How to Select an Outdoor TV for Your Space

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Outdoor TV over fireplace

Are you using an indoor TV in your outdoor space and noticing condensation, glare and reduced performance interrupting your viewing enjoyment?  Did you know that using a conventional TV outdoors will usually void the warranty? Maybe it’s time to invest in a high performance outdoor TV made specifically to weather the elements. SunBriteTV has made it easier than ever to select the right TV for your outdoor condition. As the leading manufacturer of outdoor TVs for residential and professional use, their three product lines – Veranda, Signature and Pro – ensure that you’ll select the right model for your outdoor setting while staying within your budget. When you select a TV from any of these three collection, you’ll know you are getting a worry-free unit built for permanent installation in your outdoor setting.

Veranda – The Solution for Fully Shaded Outdoor Areas

Weatherproof outdoor TV

The Veranda series TVs are perfect for outdoor, fully shaded applications.

For a fully shaded outdoor area – such as a screened in room, or covered patio – a TV from the Veranda series will offer optimal outdoor performance at an affordable price point. These waterproof units are up to 30% brighter than standard indoor TVs creating a more enjoyable viewing experience outdoors, and are rated to perform in temperatures ranging from -24° F to 104° F.

All TVs in the Veranda series come with the following:

  • A Powder-coated aluminum exteriors which is fully resistant to moisture, dust, grease and insects.
  • A direct-lit 4K UHD screen specifically designed for outside full-shade viewing areas.
  • Built-in all-weather speakers.
  • Weatherproof remote control.

Signature – An Outdoor TV Perfect for Partial Sun Viewing

WEatherproof outdoor TV

SunBriteTV Signature Series is the solution for any partially shaded outdoor area.

Designed for areas with changing light conditions, the Signature series from SunBriteTV is has an anti-glare screen for bright sun, and OptiView™ Technology for brighter day, darker night viewing. These TVs are perfect for applications including pergolas and partially shaded patios, as well as covered conditions where the TV is placed directly in the sun’s glare. These TVs are rated to perform in temperatures ranging from  -24° to 122°F.

All TVs in the Signature Series include the following:

  • Built-in HDBaseT receiver for ultra-high-definition video, audio and control transmission over a single, long-distance category cable.
  • 4K UHD high-brightness (700NIT) commercial-grade anti-glare screen for enjoyable viewing in high ambient light conditions.
  • Weatherproof remote control.

Pro – The Benchmark TV for Fully Exposed Lighting Conditions

SunBriteTV Pro Series

The Pro Series by SunBriteTV is ideal for fully exposed conditions.

The Pro Series is completely weatherproof and designed to withstand the harshest environments. This series features a tempered glass shield to protect the screen in active environments, and is ideal for any busy, fully exposed area. This is the only series with a 4K, 84-inch option for the ultimate outdoor viewing experience.  The Pro series from SunBriteTV also includes touch screen models ideal for creating digital signage and interactive experiences in commercial settings.

All TVs in the Pro Series include the following:

  • A built-in heating and cooling system allows the display to operate in temperatures from -40 F up to 122 degrees F.
  • Detachable, all-weather, 20 WATT sound bar that can sit above or below the TV
  • Weatherproof remote control.

In addition to these units, AuthenTEAK also sells outdoor TV mounts, stands and covers for your outdoor television. Visit our website to shop the entire collection from SunbriteTV.

Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2017

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Casual Market Chicago is a yearly event bringing together the biggest names in outdoor living. From furniture to fire pits, the newest designers and most established brands come together under one roof providing loads of inspiration for the next outdoor season.

Our team was at the show and brought back some fantastic imagery of what you can expect to see on the hippest patios in 2017. Here are some of our favorite looks and trends to watch.

cabana sectional by skyline furniture

Cabana style was big with lounges and even entire sectionals getting covered treatment. This large U-shaped sectional by SkyLine made quite a splash at the show.



Mixed media and modularity were the “M” words continuing the major trends from last year. Powder coated aluminum frames mixed with upholstery and teak accents to create some of the sleekest and most comfortable looks around.



Wicker was elevated with leggy looks that raised interest and added midcentury appeal. The addition of a love seat to the Kingsley-Bate Paris collection adds versatility to this already popular suite.



While furniture cushions continue to trend towards neutrals, color came through in both expected and unexpected ways. Plush outdoor rugs, like these by Liorra Manne, brought both indoor comfort and abstract washes of color in blues and greens.



More pops of color in blues and greens were found with these unique ceramic table bases topped with teak by Gloster. A grouping of these tables make the perfect spot to rest your coffee, newspaper or a glass of wine while lounging in their deep seating.



Throw pillows in all-weather fabrics were on display in a variety of colors and textures. These oversize floor cushions add instant seating when you’re entertaining a crowd.



Outdoor lighting and decorative elements were elevated to with finishes and styles you would expect to see indoors – creating exquisite touches that could be used indoors or out.

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SunBrite TVs for All-Weather Outdoor Use

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Fun for the whole family by day and night!


An age-old dilemma that every sports fan has faced – stay inside to watch the game, or enjoy the outdoors with family and friends – has finally been solved. SunBriteTV, manufacturer of all-weather outdoor televisions, has created a product line specifically built to deal with the harshest outdoor conditions. Rain, dirt, insects, extreme temperatures and UV rays are no match for these durable units manufactured in the USA in Thousand Oaks, CA.

SunBriteTVs come in a range of sizes

Shop our assortment of SunBriteTVs in a range of sizes suited to any outdoor space.


Many homeowners wonder if they can use a television made for indoors in their outdoor space. There are three main reasons why you do not want to do this – heat, cold and condensation. While you may be able to find a television rated for hotter or cooler temperatures, the real problem occurs when temperatures fluctuate and condensation forms inside the unit which is only meant to function indoors. Moisture inside the unit will cause performance to degrade and the unit to eventually fail. Not to mention the fact that outdoor use will immediately void the warranty on any TV unit not specified for outdoor use.

If you are looking for an outdoor TV that will withstand the elements year round while delivering a superior HD viewing experience, check out these units which grace many of the country’s professional sports arenas – including Yankee Stadium, Gillette Stadium, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Marlins Park.

Whether you need a small unit for a screened porch or are looking for an impressive focal point above your outdoor fireplace – SunBriteTV has a unit for you. With units ranging from 32″ to 84″ you’re sure to find one to enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor space – and lure the sports fans outdoors for once and for all!

Shop SunBriteTVs online at and enjoy Free Shipping on all units.

Quick Update: A Teak Shower Bench for Your Bathroom

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spa_bench_teakDoes your bathroom need a little pick-me-up? If a full scale renovation is not in your plans, consider adding a touch of high-end spa luxury with a long lasting teak spa bench.

Teak spa benches come in many sizes and can be the perfect accessory to add a touch of natural warmth to a stark, modern bathroom. They work equally well in more traditional surroundings, and add a place for you to rest bath accessories, or even a leg, when shaving in the shower as well as a place to sit.

When shopping for a wooden shower bench, make sure you are buying authentic teak. The qualities of teak wood make it the only choice for a shower bench. The durability of this wood is in part due to the oils it contains which make it impervious to rot in damp environments – like your shower.

Take a look at some images from Houzz to see how designers have utilized teak shower benches in their bathroom design. Then, shop our selection of authentic teak shower bench styles to fit your bath.

Asian-Inspired Teak Shower Bench

Contemporary Bathroom by Ottawa Architects & Building Designers Southam Design Inc

The Asian inspired teak shower bench is a perfect complement to the spare, contemporary style of the bathroom pictured above, and works great in the large, glass-enclosed shower. See our version of this bench here.

Corner Teak Shower Bench

When space is limited, try a corner teak bench. With time, unfinished teak will weather from the original natural honey color to a silvery grey finish like the one pictured here. Click here to see our corner teak spa bench.

Teak Bench with Storage Shelf

Contemporary Bathroom by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers modern house architects

Whether inside the shower or out, we can all benefit from a little more storage space. Pick a bench with a storage shelf like the one pictured above and use it to store towels for a truly spa-like feel. See one of our top picks here.

Want to see more? Click here to shop all of our Teak Spa Bench styles online now.

Stylish, Durable, Colorful Outdoor Fabrics

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This beautiful outdoor living room highlights what fabrics are available from Sunbrella Fabrics and how amazing they look in this romantic setting.

This beautiful outdoor living room highlights what fabrics are available from Sunbrella Fabrics and how amazing they look in this romantic setting.

When choosing a fabric for your outdoor furniture you can’t go wrong with Sunbrella 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic fabrics. High-quality Sunbrella fabrics are used in a variety of outdoor applications including patio furniture, umbrellas and awnings. Sunbrella is also huge in the marine industry and can be found on small boats and luxurious yachts around the globe. These high-performance all-weather fabrics are stain, fade, moisture, mildew and mold resistant, making them suitable for virtually any climate. Sunbrella Fabrics are available in a wide range of colors, styles and patterns, making the design of your outdoor space a breeze.

The fabrics displayed on these colorful pillows gives you a glimpse at how perfect they will look in your outdoor setting.

The fabrics displayed on these colorful pillows gives you a glimpse at how perfect they will look in your outdoor setting.

Another terrific option for innovative and stylish outdoor fabrics is from Silver State. Silver State offers over 500 exclusive patterns and colors of Sunbrella fabrics, including a dynamic selection of decorative fabrics from their Alaxi collection. Luxurious Silver State fabrics are crafted with today’s color trends in mind, while the numerous colors, patterns and textures stand up well to day-to-day living. These stylish fabrics can be used to create an accent piece or cover your outdoor furniture in your favorite design.

Perennials outdoor fabrics, made of 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic, are a collection of solids, reversible’s, prints, woven’s, stripes and trims that will transform your garden, pool, patio or deck into an outdoor oasis. These high-design fabrics are resistant to mildew, mold and fading for any environment, and are even suitable for use indoors! When deciding which outdoor furniture fabric to use, be sure to consider Perennials for a textile that is always in vogue. Please visit the AuthenTEAK showroom in Atlanta to see and feel the entire collection of fabrics.

Beautifully Designed Outdoor Throw Pillows

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This beautifully designed outdoor throw pillow imparts a sense of luxury and comfort to any outdoor furniture.

This beautifully designed outdoor throw pillow imparts a sense of luxury and comfort to any outdoor furniture.

Making your outdoor living area stylish is easy by adding decorative outdoor pillows to your existing deep seating furniture collection. Using luxurious Elaine Smith Pillows, you can add a colorful, sometimes whimsical style to your patio furniture. Sizes range from small rectangular lumbar pillows to large 24 inch square pillows that will accompany any sectional. These pillows are made with Sunbrella Fabrics and are mold and mildew resistant.


This hand structured non-woven pillow is soft and inviting when added to any Authenteak outdoor couch, chair or chaise lounge.

This hand structured non-woven pillow is soft and inviting when added to any Authenteak outdoor couch, chair or chaise lounge.

Another throw pillow option from Trans-Ocean is designer Liora Manne’s newest line of throw pillows. These all-weather pillows are unique because they are made using the patented process called Lamountage, which combines handmade artistry with high tech processing. The pillows are made of one hundred percent intricately hand structured polyester microfibers. They are then mechanically interlocked by needle-punching to create a textile that resembles felt. This process makes the pillows extra soft with fantastic durability. The removable zipper- closure covers make for easy care. The pillows are hand washable with mild detergent. These beautiful throw pillows are a perfect addition to any recreational living area.

The Classic Cushions 18 inch Square Throw Pillow, made with Sunbrella fabrics, is the perfect pillow to use outdoors. This versatile toss pillow is weather-resistant and sure to meet your outdoor needs. The fabric is stain, fade and moisture resistant. The self-welt adds a touch of style while the outdoor-proof inner core helps this throw pillow last season after season. The easy care stain-resistant fabrics are cleanable with a solution of natural soap and lukewarm water. Sponge the pillow with the lukewarm solution and allow it to air dry. This beautiful throw pillow, available at AuthenTEAK, will add comfort and beauty to your outdoor living area.

Design Tip: Mixing Materials and Styles

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Design Tip: Mixing Materials and Styles

Remember about fifteen to twenty years ago when the term “outdoor living room” seemed completely foreign?  Or even before that when outdoor furniture was largely sold as rudimentary matching sets that focused almost entirely on function rather than aesthetics or comfort? Well the times have changed and now many people, especially in regions where the weather is pleasant almost year round, view their yards, decks, patios, and porches almost as additional rooms to decorate and enjoy.  With this change of perspective, the casual furnishings industry has stepped up to the plate and developed the technology to improve a wide variety of  materials so that they are not only suitable for outdoor use, but so that the consumer can in essence bring the indoors out with remarkably improved aesthetics and comfort.

Also with this shift of how outdoor living space is utilized, manufacturers like Gloster and Kingsley-Bate still produce all weather furniture in collections, but less and less with the intention of the consumer purchasing all of their outdoor furniture from that one collection.  More often it is expected that today’s casual furnishings consumer will purchase items with the intention of mixing materials and looks, just as they would do in their home’s interior.


Color Trends for 2014

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Color Trends for 2014

Did you know that every year the Pantone Institute selects one specific color from a myriad of pigments as the color of the year?  This selection aids designers of all disciplines, even designers in the casual furnishings and outdoor accessories industry, in forecasting what their clients will find fresh, stylish, and in keeping with contemporary tastes.  This year the Pantone Institute bestowed the honor of color of the year to Radiant Orchid, a vibrant mix of fuchsia, pink, and purple. While many designers don’t necessarily plan an entire concept around the Pantone color of the year, they do look to that color as inspiration for striking accents and accessories.

There are a wide variety of ways that you can incorporate Radiant Orchid into your outdoor living space. Try starting off with deep seating furnishings with cushions in a strong neutral, such as Sunbrella Canvas Charcoal.  Add decorative all-weather toss pillows by Elaine Smith that incorporate hues similar to Radiant Orchid in pattern or in a heavily textured solid fabric. Use actual orchids in small fiberglass planters as centerpieces for chat tables or teak dining tables. Consider finishing off your outdoor living with a patterned outdoor rug that may have a Radiant Orchid yarns.  Utilizing these tips you will be on the cutting edge of color without coming off as overly trendy.

2014 Sunbrella Fabrics by SilverState Textiles – Global Beat

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GLOBAL-BEAT-BLUE-GROUPShake up your look with SilverState’s latest, exclusive Sunbrella® collection Global Beat. Global Beat incorporates highly stylized SilverState fabrics™ design with the practicality of Sunbrella® yarns to create the ultimate winning combination. This collection has vivid color which saturates the entire collection. Each pattern has designs that offer something unique in any setting here or around the globe. You will find fabric designs that could easily be seen in elegant European homes or the exotic coastal regions of Africa and South America. They complement and coordinate each other amazingly in both color and design. Even the neutral pallets will give your most conservative application an air of fun and whimsy.

Global Beat builds upon palates that are highly successful by adding some new color combinations which will definitely create a stir within the design community and with your clients. There are 67 individual fabrics within the collection, but the combinations are limitless. While SilverState inspirations are global and diverse in nature, they are blended so that your projects will not be out of place in any setting. Dazzling patterns, stripes, both big and vibrant, or tight and sophisticated with solid coordinates of twill and textured weaves, can all be found in this well-rounded collection.

Leap into the world of Global Beat and bring your flair to a living room, poolside, or tropical resort today! Shop online at for these amazing fabrics.