Let Your Imagination Roam—Patio Furniture Trends (plus an exclusive party!)
Furniture, Patio/Outdoor Furniture, Special Events
Sturdy, long-lasting and stylish furniture
As warm weather grows closer, customers are beginning to come in seeking inspiration for their patios, porches, outdoor rooms and spaces. We have 3 buyers who travel the country seeking well-designed, quality products to bring back to Rochester every year. They look at pieces and materials from over a hundred designers and manufacturers. Each of our buyers has 15+ years of experience, so they really have their “finger on the pulse” of both national style trends and the tastes of homeowners in our region.
They attend seminars on color trends, have the opportunity to see the latest product introductions from the industry’s leading manufacturers, and gain insight into consumer-driven demand (such as moving “indoor” furniture outside to create an outdoor room).
We asked our buyers to comment on trends in the Rochester area, and here is what they told us:
Color—“Rochesterians tend to favor earth tones and neutrals, using accessories—rather than the furniture itself—to create a splash of color. One specific hot color to note, Henna red was a strong color trend in 2010 and we see that continuing for 2011.”
Outdoor Spaces—“One trend I see is that even in the largest spaces, homeowners are seeking ways to create a cozy feeling. They will often break up spaces by function (IE. pool, cooking, play, socializing) and sometimes use different styles of furniture to create inviting clusters where people can gather.”
Materials—“The type of materials used in outdoor spaces has been increasing in the past few years. Outdoor fabrics are becoming even more attractive as manufacturing processes can better weave together durable and attractive solutions. Acrylics and olefins give consumers an indoor fabric look and feel with outdoor weatherability.”
At Pettis Pools & Patio, there is a great deal of research and thought that goes into the products we select. Our East Rochester showroom is the largest in Rochester, with over 75 furniture sets and accessories on display.
Bradford furniture set
Whenever we can, we select American-made furniture; in fact, it makes up the majority of our offerings. If we do choose an imported line, we make certain that they have US support with warehousing facilities in America. This allows for quicker delivery times and help should something happen to your furniture.
We invite you to stop in and look around at your leisure any time. Our staff is happy to help answer questions or assist with special orders. We cater to all types of furniture tastes and have a wide variety to choose from. In addition, our furniture department is not seasonal; we are here year-round.
Join Us for our VIP: Patio Party
In addition, please join us on Wednesday, April 13 from 6-9pm for our VIP: Patio Party at our East Rochester location (Country Club Plaza • 825 Fairport Road • East Rochester, NY 14445). You can RSVP on our Facebook page for the event.
This free evening includes:
• Wine and appetizers
• A preview our 2011 outdoor furniture lines
• Exclusive one-night only patio, pool and hot tub discounts
• The chance to register to win a $200 gift card to Pettis Pools
• Complimentary gift bags for the first 25 people
You are welcome to bring a friend if you wish. We look forward to seeing you!