It started in the 1940s with dolled-up California movie stars—the
women in full-skirted dresses, the men in blazers—hosting cocktail
parties around the pool. Guests relaxed on cushioned chaise longues,
canapés stayed fresh on umbrella-topped tables, uniformed butlers
kept the champagne flowing.
Today, however, outdoor living rooms are much more than that.
They’re for everyone at every price point in every geographic
location at every stage of life—and filling a vast spectrum of needs
To learn how we got here and where we’re going, we spoke with
industry insiders who are creating outdoor products and possibilities
that are changing the way we view the great outdoors.
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