A Guide to Outdoor Deep Seating Cushions (and More)

Spending time with family and friends outside is one of the most reinvigorating and enjoyable uses of free time. When outfitting your deck, patio, or porch with durable outdoor furniture you must choose between several contenders, including slatted Adirondack chairs and gentle rocking chairs that can withstand the elements and deliver hours of comfort. However, if you want the ultimate furniture piece for prolonged rest … Continue reading A Guide to Outdoor Deep Seating Cushions (and More)

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How to Buy an Outdoor Rocking Chair

Rocking chairs have been the preferred method of watching a sunset or soaking in the world outside your front door for nearly three centuries. Rocking chairs were initially used primarily in gardens, and resembled simple dining chairs with sloped rockers attached to their feet. We’ve come a long way in furniture design over the course of 300 years, and now there are a dizzying variety … Continue reading How to Buy an Outdoor Rocking Chair

How to Shop for an Adirondack Chair

Classic Adirondack chairs are designed for maximum relaxation outdoors, whether you’re sipping tea on the patio or soaking up some sun poolside. The Adirondack chair provides excellent support due to its backward sloping seat and back that sits close to the ground. Many types of Adirondack chairs feature contoured seats and backs for additional comfort. The wide arms provide a convenient place to balance a … Continue reading How to Shop for an Adirondack Chair

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How to Purchase Patio Furniture

How much time do you take searching for the perfect living room sofa or the right style chair for a space? Usually, you don’t just run to the store and pick one up along with your groceries. Think of your outdoor furniture as an investment in your outdoor living space. Patio furniture is still furniture, and making the right investment will ensure you love your deck … Continue reading How to Purchase Patio Furniture

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The Chaise: A Long History

Marilyn Monroe drapes her voluptuous curves across a chaise lounge as she gazes seductively into the camera snapping her photo. Roman senators sip plum-colored glasses of wine as they recline on similar chairs. French courtesans adjust their tightly bound bosoms, fanning themselves as they catch a short rest. They’re popular both as interior furniture or at the poolside. The chaise lounge—or, what the French more accurately … Continue reading The Chaise: A Long History

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Off the Rocker: A Brief History of One of America’s Favorite Chairs

President John F. Kennedy utilized a custom-designed rocking chair to help his chronic back pain, keeping one of the iconic chairs in nearly every room of the White House. Author Harper Lee plunked her characters down in rocking chairs in To Kill a Mockingbird. Enter any child’s nursery, and you’ll find some form of chair that rocks—glider, rocking armchair, or traditional rocker. And your grandparents or … Continue reading Off the Rocker: A Brief History of One of America’s Favorite Chairs

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Green Furniture Infographic

Did you know there’s such a thing as green furniture? No, not the color green, (although we do offer that), ‘green’ as in eco-friendly. Eco-friendly furniture is helping the environment one chair at a time. In our “Green Furniture: The Benefits of Eco-Furniture” infographic, see how the industry is trying to find balance between functionality and stability. If you learn something new, be sure to share this infographic … Continue reading Green Furniture Infographic

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Discover Your “Ahh” Moment in an Adirondack Chair

My plane lit over the water, casting a long shadow over the toy-size boats that churned through the harbor leaving a whispery-white wake. Two hours later, I opened the door to a shingled cottage perched on a Cape Cod lake. The windows were open for my arrival, curtains billowing in the lilting breeze, making it seem as though the house exhaled a cooling breath. It … Continue reading Discover Your “Ahh” Moment in an Adirondack Chair

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Get the Height Right: Dining vs. Counter vs. Bar Height Stools & Chairs for Your Outdoor Living Space

Walk into any furniture store—indoors or outdoors—and suddenly you need to make a bunch of decisions. Things you didn’t necessarily think to consider: whether you like a softer or firmer cushion, what size table you need to accommodate your family and fit into a certain space, what height stools you need for your counter or bar. The latter conundrum—bar-height versus counter-height chairs and stools—tends to … Continue reading Get the Height Right: Dining vs. Counter vs. Bar Height Stools & Chairs for Your Outdoor Living Space