outdoor living

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-…

Blue Sky Thinking: How 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.…

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…

April 2019

This month's features include Made in the United States product and how custom home furnishings are captivating designers, retailers and consumers. Also learn how instagram can impact your business…

How to Elevate Outdoor Designs

Interior designers who attended the Outdoor Design Conference yesterday at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago walked away from the event with great tips for making outdoor spaces shine for…

3 Tips for Combining Outdoor Living and Aging-in-Place Designs

The Outdoor Design Conference is happening today at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. Now in its sixth year, the conference brings interior designers together for a day of education and networking. The…

Outdoor Design Conference Coming to Chicago in March

In recent years, the line between indoor and outdoor living has blurred. It used to be that these two areas never crossed paths, and they rarely shared the same design styles. Interiors mattered most…

Mariah Maydew to Chair ICFA Retail Council

Mariah Maydew, President of Fruehauf’s Patio and Garden in Boulder, CO, is serving as the 2019 Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association (IFCA) Retail Council following four years as…
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