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Outdoor Trends

Millions of homeowners are thinking spring and looking forward to making their outdoor spaces even more relaxing and enjoyable. While adding new seating is a top priority, better accessorizing, and creating overall curb appeal is high on the list. A popular trend now is incorporating vibrant colors that add depth and dimension. There are many alternatives to the traditional brown with grays, off whites and even navy. However the many new hues on the market pair well to create inviting outdoor spaces with the same style and sophistication of indoor rooms.


Smoothie Container Gardens


The American preference for fresh food is reaching levels not seen for 30 years. More people are growing their own produce, especially in container gardens, which don’t require good soil or vast spaces. Now, the harvests offer even more ways to eat healthy…by drinking healthy. Smoothies are a popular, healthy alternative to other beverages.  Kale will do well in our Deep Pond Pot, and is a favorite of many smoothie recipes. It can be seeded or transplanted, and will offer great harvests until temperatures reach 80 degrees. What better choice than the Nuovo Tuscan Planter for strawberries? Ever-Bearing are the most commonly used for containers.  They’re cold hardy and adaptable, and don’t require special strawberry pots or a lot of space, especially if they will be continuously harvested. 


Fragrant Sachets for your Fine Woolens

Spring is here. Warm weather beckons. It’s time to put away those heavy coats and sweaters. I’ve found the perfect natural alternative to keep your beloved winter wardrobe moth free during summer storage. These garden fresh bouquet sachets are filled with organic lavender florets and rose petals. They come fabulously wrapped in a gift box. Buy some for yourself but don’t forget to have some on hand for the perfect hostess or teacher gift.


Excited for Summer

So many new designs and colors to add to our pillow collection. Trend setting pillows for outdoorliving. Pops of bright colors create the ultimate accessory that coordinates with any outdoor setting. These luxurious indoor/outdoor pillows resist rain, sun and stains. The pillows feature distinct designs, unique textures, and innovative color patterns.


Life Begins Outdoors

Chicago Outdoor Living takes great pride in offering a distinct and unique shopping experience. Whether you are designing a new luxury patio, or looking to spruce up an existing space or condo balcony, we have all you need to meet your stylistic, climate and budgetary needs.


Fireplace on the Go

Create ambiance anywhere with this portable fireplace. Its modern style and unique design makes it a favorite for small fire indoors or outdoors. It can be placed on a table as a center piece or along a walkway ,patio or poolside to provide the interesting and distinctive glow of the real fire. White polished rocks are provided, however you can choose to replace them with other color rocks, marbles, shells, sea glass etc. to suit your mood, a holiday or to change things up a little. Brushed Stainless Steel Indoor/Outdoor fireplace Ventless, needs no chimney, no gas or electric hook up. Burns using Gel Fuel Canisters* Sits on any level surface


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