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Visit the RST Brands Booth at Casual Market Chicago

RST Brands is thrilled to be representing our high-quality, luxury indoor and outdoor furniture at this year’s Casual Market Chicago 2017, September 12th through September 15th. Hosted by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., one of the largest trade show producers in the country, Casual Market Chicago is a four-day trade show that showcases the products of more than 250 manufacturers and fills more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space. RST Brands stands out amongst these manufacturers as one of the top retailers in the luxury outdoor furniture industry.

Find us at booth #7-6045, where we’ll be showcasing the best of all we have to offer.

Additionally, on wednesday, September 12th, RST Brands will be hosting a cocktail party from 3 to 5 p.m. where guests can meet celebrity designer, Kelli Ellis. We’ll be handing out special gifts at the party, so come eat some delicious hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a large assortment of drinks. And don’t forget to get a picture with Kelli.

 

What You’ll Find From RST Brands

Have you been looking for the ideal pieces of furniture to feature in your outdoor living space? Whether you have a gazebo or patio that needs a furniture facelift with new outdoor chairs and sofas or are remodeling your outdoor space to incorporate high-end seating and entertainment amenities like dining room tables, we have the high-quality, durable, and functional pieces you’re looking for. Furthermore, with several design options to choose from on all furniture styles, you can choose the look that gives your space the feel you’re going for.

At Casual Market Chicago, we’ll showcase some of our favorite pieces. These collections include:

  • Bloom: This line blends modern, industrial compositions and outdoor sophistication to achieve a unique and temporary feel. The mixed-material design is paired with power-coated aluminum frames to offer lasting durability.
  • Deco: Hand woven, rich, espresso-colored polyethylene wicker provides a unique style and taste in an elegant, simple, and remarkably comfortable way.
  • Knoxville: This modern, exclusive design features durable materials and smart proportions for a clean, linear aesthetic that doesn’t just meet your distinguished taste but can also withstand the elements for years of leisure and relaxation.
  • Astoria: With frames made of durable extruded aluminum, and an open-back design with an intricate antique finish to create a timeless look for your outdoor space. And with nearly a dozen different fabric options to choose from, you can create a timeless look for your outdoor space.
  • Resort: Designed for consumers wanting furniture with the utmost luxury. Constructed with the highest-quality materials developed for outdoor use, the Resort Collection is great for hotels, resorts, spas, and homes. Furthermore, the rich, espresso full-round weave and the classic Weathered Grey finish make it a timeless option that will last through the years.
  • Portofino: This updated and innovative design incorporates contemporary styling with rugged durability and amazing comfort to give you furniture that’s longevity matches its quality.
  • Vistano: Created by the award-winning designer ASID Michael Burridge, the Vistano Collection has aluminum frames that are constructed with the highest outdoor standards. With the complete line featuring deep seating, outdoor dining, and more, you can use pieces of this collection to personalize your space.

Incorporating Outdoor Pieces in Your Home

To breathe new life into your home, consider checking out the millions of decor and design booths at Casual Market Chicago. Not only do all these brands offer top-of-the-line products, but with various design elements and finishing options to choose from, you can rest assured that you will be  working with a furnishing company that caters to your most luxurious wants and needs.

If you’re in the Chicago area, be sure to drop by and check out our indoor and outdoor furniture collections at booth #7-6045.

RST Brands Labor Day Deals

Have you been waiting for the perfect time to give your backyard or patio a facelift? Is your living room in need of a new furniture set to freshen up your space? With RST Brands jaw-dropping Labor Day deals, now is the perfect time to invest in new outdoor patio furniture set or a stunning new living room furniture set.

With prices dropping from 15-25% during our five-day sale, there is no better time to buy high-quality, top-of-the-line indoor and outdoor furniture than during the best labor day sale at RST Brands.

This Buy-More, Save-More promotional event runs from August 31, 2017, until September 5, 2017, and offers the following tiered discounts:

  • 15% off products ranging from $0-$999
  • 20% off products ranging from $1000-$2499
  • 25% off products ranging from $2500 and up

So whether you’re looking for fresh, patio furniture pieces like loungers or an outdoor dining set, or contemporary, modern living room furniture sets, RST Brands has the tables, chairs, dining sets, couches, loungers, and more that will help make your decorating dreams come to life.  

Labor Day Deals on Outdoor Patio Furniture

 

  • During our Labor Day sale, we’re proud to showcase some of our most reputable lines. These collections include:
  • The Portofino Home: By combining quality, style, and comfort, the Portofino collection invites homeowners to gather, relax, reflect, and work in an inviting space.
  • The Curated Room: This contemporary, modern collection brings mid-century designs to life by combining colors, textures, and pallets with hardwood frames to ensure longevity in your space for years to come.
  • The Barcelo Collection: With geometric patterns, bold cushion colors, and durable, lasting materials, the Barcelo collection offers an array of different outdoor furniture sets to help you choose the option that works best for you.

By offering the best Labor Day sales, we’re able to offer customers indoor and outdoor furniture sets of unmatched quality for at a price you can’t resist. Shop now and save by using the promo code REST17

Don’t Miss RST Brands 4th of July Saving Event!

 

On the 4th of July, we celebrate freedom: the freedom we enjoy living in these United States of America, and the freedom to save money while we create our own American Dream.

Are you looking forward to a summer full of family, friends, and entertaining? We have what you need to whip your home into shape, both indoors and out, during our big 4th of July Savings Event.

Have you been hoping to create an intimate outdoor seating area, but just haven’t found the right pieces to fit your budget? Check out our Bloom and Knoxville collections for beautiful, durable furniture to create an outdoor space you’ll love.

Looking for an excuse to huddle up close with those you love? A fire pit is the perfect addition to your yard if you’re looking to extend your outdoor days into the night, with the added bonus of always having a means to make s’mores.

Patio umbrellas serve well to create more shade in your yard, covering your seating or dining area to make it usable no matter how hot the sun shines.

Is your outdoor area ready for a party, but your indoor spaces could use some work? Our Portofino Home and The Curated Room collections are full of lovely, comfortable, and contemporary pieces that will add character to any room in your home.

From June 29 through July 5, 2017, the more you buy, the more you save!

Use coupon code PATRIOT17 and use this 4th of July to celebrate not only your freedom to choose, but your freedom to save!

Best Ways to Care for Your Outdoor Patio Furniture

Warmer weather, longer days, and budding trees signal spring and summer are just around the corner. As the whispers of winter give way to the smiles of spring, you probably have a long list of to-do’s in order to get your home and yard in tip-top shape for summer. When making your spring to-do list, be sure you don’t ignore your patio or outdoor living space.

As one of the most valued summer spaces, your patio is often the heart of relaxation, entertaining, friendly gatherings, family dinners, and romantic evenings. Thus, ensuring your patio furniture is clean and functional, is key. Similarly, by exploring fresh patio and backyard design ideas, you can have the most welcoming outdoor living area on the block.

These three tips will help you care for your outdoor furniture and achieve a patio design that you love.

1. Clean, Clean, Clean

One of the best ways to keep your outdoor furniture in tip-top shape is to give it good, regular cleanings. Similarly, starting with a clean patio will help you to better create a space that is both comfortable and welcoming. So before you set up your patio furniture and get it summer ready, be sure you give the surrounding wood, stone, or brick a good cleaning and make any necessary repairs.  Follow following tips to make your outdoor patio furniture shine:

  • Wicker and teak: Clean and moisturize by using a soft-bristled brush, water, and a mild oil-based soap. Rinse with water and maintain shine by hosing down every two to three weeks.
  • Plastic and wrought iron: Mix water and a mild dishwashing detergent and wipe all plastic and wrought-iron furniture with the mixture and a damp cloth. Hose down to rinse and repeat every three weeks.
  • Aluminum: Wipe aluminum furniture with a damp cloth and mild dishwashing detergent. Use a Soft Scrub brush to remove any scuff marks and rinse with a hose.

– Fabric and canvas cushions: Vacuum all cushions and saturate all sides with a mixture of 1 tbs. dishwashing detergent, 1 tsp. Borax, and 1 quart of warm water. Let the mixture sit for 30 to 45 minutes before using a soft bristled brush on stains. Rinse well, let dry, and repeat every three to four weeks.

– Patio Umbrellas: Use a bristled brush to remove any loose dirt. Mix ¼ cup of laundry detergent with 1 tbs. of Borax or baking soda and warm water. Let the mixture soak for 30 minutes and rinse well with a hose or bucket. Allow the fabric to dry partially before opening entirely.

2. Preserve & Protect

Hot summer sun, torrential rains, and regular use can be hard on your patio furniture. And while typical wear-and-tear is inevitable, there are several steps you can take to preserve and protect your outdoor furniture and ensure it stays in mint condition for as long as possible. After cleaning your furniture and patio, consider these quick preserving tips:

  • Wooden wicker: Choose a matching outdoor paint or shellac and allow it to dry at least two full days before using. You can also apply a thin coat of furniture wax for added shine and protection.
  • Fabric: Use a fabric protector like Scotchgard to protect against spill stains and make cleaning easier. Apply this fabric protector after each and every cleaning.
  • Teak: Although durable, Teak should be kept stained, varnished, and weather treated to prevent it from rotting and turning gray and weathered.
  • Metal: Remove any rust spots with mineral spirits and a damp cloth. Apply a coat of Rustoleum Paint or primer and paint to improve and repair the metal.

3. Decorate & Design

After you’ve cleaned and treated your furniture, it’s time for the fun part: decorating. If you’re looking for fresh ideas that will give your patio the facelift it needs, check out these backyard design ideas.

  • Notes of nature: Trendy planters and natural accessories are today’s hottest design elements. Choose hardy plants like boxwood, grasses, and evergreens for optimal privacy and design, and enhance the look with branches, shells, rocks, water features, and festive lighting.
  • Invision vintage: Make old, new by mixing modern accessories with vintage elements. Check out your local flea market or salvage store for unique pieces that help you avoid the showroom look and make your space more personalized.
  • Feature flooring: Summer is all about being barefoot, so make sure your patio design includes a flooring element that is safe and feels good on the feet.
  • Heat is neat: Include an outdoor fireplace, fire table, or several large pillar candles to make your patio the ideal place for warm, welcoming entertainment.
  • Add ambiance: Overhead canopies, trees, and arbors make your patio inviting while unique lighting can add fun and flair to essential elements.

With these care and design tips, you bring lasting comfort to your patio while also making sure it’s functional, safe, and inviting.

How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture During the Winter Months

Snow and the bitter cold of winter can do some serious damage to outdoor furniture. Since nobody wants to spend the time or the money to get new furniture with each passing season, here are a few simple tips to help protect your outdoor furniture from the cold, harsh weather and keep it looking like new.

Metal Patio Furniture

The biggest concern when it comes to metal furniture is rust. While a lot of metal patio furniture now has a powder coating that is designed to keep the metal from rusting, corrosion can still find a way to appear, especially over time. Once your metal furniture begins to rust, snow and rain can begin to weaken the metal.

To winterize your metal patio furniture, follow these easy steps:

    • Use a small wire brush to remove any rust.

 

    • Touch up any visible spots where the rust was removed with a bit of wrought iron exterior spray paint

 

    • Clean all surfaces of your metal furniture to remove any dirt or grime.

 

  • Keep your outdoor furniture protected all winter long by using a furniture cover. These are perfect because they are designed to fit your furniture and keeps it safe from rust and other elements which can cause serious damage.

 

Wood Patio Furniture

During the winter, wood furniture absorbs cold air, rain, and snow if it’s not properly treated, which can lead to cracking and cause the furnishing color to fade.
To keep your wood furniture in good condition, make sure you properly apply waterproofing wood sealant. Sealed wood holds in its natural moisture and eliminates cracking. Sealant is also the best way to protect your wood furniture year round.

Purchasing custom patio furniture covers is also a great way to protect outdoor furniture, no matter what kind of materials the furniture is made from.

Plastic Patio Furniture

Plastic furniture typically requires little to no maintenance and doesn’t absorb moisture like wood. However, when exposed to extra cold temperatures, plastic can become brittle and crack.

To keep plastic furniture in the best condition possible, make sure to clean it thoroughly throughout the outdoor entertaining season, and then move the furniture indoors during the winter months.

Even with plastic furniture, it is important to cover your outdoor furniture during the winter months. This is great for keeping dust and debris at bay, and not allowing the plastic to possibly warp in the cold weather.

Storing Patio Furniture for the Winter

If possible, find a safe place to store your patio furniture for the duration of winter. Whether you store it in a shed, garage, basement, or even a storage unit, it will be clean, sturdy, and ready to go when spring arrives.

In addition to winterizing your patio furniture, keep in mind that following through with regular maintenance year round will prolong the life of your outdoor furniture without exception.

Cyber Monday Special! Jump On These Deals Today!

Missed out on the Black Friday deal? We have you covered! In honor of Cyber Monday, we are offering a great discount you’re not going to miss out on!

From November 28 to November 29, take—

  • 15% off your order if you spend up to $999,
  • 25% off when you spend $1,000 – $2,499, or
  • 35% off for orders $2,500 or higher.

We have something everyone is sure to enjoy from our outdoor furniture sets which are sure to brighten up your outdoor space to our stylish fire tables. Perhaps you’re looking for a patio umbrella to provide you shade and protection from the hot sun? We have you covered on all outdoor patio ideas so come and explore our collections!

When placing your order, use the promo code: CyberFun16

Don’t wait any longer and make your patio dreams come true this year! Remember to share the cheer and share this with your family and friends too!

Black Friday Is Here! Don’t Miss These Amazing Deals!

Thanksgiving is here and you know what that means! Black Friday deals are back! This year we have some phenomenal promotions for you to surprise that special someone. These deals won’t last long (November 24, 6 PM until November 27) so move now!

We have a lot of stylish, modern designs everyone is sure to fall in love with! Explore our outdoor furniture sets to transform your backyard patio into the perfect place to relax and entertain.

Settle into the winter months with one of our stylish fire tables and cozy up to your special someone while looking out at the night sky. Perhaps you’re looking for something to protect your outdoor patio furniture from the harsh winter months? We have a wide range of outdoor furniture covers to ensure your items continue to look great for years to come.

Over the few days, take—

  • 15% off your order if you spend up to $999,
  • 25% off when you spend $1,000 – $2,499, or
  • 35% off for orders $2,500 or higher.

When placing your order, use the promo code: FridayB16

This is your year to have the patio you always dreamed of! Don’t wait and make sure to share this great offer with your family and friends!

How to Preserve Outdoor Furniture

Finding the perfect outdoor furniture to fit your style, needs, and space can be very difficult. When you finally do find a piece or set that work for your yard, you’ll want to keep it in the best condition possible. While minimal wear and damage are to be expected given that this furniture is left outdoors, there are some steps you can take to preserve it so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Regular Care & Cleaning

While in use, it’s important to find ways to keep your outdoor furniture clean and useable. One way you can do this is to spray off tables and chairs with a garden hose once a week, or more as needed. Scrub off surfaces that look particularly dirty and dingy, using soap also when necessary.

Cleaning Upholstery

Pillows and upholstered surfaces add to the cozy and comfortable feel of outdoor furniture, and thus should be given special care since more is required to keep them clean, including regular laundering when possible. It is also wise to consider keeping pillows stored away until you plan to use them.

Store Properly for Winter

The only thing more damaging to outdoor furniture than the sun is winter weather. When the end of the season draws near, you should find a safe place to store all of your outdoor items, including large furniture pieces. Storage within a shed or garage should be sufficient, but in the event that you do not have the extra space, there are a few ways you can prep your furniture to keep it as safe as possible while out in the elements. Consider purchasing an outdoor furniture cover that can protect your chairs, tables, or other furniture from the elements.

Preparing Outdoor Furniture for Winter

Every outdoor material is different and should be cared for accordingly:

  • Plastic—Items made from plastic can benefit from a simple wash with detergent, something you will likely want to repeat prior to its first use in the spring.
  • Wood—A combination of bleach, detergent, and soap will rid wood furniture of any dirt, mold, and mildew. Consider applying a water repellent coating, especially if you intend to leave wood furniture out during the winter months.
  • Metal—Water and detergent are strong enough to clean metal, and a good sanding should remove any rust. Car wax adds a protective layer to this furniture that you’ll find beneficial, especially if it will be left to withstand the elements of winter.
  • Wicker—Wicker is one material that doesn’t do well in winter weather. In fact, it should be stored high to ensure no water reaches it during the winter season. A mixture of water and bleach kills any mold and mildew, ensuring your wicker furniture will be ready for use when the weather warms.
  • Cedar or Teak—As with wicker, bleach and water are sufficient to clean any cedar or teak furniture in your yard. Apply a tung oil after cleaning, and this material should hold up well when left outdoors all winter.

Find out what material your furniture is made out of. If there are multiple differing materials, try incorporating the tips given for each material.

Make Your Furniture Last

Incorporating these tips will help preserve your outdoor furniture. While outdoor furniture is designed to withstand the elements, it doesn’t mean that you should neglect taking care of your furniture. Don’t let your furniture become an eyesore when you want to relax outside in the warm weather. Take the time to care for your outdoor furniture.

What to Look for When Selecting Patio Furniture

Tis the season for birthday party BBQs and backyard entertaining, which may have you rethinking your 1970s lawn chair hanging by a few threads and the cooler you’ve been using as outdoor seating.

Perks of adding a new set of patio furniture include enjoying your morning coffee while soaking up some rays, making memories with your family around an outdoor board game, and long conversations with friends under the stars. Embrace the summer spirit and make room on your patio for a new, durable, and stylish set of outdoor furniture from RST Brands.

Seating

The most important feature of your patio furniture set needs to be ample seating with a mixture of solo and group seating. Make your guests feel relaxed with versatile seating like single chairs or more cozy couch-style seating for 2-3 people at a time. Ottomans are a great addition to your furniture set which allow guests to put up their feet and they can also double as extra seating when the party gets crowded.

Durability

Patio furniture has to be durable and able to withstand Mother Nature’s wear and tear. You want a sturdy material that can handle the elements and won’t need replacing by the next summer. RST Brands offers heavy-duty powder-coated aluminum frame sets that are corrosion-free and maintain their style and comfort for years. The thick, breathable foam cushions not only contour to each sitter, but also are sturdy enough to avoid breakdown of support over time.

Low-Maintenance Outdoor Tablecloths & Seat Cushions

BBQs means food and food means spills. To be able to keep your furniture in top shape, you want a fabric that is easy to clean and repels all types of liquid. All-weather, fade-resistant fabric ensures that your guests are not sitting on soggy cushions. If spills do occur, cleaning is as easy as a simple cleanser and a hose. Just cover it for the winter and it will be like new every summer.

Comfort

Guests won’t stay long enough to get to the s’mores if they are standing all night or stuck in an uncomfortable, flimsy chair. A perk of great patio furniture is allowing guests to feel at home and comfortable to lounge while enjoying your company. Foam cushions, proper back support, and deep chairs provide “the chair away from home” that will keep your guests relaxing and chatting well into the night.

Style

When you’re hosting family, friends, or even people you’re meeting for the first time, you want to make a good impression. You want your patio furniture to have a little style, and with RST Brands, style doesn’t have to come at a high price. Accent pillows in bright and classy patterns are included in the purchase of your set. Try pairing your solid neutral cushions with bright patterned accent pillows for a look that will really wow your guests.

Choosing a great set of patio furniture from RST Brands comes with all the perks of being stylish and comfortable while requiring low maintenance and remaining durable. Create a backyard oasis to entertain and relax with your friends and family.

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How To Clean Your Outdoor Furniture

Rising temperatures, longer days, and more sunshine indicate that summer is right around the corner. After a harsh winter, chances are you’re ready to get your patio prepped for a fun season of outdoor entertainment. However, even if you took the necessary steps in protecting it against harsh conditions, the winter weather still might have taken a toll on your patio furniture. Such damages include:

The following tips can help you revive your furniture so you can have a clean, functional outdoor living space.

1. Clean Your Cushions

Get rid of mildew, dust, and winter stiffness in your cushions by giving them a quick DIY cleanse. Combine the following in a bucket or spray bottle:

  • 1 teaspoon dishwashing detergent
  • 1 quart warm water
  • 1 tablespoon Borax

Spray or soak your cushions on both sides with the cleaning solution and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Using a hose, spray off the solution and set the cushion on it’s side to sun-dry. When the cushion is about eighty-percent dry, spray the surfaces with a fabric protector. Also, remember to give your cushions a frequent vacuum or shake to remove built up dust and debris.

If your cushions have simply seen better days, it might be time to replace them with a fresh, comfy new set. RST Brands has a variety of outdoor replacement cushions that are long-lasting and easy to clean.

2. Care For Your Canvas Seats

Thankfully, most canvas is machine-washable, meaning if your canvas is removable, you can simply stick it in the the washer and let your washer do the hard work. Note, however, that in order to keep the color of your canvas as bright as possible, set your machine to the cold setting and don’t put the canvas in the dryer. Instead, put it back on the furniture while it’s still damp so it will maintain its shape.

If the canvas is not removable, use the cleaning solution in Step 1 and a scrub brush to give your fabric a fresh, rejuvenating clean that is both effective and won’t damage the quality.   

3. Whiten That White Plastic

Combine one gallon of warm water and three tablespoons of automatic dishwashing detergent to create a solution that is perfect for cleaning white plastic furniture. Use a sponge or soft brush to apply this solution and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with a hose. It’s important that you use automatic dishwashing detergent as this contains a bleaching agent that will whiten plastic without using harsh chemicals.

4. Manage Your Metals

Using a detergent-soaked sponge, give your aluminum furniture a thorough cleaning. Be sure to rinse away any remaining suds or debris, and inspect your furniture over for any scratches or nicks. If needed, touch up any blemishes with car paint of the appropriate color and follow with a coat of automotive wax for extra protection that will last throughout the summer.  

Remove any rust that’s accumulated on wrought iron furniture by using a wire brush or steel wool and follow with a coat of exterior spray paint that’s created for wrought iron. Let the paint dry completely before applying cushions or canvases.

With the four tips above, you can make your outdoor living space look as good as when everything was new!