Preston vs. Sarah: Comparing Hardwood Desks

Preston vs. Sarah: Comparing Hardwood Desks

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The desk is an important piece in the home office, if not the most important. It sets the tone for the style of the room and provides you a space to comfortably work. And that’s the goal, isn’t it? To be comfortable. If comfort for you means a sit-stand desk, check out our comparison and review of the BDI Sola versus the Copeland Invigo. However, if you prefer a more classic wood desk, you’re in the right place. Catherine Willey, our Framingham store manager, takes us through two hardwood desks, the Preston and the Sarah. Preston Desk The Preston desk is a classic desk with modern, clean lines and it’s available only in Cherry, in a variety of finishes. Catherine says, “The front’s finished nicely so it can be floated…
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Copeland Invigo vs. BDI Sola: Comparing Lift Desks

Copeland Invigo vs. BDI Sola: Comparing Lift Desks

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
As we become more health conscious as a society, lift desks have become more popular. It’s common knowledge that sitting all day is not the best for your long-term health, and sit-stand desks are an excellent way to have the flexibility to stand when you want to. Because lift desks are an investment in your health and your work lifestyle, it’s important to do your research before purchasing one. We talked to Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, about the Copeland Invigo Sit-Stand Desk and the BDI Sola Lift Desk. Copeland Invigo Sit-Stand Desk The Invigo desk is, in Copeland’s words, “a highly configurable series of sit to stand desks that can be specified in a range of sizes and finishes.” It has a dual motor lift base with…
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American Leather Reinvented Recliner vs. Thayer Coggin Viceroy

American Leather Reinvented Recliner vs. Thayer Coggin Viceroy

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Push-back recliners allow for the ease and relaxation of a motorized recliner without the need for a motorized system. They float beautifully and act not only as a functional and comfortable seat but as a beautiful design addition to the home. We decided to compare two of our favorite push-back recliners: The Thayer Coggin Viceroy and the American Leather Reinvented Recliner. Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, gives us her take on both to help you get a feel for which one may be the right choice for you. Thayer Coggin Viceroy The Thayer Coggin Viceroy, designed in 1965 by Milo Baughman, is an American-made classic and iconic design. Catherine says, “It’s a really well loved mid-century chair and it has the classic solid walnut frame. It’s designed to…
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Defining Design Services: Online, In-Store, and Interior Designers

Defining Design Services: Online, In-Store, and Interior Designers

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know
Interior design is a multifaceted topic and there are a lot of options out there when it comes to getting design services for your home. What’s the difference between a free design service and an interior designer? How do online versions like Havenly measure up? And how much do they cost? We’re here to give you the answers to all those questions and more so you can make an informed decision about how to find design help your home and create a space you love to live in. We spoke to Gary Fisher, our Director of Sales, to get his expert take. Online services like Havenly or Design in a Box Online services can be great options if you’re starting from scratch and aren’t sure where to begin. If you…
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Sunbrella, Crypton, and Ultrasuede: An Overview

Sunbrella, Crypton, and Ultrasuede: An Overview

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Performance fabrics have become increasingly popular over the years. And although these fabrics aren’t invincible, they're far more cleanable and durable than others than the market—making them perfect options for those with small children or who prefer to worry a little less when it comes to their upholstery. We spoke to Cindy Rubenfeld, our manager in Middleton, about the three most well-known performance fabrics, Sunbrella, Crypton, and Ultrasuede. What are they? Sunbrella Sunbrella was originally invented for outdoor purposes with a heavy canvas feel that was extremely durable and fade-resistant. Over time, Sunbrella was adapted for interior upholstery. Cindy explains, “Sunbrella is the most colorfast and fade-proof fabric.” It’s also mold and mildew resistant and can be power-washed and cleaned with bleach. Although it used to be a stiffer fabric,…
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Decorating with Florals: An Update on a Classic

Decorating with Florals: An Update on a Classic

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
We spoke to Cindy Rubenfeld, our manager in Middleton about florals and how she likes to incorporate them into the home in a modern way. She describes, “Florals continue to come back every spring. Keeping the look modern is all about the type of floral pattern and how you pair it with your décor.” When you think of florals as an overarching category, you may also associate it with an outdated style. But the truth is, ‘florals’ is a blanket term that encompasses many different styles of prints—from the ultra-feminine and dainty to more abstract bold patterns. Regardless of your style, you can find a way to incorporate florals into your home in a way that’s unique to you. A modern take on florals If you have any preconceived notions…
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How to Transition Your Home Décor From Winter to Spring

How to Transition Your Home Décor From Winter to Spring

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Tips and Tricks
When the weather starts getting warmer, our mood starts getting a little lighter. The days are longer, the sun is out, and there’s a refreshing feeling in the air. We think this refreshing feeling should translate to your home as well. Because like our manager in Boston, Linda Maguire, describes, “Our houses tell a story. And what’s going in our home décor has a significant effect on our mood and wellbeing.” We’re here to give you inspiration and simple ideas on how to take your home from winter to spring. Simple changes Although spring is a great time to do a huge makeover, sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes to change the look and feel of your home. Firstly, you’ll want to swap your cozy faux fur…
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