High Point Trend Report: Spring 2019

High Point Trend Report: Spring 2019

Circle Furniture News, Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, General, Pick of the Week
Spring High Point Market has come and gone and our merchandising team has returned with their hands full of inspiration, ideas, and trends. As in fashion and other outlets of style, home décor trends tend to be cyclical. Colors and textures from the 70’s return, wallpaper comes back, and designers find ways to make old trends new again with modern takes on classics. Spring is a wonderful time to refresh your style and add life to your home. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, details his favorite trends from Market this year to help you do just that—whether you’re looking for one piece to liven up your space or doing a major home makeover. Green With each season, a new color tends to come out in prominence. This season it was…
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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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Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips for a More Organized Home

Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips for a More Organized Home

General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Everyone has a different relationship with cleanliness and organization. Some of us are Monica from Friends and others prescribe to an organized chaos lifestyle. Either way, we can all agree that spring is the perfect time to clean out and organize our homes, our cars, and our wardrobes. The state of your home has an enormous effect on your wellbeing and your mood. And it may not be something you experience until you take the time to organize your home and feel the difference when you walk in your door. We hope to provide you with all of the information you need to make your home a space you love to be in. Decorating your interiors is all fun and games until you realize your home office has become a…
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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 Bring Light into a Dark Home

How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Light in the home is important, and even if you don’t have multiple south-facing windows and the sun streaming in at all angles, there are so many ways to bring more light into the home. Especially with city-living, an apartment or home that’s filled with sunlight can be hard to find. But a lack of light does not mean a lack of life. With a few simple tricks, you can transform any dark space into the bright, vibrant home of your dreams. The mirror trick Unless you’re planning on doing some major renovations, a lot of the time bringing light into the home is about tricking the eye. The mirror trick is not a new one. But it works! Incorporating a mirror in your space moves the light around the…
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New Product Spotlight: American Leather Micro Depth in Personalize

New Product Spotlight: American Leather Micro Depth in Personalize

Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
City living can often mean that your space is limited. And even if you don’t live in the city, smaller, narrower rooms can prove challenging. But there’s no reason you can’t have the design you desire with a smaller scale. And scale is really what it’s all about. When you’re designing a smaller room it’s all about optimizing the space you do have in the best way possible. James Keeter, a Design Consultant in our Boston showroom, often works with customers who are looking to make the most out of their smaller homes or apartments. His pick for optimizing small spaces? The new Micro Depth in Personalize from American Leather. What is it? Previously, we wrote a review (read it here!) about the Personalize It collection when it only included…
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Interior Design Trend Forecast 2019

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2019

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know
We might be a few months into the New Year, but a new season (it’s officially Spring!) is the perfect time to incorporate new trends into your home. And our designers are always on the pulse on what’s up and coming in interior design. Trends have a way of moving in a circular motion. What once was popular will inevitably come around again. And what’s popular now may at some point be considered passé. But that’s the beauty of it! Our interiors are a mirror to what’s going in the world and a representation of our personalities. Anne Bugatch, a design consultant from our Boston showroom, reminds us, “When you’re designing a space there has to be a passion for what you’re doing. It’s about feeling.” As your furniture friend…
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