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Recycled Comfort

Espresso Classic Dining Set by EON

Many homeowners want the look of real wood furniture, but without the upkeep associated with it. Faux-wood furniture is rising in popularity and can easily pass as the real deal. Some manufacturers (like Poly-Wood) use raw recycled materials, such as milk jugs laundry detergent bottles, to create comfortable and green furniture. Others (like EON) use a highly engineered polymer to resemble the feel and look of natural wood.

The EON Classic Dining set truly delivers the look of natural wood without the hassles of annual maintenance. Beautifully designed and generously proportioned, this Classic Dining set is the perfect addition to any outdoor living space. The set includes a 42-inch x 72-inch table that comfortably seats 6 and is available in Teak and Espresso (pictured above).

The Chippendale Dining Chair from Poly-Wood

Inspired by 18th century design, the new Chippendale dining chair by Poly-Wood features the fine, intricate details of the classic Chippendale style. The Chippendale dining chair pairs a unique, terraced lattice back with a curve, for a more comfortable and relaxing feel. The Chippendale chair is available in six traditional colors and in three different heights: dining, counter and bar.



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Charcoal Grillin’

The Charcoal Kettle Series by Napoleon

Charcoal has been a staple in the barbecue world for decades. Generations (both young and old) can recall summers sipping lemonade while smelling the sweet, smoky scent of burgers on the grill. Although there are now many different types of outdoor cookers on the market, charcoal grills remain a favorite among barbecue fanatics. Check out these updated charcoal grills:

The Charcoal Kettle Series by Napoleon provides 356 square inches of total cooking area with a 22.5-inch diameter. An offset, hinged lid is included to provide safe operation over the cooking surface. Other features include an ACCU-PROBET temperature gauge and corrosion-resistant air vent; a heavy-gauge steel charcoal grate and cast-iron hinged cooking grids, with three height adjustments for fast and easy indirect cooking.

Aurora A830i Dual Fuel Grill from the Fire Magic line by R.H. Peterson

For grillers who appreciate both the convenience of gas and the unmistakable aroma and flavor that comes with hardwood cooking, Fire Magic from R.H. Peterson is pleased to present the Aurora A830i Dual Fuel Grill. An easy-to-use 26,000 BTU gas burner is designed to quickly ignite the charcoal or wood fuel, eliminating the need for toxic lighter fluids. The addition of the A830i Dual Fuel Grill is another way Fire Magic is making the perfect outdoor kitchen a reality.



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In the Spotlight: Pride Family Brands

The French Quarter Collection from Pride Family Brands

Pride Family Brands understands that homeowners want to make a statement with the furniture they select for their outdoor spaces. And with people pouring more money into their backyards and patio spaces, Pride Family Brands has been able to cater to customers who want high-end furniture that will not only wow friends and family, but will also provide the utmost in comfort and quality. This week, specialty retailers attending the ICFA Preview Show in Chicago were introduced to some of Pride Family Brands’ beautiful designs. Check out these two new collections that will be debuting for the 2013 season.

The French Quarter Collection combines the classic décor of New Orleans’ famous neighborhood with the tranquility of the outdoors. It is constructed of cast and extruded aluminum (in a woven aluminum) bordered by curving and ornamental castings. On the cushioned units, the weather resistant tailored cushioning features a cast aluminum button tufting, exhibiting attention to detail and a finished look.

The Monterey Collection from Pride Family Brands

The Monterey Collection is the first offering in Pride Family Brands’ vintage style category. It is constructed of outdoor durable cast and extruded aluminum, features a simple linear back design with nail head detailing, and arm and leg castings. The weather resistant cushioning features a cast aluminum single button tufting.



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Functional and Fashionable Fireplaces

Majestic Triumph Direct Vent Gas Insert by Monessen Hearth Systems

Whether it’s a modern, sleek design or a traditional brick- and-mortar model, a fireplace can be a great centerpiece to any room in the home. Fireplaces provide warmth, comfort, and a place for family and friends to gather and chat while enjoying the crackling flames. Thanks to recent innovations, fireplaces are both functional and fashionable, giving consumers a variety of options for heating their homes. Here are two that are particularly noteworthy.

The Majestic Triumph Direct Vent Gas Insert by Monessen Hearth Systems features four different finishing choices and an array of interior design combinations. Homeowners will be inspired by the range of styles, and the Triumph insert delivers the efficient performance they expect. And with the exclusive Total Signature Command system, the fireplace controls are always right at their fingertips.

Miles Industries’ Valor L1 Linear Series

Miles Industries’ Valor L1 Linear Series showcases leading edge design, quality finishes, and high efficiency. The L1 Series combines Valor’s proven performance with the latest linear design. This eye-catching model provides two stunning fuel bed designs (known as the Long Beach and Murano Glass), both backed by steady, radiant warmth. Firebed liners include sand and fluted, black fluted, and black reflective enamel.


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Bold Fun

Phifer’s Cacao Fantasy Designed Fabrics Collection

Earth tones and sea greens are no longer the only fabric choices available for outdoor furniture and umbrellas. Much to the delight of decorators and homeowners, cheerful colors are no longer reserved just for interior spaces. Everything from bright pinks and warm reds to deep purples and brilliant blues are rising in popularity and will add a spark of life to any outdoor setting.

Create an exotic escape – move to the jungle beat of the Aloha pattern – with Phifer’s Cacao Fantasy Designed Fabrics Collection. Part tribal, part leafy tropical, this collection’s warm red and dark chocolate brown hues (balanced by oyster cream) are the perfect fit for groups accented by an outdoor fireplace.

Sangria Collection by Sunbrella

Fabrics in the new Sangria Collection by Sunbrella add warmth and cheer to any space. Hot pink grounds this collection and is balanced by hints of plum and melon. Easy-to-clean Sunbrella fabrics mean you never have to worry about staining, fading or the perils of everyday living.





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Sweet Dreams…Outdoors

TUUCI’s Mercury Bed and Sun Lounge

An outdoor bedroom may seem like a stretch, but with outdoor kitchens and outdoor family rooms all the rage, it’s not surprising that luxurious outdoor bedrooms would soon follow. Homeowners can now enjoy an afternoon snooze on one of the many outdoor beds that manufacturers are starting to release. Here are just a couple.

TUUCI’s Mercury bed and sun lounge is constructed with TUUCI’s polished-titanium Armor-wall Talunminum frame and modular marine-grade components. High-performance fabric cushions, bed coverings, and sheer privacy curtains, all topped with shade, create the ultimate in open-air relaxation.

Ebel Dreux Daybed

Ebel is pleased to offer its Dreux collection, new woven wicker designs in two brand new colors (Driftwood & Chestnut) both with a new wide weave. In addition to its beautiful and luxurious new daybed, the Dreux collection also includes deep seating and dining pieces.




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Quality Flames

PIVOT MODEL Fire Pit Safety Screen from Aspen Industries

Aspen Industries takes extreme pride in the quality of their hearth and firepit products. Their Master Flame gas log brand is known for its realistic look and full flames while their Royal Series of gas coal effect burners are perfect for homeowners with smaller fireplaces. Here are a couple of products from Aspen Industries to check out:

For round-shaped pits, this Master Flame brand screen covers and prevents sparks and embers from flying out of the firepit, even in windy conditions. Both ends of the “clam shell” designed screen pivot open, allowing access to tend the fire on either end. Each screen is made to order and comes in sizes from 24 inches to 80 inches in diameter.

MASTER FLAME ELITE® Triple Burner Gas Log System from Aspen Industries

Master Flame’s sandless, straight port injection triple burner system (with baffling and diverters) provides the liveliest and most natural-looking flame and burn–noticeably superior to grate/burner/sand/pan log sets. The elevated back log supports, combined with the forward, rear and ember pan burners, give Elite gas log sets a brighter, fuller flame and the most natural wood-burning appearance available.



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Broil King for BBQ

Broil King’s New Line of Barbecue Accessories

Canada-based Onward Manufacturing prides itself in producing quality grills and grilling accessories that celebrate a relaxed and casual environment. Whether used for a family or a group of friends, a high-performance Broil King grill (and its accessories) is the perfect choice for customers who love alfresco dining and great tasting food.

For 2012, Broil King launched a line of professional grilling accessories to complement and enhance the outdoor cooking experience. This premium line includes the Deep Dish Grill Wok and Stone Grill Set, both of which enable barbecue fans to create restaurant quality meals in their own backyards.

Broil King Keg Charcoal Grill

The Broil King Keg Charcoal Grill features a high-performance design that builds upon Broil King’s philosophy of engineering superior grills that evoke passion for outdoor entertaining. Unlike most ceramic “kamado-style” grills, the Broil King Keg’s durable body is made of double walled steel with high-grade insulation in between. This technologically advanced design holds temperatures at a narrow range, allowing consumers to cook low and slow for great traditional barbecue.



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