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Celerie Kemble

With projects in some of the most posh locales around the country, designer Celerie Kemble knows how a designer's touch can transform an outdoor space. Read more!

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Total retail sales for chat groups reached an estimated $1.09 billion in 2015, according to the 2015 Casual Living Universe Study. That’s a 6.4% increase over 2014’s sales of $1.02 billion. Read the full report.

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The August issue our Designer Issue! See additional coverage on the Chicago Preview Show, our Designer Spotlight and Design Excellence nominees!

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  • Bridget_Driscoll

    Casual Marketing

    Bridget Driscoll

    August 25, 2016

    Online Marketing: Where to Start

    In my blog titled “Online Marketing: 5 Tips for Furniture Retailers,” I got so excited about sharing my SEO knowledge that I forgot a crucial point: Start at the beginning! Let’s say hypothetically that your brand has just created a website. It has awesome images, lots of good information and maybe even an e-commerce component. You’re super-proud of it and all the hard work—time and expense—you’ve put in it. Unfortunately, none of this will matter if your website isn’t indexed. What does indexing mean? As of August 24 2016, the World Wide Web contains ...

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    Outdoor Focus

    Jennifer Bringle

    August 17, 2016

    Going for the Gold

    If you’re like me, you’ve been glued to your television the past week watching coverage of the Summer Olympics in Rio. I’m a sports fan in general (it’s hard to grow up in college basketball country and not be), but there’s something special about the Olympics that really gets me going every four years. It's fun to feel part of something that can unite a country around a common goal. Particularly in a year as politically polarizing as this election cycle has been, the sense of national camaraderie feels even sweeter. I felt that ...

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  • Waynette Goodson

    Inside Out

    Waynette Goodson

    August 15, 2016

    An Eye for Design

    Now here’s an issue that thrills me from my Chanel eye glasses to my Prada-clad toes – the Designer Issue. Sigh. Once upon a time I worked on Seventh Avenue in New York as a fit model (back before size 6 became the new 14). Today I still have the fashion fever, and one’s home is certainly an extension of one’s style. So I’m so excited that upscale designers are having such an impact on the “5th Room.” The slogan “You’ve come a long way, baby,” perhaps best describes the metamorphosis the outdoor space has undergone ...

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    September 12, 2016 - September 14, 2016

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    September 20, 2016 - September 23, 2016

    Merchandise Mart