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Outdoor Style - Trends in outdoor furniture & accessories

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  • Home furnishings sales tick up in March

    March 2014 retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.8% adjusted month-to-month and 1.6% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. More

  • Everything … and the kitchen sink

    It’s a renovation of the American dream and it’s happening all over the country from East to West and North to South. It’s big business, but to grab it, one has to understand it. More

  • Rebuilding year

    The U.S. census bureau reported people spent more on remodeling their homes in 2013. Can casual furniture dealers grab a bigger piece of that business in 2014? More

  • Pantone unveils 2015 Home + Interiors forecast

    Pantone Home + Interiors 2015

    Global color authority Pantone today revealed its Pantone View Home + Interiors 2015 forecast, featuring nine key trend palettes expected to influence interiors next year. More

  • NRF reports home furnishings sales up in February

    February retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.2% adjusted month-to-month and 2.3% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation announced. More

  • ASLA survey highlights 2014 outdoor design trends

    Consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing, according to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. More

  • International Home + Housewares Show holding trend seminars

    Influential trend experts will share their insights as part of the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show educational sessions. More

  • Purple Reign

    Pantone has anointed its color of the year as Radiant Orchid, but soft pastels of other variations are evident. Natural tones continue to be popular as well as island-inspired designs and tempting textures. More

  • Everything old is new again

    Influences from the past permeated outdoor fabric offerings at the winter edition of Showtime, albeit with a decidedly modern touch. The semiannual fabric fair, held Dec. 8-11 in High Point, N.C., was awash in color, a trend that extended to its more traditional designs. 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

Detail Oriented: Fire Pits

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

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  • National Hardware Show

    May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014

    Las Vegas Convention Center

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Hospitality & Design Expo

    May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014

    Mandalay Bay Resort

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Showtime

    June 1, 2014 - June 4, 2014

    Market Square Textile Tower and other market buildings

    High Point, North Carolina