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All-Weather Wicker: #1 Trend in 2011 Outdoor Furniture


Rich's Lynnwood Store April 27 2011 060 It’s usually referred to as “woven,” “all-weather wicker,” or “outdoor wicker.”  

Whatever you call it, woven resin wicker is the number one hit in outdoor furniture this season. That could be because its polyethylene weaving has color, temperature and UV stabilizers that make it 100% weatherproof.

Or it could be because it’s easy to clean (you can swipe it with soapy water or mild household cleaners).

Or it could be because it’s simultaneously elegant and “casually refined.” Not to mention comfortable and versatile.

Here is a close-up of the Whitewash woven finish from the Sorrento collection by Patio Renaissance:

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Contemporary Deep Seating

The Sorrento collection from Patio Renaissance is a new arrival in our showrooms, and so far, it’s been been very popular.

Pictured below is a swivel chair, loveseat, club chair, coffee table, and outdoor rug (on display in our Lynnwood showroom).

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Even close up, the “driftwood” colored fabric on the loveseat cushions looks almost white. But look very closely.

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The fabric is actually a blend of grays, golds, pale aqua and graying taupe. Perfect for hiding spills and minor wear and tear!

Circular Deep Seating

Curved woven sectionals are immensely popular this season. This Malibu Collection from NorthCape International (on display near the front door of our Lynnwood showroom) has an upscale nouveau look.

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Here’s the Malibu Curved Sofa with a different fabric:

Malibu Curved Sofa from NorthCape
Reflections Curve

If you like a more traditional curved look, consider the Reflections deep seating collection from Lloyd/Flanders, also featured in our Lynnwood showroom.

Pictured below are an end table, arm sofa, curved sectional, swivel rocker lounge, ottoman, and striped outdoor rug. (Fabric on the sofa cushions is Dupione Nectarin)

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This classic deep seating collection features softly swept arm rests and subtly woven details. It’s a beautiful transitional option for wicker enthusiasts, because the furniture is supported with a durable hidden aluminum frame.

Pictured below is Reflections collection again, so you can see how a different  fabric and woven finish gives the collection an entirely different look. Pictured below: Swivel Lounge Chair, Sofa, and Cocktail Table.

Lloyd Flanders Reflections

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Stop by one of our five Puget Sound showrooms to see our full line of outdoor wicker furnishings. Rich's is located in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Tacoma, Southcenter, and Silverdale.

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