As you shake off the last vestiges of winter and prep your outdoor furniture for another season, you may notice in the fresh light of spring that the cushions look a little past their prime.
Whether they are worn and faded or you simply want a brand-new look, replacing the cushions on your outdoor furniture is the easiest way to transform your outdoor space. No matter where you bought your furniture, you can reimagine your outdoor area using gorgeous Sunbrella® fabrics and famous Frontgate quality.
Taking cues from fashion and art, Frontgate designers work with the best fabric mills to curate a stunning array of durable outdoor fabrics in solids, stripes and prints. These fabrics make their way to our brilliant array of outdoor cushions.
With 54 solid, striped and patterned fabrics, plus 37 styles and sizes, you’re sure to find an all-weather cushion that will make your outdoor seating and dining look and feel brand new. So grab your measuring tape (read “The Right Fit”) and get ready to see your outdoor furniture in a whole new light.
Spring is full of reasons to brunch … Easter, Mother’s Day, bridal showers and more. Rather than serve the usual champagne cocktail, why not try something fresh?
Unlike the garden variety, shrubs for drinking are concentrated syrups that combine fruit, sugar and vinegar. This centuries-old preservation method is experiencing a new heyday at the hands of creative mixologists. These sweet-and-sour concentrates capture the essence of fresh fruit … so they’re perfect for imbibing before noon.
Courtesy of Kelly Sterling
Makes 1 serving
1½ ounces white tequila
¾ ounce grapefruit shrub, homemade (recipe below) or bottled*
4 ounces soda water
1 grapefruit, sliced crosswise then halved
Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
In a highball glass, pour all ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig.
Courtesy of Sunset
Makes 1 quart
3 large red grapefruit
About 1 1/3 cups raw (unpasteurized) coconut vinegar, such as Coconut Secret**
1 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
1 cup raw, unrefined cane sugar***
Cut off peel and white pith from each grapefruit. Next, cut between the inner membranes to release the grapefruit segments; discard membranes. Put fruit in a clean, wide-mouth 1-qt. canning jar. Add enough vinegar to cover. Close jar tightly and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Push down grapefruit until covered by vinegar so vinegar can draw out their flavor. (Keep fruit completely submerged to prevent undesirable bacteria or mold from growing on it.)
Cover jar with a piece of cheesecloth (so air can get in and help start fermentation), and securely attach with a rubber band or the jar ring. Leave at room temperature for about 12 hours.
Discard cheesecloth. Replace with lid and ring, secure tightly, and shake. Keep mixture at room temperature, repeating the vigorous shaking once a day for 7 days.
Pour mixture into a wide strainer set over a bowl. Set aside fruit for another use or discard. Using a funnel, return liquid to jar. Add grapefruit juice and sugar; cover and shake until dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Chill 7 days, shaking the bottle vigorously every day to be sure sugar is dissolved. Use immediately, or chill up to 4 months (shake before using). The shrub will get more syrupy with time.
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*Bottled Texas Grapefruit Shrub can be found at specialty retailers or liberandcompany.com
**Find raw coconut vinegar at natural food stores or use the store locator on coconutsecret.com
***For brighter color, try Trader Joe’s organic evaporated cane juice sugar
We’ve identified four of the hottest trends in outdoor furniture. And built stunning looks around them. Now you have the chance to bring of these sizzling summer looks to your outdoor space.
Take your pick. Choose one of these four amazing looks or select them all. It’s easy to enter. Just visit frontgate.com/trendsweeps and choose your favorite designer look.
Rhapsody in Blue … the coolest color in the spectrum is suddenly sizzling.
Hollywood Regency … pure Beverly Hills glam with just the right amount of retro.
Riviera Chic … sundrenched sensibilities that capture La Dolce Vita.
Inside Out … casual chic collections that bring luxe indoor looks outside.
Tempted to choose them all? No problem, you can select a different trend … because you can enter every day. Once you win, one of our professional design consultants will help you customize the look in a way that best works for your space. Enter today!
Like an Easter bonnet – with all the frills upon it – the Easter table should be a joyful tribute to the holiday and the arrival of spring.
When the weather agrees, setting brunch or dinner outdoors is the grandest way to feast. You can bring the same attention to detail to your outdoor dining table as you would inside.
No Easter table feels complete without a cheerful burst of color. In addition to a vibrant bouquet of flowers, a fruity cocktail or fresh-squeezed juice is an easy way to enliven the setting with color.
Golden pastries and gourmet breads look even more delectable when presented on a beautiful domed cake platter.
Crips linen napkins add poise to any table. Tuck cloud white linens into antique napkin rings to lend a touch of tradition and heritage.
For large parties, keep the color scheme simple. A single color for linens, centerpieces and outdoor place settings creates a cohesive look without competing with the natural setting.