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Trends

Connecting to Nature
The outdoor living movement
advances in personalization
and innovative materials

W

ITH SMART DEVICES,
HIGH CONNECTIVITY
AND THE POPULARITY

OF WORKING REMOTELY,
the home is no longer
separate from the busy
world. Homeowners
looking for a way to unplug are finding that escape
in their own backyards.
"We live in a very active, connected culture with
lifestyles that are often dominated by our handheld devices," said Sue Nadolski, director of business development for Eldorado Stone's Outdoor
Living Division. "It's understandable that many
people are seeking to renew their connections to
the natural world by spending more time outdoors. How this expresses itself in each space is as
unique as the person or family that will be using it."
Advancements in technology and materials
have made it possible for consumers to create
spaces that better reflect them. Most homeowners look for not only a personalized getaway but
also a place to entertain with all the comforts of
the indoors at hand.
"Planning an outdoor living area requires research, planning, creativity, know-how and a heavy
dose of patience," said Kerrie Kelly, founder of
Sacramento, Calif.-based Kerrie Kelly Design
Lab and brand ambassador for Coyote Outdoor
Living. "Outdoor living spaces offer a great place
to entertain, relax, capture more storage space and
the opportunity to be more adventurous when
cooking and welcoming guests to your home."

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ABOVE The

Coyote Firetable
powered by Blazing Beats
from COYOTE OUTDOOR
LIVING is a visual and auditory experience enhanced
by flames dancing in synchronized movement with
music. Blazing Beats incorporates a gas fire burner
assembly linked directly to
a self-contained, integrated
speaker system and Bluetooth audio system.
ABOVE RIGHT WoodForm

Concrete Tables from JM
LIFESTYLES are made of a
lightweight engineered composite that looks like wood
and acts like stone. They
will not split, crack, splinter,
stain or rot, and multiple color
choices, edge details and
accessories are available.
RIGHT Designed by Franco
Sargiani for FANTINI, the newest version of the MilanoSlim
Outdoor Shower features
a brushed stainless steel
shower column and wood
support, built on the same
60-mm base module as the
rest of the collection. This
outdoor version is weather
resistant and available in
either half or full teak.

BY ERINN LOUCKS

WHY OUTDOOR SPACES?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American
spends about 87 percent of their life indoors - including five percent in a car.
Because of the prominence of computer-based jobs and offices, most have
little choice but to add to this statistic.This puts a strain on mental and physical health, and consumers are searching for a solution.
"Our bodies were created to be outside and moving, not sitting at desks for
eight hours a day,"said Kelly."Outdoor living spaces bridge the gap between
our indoor spaces and nature and allow us to enjoy rich, resort-like experiences at home."
A seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors not only makes
an outside space more usable on a daily basis but also can bring more natural
light inside. This type of area also adds valuable square footage to a home
without a costly addition.
"Consumers want to be able to combine their outdoor space with the
indoor floor plan, blending the two into one entertaining area," said Matt
Thomas, marketing manager at NanaWall Systems."It offers fresh air ventilation, natural daylight and more room for guests."
WHAT HOMEOWNERS WANT

In this extension of their interior, clients today
are looking for more than just a place to unwind;
they also want a personalized space. New products,
including fire features, cooking appliances and
certain technologies, can enhance this.
"To create the full outdoor living experience,
we're seeing homeowners incorporate a larger
variety of options and activities into their spaces,"
said Stephen Schroeter, senior vice president of
sales, marketing and administration for Napoleon. "Increasingly, homeowners want to bring
the comfortable, indoor living experience to the
outdoors, so almost anything typically indoors is
now migrating to the outdoor living experience."
Depending on the client's lifestyle, options like
a bar, a large TV or even an outdoor pool table
can be incorporated and used regularly for entertaining, watching a big game or just socializing.

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Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Trends from Salone
All Set for ICFF
Better Business
Learning Corner
Hot Topic
Solutions
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
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