Thinking Outside Blog

Decorating for Summer: Color Palettes for the Home & Patio 11

Decorating for Summer: Color Palettes for the Home & Patio

Contribution from freelance writer Kristina Marshall Celebrate a perfect summer season with the right vibes and ambiance by choosing the perfect color for your home. If you don’t know too much about color rules, don’t worry! This blog post is all about color palettes for the home and patio so that you can get ready […]

Read More
Choosing the Fuel for Your New Fire Feature 17

Choosing the Fuel for Your New Fire Feature

Whether you want a sizable fire feature or only have the space for a smaller fire pit, the main component you need to consider is the type of fuel you will be burning. No matter the style or aesthetic qualities of your new installation, the type of fuel will affect a number of factors, such as safety, the amount of smoke, and the consequences for the environment.

Read More
"Fireside Chat" with Terri Lee Rogers 18

“Fireside Chat” with Terri Lee Rogers

As the popularity of fire features for the outdoors continues to grow, new innovations in design and materials hit the market every year. A category that once consisted of a simple round pit with basic gas logs has now evolved into beautiful designer hearth tops, colorful glass media and product in all shapes and sizes imaginable. OW Lee President Terri Lee Rogers offers a few tips on creating a sizzling backyard oasis, with fire as the star attraction.

Read More
Already Dreaming of Next Summer’s Oasis… 19

Already Dreaming of Next Summer’s Oasis…

With many beginning to turn their attention to the New Year, outdoor design professionals already have spring and summer 2017 on their mind. Based on the previews held for the trade this summer, there are amazing design possibilities to look forward to in creating the perfect outdoor oasis.

Read More
The New Green 20

The New Green

So many times, products are marketed as “green” because they use recyclable materials, are made of “all natural” products or are manufactured in green facilities, but do these practices really reduce our carbon footprint? In this article we take a look at the best practices for “new green” outdoor furniture companies and what you can look for when buying Earth-friendly furniture.

Read More