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I am always surprised when people say they start to feel anxious or sad as summer starts to wind down. Sure, the days start to get shorter and cooler but I say “embrace the change of seasons”! Every season has an opportunity to create something new and refresh something old. At Portico Indoor & Outdoor Living we are all about bringing the “Indoors out, and the Outdoors in”, so try thinking what are your favourite things about the outdoors and translate that to your interior spaces.Do you have a Sunroom, Breakfast Room or Screened Porch? If you do, why not consider a Chair Hammock in bright vibrant colours and patterns that remind you of the Garden or Lake? Moving entirely...

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Is Portico Indoor & Outdoor Living a boutique for "wants" or "needs"?When people ask me to describe what types of products portico carries, I tell them that we carry indoor furniture, outdoor furniture, gardening items, home decor, botanicals, giftware, artwork, water features and so on. I also tell them that I have a strong focus on carrying products that are made from reclaimed, recycled, and sustainable materials whenever possible. Goods that benefit charitable causes and are free trade are also something near and dear to my heart; I try to do what I can to be a good global citizen. Pretty much everything has some type of connection to the outdoors in one way or another. Although customers embrace my...

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It must be that time of year when we really need a pick-me-up. The days are short and the weather is cold (okay, unbearable) so it seems as though everything is a struggle to endure the latter part of winter.For some of the lucky ones, a warm vacay away is a welcome respite, but for the rest of us to muddle through sometimes it only takes a small "pick-me-up" to make a world of difference. Whether it be acquiring a new piece of artwork to brighten your space, a beautiful alpaca throw, a fragrant candle, or some perky and colourful florals; you will be amazed at how your home, office, and spirit can be uplifted! The fact that something is...

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