The COVID-19 crisis has created a temporary new normal across the U.S. and the world. During this time, people are slowing down and finding ways to not only stay safe, but are spending quality time with their families at home. There is no doubt that one of the best ways to relax and enjoy the outdoors these days is in your own backyard.
It wasn’t too long ago when concrete was relegated to just sidewalks, basements, warehouses, and industrial settings. Over the past few years, the design industry has shined a new light on this functional material, bringing it into commercial and residential spaces as everything from flooring, sinks, counter tops, and table tops. Its raw character, beauty and versatility are undeniable, making it a favorite of designers, architects and homeowners. Concrete’s popularity is surging, making it almost impossible to flip through a design magazine, website or walk into a home furnishings store without seeing countless ideas on how to incorporate it indoors and out. On its own, concrete tends to be cold and industrial – but its hardness and clean lines take on new life when paired with contrasting textured materials like wood and fabric, and it effortlessly blends with nature outdoors. It possesses a “wow” factor that inevitably attracts attention and starts conversations.
What’s the most comfortable outdoor seating? Comfort can be subjective depending on who, and how many people you ask. Comfort comes in a variety of shapes and sizes with different materials effecting the seating experience. Whether your idea of comfort is soft and cushy or firm and taut, Tropitone has narrowed down the most comfortable seating options available in the outdoor furniture market today. When it comes to designing the most desirable outdoor furniture, we recognize comfort is king!
You’ve been telling yourself that come spring, you’re finally going to create the outdoor room of your dreams. Well spring has sprung, and the warmer weather has inspired you, but where do you start? First, you will need outdoor furniture that is attractive, comfortable, durable and compliments your lifestyle. With so many choices it can be a little overwhelming. Therefore, we are breaking everything down for you in a 4-part series, starting with "Usage & Style" and ending with "Design Tips & Trends". (Kenzo Cushion collection above)
In metropolitan areas with a dense population, private outdoor spaces come at a premium. Although there may be a large rooftop garden or pool deck, some apartment or condo buildings offer a small balcony for private use. Even without an expansive, lush yard with a deck, a balcony or terrace can still become your outdoor oasis.
When shopping for new furniture, customers hear the terms “modern” and “contemporary” thrown out often. Although these descriptive words carry much of the same connotations, they each bear minor differences that can greatly affect how a set of furniture can turn out. When used to describe furniture, these words form the foundation for how the furniture should start to look. A minor deviation in the direction that these words go pave the way for any particular set of furniture to appear completely unrelated.
Each new year brings new trends. At Tropitone, we don’t make the trendiest furniture for today and gone tomorrow. We manufacture quality furniture with style that will stand the test of time. Our designs always have you and your investment in mind. That being said, our latest designs have built upon the building blocks of years of experience and excellent products. Based on the popularity of woven furniture and the flexibility modular seating offers, we have created collections that represent the current trends, but are designed to be timeless. Our newest collections have molded the building blocks together and developed one concept to utilize: mixed materials.
Topics: Outdoor Furniture
Despite record-breaking heat throughout the country, we notice a cooler breeze and shorter days. The time will soon come when the patio transforms into a ghost town, haunted by the summer that has passed, and the furniture will need preparation for winter. As durable as Tropitone products are, they require simple maintenance to keep their allure for many years to come.
Topics: Tips and How-To
Where does the time go? The holiday season is already upon us! (Yikes!) Now that Halloween has come to an end, the time has come to start planning your family gatherings.
Topics: Outdoor Life and Style
Have you completed your outdoor space or is something still missing? While outdoor seating and tables are the pivotal components of your outdoor symphony, sometimes accessories are needed to complete the entire performance. Here are a few suggestions for that extra touch that can fine-tune your backyard ensemble.
Topics: Outdoor Life and Style