This Old House Project Spotlight

This Old House Project Spotlight

Buzz, Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers, Events and Fundraisers, Fun Report, General, Pick of the Week
We’re so excited to have had the opportunity to work with the iconic local PBS program, This Old House. Brian Bechard, our Visual Merchandiser, and Erica Tubman, Communications Director, give us the inside scoop on what it was like to be featured on This Old House. He says of the project, “We had worked with This Old House 10 years ago on a couple of different projects. When this house came along they thought of us because they knew we have mid-century modern pieces in our collection.” The furniture selection process The house, in Brookline, features mid-century modern architecture and our goal was to have the interiors to reflect that style. Brian chose and arranged furniture for the living room, the loft, the dining area, the master bedroom, and the…
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What is Sunbrella? [In Under 100 Words]

What is Sunbrella? [In Under 100 Words]

Design Inspiration, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Sunbrella is a performance fabric designed specifically for fade resistance and outdoor use. It was invented in the 1960s with a focus on outdoor seating and over time has developed a soft and luxurious feel. It’s engineered to be resistant to fading due to sun or chemical exposure. Sunbrella is perfect for outdoor spaces, sunrooms, and any room that gets a lot of sunlight. Besides being fade-resistant, Sunbrella is also stain-resistant, easy to care for and is extremely easy to clean. It’s mold and mildew resistant and it can be cleaned with bleach. You can even put it in the washing machine (just skip the dryer)! The cleanability of Sunbrella makes it a low-maintenance fabric that’s perfect for a second home. It comes in an array of beautiful solids and…
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What is Ultrasuede? [In Under 100 Words]

What is Ultrasuede? [In Under 100 Words]

Design Inspiration, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Ultrasuede is a performance fabric that’s often compared to suede leather because it mimics the soft, luxurious feel of suede. One of the reasons Ultrasuede is so popular is because it’s pet-friendly. It has an extremely tight weave that makes it near impossible for claws to penetrate through. Ultrasuede is cleanable, breathable, and durable and it can stand up to a high-traffic home. It also has all-weather flexibility, meaning it feels warm in cold temperatures and cool when it’s hot. It’s resistant to pilling, sagging, shrinking, and fading. If durability is your main concern and you have a few pets running around the house, Ultrasuede is a great option. If you have questions about Ultrasuede or want to learn more about performance fabrics in general, come into any of our…
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Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local

Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local

Buzz, Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Green Design, Pick of the Week
As a local company, we are very invested in our community, and naturally, big supporters of shopping local. The reasons for shopping local go far beyond what can be covered in an article and they also go far beyond the statistics and facts.   Chances are you already know how the community builds and grows around local shops! Does your hometown have a locally owned store where the owners have become your friends? Or a local restaurant that gets involved in community events? These stores are what makes a town a community. Here are our top reasons why shopping local is so important. Minimizes Ecological Footprint The first reason to shop local? It’s so much better for the environment. The longer the transportation between factory and consumer, the more waste,…
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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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New Product Spotlight: BDI Tanami Console

New Product Spotlight: BDI Tanami Console

Design Inspiration, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
You may be under the impression that storage is one of those necessary evils in the home. Useful, functional, but maybe not the most interesting. We invite you to think again. Storage doesn’t have to be boring, and in a lot of cases, it can be the focal point of a room. Meet the new storage credenza from BDI: The Tanami Console. With clean lines and textured, sculpted doors, the Tanami is a dramatic and multi-functional storage option. Multipurpose, modern storage The inspiration behind the Tanami was the Tanami Desert, and it features, in the company’s words, “dune-like waves across the door fascia and side panels.” Linda Maguire, store manager in our Boston showroom, loves it for its versatile capabilities. She says, “The Tanami has been purchased as a media…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Sally Swivel Chair

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Sally Swivel Chair

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Pick of the Week
Our pick of the week comes from Carolyn Ricciardi, a Design Consultant in our Pembroke store. It’s the Sally Swivel Chair, a chair she loves so much she bought 2 for her home! “The nice thing is that someone like me, at 5’4, is comfortable, as well as someone who’s 6 foot tall.” Because it’s transitional you can change the look with the fabric, opting for something classic like coastal stripes or a funkier look. You can also choose custom fabric to really personalize it. “It’s transitional so it blends with any décor. It’s just a good, classic chair.” Carolyn chose the Sally Swivel for her own living room. “I wanted chairs that could float without closing off the room. I love that you can see over them. And everybody…
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