Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Houseplants 101: Cost, Care, and More

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Fun Report, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Bringing plants into your home is beneficial in so many ways. Countless studies, including one from NASA, have been conducted about the stress-relieving, soothing, and purifying properties that plants have in the home. And from a design perspective, the appeal is clear: houseplants bring the outdoors in and add texture, dimension, and color to your home. We also know that learning to take care of plants in the home can be a challenge. We spoke with Lindsey Swett, the owner and founder of Niche Urban Supply Plant shop to get her expert take on bringing plants in the home as a beginner. Let’s start with the basics Why should you bring plants into the home? Lindsey says, “We believe plants support your creativity and allow you to experiment and embrace…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Camilla Dining Table

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Camilla Dining Table

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Pick of the Week
This week’s pick of the week comes from Kelly Sullivan, a Design Consultant in our Acton store. She chose the Camilla Dining Table, a new table from Gat Creek. She says, “I love this classic and versatile pedestal table.” At 36 inches around it’s the perfect, petite size for many uses. She explains, “It can be used as a bistro table in a small kitchen, or you can place it in a large foyer with a beautiful floral arrangement on top. You can also pair with an L-shaped banquette to create a cozy space in the corner of a kitchen.” The multi-functionality doesn’t stop at dining areas, you also place it in the corner of a living room with a big lamp and display picture frames. She describes, “The best…
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BDI Sequel Lift Desk: A Complete Review

BDI Sequel Lift Desk: A Complete Review

General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The BDI Sequel Lift Desk is a staple in our Home Office collection. It’s a sit-stand desk with multiple features and a clean, streamlined look. But is it right for you? We’re giving you a complete review so you can make a smart investment for your home office. Overview The BDI Sequel Lift Desk is, in the company’s words, “An electronically powered, adjustable standing-or sitting-desk with height memory settings and zero-tolerance for cable visibility.” While sitting all day has been proven to be detrimental to your health, standing all day can also cause issues. The Sequel Lift Desk gives you the flexibility to do both and to easily transition from sitting to standing with the push of a button. The classic Sequel Lift Desk is $1,579 while the large Sequel Lift…
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Our Favorite New Products: Reviews and Cost

Our Favorite New Products: Reviews and Cost

Circle Furniture News, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
It’s a new year and we’re excited to show you all of our new, exciting products. From cozy, transitional sofas to a counter table that’s perfect for spills, we have a range of beautiful and functional products. Stephanie Birchenough and Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandisers, give us their thoughts and a full review of a selection of their favorite new products. [metaslider id=5741] Westport Sofa [caption id="attachment_5700" align="aligncenter" width="1632"] Westport Sofa and Murphey Swivel[/caption] Brian says, “The Westport is a little more contemporary with the tapered track arm.” It’s available in multiple styles of fabric and leather and comes with two toss pillows. You can also choose from several finishes on the tapered wood legs. It’s available in so many configurations,” Brian explains “You can get it in a sofa,…
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Interior Design: Small Changes, Big Impact

Interior Design: Small Changes, Big Impact

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Home design can sometimes be an entire project—one that needs a space plan, a budget, a time-frame, and a waiting game. And it can yield incredible results. But in this world of instant gratification sometimes you don’t want to do a massive overhaul. We’re taking you room by room to show you the many small changes you can make to your home that have a big reward. Dining room and Kitchen Beginning with the dining room, Catherine Willey, our Framingham store manager, suggests bringing in pops of color or trendy patterns using art or accent pieces. “It can be as simple as changing the upholstered seats on your chairs,” she says. A fun pop of color on your dining chairs or kitchen stools that ties into your carpet or artwork will…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Monaco Open Nightstand

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Monaco Open Nightstand

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Pick of the Week
Catherine Willey, our Framingham manager, shares her favorite pick of the week, our new Monaco bedroom, specifically the Open Nightstand. It’s a beautiful oversized nightstand with a pull-out tray and storage drawers on the bottom. “The tray is great if you want a little extra space because you do a lot of reading or you keep a glass of water on your nightstand. You could even use it as a vanity.” The craftsmanship of the nightstand sets it apart from others. Catherine explains, “Like many of our products it’s made in the US, and has an all hardwood drawer. Each piece is signed and dated by the artisan in the factory that makes the piece.” She also loves the versatility of the nightstand. “They do beautiful finishing and it’s available in a…
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Copeland Furniture:  A Talk on Quality and Design

Copeland Furniture: A Talk on Quality and Design

Eco Friendly, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
Copeland Furniture Company is known for high-quality, hardwood furniture that pushes the boundaries of modern design. We spoke with Tim Copeland, the president of Copeland Furniture, to discuss their design influences, how they ensure quality in their furniture, and his tips for caring for your wood furniture. Tim has been with Copeland since 1975 and has worked with Circle Furniture since the early 80s. Tim says of Copeland, “We specialize in hardwood furniture, made in the United States, in a modern and transitional design.” Quality Maintaining quality throughout their construction process is incredibly important for them. Tim explains, “Quality is extremely important. There are so many low-price options out there. For us to be successful we’ve got to provide quality and we have to stand behind our furniture. And we…
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