Dallas recently played host to the Total Home & Gift Market show this last June. At this event indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories vendors from around the world showcase their latest products. Industry buyers then make their selections of new products that they are going to purchase and carry in their stores. We sent our two outdoor accessory product experts who combined have over 60 years of experience and have been with Today's Patio for over 10 years. Jeff Connit formally of the original Marshall Fields of Chicago and Dalon Faulstick formally of Paddock’s Magic of Christmas made selections that will be available for purchase at your favorite Today’s Patio locations next year. Below are a few insights they came home with.
Trends are notoriously difficult to predict, even for those closest to the subject in question; we all know hot fashions can go out of style in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, sometimes emerging trends are impossible to miss. As outdoor furniture insiders, we're receiving some clear signals as to what's going to be in vogue for 2013.
The right patio umbrella can transform the ambiance of your outdoor space to one of elegant dining, relaxation with loved ones, a wild beach party, or anywhere else your imagination and creativity takes you -- regardless of your space or budget limitations.In fact the sheer variety of sizes, styles, and features may be a little overwhelming at first. There are a few important factors to consider when comparing patio furniture umbrellas to ensure you get the best fit for your unique home.
Wicker outdoor furniture is appealing in nearly any patio landscape. There is something about wicker patio furniture that invites relaxation and serenity, without sacrificing the overall outdoor ambience. In other words, wicker outdoor furniture can accent your outdoor space while creating a friendly, enjoyable atmosphere perfect for lingering with guests, spending a relaxing evening with loved ones, or simply enjoying some alone time with a good book.
Outdoor patio furniture covers are a great solution to keep your outdoor patio furniture in tip top shape. Once you've made an investment in the perfect patio furniture, you don't want it to become dirty or damaged. Outdoor patio furniture covers will not only keep your furniture looking clean, it can also extend the life of your furniture by protecting it from the elements. Extreme weather, dirt and dust can cause your outdoor patio furniture to dull and crack, even if the furniture is made of weather-resistant materials.
Relaxing by the pool after a quick swim. Enjoying great conversation and cool refreshments with friends. Stargazing and beautiful city lights at night. These are the things that summer brings, and outdoor patio wicker furniture is the perfect accessory to help you make the most of your outdoor spaces during this time.
With all the innovations in outdoor living in recent years, it’s no wonder people are having a hard time knowing where to begin creating their own private backyard escape. Choosing the right outdoor furniture to fit your lifestyle and needs can sometimes be daunting, so we’ve listed some easy steps to help you get started.