New to Circle Furniture: The Cambridge Collection

New to Circle Furniture: The Cambridge Collection

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A new collection is always an excuse to celebrate. And this one even more so, as it’s inspired and named by the city where Circle Furniture began. The Cambridge Collection is exclusive to Circle Furniture and is a modern collection of timeless styles at a great price point. As someone with a newfound love for mid-century modern furniture and an affinity for jewel tones, this collection speaks to my design aesthetic. Peggy Burns describes, “I’m very excited about the collection first and foremost because it’s the most extensive exclusive collection that Circle Furniture has embarked on, available only in our stores.” Heather Chiapperini, the manager at our Cambridge showroom, is also excited about this collection, “The designs are on trend but offer a timeless appeal and customers are already loving the…
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How to Update a Traditional Dining Room

How to Update a Traditional Dining Room

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The dining room has evolved over the years. Many people are opting for an open concept kitchen and shifting what “dining” means to them. However, the dining room is by no means extinct. The idea of a separate dining room to host family on holidays is still idealized and loved by many. Or perhaps you don’t have the budget for a major renovation. Either way, we’re here to help you design a modern dining room. Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an older room, everything you need to bring a little contemporary flair into your dining experience can be found here. What is a modern dining room? Where a traditional dining room is defined by formality and rigidity, a modern dining room is defined by flexibility. Forget about the…
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How Much Does it Cost to Furnish a Dining Room?

How Much Does it Cost to Furnish a Dining Room?

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The dining room is an integral room in the house. It’s a space for gathering, eating, and bringing the family together for the holidays. Oftentimes the furniture you decide to buy, if it’s high-quality and well-made, will last through generations. But how much will it cost? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just filling in a few pieces, we want to keep you informed about every aspect of the design process. First Steps When furnishing a dining room and deciding where to invest your money, there are a few important questions to ask yourself. What are the dimensions of the space? This will determine the size of the dining room table and the rug. How many people need to fit at the table every day and on special occasions? For…
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How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England, the landscape is ablaze with orange, red, and yellow, and the air is a crisp respite from the summer humidity. Along with autumn comes Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes family gathering, a hearty meal, and perhaps a little stress. If you have hosted Thanksgiving then you know there’s a lot to think about, before even considering how you’ll lay out the table. However, the tablescape, if done in advance, doesn’t need to add to your stress. In fact, it can be a creative form of expression and a chance to make the holiday that much more special. Here are some simple ways to adorn your Thanksgiving table and impress your guests. Set the tone Before starting the process of designing…
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How to Design a Home Office that Doubles as a Guest Room

How to Design a Home Office that Doubles as a Guest Room

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Whether you’re downsizing or you just don’t have the space for a separate guest room, having an office that serves as a guest room is sometimes necessary. However, office spaces don’t always lend themselves to being comfortable, homey environments for guests. There are several steps you can take to create a multi-purpose space that acts as both a home office and a guest room. What are the benefits of a multi-functional room? In a lot of cases, you may not have a choice when it comes to deciding between a guest room and an office. Maybe you don’t have an extra room but you want to be able to put up guests. Or, you might have guests coming to stay very infrequently. So even if you do have the space for…
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The Ultimate Guide to Space Planning

The Ultimate Guide to Space Planning

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A home is only truly beautiful when it’s functioning correctly. Space planning is the comprehensive organization and mapping out of your home design. It allows you to make sense of your space, scale your furniture to your home, and take your design to the next level. Space planning allows you to visualize, whether in an online Room Planner or on paper, exactly how your space will function and where the furniture will be placed inside it. What is space planning? Will Correia, from our Pembroke showroom, describes, “Space planning is mapping out a room, figuring out your focal points, what the function of the room is, and determining the scale of the room and the furniture within it.” When space planning, designers map out the space in zones based on function…
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Home Accessories: 8 Tips to Make Your Design Come to Life

Home Accessories: 8 Tips to Make Your Design Come to Life

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Accessorizing is generally the last step in the home design process. It’s also the step that ties everything together and brings character to the home. Accessorizing is really about bringing your own sense of style and personality into your home. That doesn’t mean it can’t be overwhelming at times. These simple tips will give you everything you need to accessorize your home without the stress. First, prepare As with any design project, the first thing you want to consider is the function of the room. Is it a reading nook designed to be warm and cozy? An office space combined with a guest room? The function of the room will determine how you want to accessorize and what kind of mood you’re going for. Talking to a designer is a great…
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