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Outdoor Style - Trends in outdoor furniture & accessories

New product introductions for outdoor living covering dining sets, outdoor lamps & lighting, outdoor rugs, barbecues, grills and 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

  • 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

Casual Market Videos

Klaussner at Casual Market

Join Senior Editor Jennifer Bringle as she interviews exhibitors and attendees about trends and issues at the Casual Market Chicago. (Videos are sponsored by Richloom.)

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