Furniture Inspired by Paris Fashion Week

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers
Last week was Fashion Week in Paris, where designers sent their latest Haute Couture looks down the runway. These designs are works of art and highly detailed, yet meant to be lived in, much like well-crafted furniture. Below are a few pieces that tickled our fancy, and reminded us of some of our favorite items that we carry! The delicate cutouts of this baby blue Dior look mirrored the scalloped details on our Summer Cottage Table! The colorful symmetry of this Jean Paul look also works on our Teddy Chair. This quintessential Chanel tweed get-up reminded us of the Tremont chair as their model glided down the catwalk. The house of Versace sent their metallic frocks down a lavish purple runway. Their designs exude luxury, much like our tufted leather…
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Design Trends Seminar

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Events and Fundraisers, Random
As part of our Passport to Design Program we're hosting a fun and informative seminar on fabrics. What's in. What's not. What color is cool. What texture is so last year. If you've ever had any hesitations on which fabrics will work for your space, check out our seminar this Thursday, December 6th, at 6:30 pm. The amazing Reyna Moore will share with us all her fabric knowledge and what the latest trends are. While you're browsing around our showroom, ask a design consultant to sign you up for your very own passport, and enter to win the Passport to Design grand prize - a home makeover valued at $20,000!!! Hope to see you! When: Thursday, December 6th 6:30 - 8:30 pm Where: Cambridge Circle Furniture, 199 Alewife Brook Parkway,…
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“It’s like graffiti with grandma sweaters”

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, Random
A shout out to my friend Lis over at blanksmith for exposing me to this gem! I will leave it up to you the reader, shall we classify this as "design inspiration", "designers", "the fun report", or maybe just "colorful"? Read on and then talk amongst yourselves, well talk to me too, I would love to hear it. I recently visited my brother and his girlfriend in Philly (I will leave the who picked a better city to live in debate out of this). We sat on the famed rocky stairs and counted how many people, in the span of twenty minutes or so, ran up the stairs and finished the climb by jumping up and down and throwing a celebratory fist pump. We counted 30, and then a school bus…
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Managers We Love!

Designers
Meet Cindy, the manager of our Acton Circle Furniture... "As a true lover of everything that works within the home, I found my true passion during my high school years directed towards the all-inclusive “Home Environment”. Somehow the concept of putting colors and textures together with different woods and metals in varying sizes was all I could think about. After completing my degree in Interior Design thirty-something years later, I am still as addicted as I was in my teen years, and the urge gets stronger each year with every new fascinating accessory and style available today. What I like about Circle Furniture is that we are a "Fashion Forward" furniture company…in other words, we are always right on top of all the trends available today with color, design and style. I love…
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Designers We Love!

Designers
Time to meet another designer we love....Meet Lauren. Born -Beverly, MA in the sign of Aries Signature color – Red My mom first knew I wanted to be a designer when - at age 2, I turned my Fisher-Price play house on end and...viola, it became a high-rise penthouse!  If I were a piece of furniture I would be a credenza; beautiful and functional (with a terrific sounding name!) "Interior Design" to me is - the balance of form and function. You can not be all beauty and no brain!  Favorite Quote - “Life is a journey, not a destination” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Favorite Destination- Ruins of the Lost Mayan Civilization at Chichen Itza, and Tulum, Mexico.  Favorite Journey – Still Getting There!!! You may find me at –…
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Designers We Love!

Designers
In keeping with our introductions we'd like you to meet Stephanie, former design consultant and now part of Circle Furniture's outstanding merchandising team. Here's her story... "When I was asked to be part of the “Meet the Designer” section of the blog I was very excited but not really sure what to say - then it came to me while primping the Cambridge showroom. It has always been a dream of mine to be a Designer/Artist, and after many years (well, maybe not TOO many years) I am just that. Here at Circle Furniture I help with the merchandising and I love everyday of it. Not only am I a designer for Circle, I am also an artist and love to oil paint in my free time (that is whenever I can find some…
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Designers We Love

Designers
Next we want you to meet Alicia, another fabulous designer at Circle Furniture. Sign - virgo, libra on the cusp Favorite furniture decade - 50's/60's modern, kitsch Collects - anything with a cherry on it Favorite family tradition - eating birthday cake for breakfast the next day  Favorite quote - "In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves", Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Favorite furniture advice - pillows in 3's, 2 the same and 1 an odd size Loves - texture! Dislikes - The matchy-matchy look. Ugh. Thanks Alicia! I too enjoy a good birthday cake the day after, when you can dig in first thing in the morning...you get that super-duper sugar rush, especially paired with a good cup of coffee!
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