Tivoli Power Sectional: New Product Review

Tivoli Power Sectional: New Product Review

Designers, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
We’re excited to introduce a new power sectional from the Roma collection, the Tivoli Sectional. We met up with the team in Middleton to chat about features, benefits, and why they love this addition to our upholstery collection. What is it? The Tivoli is a leather sofa available in a sofa, loveseat, and sectional and it comes with or without a power recliner. There’s also the option to get a chaise lounge on your sectional. The Tivoli is highly customizable, you can choose the configuration of the sectional as well as where you want the recliner sections to go. It starts at $8,190 in a sectional with three recliners. Because it’s so customizable, it’s a great option for smaller homes and unique spaces. Cindy Rubenfeld, our Store Manager in Middleton,…
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Why is Upholstery Fabric so Expensive?

Why is Upholstery Fabric so Expensive?

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
When purchasing new upholstery, the cost of fabric is inevitably going to play a role in the conversation. How fabric will affect the cost of your upholstery depends on several factors. Liz Balestrero, a Design Consultant in Acton, breaks down what impacts the cost of fabric and why it’s generally worth spending a little more. What impacts the cost of fabric? When discussing fabric, four major factors impact the cost the most. Where it comes from, what it’s made up of, whether or not it has a pattern, and the brand name. Origin The origin of the fabric you choose plays a big role in the cost. Liz explains, “Fabric from Turkey, Belgium, and Italy tend to be higher quality and higher price, whereas domestic fabric is generally less expensive.”…
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Online Room Planner vs. In-Store Design Services

Online Room Planner vs. In-Store Design Services

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Space planning and creating a room plan is the first step in designing a room that’s both functional and beautiful. If you’ve ever tried an online room planner, then you’ll know they can be incredibly helpful to get started. But what’s the difference between an online room planner versus going in and getting a design service and a room plan from a professional? We spoke to Liz Balestrero and Renee Devlin from our Acton Showroom to learn about the merits of both. Online Room Planner Online room planners vary in how much they will offer you. Some are free; for example, our Online Room Planner, Room Sketcher, Plan Your Room, and Havertys OmniVue Room Planner. Other room planners, like Havenly, have varying costs depending on how in-depth you want your…
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Review: 2019 American Leather Sleeper Sofa, the Comfort Sleeper

Review: 2019 American Leather Sleeper Sofa, the Comfort Sleeper

General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Sleeper sofas are common "must have" pieces of furniture, and here we’ll review one of the most popular options, the American Leather sleeper sofa, the Comfort Sleeper. This piece is a regular favorite, year on year. At Circle Furniture, we often hear from customers that it’s the sleeper sofa a friend recommended, or the one they remember sleeping on at a family member’s house, or while on a hotel stay, like at the Westin. This popularity is well earned. The Comfort Sleeper is well-designed and well-made, and it’s comfortable—in both of its configurations: as a sofa and as a bed. In a recent blog post, we compared this perennial crowd-pleaser to the Monica Sleeper, so you’ll find information about the piece there. In this post, we’ll dive in a bit…
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Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend August 17 & 18, 2019: What You Need To Know

Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers, General, Promotions, Things To know
Save on big-ticket items this Sales Tax Holiday at your local retailer or online. What is Tax-Free Weekend? (Also known as the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday)  You may have heard chatter about it in the past but this year is the first year that the MA state government planned ahead to assure a sales tax holiday weekend. In 2018, after a two-year hiatus, the sales tax holiday came back and it is here to stay based on the Grand Bargain signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2018. This new legislation established the MA Tax holiday will happen annually and the date will be determined by June 15th each year, rather than late July as it had been previously.  Why should you care?  For large purchases, such as furniture, the Massachusetts…
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Top 4 Benefits of Going Solar

Top 4 Benefits of Going Solar

Community and Boston, Eco Friendly, General, Green Design, Things To know
Here at Circle Furniture , doing our part to care for the environment has, and will continue to be, an important part of how we run our business. We take every opportunity to follow sustainable practices and carefully choose business partners that take pride in their green mission. Going solar was a natural step in our evolution and has allowed us to source clean, renewable energy for our warehouse and offices as well as several of our showrooms. We spoke to Keith Hevenor of Nexamp, to learn about the top 4 benefits of going solar so you can learn a little more about why we’re passionate about clean energy. Firstly, what is solar energy? Solar energy, in the simplest explanation, is energy given off by the sun and converted into…
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American Leather Comfort Sleeper vs. Monika Sleeper

American Leather Comfort Sleeper vs. Monika Sleeper

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General
At Circle Furniture, two distinctly different but popular sleeper sofas we offer are the American Leather Comfort Sleeper and the Monika Sleeper. Here we compare the two, highlighting their salient similarities and differences to help you in your decision-making process. To provide insight and expertise to this process, we spoke to Circle Furniture Boston store showroom manager Linda Maguire. Today’s sleeper sofas: Elegant design, quality sleep Since Bernard Castro popularized his Castro Convertible sleeper sofas in the mid-1900s, this smart two-in-one piece has become a fixture for easy room-use changeability and space saving. Problem was, however, that neither the couch nor the bed were particularly comfortable early on, and the pull-out mechanisms (despite Castro’s ad claims that “even a child could do it”) were often difficult to use and clunky.…
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