Monthly Archives: January 2018

15% Off Portofino Heather Beige: Browse Outdoor Patio Sets And More

15% Off Portofino Heather Beige: Browse Outdoor Patio Sets And More

Imagine this: It’s a season or two into the future and you’re outside, lounging on a luxurious chaise lounge with your favorite beverage and a great book. It’s a total glamour shot, something out of a magazine, and the best part is that you’re in your own backyard.

With our current selection of patio furniture, you can create a haven of comfort and relaxation in your own backyard and save money doing it. From now until February 15th, 2018, we have exactly what you need at a discounted price. Receive 15% off when you use the promo code RST18HB to purchase any of our beautifully-designed and finely-crafted pieces from our Portofino collection in Heather Beige.

Just in case you aren’t already familiar with the magnificent craftsmanship and comfort our Portofino provides, we thought we’d give you a taste by spotlighting three of our highly-coveted pieces of high-end outdoor furniture sets.

RST Brands’ Discount Patio Furniture

Portofino Comfort 7pc Motion Fire Set in Heather Beige

This seven-piece outdoor patio set will provide a beautiful gathering area so comfortable that you’ll never want to go inside. Designed for optimal comfort, this Portofino luxury set is just what you need to provide a relaxing and enjoyable setting for friends, family, and guests.

The Whole Package:

  • One 88-inch sofa with deep-seated cushions
  • Two rocking motion club chairs with a rotation feature of 360 degrees
  • One convenient stone top side table
  • One propane fire pit encased in protective glass and centered in a stone top table

Portofino Comfort 3pc Chaise Lounge Set in Heather Beige

The Portofino Chaise Lounge Set is the missing piece to the perfect outdoor setup. The ergonomic wave of the design, the adjustable backrest, and the three-inch-thick cushions come together to give new meaning to the words comfort and relaxation.

This beige and wicker outdoor set includes two high-end chaise lounges and a matching lounge table to keep refreshments and more at a convenient reach.

Portofino Comfort 9pc Dining Set in Heather Beige

The Portofino Dining Set will provide you with a beautiful and durable outdoor dining area to share meals and make memories. With comfortable seating and a natural stone veneer table top, this nine-piece set is suitable for any occasion, from a casual brunch to a formal dinner party.

This beautiful and durable dining set includes a stone top dining table framed with lightweight aluminum and eight high-backed armchairs with removable three-inch thick cushions.

Discount Patio Furniture of the Highest Quality

What more could one ask for when searching for the perfect discount patio furniture for their backyard paradise? And because you’re buying Portofino, you can rest assured knowing that your brand new outdoor furniture will serve its purpose (and then some) for many seasons to come. Our Heather Beige Portofino pieces are finely crafted from the best materials to withstand all kinds of conditions, from unfavorable weather to accidental spills and unruly guests.

Revamp your patio this spring with high-end outdoor furniture for a discounted price. Use the promo code RST18HB at checkout to receive 15% off your favorite Heather Beige pieces in our Portofino collection from now until February 15, 2018.

Living in a Mid-Century Living Room

If you’re interested in a stunning living room with clean, simple lines, lots of light, and stunning pieces of furniture, you may be dreaming of a mid-century modern living room. Don’t worry about being too “retro” –if done right this style complements current living room trends and adds an elegant charm.

Mid-century modern design is characterized by teak wood furniture that is finished to display its natural beauty. Extra elements on furniture (unnecessary legs, for instance) are avoided to contribute to an overall uncluttered look. Light is used everywhere, from windows to lamps. The result is an inviting and clean-looking room that provides comfort and class.

While many people love the design elements found in mid-century design, they want to avoid living in a space that looks like it belongs in the past. This is an easily remedied problem. One of the easiest ways to do it is to choose a modern color scheme. Another solution is to choose contemporary art for the walls and more modern decorative pieces.

 

What Do You Need to Include in a Mid-Century Modern Design?

For starters, you’ll probably want a mid-century modern sofa or sectional. Find something simple: one-toned, with a clean geometric structure, and don’t overburden it with blankets and pillows. This clean look will carry you a long way toward a mid-century inspired room.

Next, find a mid-century armchair. Again, you want a basic design. You’ll be amazed at how commanding a piece without distracting elements can be in a room. Simplicity doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort, either. It just means that you eliminate a feeling of clutter.

Be sure that you choose a focal piece. This is often done with a piece of furniture in a bold color, like this olive green sofa sectional. However carefully consider where you want eyes drawn in your living room. You can have up to two focal points and they don’t have to be furniture. You could also use an art piece, a rug, a mantle, or whatever else you want.

Decorating with a few accessories, be they vintage or modern, can take a mid-century modern living room from feeling stiff to feeling homey. If you’re a plant person, some plants (big, small, or in between) can bring life to the room. Cool metal or glass accessories can also brighten the room, helping it feel inviting to visitors and to you.

 

Mid-Century Modern Color

In mid-century design, you aren’t finished until there’s some color in your room. Traditionally, mid-century decor combines soft neutrals with saturated accent colors, bringing the room to life. If you’re going for a more modern look, feel free to base your color decisions on current trends.

Whatever colors, accessories, and furniture you choose, a mid-century modern design is a beautiful style for any living room. With its clean, simple lines, and with lots of light, it’s hard to beat this classic design style.

Finding the Right Fire Feature to Update Your Backyard Space

Are you looking for a way to improve your backyard space while creating a more welcoming and comfortable environment? If your backyard doesn’t currently sport a fire feature, you should seriously consider one, especially if you want to add some warmth and interest to your backyard soirees.

Whether you’re looking for something more modern and streamlined like a fire table or something classic and cozy like an outdoor oven, here are five fire features that are bound to upgrade your space and make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.

1. Fire Pit

If you’re working with a smaller space, consider using a fire pit bowl in your yard. Fire pit bowls not only add a fire element to your yard and create an attractive focal point, but they’re also easy to move around and relocate as needed. Not to mention, you can find one that’s beautifully designed to add an unexpected touch of style to your patio. If you have a larger backyard area you could consider building a permanent fire pit area.

2. Propane Fire Tables

If you’re looking for a fire feature that’s a little more modern, consider a propane fire table. These fire tables are sleek and stylish, incredibly easy to ignite, and have a flame that’s easy to control, all without the tell-tale campfire smell that accompanies traditional fire pits. Choose from a rectangular fire table or a square fire table to create a space in your yard that’s personalized to fit the look you desire.

3. Patio Torches

These days, patio torches are not limited to tropical backyard decor. Torches are available in a variety of designs, making it easy to find something to fit your space regardless of your style. You could choose something simple like the traditional bamboo tiki torches, or add a pop of color with metal torches topped with colored glass—the possibilities are endless to liven up your space.

4. Patio Fireplace

Patio fireplaces are an excellent addition when you’re looking to add some warmth and comfort to your outdoor space. With the help of a patio fireplace, you can create an outdoor seating area for friends and family to gather together to relax and a beautiful setting for an outdoor party. As an added bonus, a fireplace can easily be used for toasting marshmallows and hot dogs as needed, in addition to keeping guests warm.

5. Outdoor Oven

What better way to complement an outdoor dining area than with an outdoor oven? Bring the convenience of the indoors outside by creating an outdoor kitchen area so you can remain a part of the party even while preparing food. An outdoor oven will also add a touch of warmth to the space, although not as much as a fire pit or fire table.

Set the Mood in Your Yard Today

An outdoor fire feature is the easiest way to add a touch of warmth and light to your backyard. Are you ready to kick your yard up a notch and create a more luxurious, lively space? You can’t go wrong with one of these beautiful, functional fire features.

RST Brands Trophy Truck Competes The Baja 1000 50th Anniversary

The RST Brands trophy truck entered the desert’s greatest racing challenge and successfully completed it with a top 20 finish in the trophy truck class. The team fought through high temperatures and a challenging course that featured obstacles and booby traps from Ensenada to El Paz along the Baja Peninsula.

RST Brands Truck and Performance

Pulling off a feat like the Baja 1000 takes a lot of great people working together–in fact, only 205 out of the 405 teams that entered were able to successfully complete the race. The RST Brands trophy truck entered the race with a support team of 5 vehicles and 16 people.

The RST Brands truck faced the dangers of the desert and conquered. The truck placed in the top 20 finishers of the trophy truck division and 119th place overall with a finish time of 34:17:26.572. Drivers Jayson Strachan, Doug Anderson, and Bill Apgood took turns at the wheel in this rugged off-road race.

Baja 1000 2017 50th Anniversary Race

The BAJA 1000 2017 took place November 14-18 and included drivers from 44 U.S. states and 27 different countries racing in various off-road vehicles. 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Baja 1000 race. For the past 50 years, off-road racers have been braving Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula putting their vehicles, and themselves, to the test.

The Baja 1000’s 2017 course went down Mexico’s California Peninsula starting in about 80 miles south of the U.S. San Diego border in Ensenada and ending in La Paz. Racers were allowed to pre-run the 1,134.4 mile course between October 20 and November 15 to familiarize themselves with the route and terrain. The course was estimated to take between 32 and 38 hours to complete with a maximum time of 48 hours.

Trophy Truck Racing

Trophy truck racing pits the most elite off-road racing vehicles against each other in an exciting battle of speed, control, and determination.

Trophy trucks are designed with one purpose in mind: to move as fast as possible across dirt, sand, and other off-road terrains. These vehicles typically feature heavy-duty shocks, powerful engines, and bodies that are built to withstand the rugged routes.

Baja 1000 Race

Many consider the Baja 1000 race to be the most intense off-roading race a driver can enter. The desert peninsula is unforgiving with its remote, rocky terrain that is subject to dangerous dust storms.On top of the natural challenges, some spectators take it upon themselves to set booby traps for drivers to navigate around.

Another challenge drivers have to remain cognizant of is the mix of vehicle types allowed into the race. SCORE International’s class distinctions allow trucks, motorcycles, buggies, and more all on the same course.

SCORE International hosts four different off-road races throughout the year with the Baja 1000 acting as the culminating event.

History of the Baja 1000

The first race was held on October 31, 1967 and was called the NORRA Mexican 1000 rally. The course started in Tijuana, Mexico and ended in La Paz with a course length of 849 miles.

Over time, the race grew in popularity and fame as it attracted the attention of other racers, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and even Hollywood movie stars.

As the race continued to grow in fame, so did its pull on celebrities. Stars such as Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Patrick Dempsey, James Garner and more have all faced this desert test of skill.

We are honored to have participated in this historic event, and proud to have performed so well. Congratulations to the RST Brands team!