Pick of the Week: Think Pink!

Design Inspiration, Pick of the Week
You'd be amazed how a little pink can brighten up a room while still keeping it grounded. This loveseat is THE perfect pink. Just the right shade that screams chic. It's bright and fun, not at all reminiscent of princess pink, powder room pink or bubble gum pink. Meaning it will have mass appeal to all members of your household. Need a little inspiration? Check these out: Elle Decor House Beautiful So, come on... Live a little!!! Add some pink to your home. While you're at it, come by the PINK PARTY tonight at our Framingham Store for some inspiration!
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Get Rid of the Ole’ Pull-Out Sofa!!!

Design Inspiration
How many times have you visited your relatives and had to sleep on the ole' pull-out sofa? I'm willing to wager that we've all heard the phrase "Oh, it's too late to drive, just sleep on the pull-out sofa, it's fine". And yes, immediately we think...how do I get myself out of this predicament? Ever seen the Seinfeld episode when Elaine sleeps on the Seinfeld's pull-out sofa? Then you know what I'm talking about. You know that feeling. You wake up and feel as if you've aged fifty years and you can't seem to actually straighten your body up to it's normal height, so you walk around 6 or 7" inches shorter than you normally are. And the pain, oh, the pain! It's usually a sharp, twisty pain that shoots…
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Just for Fun!

Design Inspiration
Not that you have a lot of time on your hands, (who does?), but if you happen to find yourself up late some night finishing off the Ben & Jerry's in your pj's, step away from the Chunky Monkey and check out this colorful design site. Talk about inspiring! Design Sponge - LOVE IT! The mini-trends section of Design Sponge is chock full of fun ideas and a great place to start your Christmas list! Thecity guide is AWESOME if you're new to Boston or even just looking for great places to hang out, shop or eat. Then, when you book your trip to Seattle, Santa Fe or Sydney you'll know just where to go to find the coolest of the cool. But...my favorite section is the sneak peeks. The images might even wake you…
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As I Was Saying…Sustainability Rocks!

Design Inspiration, Green Design
We're getting closer to that big Earth Day celebration next week so we decided to give props to the vendors and manufacturers who make the furniture we so proudly sell. Today, it's all about "Soy". What? Soy. As in, soybeans. Let me explain. Many of our upholstery vendors, such as American Leather, carry something called BiOH polyols, a soy-based ingredient used in making flexible foam for their seat and back cushions. Why would anyone use soy in making cushions? Good question. You see traditional foam is made from petroleum-based products. BiOH products are made from soybean oil, thus cutting back on the amount of petroleum-based ingredients. As they say on BiOH's website, "Foam cushioning made with BiOH polyols is comparable to existing foam used by the home furnishings and automotive industries while…
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Hip Hip Hooray!

Design Inspiration
We want to congratulate our friends at Copeland Furniture on winning this years Sage award. Ok, so you may not have heard of the Sage award, not a problem. Here's how it's described by the experts. "The Sage Award was created to seek out and recognize innovators with a commitment to sustainable practices, social equity, and profitable growth in the home furnishings and bedding industries."  So who are we talking about? A company we've been buying gorgeous, hardwood furniture from for years. A company we trust and respect. Here's the nomination lowdown - check it out. "Copeland Furniture has been committed to sustainable manufacturing practices long before eco-friendly became a trend in the residential furniture industry. The company holds a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certificate and currently manufactures eight…
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Small Space? No Problem!

Design Inspiration, Designers
Picture it. You have a small room. You’ve been dreaming of turning it into your “perfect” home office. It has functioned as a closet for years. You know, clothes strewn over the recumbent bike. Crates you've had since college, stacked in the corner, filled with embarrassing pictures of yourself from the 80's, and old, sappy love letters from previous, ridiculous relationships. Yikes! It's time to grow up. Get organized. Experience the freedom of de-clutterizing! But wait...Where do you start? No worries, Libby can help! Join us on Thursday, September 24th, 6:30pm, at Circle Furniture's Cambridge Showroom for a fun night with Libby Langdon. Libby, star of HGTV’s, Small Space, Big Style,, will be revealing her secrets to designing small spaces and she’ll be signing books too. We’ll have wine and cheese and the event…
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