Designer’s Pick of the Week: Milford Sofa

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Milford Sofa

Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week, Things To know
This week, Gary Fisher, our Director of Sales, shares his pick of the week in the form of the ultimate cozy sofa: The Milford. “Who wouldn’t want to sit on this?” He asks. The sofa is available in multiple configurations, but he’s pictured on the Cuddle Chaise Sectional. “It’s exactly what it sounds like. The perfect spot to cuddle up with your pet, your spouse, your whole family.” A cuddle chaise is also a great option for those who can’t fit a traditional chaise. The sofa has a deep seat and a plush feel. “It’s the ultimate family sofa. I can almost guarantee kids will sit still on this.” The fabric, in particular, is one of Gary’s favorite aspects of the Milford. “It’s featured in a super chunky corduroy with…
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Creating a Calm, Peaceful Environment in Your Home

Creating a Calm, Peaceful Environment in Your Home

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Creating a calm and peaceful environment in your home is incredibly important. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, explains, “There are so many stresses in life. Your home should be the one place you can turn to as a sanctuary and a safe haven.” Because ‘calm’ means something different to everyone, there are no steadfast rules here. It all comes down to personal preference. We’re here to be your guide to all things calm so you can feel relaxed in your home. Consider the calm The first place to start is to consider what calm means to you. What colors are soothing to you? How does your environment currently affect your mood? Brian says, “The bottom line to creating a space that feels calming and relaxing is surrounding yourself with things…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Lisa Sofa

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Lisa Sofa

Design Inspiration, Designers, Pick of the Week
This week, Anne Walsh, from our Middleton showroom, shares her favorite piece of the week: the Lisa sofa. “It’s a really dignified, handsome sofa, I love the profile of it. It looks good from every angle.” The Lisa is a shelter sofa with a high-back and is as cozy as it is aesthetically pleasing. It features nail head details and is available in a multitude of fabric options, pictured here in grey. There are also several wood finishes to choose from. Anne appreciates that the sofa frame sits well and is low maintenance. “The cloud nine cushioning bounces back when you stand up, so it’s not high-maintenance.” The sofa’s on the longer side, 93” inches, but is also available in an apartment sofa. And it’s the ideal size for Anne!…
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Dining Furniture: A Conversation with a Local Craftsman

Dining Furniture: A Conversation with a Local Craftsman

Buzz, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Eco Friendly, General, Green Design, Things To know
After visiting another of our local vendors, we continue to be impressed by the attention and care that our partners put into every aspect of furniture making. We visited the factory who make our Alden Collection, located in Winchendon, MA, a few stepping stones away from where it used to be located, in Gardner. Gardner was and remains to be to known for, its hustling and bustling furniture community. A sense of history and pride runs through their business as they're essentially the last factory standing in what used to be a hub of furniture making in Massachusetts. Who are they? As for why they make furniture, it wasn’t happenstance. The owner, Peter is, in his own words, “deep into the craft of making furniture.” And they’ve been making it,…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Comfort Air Chair

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Comfort Air Chair

Buzz, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Pick of the Week
Catherine Willey, store manager and furniture fan in our Framingham showroom, has a new favorite from our product line up.  The Comfort Air Recliner, in particular, the Cirrus model. Catherine chose this as her pick of the week because of the unique comfort of the chair and the way it conforms to your individual seating style. “I was that kid who sat cross-legged everywhere, or with my legs hanging over the side of the furniture. Standard seats are not for me. The Comfort Air Recliner uses advanced foam technologies in combination with a very mobile and flexible body construction to create seating that's all about the user.” This chair can be paired with an ottoman, or not, and it swivels, glides, reclines, and rocks to move with your body. Its…
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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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