Whether you’re a cat lover or a dog person, we can all agree that our pets are part of the family. And what better way to celebrate your beloved furry friend than with a handpainted portrait?
That’s where Lorraine Skelsky Chapin comes in. The award-winning New England artist is creating custom pet portraits for Frontgate.
Chapin’s art focuses on natural beauty – landscapes to still lifes, gardens and animals. Her work is saturated with light and color, reflecting the energy, atmosphere and unique personality of her subjects.
“My goal is to capture the essence of my subject, working in acrylic and oil and painting with feeling,” she says.
Pets certainly have a persona all their own. Chapin takes great care to capture your pet’s character in every brushstroke.
Chapin’s personalized portraits are a beautiful celebration of the love, service and kinship we receive from our pets. They make wonderful, unexpected gifts for any animal lover on your list. Your personalized pet portrait arrives beautifully framed.
Chapin is an exhibiting artist at the PS Gallery in Litchfield, Connecticut, and the Barn Gallery in nearby New Fairfield. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Fine Line Art Gallery in Woodbury, Connecticut.
If you’d like to commission Chapin to paint your pet, call Frontgate Customer Service at 800-537-8484 and mention product number 118685. Our product specialists will walk you through the process of submitting your photograph. Customized products are not returnable.
5″ x 5″ $359
5″ x 7″ $399
6″ x 6″ $399
8″ x 10″ $599
The rustle of fallen leaves. A hint of chill in the evening air. All signs that fall has finally arrived. And as the days shorten and the weather cools, we return to the beckoning pleasures of the great indoors. Which makes the onset of autumn the perfect time to explore new decor.
Join on us on a beautiful journey, and travel the world through impeccably crafted furniture, thoughtfully designed accents and curated accessories. It’s an inspirational expedition, highlighted by five fabulous lifestyle collections, each as unique as the destination that inspired it. Our first stop? European Grandeur.
From the Eiffel Tower to Big Ben, there is no shortage of impressive monuments to European Grandeur. But, when it comes to decor, this old-world lifestyle offers understated elegance – like the simple sophistication of a roll arm sofa or the charm of a neoclassic-inspired side table with just a touch of gold leafing.
So our trip begins in a Paris Flea Market – a treasure trove of gorgeous antique pieces. It’s here that our merchant and design teams find inspiration for the rich detail-work, traditional silhouettes and authentic finishes found throughout the collection.
And as we travel far and wide – from an English countryside manor to porticoed Kensington townhouses – you’ll discover an eclectic collection of irresistibly inviting furniture and rooted-in-tradition accessories for the whole home. All inspired by the rich history of European design.
Don’t let this journey end. Shop the collection for more ways to bring European Grandeur to your home.
It was late summer in 1991 when the first Frontgate catalogs made their way to homes around the U.S. They brought with them a novel approach to high-end home decor. The idea was to outfit America’s finest homes with products befitting them.
That was the start of our mission to bring you unique, stylish and beautifully crafted goods from around the world. And these same tenets of great design and quality craftsmanship still serve as our north star 25 years later.
We’ve been around the world in search of the artisans who are creating the extraordinary: those thoughtful, timeless designs that are meant to be lived in as much as they are looked at. And we love to share our amazing finds with you, because a truly remarkable product can be a revelation.
A longstanding favorite, our Balencia Chaise redefined outdoor lounging with its supple curves and contours.
Newer additions like the Havana Barmoire blend form and function so seamlessly, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. And every single item you’ll find here is designed to infuse your home with touches of luxury and ease.
Like you, we love hosting and entertaining, and we take great pride in our homes. For 25 years, we’ve been trusted by millions of homeowners. We’ve helped to celebrate holidays, to entertain friends, and to create memories and heirlooms, in generations of families. We’re enthusiastic about our consumers and our products. It’s our passion and purpose.
And as we celebrate our silver anniversary, we would like to say thanks for welcoming us into your homes all these years.
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There’s nothing quite like a perfect summer day – with the sun sitting high in a cloudless sky and friends and family gathered together. And the pool is the epicenter of these wonderful afternoons.
It’s the official summer party spot, complete with your favorite music, great conversations and lots of laughter. There are games for the kids, cold beverages for the adults and high spirits all around.
Of course, no pool party is complete without food, drinks and all those little extras that make taking a dip even more enjoyable. From waterfront seating to the finest floats, make sure you’re well stocked with all the essentials to make your aquatic affair a big splash.
Flowing libations and an impressive menu of munchies are prerequisites for any get-together. But poolside food and drink service presents its own unique challenges. Because even though you may be nowhere near the bar, ice-cold drinks should always be at hand, and all the snacks must be kept cool, even under the glare of the sun.
It’s no sweat with the right tools. Set our Super Chill Serveware in the freezer for a few hours before the party, and you’ll have a perfectly cooled serving station all afternoon and evening. The Tommy Bahama Rolling Party Cooler delivers frosty beverages right to the water’s edge, and shatterproof Tritan Glassware is safe for wet, slippery hands.
Balencia’s form-fitting curves are simply sublime. They beckon you to enjoy the festivities from a more relaxed posture. When placed in the impressive shadow of a Market Umbrella’s sun-blocking canopy, you have the perfect shady spot. And if the mercury is quickly rising, a portable cooling fan keeps your guests’ temperatures from spiking.
The name is no exaggeration: The World’s Finest Float truly is a cut above the rest. It is ultra-buoyant, incredibly durable, and as adept at entertaining a rambunctious bunch of kids as it is at facilitating supreme relaxation. The 2¾-inch thick float delivers full-body support, ensuring you and your guests will drift along in complete comfort.
Peruse our Pool Float guide to pick out the best floats, noodles, floating chairs and lounges for all your summer events.
From splashing around, to diving for sunken toys, the pool is the perfect place to play. And our aquatic and poolside games are certain to be a slam dunk at your party. Whether you want to shoot some hoops, play floating tic-tac-toe or show off your table tennis serve, these games are sure to score lots of points with your guests.
Now you’re ready to dive headlong into summer entertaining. But before you jump in, check out our Pool & Beach Collection for even more ideas to host the perfect pool party.