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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How to Choose the Best Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

How to Choose the Best Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
For many, a formal dining space is a thing of the past. With open-concept kitchens becoming more popular, the bar stool has gone from occasional seating to where you have your coffee every morning. If you’re spending a good portion of your meal times sitting on a bar stool, then it’s important to know how to choose the right one. A bar stool that’s all at once comfortable, stylish, and functional. Catherine Willey, our Store Manager in Framingham, walks us through the different options and gives us a guide to choosing the best stools for your home. Questions to Consider How many people do you want to seat and how much room do you have to move around your island? This will determine the best size and shape for your…
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Why Are Dining Room Chairs So Expensive?

Why Are Dining Room Chairs So Expensive?

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The dining room table is where you gather with family and friends, and it’s most likely where you eat all of your meals. Although dining chairs may seem like an afterthought, it’s important to invest in high-quality, durable, and comfortable chairs that will last through the years. A dining chair can range anywhere from $99 to upwards of $1,000 per chair. That’s a wide range and it’s hard to know how much you should spend or where to begin. We spoke with Catherine Willey, our Store Manager in Framingham, to discuss how much a well-made chair costs and why it’s worth investing your money in quality. Questions to ask before you shop When it comes to how much you’ll spend on a dining chair, it depends on what you’re looking…
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What is a Chaise Lounge? [In Under 100 Words]

What is a Chaise Lounge? [In Under 100 Words]

General, Pick of the Week, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
A Chaise Lounge (or Chaise Longue) is an elongated chair meant for reclining and relaxing. It takes its name from 19th Century France, meaning, in French, ‘long chair.’ In today’s world, it can be a standalone piece as well as a chaise attached to a sectional for extra space to relax. Oftentimes a chaise on a sectional can be separated. When they’re not attached to a sectional, they are freestanding extended chairs—the equivalent of a chair and an ottoman all in one piece. Sometimes you’ll see chaises that have two arms, sometimes they’ll have one arm. Oftentimes, they’re put in a bedroom, reading nook, or living room.   Get inspired with more articles: How to Choose the Perfect Ergonomic Office Chair for You How to Pick the Best Fabric for…
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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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