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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A Guide to Wood Finishes: Paint, Stain, and Natural

A Guide to Wood Finishes: Paint, Stain, and Natural

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There’s a lot to think about when buying wood furniture. Do you prefer walnut, maple, or cherry? Do you want the natural color of the wood to shine through or do you want a stained or painted finish? We’re here to answer those questions, giving you an in-depth guide to wood finishes so you have all the resources you need before making an investment. We talked with Kelly Sullivan, a Design Consultant in the Acton showroom, to learn a little more about the wood finish options. Types of wood finishes Kelly says, “There are a lot of options for wood finishes when you’re buying furniture. In general, you’re choosing between paint, stain, and a natural finish option—which can either be lacquered or hand oiled.” There are pros and cons to…
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5 Things to Know Before a Home Renovation

5 Things to Know Before a Home Renovation

Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Home renovations are an exciting chance to customize your living space and build your dream home. They also require a lot of time and money and can easily become stressful. We met up with Megan Lynch, a Circle Furniture customer, who recently renovated her beautiful home in Concord, Massachusetts. She gave us some insights into the process and highlighted the things you should know before you start a home renovation. Be realistic about your budget and your timeline Megan explains, “You have to be realistic about the process; the time it’s going to take as well the money. The first, and probably the most obvious point is that you have to be cognizant of your budget.  When it comes to the budget." She states, “Double your budget. Whatever you think…
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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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American Leather Comfort Air vs. Stressless Mayfair Recliner

American Leather Comfort Air vs. Stressless Mayfair Recliner

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There are a lot of choices when it comes to recliners, and it’s important to make sure you’re investing in a piece that’s going to work for you long-term. Yes, you want it to look good in your home. But you also want it to fit your lifestyle, support your body, and be ultra-comfortable. We spoke with Hawley Appleton to get her expert take on both the American Leather Comfort Air and the Stressless Mayfair Recliner. We’re giving you all the details you need to make an informed decision and choose a recliner that suits you perfectly. American Leather Comfort Air The American Leather Comfort Air is a recent addition to the American Leather collection. It's a unique chair that they describe as neither a recliner, a chair, nor a…
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