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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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All You Need to Know About Green Furniture

When Kermit the Frog said it wasn’t easy being green, he obviously had never reclined in an eco-friendly chair. Over the years, the eco-friendly furniture industry has worked to find balance between functionality, stability and style and, spoiler alert: Eco-friendly furniture is here to stay. Fortunately, more and more manufacturers are choosing eco-friendly materials and processes, and you’ll continue to see plenty of “green” options … Continue reading All You Need to Know About Green Furniture

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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