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Designers We Love!

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Time to meet another designer we love....Meet Lauren. Born -Beverly, MA in the sign of Aries Signature color – Red My mom first knew I wanted to be a designer when - at age 2, I turned my Fisher-Price play house on end and...viola, it became a high-rise penthouse!  If I were a piece of furniture I would be a credenza; beautiful and functional (with a terrific sounding name!) "Interior Design" to me is - the balance of form and function. You can not be all beauty and no brain!  Favorite Quote - “Life is a journey, not a destination” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Favorite Destination- Ruins of the Lost Mayan Civilization at Chichen Itza, and Tulum, Mexico.  Favorite Journey – Still Getting There!!! You may find me at –…
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Designers We Love!

Designers
In keeping with our introductions we'd like you to meet Stephanie, former design consultant and now part of Circle Furniture's outstanding merchandising team. Here's her story... "When I was asked to be part of the “Meet the Designer” section of the blog I was very excited but not really sure what to say - then it came to me while primping the Cambridge showroom. It has always been a dream of mine to be a Designer/Artist, and after many years (well, maybe not TOO many years) I am just that. Here at Circle Furniture I help with the merchandising and I love everyday of it. Not only am I a designer for Circle, I am also an artist and love to oil paint in my free time (that is whenever I can find some…
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You’re Invited – As Always!

Community and Boston
Need some artistic inspiration? Come to our Acton showroom this Saturday - we're hosting an autumn reception for local artists from 3 to 6pm. The artwork is ready to be viewed and the store looks refreshed and alive. Donna McKenna, a designer for Circle, has gathered some wonderful artists in the area to create our own little gallery right in the store. We know there are MANY of you out there that want step outside the box and not just settle for "manufactured art". There is something meaningful and personal to putting up real art that you'll hang on the walls in your home. As Donna says "We're trying to create rooms that are all about self expression. Buying art from a local artist is consistent with that and is in keeping with the…
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How to Build Green

Community and Boston, Green Design
So...remember Kim? We introduced you to her last week. You're probably wondering how Kim, Joe and family are building that green house? Check out below. "The following is a list of some of the things that we did in building our home.  Building practices and materials o Concrete – use of 30% fly ash for reduced carbon emissions and reduced costs. o FSC certified lumber with documented Chain of Custody o Onsite recycling program and program for waste diversion and documentation o Windows – High Impact (to 120 MPH) ENERGY STAR rated Low-E and U-factor ratings o Smart framing and best practices including detailed framing documents and lumber orders.  o Waste management program diverting 88% of our construction debris from the wastestream. • Energy  o Spray foam insulation for creation…
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PInk Party!

Community and Boston, Events and Fundraisers
Ok folks, it's party time. Tonight is the night to come out and party with us. Join us at the Framingham Circle Furniture for a wild night! Champagne, chocolate, raffle prizes of jewelry, candles, spa items...what more could a gal want? Well, for one thing to wipe out breast cancer! In the meantime, organizations like The Ellie Fund, who help people who are dealing with breast cancer, are SUPER important for the good work they do, so all proceeds from our Pink Party go directly to The Ellie Fund. See you tonight. Oh, and by the way, men are totally invited! In my opinion, any real man can pull off a good, pink tie and wear with confidence. Don't you agree?
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Build It Green!

Community and Boston, Green Design
Last year at the d2e (that's the down to earth convention in Beantown) we met Kim and started talking to her about her BIG project. She was in the midst of building a "green" home. Since Circle Furniture sells eco-friendly upholstery and green furniture we were so interested in what went into building a green home (and furnishing it as well!). So we want you to meet Kim and hear her story. It's pretty cool! Our family is building a green house. What started as a quest to build our dream home on the RI coast became a mission in educating and helping homeowners realize what living sustainably and conserving our planet’s resources really means.  We bought the one-acre property located along Narragansett in August of 2005, after two years of attempting to remediate a serious mold problem and a…
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Designers We Love

Designers
Next we want you to meet Alicia, another fabulous designer at Circle Furniture. Sign - virgo, libra on the cusp Favorite furniture decade - 50's/60's modern, kitsch Collects - anything with a cherry on it Favorite family tradition - eating birthday cake for breakfast the next day  Favorite quote - "In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves", Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Favorite furniture advice - pillows in 3's, 2 the same and 1 an odd size Loves - texture! Dislikes - The matchy-matchy look. Ugh. Thanks Alicia! I too enjoy a good birthday cake the day after, when you can dig in first thing in the morning...you get that super-duper sugar rush, especially paired with a good cup of coffee!
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