Dads weren’t meant to spend all days indoors. Not in meetings. Not hunched over a computer. Come summer, most guys are all about the great outdoors. That’s why on weekends, you find so many of them outside. Grilling, golfing, fishing, restoring old cars … or just kicking back in a hammock with something cold at hand.
Whether you’re celebrating your own dad or acknowledging your husband for all he does for the family, this Father’s Day, give Dad a gift that will make his day … and maybe even his summer.
After a long work week, Dad deserves to hang out at home, enjoying some R&R. If an afternoon nap is on the agenda, give him a taste of the good life with a generously cushioned tufted hammock.
Perfect for the links-loving dad, this heavy-duty organizer has a place for two sets of clubs, shoes, towels, extra balls and more. Now, with all of his golf gear in one place, making that early tee time has never been easier.
… for a smartly styled watch with innovative features that satisfy any dad’s inner techie. And with all the sophistication of a precision crafted analog timepiece, Hercules has forged timeless style with modern advancements for any avid golfer. Just flip the watch face to reveal highly accurate, GPS-powered measurements to the pin.
A simple and inexpensive gadget, the iGrill is a pocket-sized meat thermometer that lets Dad step away from the grill and partake in the fun while still keeping on eye on dinner.
Speaking of partaking in the fun, Dad becomes a master craft brewer with just the push of a button, whipping up all styles of beer – from ales to IPAs. And don’t forget personalized Craft Beer Glasses, each designed to enhance the taste and aroma of Dad’s custom creations.
As the sun dips below the horizon, dads love to build a big fire, stacking log upon log, setting it ablaze and basking in its warm glow. With its oversized basin, the Copper Fire Pit lets him revel in a satisfying fire all night long.
Still searching for the perfect gift? Explore more of our favorite Gifts for Dad.
At Frontgate, we believe in the power of great design – whether it’s a smartly styled room or impeccably crafted furniture. In our passionate pursuit of the world’s best-designed products, we often cross paths with brilliant designers, makers and artisans. They may be the merchants we buy from, the artists we collaborate with or the industry’s biggest celebrities.
On Saturday, May 21, HGTV star Vern Yip stopped by our Atlanta showroom.
One of America’s most venerated designers, Vern came by to answer questions and share design tips with Frontgate customers. And while he was in store, he put on a demonstration showcasing how easy it is to update an outdoor furniture set. He transformed our Palermo Collection with three summer-ready styles, all in less than 10 minutes.
Check back soon for an in-depth look at Vern’s outdoor furniture styling tips, and sign up for Frontgate emails to get the latest on upcoming in-store events and guest appearances.
Small-batch spirits, artisanal burgers and hand-worked leather goods … they’re all a part of a new trend. One that eschews mass-produced products in favor of those that are artisan crafted. There’s a renewed appreciation for the premium quality of something meticulously made by hand, and for the skills of those who made it.
So this season, we set out in search of authentic, handmade wares. And it was in India where we fell in love with the beautiful block prints and batik-inspired designs of these lightweight Portuguese Tile Quilts.
A celebration of old-world artistry with intricate patterning, globally inspired designs and impeccable craftsmanship, our Portuguese Tile Quilts are a fusion of traditional European style and time-honored Indian techniques.
Lavishly patterned tiles – known as azulejos – are a major part of Portuguese architecture, with churches, palaces and even homes covered inside and out. Such tilework is a centuries-old art form, featuring elaborate arabesque patterns and baroque portraits of historical events.
Our exclusive quilts bring the beauty of their namesake ceramics to your master suite with intricate geometric and floral mosaics. And each is block printed by hand. It’s a meticulous, time-consuming process, with each one taking a craftsperson several days to complete.
Indian artisans use individual wood blocks to create the complex mix of patterns. And each quilt reverses to a complementary batik-inspired design. Batik is the ancient technique that uses wax to prevent dye from permeating specific areas of the fabric, leaving elaborate, undyed patterns in the cloth.
“Block printing seems like a primitive method, but it’s surprisingly complex once intricate detail and color matching are brought into play,” said designer Betsy Burnham, principal at LA-based Burnham Designs.
Read more about her inspiration trip to India.
With the change of seasons, now’s the time to update your top-of-bed decor. Our handmade Portuguese Tile Quilts deliver sophisticated, old-world sensibilities and masterful artisan craftsmanship. And every lightweight piece is woven to a 400 thread count and printed with eco-friendly inks. Shop this collection, along with other handmade quilts, and welcome summer in style.
Plus, find more suite inspiration on Pinterest.
The outdoor season is officially underway, and with months of sunny summer afternoons ahead, it’s the perfect time to update your outdoor furniture.
Of course, there’s always a bit of mystery surrounding any furniture purchase. Because no matter how many times you measure your seating area, it can be difficult to visualize how a piece will look in your space.
But before you break out the tape measure, a pencil and some paper, read on, because we’re taking the guesswork out of your next outdoor furniture purchase.
Picture your ultimate outdoor area. How does it look? Is there seating for several guests, or is it more intimate? And how is it arranged … centered around a single focal point or clustered in groups? Our modular Palermo Collection offers countless configurations for any space. And now, you can try an array of arrangements, right on your computer or tablet.
Design your space with our Modular Seating Planner. You’ll start with a birds-eye view of your area, then you’ll add and move modular pieces to create a seating plan. When you’ve found the perfect layout, you can customize each modular piece with just a few clicks.
Our Seating Planner features one of our most popular modular collections, Palermo Bronze. Generously scaled frames are wrapped in beautiful, metallic-tinged wicker. And every modular piece is topped with substantial cushions, available in your choice of more than 100 weather-resistant fabrics.
It’s never been easier to find the perfect modular seating set. Try our new Modular Seating Planner now and create your custom arrangement just in time for summer.