outdoor living

Sunbrella
Consumers are prioritizing comfort and function in their outdoor furnishings, investing in upholstery that will stand up to the elements, like Sunbrella’s performance fabrics.

Outdoor Living Manufacturers Respond to Changing Lifestyle Needs

For years, designers have reported their clients’ desires for functional outdoor living spaces designed as an extension of the indoors and often included as part of an overall design project from the…
The Lighting Doctor, Landscape Lighting
Randall Whitehead discusses how exterior lighting can elevate a space.

Lighting Up a Garden of Earthly Delights

I think that with all of this sheltering-in-place is making us re-access our outdoor spaces, at least those of us have a little patch of green. Consider adding some exterior lighting, it has a lot of…
Madcap Cottage
This cheerful Catskills, NY, screen porch designed by Madcap Cottage mixes patterns and materials.

How Consumers Are Optimizing Outdoor Spaces in a Time of Coronavirus

Whether a sun porch, patio or balcony, taking advantage of outdoor living spaces has never been more on the radar than now, as the coronavirus pandemic around the globe has canceled travel and…
Laurence Carr Beyond Aesthetics Setting an Outdoor Table
Laurence Carr shares the importance of setting an ambience for outdoor dining.

Setting an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Table for Summer Months

As those of us in the Northern Hemisphere begin to experience longer and warmer days, we are drawn to our backyards, our decks, our terraces and our balconies. Whether we live in the heart of a big…
ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association announced that its “Charting Tomorrow Together” Educational Conference – #ICFAEdCon2020 – scheduled for February 4-7, has sparked an unprecedented level…

Outdoor Product Trends, Highlights from Chicago's 2019 Casual Market

Casual Market is the world’s largest exhibition of outdoor furnishings and accessories, presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association and the Mart. This year’s market, held Sept. 10-…
Allison Paladino Century Furniture outdoor space
Interior designer Allison Paladino, who imbued the outdoor space of this modern Palm Beach home with the feel of a luxury resort hotel, is sailing into the Casual Market this month with the wind at her back and a new outdoor collection for Century Furniture.

Interior Looks and Connection to Nature Drive Outdoor Design Trends

Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols called the remarkable effects of water on health and well-being “blue mind” in his bestselling book about how being near water can make a person happier.…
Jensen Nest Sofa
Solid textures are key in our fabric offering as they compliment the wood designs, rather than compete,” Wansor says about Jensen Leisure’s pieces. Pictured here is the Nest sofa.

Outdoor Living Color Trends and Beyond

When it comes to design, outdoor spaces are becoming just as important as the inside of a home. In fact, when we reached out to outdoor furnishings manufacturers to ask about trends in this category…

Treasure Garden Geo-Black Outdoor Rug

The Geo-Black from the 2020 Treasure Garden Outdoor Rug Silver Collection features a crisp repeating hexagon pattern in shades of black and gray. The neutral color story allows for a calming unity in…

Throw Open the Doors

As outdoor living continues to enjoy wild popularity among homeowners — from lush container gardens on a loft patio to expansive decks with vistas across swimming pools to outdoor kitchens for…