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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend. We also know that it will be full of good food, especially barbecue. To help make your grilling run more smoothly, check out this great accessory from The Companion Group.

Moistly Grilled Smoking Platform by The Companion Group

Customers can easily achieve the intense, smoky flavor of a charcoal grill on a conventional gas grill with the Moistly Grilled Smoking Platform from the Companion Group. Food cooks directly over the smoldering wood chips for a more concentrated smoky flavor. Fill the platform’s stainless steel reservoirs with water, beer, wine, juice, stock or any other liquid to create a humid grilling environment, resulting in meats retaining a much high percentage of natural juices.

If you’re in need for a juicy recipe, try this one:

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Fireplaces for Tight Spots

Heat & GloR Cosmo 32 Fireplace by Hearth & Home Technologies

Having a small living space doesn’t mean one has to live without a fireplace. Many of today’s more contemporary styles come in smaller sizes. For those with a small bungalow or home, these sleek, small fireplaces will get the job done.

For homeowners, who seek a contemporary fireplace, look no further than the casual, yet sophisticated Heat & Glo Cosmo 32 by Hearth & Home Technologies. Featuring the smallest contemporary linear design on the market, the Cosmo 32 brings style to more spaces. With two sleek fronts and five color options, the Cosmo 32 will perfectly accent any modern space.

30″ Self-trimming Electric Firebox (BF9000) by Dimplex

The Dimplex self-trimming electric firebox, which fits in smaller spaces, instantly brings a room to life with patented lifelike flame effect and elegant design. The pulsating embers and LED inner glow logs create an incredible realism that is worthy of any room and the direct wire option allows for endless design possibilities.



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Soft Touch

Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug by The HammockSource

Durable rugs are becoming as common in outdoor spaces as barbecue grills and patio furniture. They provide warmth during chilly fall nights and coolness during the hot summer months when cement and wooden decks heat up. Outdoor rugs also provide a soft, comfortable place for tired feet. With so many colorful and fun patterns available, outdoor rugs add pizzazz to any outdoor setting.

With its delicate foliage pattern in muted soothing hues, this Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug from The HammockSource is an heirloom-quality rug that recalls timeless Asian floral prints designed to soothe both sight and spirit. Handhooked in the age-old Eastern manner from synthetic DuraCord yarns, Sawgrass Mills by Hatteras Outdoor rugs resist rot, mold, mildew, fading and staining, yet have the sought-after softness of cotton.

Recife Collection by Couristan

Couristan is proud to expand its popular outdoor/indoor area rug collection, Recife, distinctively designed to complement the simple, yet classic, styling of outdoor furniture and uniquely colored to make stone entryways and patio decks warmer and more inviting. Power loomed by 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron polyproylene, this all-weather, pet-friendly, mold and mildew resistant area rug collection is perfect for the backyard or patio.


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Fireside Dining

Monterey by Pride Family Brands

Outdoor dining by a crackling fire is something just about everyone enjoys. A customer today can eat al fresco (while enjoying the up-close view of a cozy fire) with a beautiful fire dining table.These popular tables combine the elegance of a stylish outdoor dining table with the warmth and comfort of a fire pit. Here are a couple of examples:

The versatility of the Monterey Collection Pride Family Brands will be on display at the upcoming Causal Market in September, as Pride Family Brands announces the first introduction in its vintage style category. This collection features a new 108-inch tire table. Constructed of outdoor-durable cast and extruded aluminum, the Monterey Collection incorporates a simple linear back design with nail-head detailing and arm and leg castings. Each piece is built to last, with a powder coat and a four-step finishing process.

San Cristóbal Collection by OW Lee

Made from wrought iron, the elegant San Cristobal Collection from OW Lee embodies the romance and intricate detail of the Spanish Baroque style. The collection includes a wide range of products – including the dining armchair, which complements OW Lee’s Avila dining table to create an elegant outdoor dining setting.


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Sleek Sling

Momentum Padded Sling from Telescope Casual

The simple, clean lines of sling blend nicely into any outdoor setting. Whether it’s for a spacious backyard or an apartment balcony, a sleek sling chair is the perfect addition. Besides providing maximum comfort, sling and padded sling dining and seating options are easy to maintain and offer flexibility to create a personalized outdoor atmosphere. Telescope Casual is just one manufacturer that excels at making high-quality sling furniture. Recognizing that younger consumers are attracted to sling, Telescope Casual continues to introduce new designs and colors that appeal to this generation.

Telescope’s new padded sling is available on all of the company’s current sling collections. Customers can choose from any of 115 cushion fabrics, or can pick any suitable fabric from Sunbrella’s current stock book. The added comfort and the huge fabric selection make Telescope’s padded sling a must-have.

Dash Sling from Telescope Casual

New for 2013, Dash Sling features a contemporary outside stack sled-base design. It was designed with the younger generation in mind; the goal was to create an attractive, affordable, more contemporary collection. This collection is also at home in any commercial application.


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Novel Designs

Ottoman Tables by Tropitone

Homeowners don’t have to be limited to just conventional tables, chairs, and firepits for their outdoor space. These days, manufacturers are getting creative with their product offerings by producing unique pieces that not only enhance outdoor settings but also serve as conversation starters. Check out some of these one-of-kind pieces that will bring fun into anyone’s backyard or patio space.

Tropitone’s two new modular ottoman table groups offer consumers something different in terms of style and comfort. Each of these groups incorporates design elements of Tropitone’s Lakeside and Montreux collections. Three new models are available for each group: single, double, and triple. Each model can be used alone or in modular combination with other models.

Star and MiniStar Pillars by Wittus

Wittus’ flaming COR-TEN steel torches–in a rich, natural patina–are sculptures by day and dramatic lighting by night. Standing 5 feet and 3.5 feet tall, the Star and MiniStar pillars are made exclusively in the United States and were designed by the Danish Architect, Bent Falk. They are easy to assemble and the odorless liquid gel fuel burns for two to three hours per filling of the container.




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Porch and Deck Décor

The South Bay Collection by Patio Renaissance

Backyards aren’t the only places were patio furniture and accessories make a bold statement. Porches and decks are also great spots for a favorite chair, loveseat, and table. Many new homes are featuring larger decks and porches that can accommodate a wide range of furniture and outdoor-living accessories. These designs from Patio Renaissance and Homecrest offer comfort and style for any outdoor space.

The lovely South Bay deep seating collection by Patio Renaissance features elegant curves in each of its pieces. The Hampton table (in the most popular finish this season – driftwood) complements this beautiful set.

The Homecrest Bellaire Swivel Lounger

Taking inspiration from the iconic Eames chair and Homecrest’s executive chair from the 1960s, a new enhanced outdoor interpretation has emerged – Homecrest’s Bellaire collection. The U.S.-made Bellaire collection mimics the curvaceous design elements of these classics and offers contours that cradle one in unprecedented comfort.



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Staying Warm

Slimline Single-element Heater by Infratech

Even though heat waves are still in full swing, it’s never too early to start thinking about a patio heater for the cooler nights ahead.  Patio heaters now come in sleeker, less conspicuous designs–making them perfect for backyards and patios.  When selecting a patio heater, customers should be aware of: 1) where the heater will be placed, 2) how much space they want to heat and, 3) what style will complement the space. Here are two that are definitely worth considering.

The New Slimline Single-element Heaters from Infratech incorporate a specially designed electric quartz heating element that produces safe infrared energy. With crisp, modern styling, brushed-stainless trim with an optional dark contrasting housing, and narrow profiles, Slimline heaters virtually disappear into the surrounding décor.

Tungsten Smart-Heat by Bromic Heating

The Tungsten Smart-Heat gas range, manufactured by Bromic Heating, offers unmatched features in the commercial outdoor-heating market. The Tungsten Smart-Heat gas range offers wind and water resistance, electronic ignition, easy-pivot directional heat, and options for wall and ceiling mounting.



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In the Spotlight: Outdoor Lifestyle

Torbay Seating Collection from Outdoor Lifestyle

In today’s economy, specialty retailers are keenly aware that customers are searching for products from value-driven companies. Consumer expectation is at an all-time high; shoppers are seeking brands that provide premium quality and represent a good value. Outdoor Lifestyle meets this ever-increasing consumer trend by offering high-quality cast-aluminum outdoor casual furniture in a diverse range of styles and finishes at attractive prices.

The Torbay Seating Collection offers Georgian style with modern practicality. Crafted in premium A356 aluminum, this family includes Swivel Rocker, Swivel Barstool, Arm and Side Chair offerings. Outdoor Lifestyle offers a 15-year warranty on frames, and a 5-year warranty on paint furnishes in residential uses.

Ballantyne Collection from Outdoor Lifestyle

Cast in A356 aluminum, Ballantyne blends Georgian style with sensuous French curves to create a visual sensation. This collection offers selections in dining tables, a 54-inch coffee table, arm chairs, dining swivel rocker, and lounge selections. All come with an industry leading 15-year limited warranty on furniture frames and a 5-year limited warranty on paint finishes in residential use.


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Lighting Fires the Easy Way

Woodland Timbers Gas Log Set from Hargrove

There’s nothing better than coming home to a warm, welcoming fire without having to trudge out to the woodpile to start one with real wood. Gas log sets are the perfect solution for homeowners who want the ambience of a realistic fire but don’t want the hassle of dealing with actual wood. Gas logs are easy to install and many look just like real wood. Gas logs are clean, convenient, and can by enjoyed for hours.

Hargrove introduces Woodland Timbers, the newest addition to its Radiant Heat series of vented gas logs. Woodland Timbers expands the ember-glow viewing area, allowing abundant radiant heat to come into the living space. Each Woodland Timbers set comes with beautifully textured logs and charred fiber chunks that glow red hot in the center of the ember bed.

Golden Blount’s Split Bonfire Charred Gas Log Set

Part of the Bonfire series of gas logs from Golden Blount, the Split Bonfire Charred Gas Log set comes with the original two-piece front log designed in the 1990s by Golden Blount. The new charred-look accents, highly textured logs, and realistic coloring make this set a great addition to any home.



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