Outdoor

Watermark Living patio set
The eclecticism of indoor decorating is moving out and Watermark Living is targeting the design community with collections that help designers bridge the divide. Here, Watermark Living takes mixed media to the next level with a patterned poly-lumber table top on an aluminum base, combined with synthetic woven and sling chairs. PoliSoul offers the warm hues, heft and texture of vintage teak and can stand up to harsh sun, waves and winds season after season.

Watermark Living Sets Sights on Design Community

Watermark Living is seeking to elevate its presence in the design community on a number of fronts, most recently by partnering with Steelyard, the trade-only digital platform that allows designers to…

30th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have released the full list of finalists for the 30th Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, January 18, 2019. The ARTS…
outdoor lighting ideas house facade
Well done exterior lighting draws people to a home without visually overpowering the architecture or the landscaping. Photo by Misha Bruk.

Exterior Lighting Techniques

To most homeowners, outdoor lighting means a pair of decorative wall sconces by the front door, a few lights along the walkway and perhaps floodlights for security. Exterior lighting can do much more…

4 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Houzz & Home Report

Each year, Houzz.com releases its annual report on home renovation trends, and its 2018 Houzz & Home Report delivered key findings and helpful insights as to what homeowners are renovating and…

Ode to Outdoor (Lighting)

If interior lighting is the delicious strawberry cream cheese filling between the perfect layers of sponge cake, then outdoor lighting is, of course, the icing on the cake. (Or maybe we’ve just been…
Steve Elton Larry Smith ICFA
Steve Elton (left) and Larry Smith

ICFA Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Recipients

Steve Elton, Chief Brand Curator for Brown Jordan, and Larry Smith, owner of Village Green Home and Garden in Rockford, IL, are recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the…
Patio with furniture and fireplace overlooking golf course at sunset
Photos on this page: Wendy McEahern Photography; architect/builder: Woods Design Builders

Last Look With Violante & Rochford Interiors

Santa Fe-based designers Michael Violante and Paul Rochford share more than just a firm — they’re also married. For this patio, the duo, owners of Violante & Rochford Interiors, balanced beauty…

Castelle, Biltmore Partner For Giveaway Promotion

Subsequent to the recent debut of the Biltmore® by Castelle outdoor furniture collection, Castelle announced the sponsorship of a giveaway promotion being held in connection with the unveiling of the…
Outdoor kitchen and dining space with fireplace designed by Tres Jolie Maison
Designers Sue-Jolie Rioux and Timothy Boylan of Tres Jolie Maison design outdoor living spaces like this Florida outdoor kitchen to be an extension of in the indoors.

In the Outdoor Kitchen with Tres Jolie Maison

Part of the outdoor living trend, al fresco kitchens are having their moment in the sun — or shade as the case may be. As more consumers choose to stay home and entertain rather than go out on the…
outdoor stairwell LED lighting
Traditional step lights don’t light stairs evenly, but there are newer options available now that do. Photography by Randall Whitehead.

Stepping Up: Stairwell Lighting

Lighting stairways has always been a bit of a challenge. There are many more choices to make today than there used to be. This is a good thing. Which one is the right one for you, though, is the real…