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Deep Seating - Wicker, Teak, Cushions

New conversation and chat groups for outdoor living including trends in material, deep seating and more.
  • Outdoor Spaces Report for 2015

    Outdoor Spaces

    The patio is the most habited outdoor space, used by one-third of consumers answering the 2015 Casual Living and Apartment Therapy’s exclusive Outdoor Decorating Survey. More

  • Video Coverage of Fall 2015 High Point Market

    Kannoa video at market

    Join Editorial Director Vicky Jarrett as she interviews exhibitors and attendees about trends and issues at the High Point Market. More

  • Missing Link

    Pops of yellow

    Blurring Lines Between A Home’s indoor and outdoor spaces has long been a successful component of exterior design, and this concept was at the heart of a recent project by Baker Design Group of Carrollton, Texas, for a nearby Lewisville homeowner. More

  • Brown Jordan introduces Verge

    With its Bauhaus styling, Brown Jordan’s Verge collection creates a refined indoor look with an outdoor application. More

  • Consumer Buying Trends: Dining Sets

    Dining Sets Research

    Nationally, 3.8% of U.S. households purchased an outdoor dining set in 2014, spending $2.1 billion at retail. This year, even more households, 4.0% in total, have an outdoor dining set in their purchasing plans. Translated into actual numbers, 4.7 million households plan to buy a dining set in 2015. More

  • Consumer Buying Trends: Conversation/chat groups

    Consumer Buying Trends

    It's a big number: 1.9 million – that's how many U.S. households purchased a conversation or chat group in 2014. This year, 1.5% of U.S. households, another 1.7 million, plan to buy a conversation or chat group. More

  • Casual Designers' Report for 2015

    Designers Report

    Nine out of 10 casual designers focus on entertaining friends and family when designing outdoor spaces for clients, according to the exclusive 2015 Causal Living Designer Survey. Relaxing was the next activity at 86%, followed by grilling/cooking/barbequing at 84%. More

  • Merchandising Awards

    Best Overall Merchandising Award Single-store:  Martin Viette Nursery, founded in 1929 in East Norwich, N.Y., makes the most of its garden offerings to display its outdoor furnishings lineup to the best visual advantage.


  • Merchandising Matters

    About a month ago I had the pleasure of joining the judging panel for the annual Casual Living Merchandising Awards. As my fellow judges and I pored over the entries to make the difficult decision of choosing the winners, I couldn’t help but marvel at all the different ways casual retailers utilize the spaces in their stores to display products. A strong merchandising strategy is so important to the success of a store, and while the winners of our awards definitely get that, some retailers don’t seem to fully understand how critical this piece of the retail puzzle ... More

  • Outdoor Dining Metro Market Projections

    Outdoor Dining Set

    Outdoor dining sales are projected to expand 16.1% over the next five years, from $2.1 billion in 2014 to $2.5 billion in 2019, according to Casual Living market research and Easy Analytic Software Inc. More

  • Fabric Survey 2015

    Fabric survey 2015

    Nearly two-thirds of outdoor retailers and designers predict the neutrals color group will be best-selling in 2015 for cushions, according to Casual Living's exclusive 2015 Fabric Survey. More

  • Blending Indoors and Out

    Now that 2015 has arrived, it’s time to create something new. Of course, any creation has been influenced by what has gone on before from the beginning of time. New versions have to fit into the existing and ever-changing context of the world around us. More

High Point Videos

Kannoa video at market

Join Editorial Director Vicky Jarrett as she interviews exhibitors and attendees about trends and issues at the High Point Market. See the videos!