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Fires That Inspire

Rhapsody® Contemporary Direct-vent Gas Fireplace from Lennox Hearth Products

Fireplaces, whether contemporary or traditional, can become the centerpiece of any room—particularly if they include design features from some of the country’s best hearth manufacturers. Here are a couple of new fireplaces that will not only provide the heat, they will also stop guests in their tracks because of their aesthetic appeal.

The Dave Lennox Signature collection Rhapsody fireplace adds sophisticated flair to any home. Featuring innovative Infini-flame technology, this easy-to-install gas fireplace offers a stunning viewing area that showcases a continuous band of dramatic, tranquil flames. A patent-pending burner design delivers industry-leading efficiencies for increased savings on utility bills.

Heat & Glo LUX from Hearth & Home Technologies

The LUX, from Hearth & Home Technologies, delivers custom looks—without custom installation hassles. A clean face and flush hearth design are only the beginning. Routine installation helps you put this ultramodern direct vent unit in more homes, faster. A reflective black glass interior multiplies the fire and radiates the flames. The largest viewing area in its class offers nearly invisible glass, 89% glare reduction and dramatic views from every angle.


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Real or Fabricated?

The Banff Deep Seating collection from Eon

Since customers vary in terms of their preferences for outdoor furniture, retailers should carry different types of products to meet their needs. Some prefer man-made pieces that are durable and clean up easily, whereas others want furniture made from natural materials that convey a classic, elegant look. When it comes to wood designs, it’s possible to offer customers real wood or wood-looking furniture—both of which are easy to maintain and will last for countless seasons.

The Eon Banff deep seating collection is now available in sparkling white. This deep seating collection truly delivers the look and feel of wood, without the hassles of annual maintenance. Beautifully designed and generously proportioned, the Eon Banff deep seating collection is the perfect addition to any outdoor-living space. Cushions are handmade using only Sunbrella fabric.

Valhalla Rectangular Dining Table by Kingsley-Bate

Kingsley-Bate’s Valhalla tables are constructed from reclaimed teak with a gray wash finish. Both dining and occasional tables are offered, including a 73” and 96″ dining rectangular table, 24” square side table, and 55” rectangular coffee table. The 72” dining table comfortably seats six while the 96” table seats eight, and pairs well with a variety of their woven dining chairs. The occasional tables complement their woven seating collection beautifully.




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Sleek Stoves

Contemporary by Blaze King

In the past, stoves were designed primarily for heat production and their appearances were either obtrusive or plain. All of that has changed. Manufacturers today have given traditional stoves a makeover. Today’s stoves are stylish and can fit into any contemporary or transitional setting. Here are a couple of modern stoves that will please any homeowner.

The Contemporary from Blaze King is an incredibly affordable, all-inclusive direct-vent unit rated at 27,000 Btu, making it the perfect answer to the zone-heating question. Multiple trim packages are available, but with a black door, the Contemporary has a fire that is stunning. The unit comes complete with variable-speed fans; a wall-mounted thermostat; and decorative burner, log set, and back panels.

Contemporary Cosmo 1147 in Soapstone from Wittus

Energy efficient and clean burning at 81%, the Cosmo 1147 in soapstone from Wittus is a natural match for Mother Nature’s plan. This stove uses the unique DuplicAir system, which integrates the control of the air supply needed for stove lighting and combustion, producing the result of a hotter fire with very little ash. The Cosmo series includes 10 additional styles in a choice of black or gray steel, with a cast-iron top and door and side cladding choices of soapstone and sandstone on most models.


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Fabrics for 2013

Solarium by Richloom Fabrics

New fabric can give an old piece of patio furniture or an outdoor area an updated look. From patterns to solid colors, today’s outdoor fabrics are as stylish and fun as ever. They are also durable and will hold up to the elements for many seasons. Due to such a wide array of choices this year, customers can create personalized looks that will fit their outdoor spaces. Here are two worth noting for the 2013 season.

Solarium (Richloom Fabrics Group) has just introduced a line of decorative outdoor sheers. The pattern shown here is Signet, in the color spring. The 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.

Panama Springs by Phifer

Get back to nature with Phifer’s Designed Fabrics Panama Springs collection. Broccoli and apple pair with walnut brown and khaki in tropical, rainforest-themed patters and stripes, complemented by subtle base solid fabrics for a soothing combination.


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The Outside Heats Up

New Slimline Single-element Heaters by Infratech

For those who like to spend as much time as possible in their outdoor space, patio heaters are the perfect solution for crisp autumn nights. Outdoor patio heaters are much more powerful and easier to use than in the past. And unlike earlier models (which were heavy and unattractive), today’s heaters are sleek and blend into the surroundings. Many consumers are attracted to patio heaters that can be installed on walls or ceilings, so that floor space is maximized for furniture and accessories.

The new Slimline Single-Element Heater by Infratech incorporates a specially designed electric quartz heating element that produces safe infrared energy. With crisp, modern styling; brushed-stainless steel trim (with an optional dark, contrasting housing); and a narrow profile, a Slimline heater virtually disappears into the surrounding décor.

Sunpak-TSR Patio Heater from Infrared Dynamics

Infrared Dynamics introduces the new Sunpak-TSR outdoor patio heater, which features a handheld remote control. One slim remote handles on/off and high to low heat settings. The Sunpak-TSR’s stainless-steel finish reflects elegance and style on your patio wall or ceiling. It’s available in natural gas or propane models that give off quiet radiant heat.



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Fireplaces Add Value to Homes

Majestic Triumph Direct-vent Gas Insert by Monessen Hearth Systems

When consumers are looking for features in a new house or are thinking of upgrading their current home, a fireplace is at the top of the list. According to a statistic from the National Association of Home Builders, 60% of new homes have at least one fireplace. And while fireplaces can add monetary value to a home, they can also be a great visual accessory. Monessen Hearth Systems and Miles Industries offer a full line of fireplaces that will add ambience to new and old houses.

Featuring four different finish choices and an array of interior design combinations, the Majestic Triumph insert by Monessen Hearth Systems is a “triumph” of style. Your customers will be inspired by the range of styles and the Triumph delivers the efficient performance that they expect. With the exclusive Total Signature Command system, the fireplace controls are always right at their fingertips.

Valor L1 Linear Series by Miles Industries

Showcasing leading edge design, high-quality finishes, and high efficiency, the L1 series combines Valor’s proven performance with the latest in linear design. The L1 provides two stunning fuel-bed designs (known as the Long Beach and Murano glass), both backed by steady, radiant warmth. Firebed liners include sand fluted, black fluted, and black reflective enamel.


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Valor Fireplaces

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Hot-selling Sectionals

Coronado Sectional by Sunset West

Homeowners like having the ability to personalize outdoor spaces with furniture that meets their needs. Sectional outdoor furniture not only guarantees comfort for the whole family, it also makes it possible to create colorful configurations and designs for just about any setting. It’s no surprise that sectionals are gaining in popularity as people recognize that some of the most memorable times are spent when families and friends gather together outdoors.

Sunset West’s Coronado collection by Marcia Blake is visually striking, as well as well-crafted in refined elegance. The plush color palette invokes a sense of comfort and the iconic grace and ease of classic Hollywood. This collection includes clean lines and a tailored style that make the pieces sleek, yet timeless. The pieces of this full outdoor collection are available in various sizes to fit any outdoor space. The Coronado is stocked in Sunbrella antique beige with a coco welt.

Ocean Club Pacifica by Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living

This sectional configuration from Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living’s new Ocean Club Pacifica collection features the color of the year (tangerine) on a stylish array of pillows. The new Tommy Bahama program features 175 Sunbrella fabrics, correlating fringes and trims, and cushioning with comfort that will challenge you to distinguish outdoor from indoor seating.


Sunset West

Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living

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Dining by the Fire

Dining-height Firepit by Mallin

Outside dining and nice weather go hand in hand. It’s no wonder that finding an outdoor seat at a café for lunch or dinner can be problematic in the spring or summer. But now with autumn’s arrival, homeowners can continue to eat alfresco, thanks to a wide array of fireside dining pieces. Dining height firepits make it possible to eat and socialize in front of relaxing, warm fires while enjoying the cooler fall air.

Mallin Casual Furniture is pleased to introduce its new dining-height firepit. This new addition to the firepit series offers an elegant (yet comfortable) design. The unique design of the dining-height fire pit allows you to enjoy the use of a standard dining table. This firepit is elevated for added comfort, and it’s available in three sizes: 42×84 inches, 54-inch square and 54-inch round. With its sleek, modern style, this design is sure to enhance the look of any outdoor living area.

Roma Gas Firepit by Gensun Casual

Gensun Casual Living is introducing gas firepits to its Grand Terrace, Madrid II, Paradise, and new Roma table collections. The firepits will be available in 54-inch round and 38×56 inch rectangular sizes. The bases are beautifully crafted using the Paradise solid cast-aluminum design. By combining the tops and bases with Gensun’s 11 frame colors and three Paradise tabletop colors, you can create hundreds of different designs.


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Gensun Casual Living

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Hearth and Soul

Woodland Timbers by Hargrove

Now that the nights are getting cooler, it’s time for customers to start thinking about buying new gas log sets for their fireplaces. New technical advances have made these log sets easier to use and more realistic, while also being more eco-friendly. With so many types to choose from, we want to highlight two that will bring warmth and a cozy feeling to any room.

Hargrove introduces Woodland Timbers, the newest addition to its Radiant Heath 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. Woodland Timber log sets are available in 21-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch models, in addition to see-through versions.

Master Flame Elite Triple Burner Gas Log System by Aspen Industries

Master Flame Elite Triple Burner Gas Log system provides the liveliest and most natural-looking flame and burn–noticeably superior to grate/burner/sand/pan log sets. Master Flame log sets have greater detail, enhanced color and higher esthetic appeal. 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.



Aspen Industries