Elaine Smith

Casual Market 2018 Recap

No matter where they call home, consumers want to spend more time outdoors. And why not? With casual living so embedded in the mainstream that it has become a lifestyle, sitting down for a quiet…

ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners

The International Casual Furnishings Association (IFCA) announced this week the winners of its Design Excellence competition, recognizing 11 manufacturers of outdoor home furnishings and accessories …

6 Insider Tips for Styling an Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Room

Eating bistecca in the backyard will never replace a trip to Tuscany, but with the right design elements, it can come pretty close.   “Although every family’s needs are different, people continue to…
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