Monthly Archives: May 2018

RST Brands & Insane Pools Collaborate On Creating The Perfect Backyard Oasis

Some people vacation for a tropical oasis, others create their own oasis right in their backyard. One man has made it his personal mission to help people reach their dreams of creating the perfect backyard pool. RST Brands is excited to be working with Lucas Lagoons in the new season of their hit series Insane Pools: Off the Deep End.

Lucas Lagoons

Lucas Congdon, award-winning pool designer and Florida resident, has been renovating and restoring residential pools since 2003 via his company Lucas Lagoons. His very first project won him the Gold Award in pool restorations, with his company earning additional accolades and awards over the years as they overhauled distressed pools.

Eventually, Lucas’s skill and success began winning him nationwide attention, even drawing the eye of network television. His process was filmed and turned into Insane Pools: Off the Deep End. Insane Pools’ first two seasons showcased Lucas and his team tackling renovation projects all across Florida. With season three, the team and show will be going all over the country.

The Insane Pools Method

Each job Lucas completes is a true original. As he puts it, “A custom design is just that…it will never be built again.” He draws inspiration from the aesthetic beauty of natural wonders, with natural (and naturally inspired) stone and waterfalls featured heavily in his work. He prefers to use reliable, durable materials so the projects will hold up long after his team has moved on. And he aims for a cohesive, coherent design that supports both form and function.

In addition to renovating pools and spas, the Lucas Lagoon team also updates the surrounding space. It’s common for the team to add full bars and kitchenettes, upgrade the landscaping, and even add high quality furniture that fits the decor. And, we’re proud to announce, in an upcoming episode Lucas’s team has chosen to feature RST Brands furniture in their project.

Insane Pools and RST Brands

RST Brands specializes in luxury patio furniture, with everything from patio comfort chairs, outdoor sofa sets, outdoor pool loungers, and whole outdoor furniture sets for creating a cozy backyard. The durable yet chic construction makes our luxury outdoor furniture a perfect fit for one of Insane Pools’ projects. After all, what backyard oasis would be complete without somewhere to do some poolside lounging?

But what about indoor furniture? We also make stylish indoor pieces that captivate and impress guests that aren’t intending to go for a swim.

If you’d like to see the quality of our work, and how our pieces can help transform a space into something beautiful, tune in to Insane Pools: Off the Deep End.

RST Brands Memorial Day Outdoor Patio Furniture Sale [Up To 30% Off]

How did it come so fast? It seems like winter just ended, and yet here we are with Memorial Day on the horizon and summer fun about to commence. You had so many things you wanted to get done before summer started so you could really make the most of the season.

Well, we are here to help with all the outdoor furniture you need to get outside and enjoy the summer. Then lounge on your deck or patio with the perfect outdoor patio furniture that you have always wanted. Nothing says summer more than sitting outside on a warm evening and enjoying the sun and all the comforts you have dreamed of all year long.

Relax in Perfect Outdoor Comfort

RST is having an outdoor patio furniture and indoor furniture sale for Memorial day. RST Memorial Day Event – 10% Off $0 – 499 | 15% Off $500 – $1,999 | 20% Off $2,000 + when you use the promo code MDAY18. Decorate your patio with the furniture you have always wanted,  and get your summer off to the perfect start.

Make the most of the season by choosing relaxing and durable patio furniture options. We offer all the styles and features you need to create the perfect setting on your deck or patio. Enjoy the lasting comfort and quality of our outdoor furniture collections. From outdoor sofas with deep-seated cushions to rocking motion club chairs and stone-top tables, your outdoor enjoyment will be furnished for years to come. Get the comfort you want for outdoor relaxation and the durable quality you need for that enjoyment to last many summers to come.

Visit RST Brands today and use the promo code MDAY18 to save big and get your summer off to a great start during our Memorial Day Outdoor Furniture Sale. The outdoor furniture pieces of your dreams are waiting, get them this Memorial Day.

How To Turn Your Backyard Into An Italian-inspired Garden

When it comes time to escape from the stress of life, there is no better place than a beautifully designed backyard and patio. In regards to the perfect combination of comfort and style, no one does it better than the Italians. From the cobblestone streets of Rome to the rolling Tuscan countryside, there is no shortage of design inspiration you can draw from to create your own Italian inspired outdoor space.  

What sets an Italian inspired garden and villa apart from other design styles? Warm colors, rich textures, and sustainable local plants all play a part. Simple elements like terra cotta pots, gravel pathways, and immaculately manicured shrubs and lawns will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the Italian countryside. Here are a few tips to turn your outdoor patio into your own private Italian Villa.

1. Feature Stone

Italy is filled with stonework, from the streets to the buildings and everything in between. Using light colored stone as a walkway, retaining wall, or as stepping stones will give your garden an authentic Italian look. Consider dressing up a simple stone patio with an outdoor fire table for added ambiance.

2. Add Plants And Flowers

Terra cotta pots filled with boxed hedges, flowering shrubs, and climbing vines are a great way to bring Italian inspiration into your garden. Many Italian gardens feature arbors and pergolas filled with native climbing plants. Plants can also help provide a little privacy as well.

3. Dine All’aperto

Gathering together with friends and family around an outdoor dining table is the perfect place to be on a warm summer night. If you choose an outdoor dining set with additional seating, it provides a place for your guests to linger and have conversation.

4. Plenty Of Seating

Italian gardens are well known for having outdoor chairs and benches throughout the garden, providing many places for friends and family to relax and enjoy the garden. Benches nestled under vine-covered arbors in a secluded corner will help you create the villa inspiration you’re looking for.

5. Add Natural Elements

Fire and water features are great additions to Italian inspired gardens. Fountains and urns filled with bubbling water help create a relaxing, luxurious feeling. Fire tables and comfy club chairs provide the perfect place to gather with friends on a cool spring, summer or fall evening. Fire tables also make a great outdoor dining option as well. Enjoy your favorite Italian delicacies or enjoy a decadent homemade s’more.

6. Use Different Textures

Italian gardens are full of complementing textures like the hard edges of the stonework and the soft, feathery grace of the plants and flowers. The same idea can be used for your furniture and accessories as well. Pair a luxurious outdoor patio sofa with a vibrant canvas pillow or an accent table filled with fragrant herbs in terracotta pots and urns. Using different textures throughout your design is an easy way to add Italian inspiration to your outdoor space.

7. Textiles

Adding beautiful throw pillows to patio lounge chairs and outdoor sofas can instantly dress up your outdoor patio. Hanging long, flowing curtains around a pergola is another way textiles can make a space look warm and inviting. Cloth napkins for the dining table and a basket of soft, warm blankets for guests to wrap up in are other ways to introduce more textiles into your backyard design.

Creating your own Italian-inspired outdoor patio design is simple and easy to do. Adding a few authentic Italian touches like the ones above will turn your backyard into your own Italian Villa.