November Digital Edition


Don't miss the November digital edition of Casual Living! In this month’s issue, we look to the future of retail with a spotlight on technology. Assistant Editor Alex Milstein breaks down the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) and how they’re changing the furniture shopping experience. We also explain how building engagement on social media channels can boost business for retailers. 

Universe Study

You’ve waited two years, and it’s finally here! Casual Living’s biennial Universe Study offers a comprehensive snapshot of the outdoor category, highlighting its growth across all segments from furnishings to shade to grills.

Also in This Issue:

• Designer Viewpoint: A Beverly Hills backyard gets a glam makeover, thanks to renowned designer Christopher Grubb.

• Market Report: Our editors give you the inside scoop on all the new outdoor introductions at the High Point Market. Can you say Cobonpue?

• Casual Insights: Kathy Wall of The Media Matters offers insight on refreshing your brand.


November Digital Edition

Video Coverage

  • Casual Friday: Furnitureland South's expanding outdoor showroom

    Casual Living Assistant Editor Alex Milstein catches up with Blair Ingle, director of sales and marketing for Furnitureland South, to talk about why the company is dedicating more showroom space to the outdoor category and how much they expect it to grow.

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Exterior Design

Exterior Design Fall 2017

A new season means a fresh look at outdoor luxury in the fall issue of Exterior Design. From the Hollywood Hills to the penthouses of New York, we explore the most opulent outdoor spaces, products and designs. The Fifth Room has arrived in high style, and you don't want to miss it! See the latest issue!

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  • Alex Milstein

    One Stop Shop

    Alex Milstein

    November 20, 2017

    A short checklist for Small Business Saturday

    While big box stores have Black Friday and e-commerce websites have Cyber Monday, one of the most important shopping holidays for small businesses will commence on November 25: Small Business Saturday. Started by American Express and the non-profit National Trust for Historic Preservation back in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a day where small businesses can offer sales, discounts and fun activities to bring their communities together and support local businesses. If you’re a small business, it’s in your best interest to celebrate the holiday. Not only will it help with gaining new customers and highlighting the usefulness ...

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  • Waynette Goodson

    Casually Speaking

    Waynette Goodson

    November 16, 2017

    Designing the Outdoors

    Creating intimacy. Finding a focal point. The clever use of containers and antiques outside. These were just a few of the topics discussed in the panel titled “Decorating Outdoors,” led by Margot Shaw, editor in chief of Flower magazine. The session was just one of many in last weekend’s Southern Style Now design festival, located in beautiful downtown Savannah, Georgia. The event drew renowned designers from across the U.S. For this particular outdoor panel, Jon Carloftis, Summer Loftin and Troy Rhone weighed in on how they create great spaces for the 5th Room.  Q: What inspired you ...

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  • Waynette Goodson

    Inside Out

    Waynette Goodson

    November 15, 2017

    High Points

    When I went to my first fall High Point Market last year, I was told it wasn’t a big deal for the casual category, that not many outdoor manufacturers were there. That was a bit of an understatement. This year we counted about 70 outdoor makers, spread amid 180 buildings, so it is a challenging show to cover, to say the least. We were frankly surprised at the number of new companies and new collections, which kept us hopping throughout the entire show. Normally we might finish on the Tuesday, but this year we worked till day’s end ...

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