Well you talk Green, but how do I do Green?

Designers, Events and Fundraisers, Green Design
The interest in Green Design has peeked from the current buzz at this year's furniture market and past events like Down2Earth so why not come in for an informal chat about these new trends? I can blog all day long about how great they are but maybe you would like a panel of experts accompanied by a fine wine? Green With Envy will be taking place at our Alewife store next week, Thursday April 24th from 6-9. Circle has partnered up with a few great local organizations to host a free event which will include expert speakers, wine, light far, gift bags and a raffle with great prizes! Gail Ravgiala from Design New England will speak to the latest trends and Interior Designer Martha Wells will talk about new lines…
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Hip to Be Square is so 1986

Green Design
This is 2008! Get with the times, get with Circle! Down2Earth was a smashing success. Tons of people passing through, many of which had furniture from Circle in their homes. BUT not everyone knew about our dedication to staying SUSTAINABLE: business wise we keep it in the family, and GREEN: furniture wise we keep it in New England, check out the article from NHFA on the last post for details. One of the biggest hits at the event was our, customized exclusively for Circle, FLOR display. What is FLOR you ask? FLOR makes do it yourself rug tiles made of recycled materials. FLOR tiles can be seen displayed in out store and our designers can help match your rug design to the room or vice versa. Come in now for…
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NHFA Comes Full Circle

Media
Nationa Home Furnishing Association wants the dish on the Green trends, so where do they turn? Why Circle of course! Our own Queen Bee and Sarah Cooney share their knowledge, a href="http://nhfa-retailer.epubxpress.com/link/hfrm/2008/mar/1"check it out/a.
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DOWN:2:EARTH

Events and Fundraisers, Green Design
Circle Furniture  WILL BE AT DOWN:2:EARTH (D2E) AN EXPLORATION INTO SUSTAINABLE LIVING MARCH 28-30, 2008 AT HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, BOSTON  Circle Furniture will be at D2E (Down:2:Earth), a sustainable lifestyle event being held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, March 28-30, 2008. D2E is an exploration into the movement that seeks answers on how to tread more lightly on the earth. It is an exposition of companies who are responding to consumer wishes for products that combine sustainability with style and innovation, as well as an education forum for learning about a greener lifestyle. More at www.d2eboston.com. A healthy home starts with a healthy environment. That's why at Circle Furniture we look for manufacturers that share our commitment to the environment. The woods used to make our wood products come from forests that are managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.…
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Sectionals With Style

Design Inspiration
For decades now, sectional seating and family-rooms have gone hand and hand. In the 1970’s, overstuffed monstrosities plunked down in front of television sets were a staple in lower level ”playrooms” from coast to coast. At some point in the early 1990’s, Americans collectively shifted to a more casual use of the previously designated “formal living room” and comfortable seating was promoted, finding it’s place on the main floor. By the end of the decade, with interest rates hovering around 5 percent, the family room addition became the home owners upgrade of choice, second only to kitchens and baths. Again, Americans sought out in search of great looking pieces with exceptional comfort for their gathering rooms. At that time, American Leather was among a handful of fashion forward furniture manufacturers…
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GREEN: We talk the talk AND Walk the walk

Green Design
We would like to point out a new collection from one of our FAV vendors, Vermont Tubbs. The Chelsea collection is featured in birch, a less grainy and more attractive wood for contemporary designs. The pieces are still available in all the same great finishes and, most importantly, made using new methods that help Vermont Tubbs continue to make headway on being sustainable and GREEN. Here are a few things that may be important to the Circle Furniture customers and readers. We use sustainable woods. We harvest our woods from local mills within 150 miles of our factory making us a bit greener than anyone importing lumber. We only do business with reputable mills that don't clear cut and that have regenerated forest growth. We use Sherwin Williams paints that…
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Something is missing in the bedroom

Design Inspiration
When designing your perfect bedroom don't forget the accent chair. A chair in your bedroom is something often overlooked when picking out the bed, dresser and lamps. Sometimes you want to curl up in the sanctuary that is your bedroom to relax or read a book, and you don't always want to lie down. I know if I lie down on that bed I am falling asleep, which is fine if its late, but not if its only 6 pm. A chair can create an atmosphere of a full room not just a place to sleep and can facilitate conversation as opposed to immediately lying down and flipping on the TV. Be sure to pick a chair that is cute and really ties the room together to avoid it being…
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