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SEP-OCT 2018

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N A S H V I L L E H O M E S H O W 2 0 1 8 G R E AT E R N A S H V I L L E H O U S E & H O M E & G A R D E N ™ A20 The researc h also sho w s 68 perc ent of people use out door spac es sev er al times a w eek in seasonally appropriat e w eather. Comf ort, spac iousness, and s tyle w ere the mos t import ant f ac t ors in encour aging people t o spend more time out doors, whic h is wh y deep-seat ed c hairs with high bac k s f or relax ed comf ort r ank high on wish lis ts. O f t en ac compan y - ing these group seat - ing op tions are f ire t ables or pits, whic h continue t o inc rease in popularity, ac cord - ing t o the surv ey. "We are seeing that f ire of some sort f or out doors is t op - ping man y consumers' wish lists again this year," Hirschhaut sa ys. "You just can't beat a fire element for creating am - biance." Much like spaces indoors, outdoor rooms are leaning more toward mixing r ather than matching, both in individual pieces and in groups of pieces. To help meet this trend, try looking for pieces that incorpor ate sever al diff erent elements such as aluminum, wicker, and teak, as well as groups that pair, for example, wicker seating with iron or wood tables. On the color spectrum, the survey found that after years of brown as a dominant color, shades of gr a y are increasingly peeking through as a more popular finish. For more tips and information about creating a stylish out- door living space, visit icfanet.org. (F amily Features) SOURCE: International Casual Furnishings Association Connued from page 44

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