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  • Ring in the new

    Welcome 2014! With this New Year comes the chance to start fresh and to anticipate what the future has in store for us and for the industry. None of us, of course, has a way to predict anything, but we can tap experts and analysts to help us spot the trends. More

  • Lessons learned from 2013

    I Hope 2013 was A year of Learning, Experimenting, Growing And profitability. As I reflect on this past year, 2013 was a year filled with lessons. Here's a few of my takeaways, for what they are worth: More

  • The Internet of It All

    Back In 1995, light years ago from A technology standpoint, I worked for a sister publication of Furniture/ Today and Casual Living. It was called TWICE - This Week In Consumer Electronics. We hustled like newshounds each day to write our front page stories and fill the weekly tabloid paper with the latest news. At some point, an editor named Catherine started trolling the aisles, sticking her head into our cubicles and asking for stories for the publication's fledgling website. No one paid... More

  • Color, design and market trends

    Outdoor Building Products And Décor Have seen continued growth over the past five years despite less than positive economic conditions. Color tracking over the same period has indicated consolidation of product portfolios until 2012 when there was a shift to increasing the number of new product introductions. More

  • Eco Friendly

    Forget about what Kermit said. The already substantial list of companies continues to grow as more manufacturers go green - without sacrificing any style or longevity. Making furniture from repurposed or reclaimed materials is here to stay. More

  • Outdoor Kitchens

    While only 4% of U.S. consumers currently own an outdoor kitchen, nearly half of those with an outdoor room would like to add an outdoor kitchen to their space. That's one of the findings from the nearly 5,000 U.S. consumers answering Casual Living and HGTV's exclusive Consumer Views Survey. More

  • Fire Pits

    "The category is exploding," said Agio's VP Doug Peppler. The company now has 26 SKUs in its line. From their humble beginnings, fire pits have literally become the center of attention with shapes, finishes and sizes for all occasions. A late summer staple, the fire pit is especially popular now in chat tables, a variety of bar heights and styles that convert with a cover to a coffee table option. More

  • Bringing The Indoors Out

    Homeowners are Spending more To transform their outdoor spaces into another room of the house, expanding the overall foot print of the home. More

  • Three Coins partners with Turner's Fine Furniture

    Three Coins Cast Windsor Collection

    Outdoor furniture manufacturer Three Coins Cast is now retailing its Windsor collection exclusively through Turner's Fine Furniture Stores in Georgia. More

  • Nearly half of Americans finished with holiday shopping

    New data from America's Research Group and Inmar say nearly half of Americans have finished their holiday shopping, with the hold-outs looking for a few more last-minute deals. More

Detail Oriented: Fire Pits

SUNNY DESIGNSDistinctive swirls, patterns and curves make these fire pits intriguing decorative options for outdoor spaces

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