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New Firepits Extend the Outdoor Season

The Del Mar by California Outdoor Concepts

Firepits now come in a wide variety of designs and styles that can accommodate any outdoor setting. From bar height to chat height, stylish firepits are perfect for entertaining during cool autumn nights. Here are two new models that are popular with consumers.

The Del Mar, another timeless firepit from the signature series of California Outdoor Concepts, is truly an elegant creation. The base is streamlined, and curved metal rises to meet the granite, in chat, dining, balcony, or bar heights. The Del Mar provides the ultimate versatility in choices, with over 36 different color combinations and a firepit that changes easily into a cooler for your drinks. Replace any of these with the complementary granite insert, which also has a 2-inch umbrella hole, and you could instantly sit outside, in the shade.

Tropitone Firepit

The Tropitone firepit design is modular, allowing for the combination of one of four tabletop designs with one common base (in multiple finishes). Tropitone firepits are beautiful and functional, and they coordinate with the company’s current product offerings. Most important, safety was designed into each model. The burner system produces a wide range of heat output, peaking at 90,000 BTU. This range of output provides the user with versatility for variations in outdoor temperature and activities.


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Colors that Pop!

The Andover Collection from Homecrest

Bold colors weren’t in short supply at this year’s Casual Show. Numerous manufacturers displayed eye-catching furniture with fun colors that grabbed the attention of retailers. Whether found on a pillow, rug, chair, or loveseat, a splash of color will spice up anyone’s outdoor space.

Customers can beautifully furnish a patio space or beach/poolside getaway with the new Andover chair from Homecrest. The Andover chair is constructed from Homecrest’s custom aluminum, chosen for its superior durability and rust free property. Its open slat design provides a laid back sense of causal fun while still maintaining that high-quality luxury Homecrest is known for. The Andover is available in Homecrest’s 10 standard powder-coat frame finish colors, or in the four new vibrant colors (pictured above).

Athena Collection from Meadow Décor

Meadow Décor’s Athena Collection features both dining and deep seating pieces, all of which are bold and over-sized. Bright colors and plush seating make the elegant Athena Collection the perfect choice for customers who love to relax and entertain with family and friends. A 60-inch circular table (with a built-in lazy Susan and optional ice-bucket accessory), luxury dining chairs, and swivel rockers complement the collection.


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Fireplaces as Focal Points

LHD62 Linear Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace from Napoleon

Since ancient times, fireplaces have brought warmth and a cozy atmosphere to homes throughout the world. Often times, the fireplace became the focal point of a room. This hasn’t changed in more recent times. Whether it’s a contemporary-designed insert or a traditional brick fireplace, a hearth adds visual appeal to any room. For homeowners looking for a big, bold design, look no further than the two fireplaces mentioned below.

Napoleon is pleased to introduce its dynamic 62-inch direct vent gas fireplace, the LHD62 Linear Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace, which can be installed in both residential and commercial settings. The LHD62 of the Linear High Definition series comes standard with a Topaz Crystaline ember bed, porcelain reflective radiant panels, electric ignition, and noncombustible facing materials, making it the perfect fireplace for lobbies, entranceways, hallways, bars, lounges, living rooms and more. The LHD62 offers an output of 50,000 BTU and a fuel-saving electronic ignition (with battery backup). A safety screen and modulating thermostatic remote control come standard with the unit.

Vermont Castings’ Aura by Monessen Hearth Systems

With the Aura’s amazing 70-inch viewing area, no other brand manufactures a wider fireplace. Vermont Castings’ Aura by Monessen Hearth Systems comes with a number of exterior and interior style options, so it’s easy to create a unique look that is stunning in residential or commercial settings. Its size doesn’t compromise its convenience, however. The longest standard production fireplace using only one 5X8-inch vent pipe, the Aura is easy to install and maintain. It also features the exclusive Total Signature Command System.



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Tailgating is Here!

The Broil King Keg Charcoal Grill from Onward Manufacturing

Tailgating season has officially started, which means brats and hamburgers are sizzling on the grill as we cheer on our favorite teams. Whether you’re rooting from the stadium or in front of your television, it’s important to have the right barbecue equipment to ensure a successful grilling day. Check out these great barbecue products that will last, even if your team doesn’t.

The Broil King Keg Charcoal Grill from Onward Manufacturing features a performance design that builds upon Broil King’s philosophy of engineering superior performing grills that evoke passion for outdoor entertaining. Unlike most ceramic “kamado-style” grills, the Broil King’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 for continuous even heat. This allows consumers to cook low and slow to create moist traditional American style barbecue in their own backyards.

Big Green Egg Dual Probe Remote Wireless Thermometer – Transmitter & Receiver

Don’t miss a second of the game with the new Big Green Egg Dual Probe Remote Wireless Thermometer, which accurately and precisely monitors anything you are cooking – and the internal EGG temperature at the same time – from a distance of up to 300 feet. The wireless receiver displays both temperatures simultaneously so you are in control at all times – and an alert will sound when the desired temperature is reached.

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Luxe Lounging

Athena Patio Dining from Meadow Decor

Luxury seating and elegant designs don’t have to be limited to the indoors. Outdoor patio furniture can have all the comfort and style of indoor furniture, while still being weather resistant. Outdoor furniture collections today feature fun accessories, such as a Lazy Susan or ice bucket, as well as “interior-like” pieces such as a swivel chair or rocker.

Meadow Decor’s Athena cast-aluminum, powder-coated patio dining set is both durable and stylish. The 60-inch circular table, with a built-in Lazy Susan and an optional ice-bucket accessory, is perfect for customers who love to entertain. Meadow Decor’s luxury dining chair or swivel rocker complements this set.

Ridgecrest Collection from Woodard

Designed with curled arms and old-world craftsmanship, the Ridgecrest Collection from Woodard is charming, stylish, and sophisticated. Featuring curved details on the arms, slatted bars on the back, and an intricately detailed casting that melds the arms and legs together, Ridgecrest offers subtle sophistication in any outdoor setting.


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In the Spotlight: Richloom Fabrics Group

Solarium Sheers

Richloom Fabrics Group,  a family-run business for over sixty years, understands the needs of specialty retailers in the casual furniture industry. In 2004, Richloom created the Solarium Division (one of nine within the company), which focuses on outdoor fabric. Solarium’s solution-dyed fabrics have been praised for their durability as well as their style. Here are some Solarium fabrics that are popular with consumers.

Solarium’s new decorative outdoor sheer collection has approximately 17 SKUs, mixing traditional to transitional looks. The sheers are all 100% polyester, are fade resistant, and have a water-repellent treatment, making them perfect for an outdoor room or a finishing touch to a gazebo.

This outdoor sofa features colorful Solarium Fabrics

Solarium takes a modern approach to the outdoor room with a khaki and charcoal red color story. The collection includes Maxfield sand on the sofa cushions with a contrasting welt, using solid Cambria cherry. The printed pillows feature Paisley, Grovedale ebony, and Morris ebony stripe. All the prints are on 100% polyester base =cloth and are weather resistant.


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In the Spotlight: Napoleon Products

The Charcoal Kettle Series by Napoleon

When describing a manufacturer like Napoleon Products, innovative is the first adjective that comes to mind. Since the late 1970s, Napoleon has been introducing products that are not only functional for home interiors and backyards, but also appealing from a design standpoint. And while Napoleon (which started in the hearth industry) continues to make exceptional fireplaces, it has taken that same innovative approach when making barbecue grills and accessories. In the past year, Napoleon has raised the bar even further by launching a line of outdoor furniture. The following two new products are examples of Napoleon’s ability to bring innovative products to the marketplace.

The Charcoal Kettle Series by Napoleon provides 365 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, a heavy-gauge steel charcoal grate and cast-iron hinged cooking grids, with three height adjustments for fast and easy indirect cooking and a folding stainless-steel shelf for added storage space.

GL28 Gas Log by Napoleon

Napoleon’s new gas log sets feature reversible PHAZER logs (patent pending), glowing embers, and charcoal lumps, giving Napoleon’s gas log sets the look of a real wood-burning fireplace, with the convenience of direct-vent technology. The reversible logs can be configured for an authentic-looking split-wood fire or a natural looking tree-bark appearance. Controls are hidden, but easy to access, and optional, convenient remote controls or remote wall switches are available to making operating the gas log sets simple and easy – so one can spend more time enjoying family and friends.


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Fashion Forward

Somerby Deep Seating from Peak Season

Peak Season is a new luxury designer and manufacturer of casual outdoor furniture and fireside furnishings. The company prides itself in offering eclectic designs that are inspired from around the world. Peak Season takes an active role in every step of the process, from design to materials. Despite being relatively new to the industry, Peak Season’s name and products are causing a buzz in the marketplace.

The company’s Inspired Visions line is a limited collection of fine casual furniture for individuals who regard the design and comfort of their outdoor space as an extension of their home interior. A perfect blend of yesterday and today, the Somerby Deep Seating options from Peak Season feature turned leg detail and flared arms with a large framed panel back. The multi-step, hand grained Perdido finish brings elegance and style to any setting.

New Accent Pillows from Peak Season

Peak Season has also announced its newest product line for 2013, featuring more than 25 new products in their Inspired Visions collection. Recognizing that consumers understand that accent pillows are not just for inside spaces anymore, Peak Season has developed a beautiful line of pillows for the outdoors. With exquisite materials and embellishments, the new pillows from Peak Season add fashion, style, and comfort to any outdoor living space.


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