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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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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Furnishing a Summer Home: Curating Your Style

Furnishing a Summer Home: Curating Your Style

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Tips and Tricks
Your second home, whether it’s a rustic cabin by a lake or a breezy Oceanside cottage, is an opportunity to curate a relaxing space. It should be an escape and a vacation. We want to help you choose the right pieces and curate a style you love. We spoke to our talented team of designers in the Pembroke showroom to get all of their expert tips on furnishing a summer home.   Where to start When it comes to decorating a space, you should always begin by asking yourself a few questions to get an idea of where to invest your money. The first, and most obvious, being: what do you need? Is your home partially furnished? What are you taking with you and what do you need to fill…
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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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