Top 5 Benefits of a Comfort Sleeper

Top 5 Benefits of a Comfort Sleeper

Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The Comfort Sleeper from American Leather is renowned for being the ultimate in comfort when it comes to sleeper sofas. The fact is, sleeper sofas aren’t always known for their comfort. They are a function piece; one that serves two purposes well but doesn’t excel at either. The Comfort Sleeper, however, manages to break this mold. American Leather cuts no corners when it comes to creating the most comfortable sleeper sofa on the market. This is all well and good, but besides comfort—what are the benefits of investing in a Comfort Sleeper? We met up with Georgianna Stevens, our Cambridge showroom Store Manager, to find out. What is the Comfort Sleeper? You’re probably wondering what exactly is the Comfort Sleeper and how does it differ from other sleeper sofas you’ll…
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How to Choose the Right Leather for Your Sofa

How to Choose the Right Leather for Your Sofa

Design Inspiration, Furniture Care Q&A, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Leather is a popular choice for upholstery and with good reason. When taken care of, leather ages like a fine wine—it only gets better and softer with time. Once you’ve decided to go down the leather path, it’s important to learn how to choose the right one. Cindy Rubenfeld, our store manager in Middleton, helps us navigate the different leather types and gives you some tips on how to choose the right leather for you. Why choose leather? First, why choose leather in the first place? “Well to start,” Cindy explains, “Most leathers are going to last 7 times longer than any fabric. It’s one of the strongest and most durable upholstery options.” Besides being extremely durable, leather is, for the most part, easier to maintain and clean than fabric.…
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The 5 Best Online Room Planners

The 5 Best Online Room Planners

Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
When you’re looking to update, redo, or even just rearrange your interior design, an online room planner is a great place to start. But what room layout planner should you use? There are so many! We chose the 5 best online room planners to help you navigate this crowded sector. Liz Balestrero, a professional design consultant in our Acton showroom, helped provide some clarity around the home use of online planners and why “best” can be a misleading term in this niche. Her input helped inform our choices. To explain. So What Does “Best” Mean When We're Talking About Room Planners? Liz was quick to point out that what many people might highlight as the "best" screen-based planners are those that are built for experienced designers. These programs offer seemingly…
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Why is Upholstery Fabric so Expensive?

Why is Upholstery Fabric so Expensive?

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
When purchasing new upholstery, the cost of fabric is inevitably going to play a role in the conversation. How fabric will affect the cost of your upholstery depends on several factors. Liz Balestrero, a Design Consultant in Acton, breaks down what impacts the cost of fabric and why it’s generally worth spending a little more. What impacts the cost of fabric? When discussing fabric, four major factors impact the cost the most. Where it comes from, what it’s made up of, whether or not it has a pattern, and the brand name. Origin The origin of the fabric you choose plays a big role in the cost. Liz explains, “Fabric from Turkey, Belgium, and Italy tend to be higher quality and higher price, whereas domestic fabric is generally less expensive.”…
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Online Room Planner vs. In-Store Design Services

Online Room Planner vs. In-Store Design Services

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Space planning and creating a room plan is the first step in designing a room that’s both functional and beautiful. If you’ve ever tried an online room planner, then you’ll know they can be incredibly helpful to get started. But what’s the difference between an online room planner versus going in and getting a design service and a room plan from a professional? We spoke to Liz Balestrero and Renee Devlin from our Acton Showroom to learn about the merits of both. Online Room Planner Online room planners vary in how much they will offer you. Some are free; for example, our Online Room Planner, Room Sketcher, Plan Your Room, and Havertys OmniVue Room Planner. Other room planners, like Havenly, have varying costs depending on how in-depth you want your…
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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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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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