When furnishing large spaces, let symmetry be your guide. Working with several Frontgate pieces recently at the 2015 Decorators` Show House & Gardens in Atlanta, designer Bill Hudgins used balance and order to give an undefined space a distinctive point of view.
Hudgins, the owner of Lush Life Home & Garden, felt the massive rear terrace was reminiscent of a French Riviera overlook. To create a generous entertaining space, he centered two Wilshire Dining collections, flanked by Wilshire Seating sets.
Extending the seaside vibe, Bill chose striped patio umbrellas as a focal point. The black-and-white motif echoed in a Greek Key Rug, designer pillows and zebra-patterned plates.
View all the outdoor furniture and decor pieces Hudgins used in furnishing the terrace.
Clarity of line, plus undeniable comfort. What a beautiful equation. It’s cool and contemporary … an enduring choice for your outdoor setting.
Think sleek sophistication expressed through streamlined design and alluring palettes. With pops of color to add pizazz.
This is high style designed with thoughtful ergonomics. From grand-scale dining sets to luxurious deep seating and sleek modulars, our geometrically-minded outdoor furniture is the solution to creating an urbane outdoor room.
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When there’s something to celebrate, nobody does it more stylishly than the Italians. And whatever the occasion, most often their beverage of choice is bubbly, effervescent Prosecco. With several chilled bottles of this sparkling wine on hand, all you have to do to get the party started is pop the cork.
Take our featured Wine of the Month Ca’ Bolani Edizione Limitata Prosecco NV. This widely acclaimed, limited-edition stunner is light and lovely with a delicate fizz on the finish. On the nose are aromas of blush pear and delicate floral notes that deepen on the palate into a richer, fuller flavor of almonds and ripe orchard fruit.
|The Wine:||Ca’ Bolani Edizione Limitata Prosecco NV|
|The Maker:||Gianni Zonin of Ca’ Bolani|
|The Acclaim:||Wine Enthusiast 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award|
Ca’ Bolani comes from the renowned Zonin family – whose visionary leader, Gianni Zonin, was awarded Wine Enthusiast’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 for being what the magazine called “one of the most influential personalities in the Italian wine world.”
Ca’ Bolani is the family’s single estate that lies in the very heart of Friuli – top Prosecco country. Unlike many other producers, the Zonins use only fruit grown in their own vineyards, so they oversee every stage, from vine to bottle, along with longtime winemaker Marco Rabino.
In recent years, Ca’ Bolani Prosecco has won gold medals galore – at home in Italy (Vinitaly), in Germany (Mundus Vini) and in the UK (The Experts’ Choice). It’s also a regular winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, where in 2014 judges rated it “Silver Outstanding.”
There’s nothing like a fantastic glass of fizz to kick off any summer celebration. It’s delicious on its own, and it’s outstanding in a Blood Orange Mimosa.
In the May issue of Elle Decor, designers Amy Lau and Brad Ford critique several variations on the Greek klismos chair. Their findings? The design, as seen in the Athens Dining Chair, transcends time.
The klismos chair is a classic design by ancient Greeks. With its rounded backrest, a vertical splat and curved, tapered legs, the klismos is one of the most influential and successful furniture designs of all time.
“That the Klismos is still relevant says so much about how well designed it is,” decorator Brad Ford says in the article. “Its lines are incredibly graceful, and it stands up to any number of interpretations.”
One of those interpretations is Athens, Frontgate’s generously scaled cast-aluminum chair made for outdoor living. Athens’ expressive curves and pure lines capture the Hellenic passion for order, beauty and symmetry.
“This is one of the most classic takes on the klismos, which is all the more extraordinary considering it’s an outdoor chair made of cast aluminum.”
But don’t take our word for it. Ford calls it impressive. “This is one of the most classic takes on the klismos, which is all the more extraordinary considering it’s an outdoor chair made of cast aluminum,” he says. “The nailhead details are a nice touch.”
Amy Lau admires the hand-rubbed finish. “It almost resembles weathered marble,” she says in the article. “The proportions are just right. And the price point is remarkable.” See how Athens’ expressive curves and pure lines captured their fancy. Shop the full Athens Collection.