How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

How to Bring Light into a Dark Home

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Light in the home is important, and even if you don’t have multiple south-facing windows and the sun streaming in at all angles, there are so many ways to bring more light into the home. Especially with city-living, an apartment or home that’s filled with sunlight can be hard to find. But a lack of light does not mean a lack of life. With a few simple tricks, you can transform any dark space into the bright, vibrant home of your dreams. The mirror trick Unless you’re planning on doing some major renovations, a lot of the time bringing light into the home is about tricking the eye. The mirror trick is not a new one. But it works! Incorporating a mirror in your space moves the light around the…
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New Product Spotlight: American Leather Micro Depth in Personalize

New Product Spotlight: American Leather Micro Depth in Personalize

Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
City living can often mean that your space is limited. And even if you don’t live in the city, smaller, narrower rooms can prove challenging. But there’s no reason you can’t have the design you desire with a smaller scale. And scale is really what it’s all about. When you’re designing a smaller room it’s all about optimizing the space you do have in the best way possible. James Keeter, a Design Consultant in our Boston showroom, often works with customers who are looking to make the most out of their smaller homes or apartments. His pick for optimizing small spaces? The new Micro Depth in Personalize from American Leather. What is it? Previously, we wrote a review (read it here!) about the Personalize It collection when it only included…
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Interior Design Trend Forecast 2019

Interior Design Trend Forecast 2019

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know
We might be a few months into the New Year, but a new season (it’s officially Spring!) is the perfect time to incorporate new trends into your home. And our designers are always on the pulse on what’s up and coming in interior design. Trends have a way of moving in a circular motion. What once was popular will inevitably come around again. And what’s popular now may at some point be considered passé. But that’s the beauty of it! Our interiors are a mirror to what’s going in the world and a representation of our personalities. Anne Bugatch, a design consultant from our Boston showroom, reminds us, “When you’re designing a space there has to be a passion for what you’re doing. It’s about feeling.” As your furniture friend…
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Boston Design Week 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Boston Design Week 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Buzz, Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know
The Sixth Annual Boston Design Week 2019 is taking place from March 27th to April 7th, spanning 12 days of events and activities surrounding design in the Greater Boston area. There will be events on the topic of graphic design, fashion, interior design, technical design, historic preservation, and architecture. We spoke to Meaghan Flaherty from Fusco and Four, about the inspiration behind Boston Design Week and what she’s excited for this year. About Boston Design Week Boston Design Week was held for the first time in March 2014, although the idea for it had been in the works for years prior to that. Meaghan describes, “Boston really needed a celebration of all aspects of design. We wanted to create an event that was accessible to everyone. A lot of people…
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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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Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Styling with Houseplants: Adding Balance, Color, and Texture

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Houseplants are trending right now. And for good reason! Not only are they beneficial for your health and the air quality in your home, but they’re a stunning addition to your home décor. Catherine Willey, our store manager in Framingham, loves houseplants for the life they breathe into your home. And besides looking beautiful, houseplants play an important role in your home design by adding balance, color, and texture to your room plan. Balance Balance is key in interior design. And it’s one of those somewhat indefinable elements of design. Without it, your room will look off but you may not know why. Using houseplants to create structural balance in your home is a unique and fun way to create interest in a space. For example, placing a tall floor…
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Creative Kids Bedrooms: Designing for Fun and Functionality

Creative Kids Bedrooms: Designing for Fun and Functionality

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
When you’re decorating a kid’s bedroom you have the opportunity to inject some whimsy into the design. Their bedroom should reflect their style, interests, and hobbies. However, it’s also important to choose quality furniture that will stand the test of the time and grow with your children. We spoke with Cheryl Harrington, from our Pembroke showroom, to get her expert tips on how to design a fun and functional children’s bedroom. Go classic and neutral Setting the groundwork for a kid’s bedroom is all about choosing pieces that will carry them through their childhood and possibly into their adulthood. Cheryl explains, “Kids change their minds constantly about their favorite color and their interests. It’s a great idea to have a neutral wall color and timeless furniture and then you can…
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