What is your definition of outdoor living? Do you define it in the sense of creating and enjoying an outdoor living room, dining room, or play room? Or, do you consider anything that you do outside to be included in the scope of outdoor living? Neither is right…or wrong. It is a personal definition that relates to how you live and what you enjoy.
Today, the term outdoor living has been adopted by the outdoor furniture industry to describe the art of living one’s life at home both inside and outside, with nearly equal emphasis placed on each. . . . → Read More: The Culture of Outdoor Living
Today’s topic is taken from the pages of Furniture Today, a trade publication that is read by nearly everyone in the furniture industry. The title says it all but it doesn’t say anything new to those of us in the casual, aka outdoor, furniture industry.
Furniture Today, with sister publication Casual Living, conducted a survey in 2014 among Apartment Therapy readers. The results are heart-warming: outdoor dining is popular and continues to be on a trajectory path. According to the survey, “more than seven out of ten consumers own an outdoor dining set”, twenty-one percent “plan to . . . → Read More: We Love Eating Outside
Outdoor furniture is stepping up its game with a new take on the old picnic table set. What used to be a plank-styled redwood or pine picnic table that came with two (often attached) benches, has become a fashion statement and never, ever called a picnic table any more.
Better Homes and Gardens
Picnic tables lost their appeal several decades ago as outdoor furniture styles increased in selection and styling. Not content to sit at a table with uncomfortable backless benches—not to mention on something that more than likely would give you splinters—homeowners . . . → Read More: The Picnic Table Revisited