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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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American Leather Comfort Sleeper vs. Monika Sleeper

American Leather Comfort Sleeper vs. Monika Sleeper

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, General
At Circle Furniture, two distinctly different but popular sleeper sofas we offer are the American Leather Comfort Sleeper and the Monika Sleeper. Here we compare the two, highlighting their salient similarities and differences to help you in your decision-making process. To provide insight and expertise to this process, we spoke to Circle Furniture Boston store showroom manager Linda Maguire. Today’s sleeper sofas: Elegant design, quality sleep Since Bernard Castro popularized his Castro Convertible sleeper sofas in the mid-1900s, this smart two-in-one piece has become a fixture for easy room-use changeability and space saving. Problem was, however, that neither the couch nor the bed were particularly comfortable early on, and the pull-out mechanisms (despite Castro’s ad claims that “even a child could do it”) were often difficult to use and clunky.…
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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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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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