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Elaine Smith – The First and Only Luxury Outdoor Throw Pillows

  
  
  
  
Elaine Smith Luxury Outdoor Throw Pillows

For an ordinary pillow to become a quality outdoor throw pillow it needs to meet a few requirements. First off, it needs to be durable. It has to be able to withstand endless hours of sunshine and damaging UV rays without fading. It needs to be able to endure a rainstorm without rotting and growing mildew. The fabric should be machine washable because, lets face it, accidents happen. Things such as bleach and pool chlorine should not discolor the fabric. Secondly, because it’s a pillow it needs to be comfortable. No one’s first choice for a mid-day nap is to lay his or her head on a cozy brick. Lastly, it needs to be presentable. An outdoor throw pillow should compliment your outdoor furniture. Some like to coordinate the colors with their furniture or other decor in their backyard. Others like to get new pillows every year with a different fabric style to spruce up their outdoor areas. If a pillow can meet all of those requirements then it is suitable to be left outside.

What Are Phosphates And How Do They Affect Your Pool?

  
  
  
  
Sea Klear Phosphate Remover

What are phosphates in the pool? Most pool owners have heard of Phosphates in their pool probably from their pool professional. The basic explanation of a phosphate is that it is food for algae. Phosphates being present in your pool water will let an onset algae bloom thrive. The ideal amount of Phosphates present in a pool is zero, however some environments will not allow that so the goal is to keep them as minimal as possible.

What Kind of Outdoor Sofa Are You Most Like?

  
  
  
  
What Kind of Outdoor Sofa Are You Most Like

Let’s talk about the outdoor sofa. That big soft piece of furniture that’s patiently waiting your companionship. It welcomes both you and your company for a relaxing sit. It begs to absorb that weight off your shoulders and give you a reprieve from your worries. It is in fact an outdoor areas best friend. Without an outdoor sofa no backyard is complete. Where else will you retreat to when you want to appreciate an especially beautiful sunset? Where would you go when all you want to do is get lost in a book only coming up for air to drink from your wine glass? When you want to ingest a peaceful breeze and let the sounds of nature rock you to sleep? Sure there are perhaps several ways to enjoy all of this but we argue there is no better way than from loving grasps of an outdoor sofa.

Groovystuff – Repurposed Teak Outdoor Furniture

  
  
  
  
Groovystuff Repurposed Teak Outdoor Furniture

“One person’s junk is another person’s treasure” is an old adage that most are familiar with and it can be traced back to the 16th century. It may be a popular 500 year old saying but it wasn’t until 1998 that it took on such a visual and comfortable meaning. That was when Chris Bruning founded the furniture company Groovystuff that specializes in making rustic furniture out of re-claimed teak wood.

Swimming Pool Maintenance: Spring Cleaning

  
  
  
  
SeaKlear - Free And Klear

As the weather is encouraging us to be outside we tend to look at our pools more than we do in the winter. Now that your pool has your attention there are some steps you need to take to ensure that is ready for the busy months ahead. Here are some things to make spring maintenance a breeze and help you to get in a routine for summer maintenance. 

Outdoor Designs - A Slice of Paradise

  
  
  
  
Outdoor Designs Paradise

 

Designing Outdoor Spaces

Paradise Valley, Arizona is a much-desired community east of Phoenix tucked in between Mummy Mountain and Camelback Mountain. Its beauty is so legendary that many celebrities and sports stars like Muhammad Ali, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks, and Dan Quayle call it home. For one Paradise Valley couple though, they just wanted to create their very own slice of paradise.

Commercial Outdoor Furniture – Woodard

  
  
  
  
Albion Bistro Furniture

Previously we discussed how Woodard patio furniture is building on their 140-year history. Now we would like to highlight their line of commercial grade outdoor furniture. In fact, Woodard offers so many different types of collections of commercial grade patio furniture that they have created a whole division to encompass them all. Their “In-Stock” furniture is where you’ll find their aluminum, wrought iron and wicker commercial collections. All of these collections are built to be able to withstand the demanding life of catering to thousands of guest every season. These pieces are lightweight yet durable which makes moving them around easy and most of the pieces are stackable. As well, these collections are massed produced to be able to fill a high volume order at any given time and will ship in two to four weeks.

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Outdoor Areas

  
  
  
  
New Year's Resolutions For Your Outdoor Areas

New Year’s Eve is that special time of the year where you reflect upon the year that was. Depending on how you think your year went it’s either a cause of celebration or a cold reality check. We hope that you’re planning on celebrating your many accomplishments and that we have somehow played a part in it. For those that feel their life is need of some change, finding direction can be a challenge. If the improvement lies within unfortunately I fear this piece will not be of much use to you. If the improvement involves your backyard and outdoor areas, then you have definitely come to the right place. Below you will find some ideas on how to improve your yard this year with links to articles we previously wrote with much more detail.

Christmas Fantasy at Today’s Patio – 2013

  
  
  
  
Christmas Fantasy at Todays Patio 2013

With Halloween behind us and November well underway it is officially Christmas season at Today’s Patio. All of our showrooms have moved outdoor furniture to the side to make way for more than 70 artificial Christmas trees and hundreds of ornaments. To find out what we can expect to see and some trends that are emerging we sat down with our two Christmas tree, ornaments and décor experts; Jeff Connit formally of the original Marshall Fields of Chicago and Dalon Faulstick formally of Paddock’s Magic of Christmas.

Recent Outdoor Furniture Trends At Today's Patio

  
  
  
  
Lanai High Back Wing Chairs

Synthetic wicker furniture remains a strong category for the new season. Today’s Patio will be adding Laurent by Ebel in driftwood weave and Coronado by Sunset West in congnac weave. Look for the Tommy Bahama Lanai high back wing chair this fall in our Scottsdale store (Pictured to the right).

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