As we all ready ourselves for the fun festivities and fireworks that accompany the Fourth of July, socially-distanced outdoor barbecues, pool parties, and backyard soirées rank high on everyone’s mind. In celebration of one of America’s most red, white, and blue holiday, we thought we’d spotlight some of our favorite products from two American-made brands: True Residential and Room & Board! Replete with designs made for creating the ideal outdoor retreat, we’ve included everything from stools, to ottomans, to beer beverage dispensers, and wine cabinets to boot. Happy Fourth of July!
Luxury home refrigeration brand True Residential, which launched in 2008 as an offshoot to its American-born, family-owned parent company, True Manufacturing (1945), has stayed on its American-made path. Room & Board, named as one of the “Most Innovative Companies in Retail” by Fast Company in 2019, also adheres to True Residential’s focus on handcrafted and quality materials, the American-made model, and on good design with some serious functionality. With a vast selection of indoor and outdoor furniture for modern—and most important—summer living, it remains that more than 90% of the company’s products are manufactured in America. Likewise, everything at True Residential is done in-house—from the coiled rolls of steel to the final powder-coated finish. Each with a large repertoire of products that are perfect for creating the ideal outdoor retreat!
From benches and sofas to under-counter refrigerator and freezer drawers, True Residential and Room & Board combined can cater to all of America’s favorite summer pastimes. Whether the focus is on barbecuing, summer poolside parties, and/or backyard soirées and more, all of their made-for-outdoors products will ensure one sublime Plein-air experience.
Entertaining preferences run aplenty, but from adults-only affairs to watching kids run wild, Room & Board’s versatile Brook Counter and Bar Stools, which come in a range of eye-catching colors and are made from recycled milk jugs, sit at the perfect height to pour the perfect draft pour from True Residential’s single or dual tap Beverage Dispenser—also available in a beautiful assortment of color combinations.
For those that lean towards a more relaxed outdoor ambiance yet with a more sophisticated palette, going with a black and metal theme might just be the ticket. Room & Board’s Aria Outdoor Table—shown in a graphite base topped with a marbled black ceramic composite—melds perfectly with True Residential’s easy-access Undercounter Refrigerator, which is shown in a striking matte black finish paired with gold hardware.
Then again, pure relaxation isn’t for everyone. For a more laidback vibe with a touch of fun, opt for Room & Board’s Boyd Round Ottoman in Phipps Spa Mist and True Residential’s Clear Ice Machine—the most efficient ice machine on the market—in the brand’s cheerful new saffron finish. Boost that sense of liveliness with some visual cues!
We all know the matching game can run strong so if that’s the inclination, run with it! Shades of blue are always beautiful, especially in the summer, and when one of the designs actually provides some shade. Room & Board’s Pacifica Square Patio Umbrella in Sunbrella Awning features a 60 mph wind-rating that will keep it in place to sunburns while True Residential’s Dual Zone Indoor/Outdoor Undercounter Wine Cabinet in Cobalt does the highly important job of keeping guests sated and bottles cool and protected.