New Product Reviews: Camden Sofa and Thayer Chair

New Product Reviews: Camden Sofa and Thayer Chair

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Today, we’re introducing you to two new products that we’re excited about: The Thayer Chair and the Camden Sofa. We met up with Stephanie Birchenough, our Merchandiser, to hear about the features, pros, and cons so you can get to know the products and decide if they’re right for you. Thayer Chair The Thayer Chair is a new style that we’re really excited about. It has a tight-seat and a tight-back which means there are no loose cushions. “The benefit of a tight-seat,” Stephanie explains, “is that it always looks neat because there’s nothing to fluff.” The chair has a low arm that slopes down which Stephanie says is “part of the charm of the chair.” As far as style goes, it leans mid-century modern but is a timeless frame…
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Decorating a Rental Home: Expert Tips and Tricks

Decorating a Rental Home: Expert Tips and Tricks

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Whether you purchased a second home knowing you’d rent it out, or you’re converting a loft space into an Airbnb, it’s important to pay careful attention to how you decorate your rental space. Many people these days are opting to rent instead of staying in a hotel for their vacations. Which means that you won’t be the only one offering up your space on Airbnb or another rental site. But have no fear, our team of designers in Pembroke gave us their top tips to make your rental home stand out among the crowd. The best furniture to invest in You may be tempted to save money on furniture for your rental space. But investing in a few key pieces can be the deal-breaker between whether or not your guests…
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A Guide to Wood Finishes: Paint, Stain, and Natural

A Guide to Wood Finishes: Paint, Stain, and Natural

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
There’s a lot to think about when buying wood furniture. Do you prefer walnut, maple, or cherry? Do you want the natural color of the wood to shine through or do you want a stained or painted finish? We’re here to answer those questions, giving you an in-depth guide to wood finishes so you have all the resources you need before making an investment. We talked with Kelly Sullivan, a Design Consultant in the Acton showroom, to learn a little more about the wood finish options. Types of wood finishes Kelly says, “There are a lot of options for wood finishes when you’re buying furniture. In general, you’re choosing between paint, stain, and a natural finish option—which can either be lacquered or hand oiled.” There are pros and cons to…
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5 Things to Know Before a Home Renovation

5 Things to Know Before a Home Renovation

Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Home renovations are an exciting chance to customize your living space and build your dream home. They also require a lot of time and money and can easily become stressful. We met up with Megan Lynch, a Circle Furniture customer, who recently renovated her beautiful home in Concord, Massachusetts. She gave us some insights into the process and highlighted the things you should know before you start a home renovation. Be realistic about your budget and your timeline Megan explains, “You have to be realistic about the process; the time it’s going to take as well the money. The first, and probably the most obvious point is that you have to be cognizant of your budget.  When it comes to the budget." She states, “Double your budget. Whatever you think…
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American Leather Comfort Air vs. Stressless Mayfair Recliner

American Leather Comfort Air vs. Stressless Mayfair Recliner

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
There are a lot of choices when it comes to recliners, and it’s important to make sure you’re investing in a piece that’s going to work for you long-term. Yes, you want it to look good in your home. But you also want it to fit your lifestyle, support your body, and be ultra-comfortable. We spoke with Hawley Appleton to get her expert take on both the American Leather Comfort Air and the Stressless Mayfair Recliner. We’re giving you all the details you need to make an informed decision and choose a recliner that suits you perfectly. American Leather Comfort Air The American Leather Comfort Air is a recent addition to the American Leather collection. It's a unique chair that they describe as neither a recliner, a chair, nor a…
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Designer’s Pick of the Week: Chelsea Dining Table

Designer’s Pick of the Week: Chelsea Dining Table

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
We met up with Hawley Appleton, a Design Consultant in our Cambridge store, to get her pick of the week, the Chelsea Dining Table.   The Chelsea is a customizable table, pictured here in cherry and available in several kinds of wood and finishes. “It would look gorgeous in walnut too,” Hawley says. “Although there are finishes available, I personally love the natural wood; it's beautiful to see the variegations.” What she loves most about the table is the considered design. She explains, “It’s a thick table but they’ve beveled the edges so it’s very delicate, and although it’s a trestle style table the legs are stylized. The attention to detail makes for an extremely aesthetically pleasing table.” The craftsmanship of the table stands out as well. She describes, “Their…
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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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