort Sleeper? There are a lot of sleeper sofas on the market today. Call them what you’d like – pull-out couches, sleeper sofas, sofa beds, hide-a-bed  – the idea is singular: sofa during the day, mattress during the night.   Here’s the thing: though the concept may be the same, not all sleeper sofas are created equally. There are many things to look for when purchasing a sleeper sofa. More specifically, the American Leather Comfort Sleeper – the one you’ll find here at Circle Furniture – isn’t the same as the American Leather sleeper sofa that you’ll find at other retailers, and it’s definitely not the same sleeper sofa that you’d find in your everyday furniture store. What is the American…
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Best Performance Fabrics for Upholstery: A Review of 3 Leading Brands

Best Performance Fabrics for Upholstery: A Review of 3 Leading Brands

Design Inspiration, Eco Friendly, Things To know
Best Performance Fabrics for Upholstery: Fabrics that Work for You Performance fabrics are more than your favorite Dri-Fit running tee. In fact, these durable, comfortable fabrics are arguably best served on upholstery. Here at Circle, we have over 60 years of experience with upholstery; in fact, we’ve even been around longer than many of these performance fabrics. Not sure what performance fabrics really are, or wonder if they could be perfect on your next sofa? Read on. What are performance fabrics? Generally speaking, a performance fabric is exactly what it sounds like: any fabric engineered to perform, whether you’re in hot or cold weather, climbing a mountain, running a marathon, or playing a game of pick-up basketball. Performance fabric was created to provide extra comfort and protection. In the case…
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What’s the Buzz: Trend Report from Spring Furniture Market

Buzz, Design Inspiration
Having just returned from this year’s furniture market in High Point, North Carolina, I thought I would share my thoughts on trends and forecasts. First let me just say there was a lot of discussion  and controversy over the most recent legislation passed in North Carolina - the HB2 law; and I will say that we have the support of our North Carolina partners to publicly stand against it. Modern was definitely the theme of this year’s market and styles tended to be smaller scale and transitional. Neutrals were definitely the theme along with a lot of blues; and grey is still the dominant finish on wood products . Live edge or raw edge was still very popular along with varying degrees of metal bases, and all size cocktail and dining tables.…
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Characteristics of Natural Wood

Design Inspiration, Eco Friendly
As a provider of beautifully crafted solid wood furniture we often get asked, "what type of wood is used to make your tables, chairs, dressers, etc.?" We have carefully selected wood shops to partner with that not only build beautiful long lasting wood furniture but also source it locally from sustainable forests. Here are some of the wood species we use and their characteristics: MAPLE Characteristics: Maple sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge. Maple heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight grained but it can also feature fiddle-back, tiger, burl and birds-eye figuring. Maple is a heavy wood. CHERRY Characteristics: Sapwood is creamy white. Heartwood is red to reddish brown. When first delivered cherry will appear quite light,…
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