How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Gourmet, Holidays, Tips and Tricks
Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England, the landscape is ablaze with orange, red, and yellow, and the air is a crisp respite from the summer humidity. Along with autumn comes Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes family gathering, a hearty meal, and perhaps a little stress. If you have hosted Thanksgiving then you know there’s a lot to think about, before even considering how you’ll lay out the table. However, the tablescape, if done in advance, doesn’t need to add to your stress. In fact, it can be a creative form of expression and a chance to make the holiday that much more special. Here are some simple ways to adorn your Thanksgiving table and impress your guests. Set the tone Before starting the process of designing…
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Homeowner’s Guide to Natural Wood in Furniture

Homeowner’s Guide to Natural Wood in Furniture

Eco Friendly, General, Green Design, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
There are numerous natural wood types used in furniture, ranging in density, color, grain pattern, and price. The more informed you are about the wood used in your furniture the easier your shopping process will be. It will also give you a greater sense of connection to your furniture. Wood is, after all, a living material. By nature, it is varied, unique, and has its own story to tell. We decided to create this guide so that you would have all of the need-to-know information about wood furniture in one place. Natural characteristics of wood The first thing to keep in mind when thinking about wood furniture is that wood is a living material. Its characteristics will never be uniform, and perfection should never be expected. A tree, and therefore…
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How to Use Color to Transform an Outdoor Space

How to Use Color to Transform an Outdoor Space

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Adding color to your outdoor living space will not only add interest and depth but it will also make the space more inviting for friends and family members. Learn how to create a thoughtfully designed outdoor living space by adding color with these simple tips. Choose a Color Theme The easiest and most effective way to add color to your outdoor living area is to choose a color theme. Modern backyards will incorporate a select few colors into their outdoor living space as opposed to choosing a variety of random colors. Start with colors that bring you joy and work from there. Consider choosing a color that meets your atmospheric goals for your outdoor living space. Red is a great color for homeowners who like to host fun and energetic parties.…
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Copeland Furniture Company: A Factory Tour and Inside Look

Copeland Furniture Company: A Factory Tour and Inside Look

Buzz, Community and Boston, Eco Friendly, Fun Report, General, Green Design, Pick of the Week, Things To know
I had the opportunity last week to journey up to Bradford, Vermont to attend Copeland Camp, a 2-day jam-packed instructional camp, hosted by Copeland Furniture Company. Copeland has been creating sustainably harvested hardwood furniture since the 70’s, and we’ve been working with them for nearly 4 decades. On deciding to work with Copeland, Peggy describes, "One of the most important things for me is the care they give to the environment and their desire to protect it for future generations. Tim Copeland was also a founding member of the sustainable furnishings council along with Circle, and one of the first winners of the Sage award given by the National Association of Manufacturers back in 2008."   Copeland Furniture Company Copeland Furniture has many attributes, they’re known for hardwood furniture, local…
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Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday 2018: A Shopper’s Guide

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday 2018: A Shopper’s Guide

Circle Furniture News, Pick of the Week, Things To know
The Sales Tax Holiday this year is Saturday August 11th and Sunday the 12th. It’s the first Sales Tax Holiday Massachusetts has had in 3 years, and it’s the perfect opportunity to buy that couch you’ve been holding out on or save on a beautiful hardwood table. If you’re planning on partaking, these guidelines will give you everything you need to know: If an item is $2,500 or less it will be exempt from the Massachusetts Sales tax for the weekend. An item that's more than $2500 is taxable, but with a few exceptions Circle Furniture will give you a discount equivalent to the tax for larger items. Visit your nearest store to see if there are other savings! Items must be paid on full on that day. Prior sales…
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Top 6 Places to Visit in Cambridge, MA

Top 6 Places to Visit in Cambridge, MA

Buzz, Community and Boston, Fun Report, General, Pick of the Week, Things To know
Harvard Square might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Cambridge, but there's so much more to the city. Sitting opposite Boston on the Charles River, Cambridge is a university community and a hub of innovation. We have roots in Cambridge going back over 60 years. In fact, Circle Furniture takes its name from the location of the original store, in Putnam Circle (now Putnam Square) in Cambridge, MA. We still have a beautiful showroom in Cambridge right in Fresh Pond. Over the years we've discovered so many reasons to love Cambridge and we want to share them with you. Why we love Cambridge Heather, from our Cambridge showroom, has "enjoyed walking around Fresh Pond for many years." The Fresh Pond Reservation Loop trail is a beautiful…
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How to Design the Perfect Home Office: A Comprehensive Breakdown

How to Design the Perfect Home Office: A Comprehensive Breakdown

Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Whether you work from home once a week or full time, having a home office can really change the way you work. The idea is to have a space that’s comfortable but not so comfortable that it hinders your ability to do work. One of the benefits of having a home office is that it’s your space. You can tailor it to work perfectly for you in both efficiency and comfort. It’s also incredibly helpful to have a dedicated home office space rather than a laptop placed on the kitchen counter.   Things to consider Before you begin the process of designing a home office, there are some important questions to ask yourself to determine how the room will be used. What tone do you want to set for the…
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