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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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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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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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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