August Digital Edition

august casual living digital edition

Check out the August digital edition of Casual Living, covering a broad array of trends, personalities and insights. You’ll get an inside look at retailer Clive Daniel Home, as well as a conversation with Greg Voorhis, design director at Glen Raven, about the dedicated design team at Sunbrella. We also prepare you for Las Vegas Market with a preview of the hottest casual products, and take a first look at outdoor buyers who got a head start on the latest casual intros at the ICFA Preview Show. August Digital Edition

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  • Sunset West Strategy

    Sunset West Managing Director Wes Stewart reveals how specialty retailers can differentiate themselves from e-commerce sites and merchandise for more curated looks. Stewart also shares new designs and colors with Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson, who's quite comfortable in the new Redondo collection.

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Exterior Design

Exterior Design

See our new publication!  Exterior Design promises to showcase the best, most innovative product design across all key categories of outdoor.  With a unique vision and a focus on fashion, design, luxury and style, it's a must-see magazine for forward-thinking designers and high-end retailers. See the latest issue!


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  • Waynette Goodson

    Inside Out

    Waynette Goodson

    August 17, 2017

    “D” is for Design

    Strolling the halls of Chicago’s ICFA Preview Show last month, it was impossible not to feel the heavy influence of designers on the outdoor category. The 14th floor of The Mart is known as the designer’s level, and it’s where we found new, fully upholstered sofas at both Century Furniture and Anacara. “Outdoor upholstery won’t make it in the general retailer world,” predicts Deborah Dill, vice president, Anacara. “It’s a designer-placed piece.” On the 15th floor, both Castelle and Gloster displayed their designer collections front and center. Barclay Butera debuted his outdoor collection for Castelle ...

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  • Brian Eskew

    The Barbecue Lifestyle

    Brian Eskew

    August 15, 2017

    Change is Good

    Out with the old, in with the new . . . it’s too early for New Year’s resolutions, but the same slogan applies to your store displays. Let’s set the scene: It’s August and grill sales have been great. You’ve seen incredible attachment sales on grill accessories. Nearly every customer leaves the store with a handful of essential grilling items. Your sales team knows that every new grill should go home with a cover, grill brush and several more adventurous items. Yet by this time in the season, like most retail stores, your display is starting to show ...

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  • Alex Milstein

    One Stop Shop

    Alex Milstein

    July 27, 2017

    How one study can help you plan your social media strategy

    Still trying to figure out social media? Seems like everyone in the furniture industry is. Every day new research is published about what people do and don’t like from brands on social media. A few months ago, Sprout Social, a social media management company, found six of the top reasons consumers unfollow brands on social media. A new study from Sprout Social focused on behaviors consumers do and don’t like to see from brands on social media. Its findings can help you better plan your social media strategy. What to do: Honesty (86%), friendliness (83%) and helpfulness (78 ...

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    Las Vegas Luxe

    Designers and industry insiders gathered at Tableau at the Wynn for the Summer Soiree, hosted by the Las Vegas Market and Luxe Interiors+Design.

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