How to Define Your Home Style: The Ultimate Interior Design Style Guide

How to Define Your Home Style: The Ultimate Interior Design Style Guide

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Defining your home style is a bit like defining your style for fashion, you probably don't fit into just one box. For a lot of people, it will be obvious what draws you in, excites you, or soothes you. Perhaps you love clean lines and detest clutter. Or on the opposite end, you might prefer sinking deeply into a sofa and having a more rounded feel to your home décor. Even if it is clear what you're drawn to, this guideline will be the perfect place to start understanding your home design style. Home Décor Styles Modern Modern refers to a style coined between the 1920's and 1950's. Its emphasis is on straight, clean lines, and a focus on sleek features. The modern design aims to be aesthetically simplified and…
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Current Trends in Home Décor: Spring 2018

Current Trends in Home Décor: Spring 2018

Circle Furniture News, Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
There's no better time than spring for a Trend Report. Our merchandising team has recently returned from the High Point Market in North Carolina, bringing back design inspiration and new trends. The monochromatic look is on its way out and its place is color. Pinks, greens, and rich jewel tones were seen throughout the market. Textural elements were everywhere, whether in mixed variations of fabric application or faux fur. Another trend that cropped up this year in heaps and bounds? Natural elements like sheepskins and potted plants. It's all about bringing earthy elements into the home. Home décor trends are an opportunity to breathe life into the home. Need inspiration? Read on for the latest in interior design… Rich, bold color A monochromatic theme has its place in the home and…
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How to Furnish a Guest Room: Finishing Touches and Design Tips

How to Furnish a Guest Room: Finishing Touches and Design Tips

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Designing a guest room is an interior design project as well as an act of care. It's a show of affection for whoever may come to stay. The special touches and design elements put into a guest room will make all the difference for your guests. Although the furniture and layout may be simple, there are numerous ways to elevate a guest room. In fact, your own experiences as a guest in other people's homes will be a great place to start when thinking about design. How to prepare: Designing a guest room will start the same way as designing any room; with space planning and measuring the dimensions of the room. The dimensions will be necessary information when considering the furniture that will fit in the room. You can…
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Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home

Room Design: How to Add Color, Texture, and Life to Your Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Random, Tips and Tricks
Room design tends to be thought of in big picture decisions first. With good reason! The bigger pieces of furniture will lay the perfect groundwork for your space, creating an outline for how the room will look and function. But how do you tie these pieces together and make a room come alive? Simply put, it’s the small accent pieces you add in last that will transform your space; adding dimension, color, and life. Cindy, from our Middleton showroom, explains, “I’ve always called it the jewelry of the room because it’s the combination of elements that make a room sing.” The wonderful thing is that all of these elements can be tailored to your personal style. First things first: Add color Color is the most obvious way to add life…
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How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Home Décor

How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette for Your Home Décor

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Random, Tips and Tricks
Thinking about a color palette for your home can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re starting from scratch. It’s tough to know where to begin. Before you stress about color palettes or whether or not you have sunlight coming into a room, start simply. Start with inspiration. Where to begin Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, advises you to “find an inspirational item or focal point.” That could be a carpet, a tiled backsplash, or anything else that inspires you in your home. Or perhaps your piece of inspiration is the view out your window. An ocean view could inspire you to bring in clean, crisp colors. Lush greenery might inspire you to have a palette that brings the greenery and flowers inside your home. Second, and this is a simple…
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Interior Design Spotlight: New Hampshire Getaway by Will Correia

Interior Design Spotlight: New Hampshire Getaway by Will Correia

Design Inspiration, Designers, Random
Will Correia, from our Pembroke showroom, recently took on an interior design project for clients who were building a Post and Beam house on a lake. They had designed the house, an 8,500 square ft. weekend house, with an architect but wanted a designer to help with the furniture and interior. Will is not only a Design Consultant at Circle but also a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. He interviewed them on the phone and after showing them his portfolio they hired him on the spot. Our typical approach working with clients focuses on the furniture and space planning. For more info on our Interior Design process, check out this short video. However, some design consultants feel comfortable navigating additional tasks such as wall color. Will went above and…
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Empty Nester House Plans: Tips for Updating Your Home

Empty Nester House Plans: Tips for Updating Your Home

Design Inspiration, Designers, Random
The car ride to drop your children off at college can be stressful. The overheated minivan filled to the brim with clothes, desk lamps, and shower caddies. The tearful goodbye. And then you return home, an empty nester. Or perhaps your kids moved out years ago and you’re just now looking to take advantage of the extra space. Either way, perhaps a blank slate is a better way to think of it. An opportunity to reclaim your home, whether that means updating old furniture, or taking advantage of the extra space you now have. Of course, what you do with the extra space depends on a few things. You’ll want to ask yourself some questions before you begin the process of reclaiming your nest. Questions to ask: The first question…
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