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Apricity’s Addison Collection presents a contemporary look for outdoor entertainment with a mix of deep-seated rockers and a square fire pit that offers the ambiance, warmth and light of an adjustable flame to give everyone the right glow. The group combines rustproof aluminum frames with detailed all-weather wickerwork, a porcelain tabletop on the fireplace and bespoke Sunbrella cushions for comfortable seating.



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A brightly colored umbrella provides shade and adds a fun splash of lively style. Choose a solid shade or mix it with two or more fashionable tones. Nine foot canopy, about $ 550 to $ 1,200 from classic.cushions.com



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Create a true private retreat with the Vineyard Pergola from Berlin Gardens. It is the perfect high-performance shade structure with optional lattice and shade slats, made from clear southern yellow pine, which is ideal for outdoor installations. The Nordic Deep Seating Collection shown here is made of navy blue poly and features crisp cushions.



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The cocoon shape and the luxurious rope fabric of the Savaii swivel chair by Bernhardt Exteriors radiate additional comfort through the artificial down duvet on its soft seat cushion. The powder-coated aluminum frame is wrapped with a polyethylene rope in the color natural marled clay for the ultimate enjoyment of relaxation and conversation.



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With a nod to chic Italian design, emuamericas Ronda 2.0 seating offers one-piece frames that follow the curves of the body in their seats and backrests for added support and comfort. Decorative steel mesh makes each piece practical, strong, and light enough to stack. Armchair, about $ 147; Side chair, about $ 165; and companion Pigalle (kiss) table, about $ 228.



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You can easily increase the value of your home by installing an outside fireplace. Imagine enjoying the gentle flames of an enhanced fire function in your outdoor living space from The Outdoor GreatRoom Company. The surface of this clear 60-inch device is made of cement panels and steel frames and can be designed to suit your landscaping or hardscaping. The frames use liquid propane or natural gas installations.



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When evening falls and fireflies come out for their lighted performance, what better place to relax with a loved one than the Coastal Rope Double Swing at Pawleys Island Hammocks? Handcrafted in the Carolinas, the design can be made specifically for your porch with your preferred frame color, rope option, and headrest pillows. The outdoor swing can be assembled from 15 parts with simple tools in about 40 minutes. An Allen key is included with every order.



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Inspired by mid-century modern design, the clean lines of these Bordeaux chairs from Summer Classics are the perfect combination with an artificial stone table to create a timeless European bistro dining experience. The backrest and seat of each frame are made from rust-resistant galvanized wrought iron and come with a three-tier, hand-applied antique finish, available in either a midnight or chalk finish.



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The Palazzo Chat Set from Winston uniquely combines high functionality with a touch of drama from the design influence of European architecture, illustrated in elegant, gently curved ornaments. Sculptural arabesque motifs adorn the spacious lounge chairs with high backrests and swivel and tilt, represented with Spectrum denim cushions. The 44-inch slat-top fire table presents the matching night finish. Group of five, about $ 3,999.

While the COVID-19 pandemic kept the majority of us at home for the past year, a whopping 90 percent of Americans with outdoor living have made better use of their decks, porches, and patios, and consider their outdoor living to be more valuable than ever.

People are relaxing more, barbecuing, gardening, exercising, eating, playing with pets and children, and talking outside, according to a new survey conducted for the International Casual Furnishings Association.

“In normal times, outdoor areas are recreational areas for us and our families, but today we need them to relax our bodies and minds,” said Jackie Hirschhaut, vice president of the American Home Furnishings Alliance and executive director of the outdoor division of the International Casual Furnishings Association.

All of the time we spend at home means our exteriors need to be spruced up. The survey found that nearly six in ten Americans (58%) plan to purchase at least one new piece of furniture or accessory for their outdoor living space this year. At the top of the list of planned purchases are grills, fire pits, lounge chairs, lighting, dining tables and chairs, parasols and sofas.

“At the beginning of 2020, we focused on creating outdoor spaces that complement our home and our lifestyle,” says Hirschhaut. “And today we create outdoor spaces that complement our well-being and transform an outdoor area into an outdoor space.”

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