Frontgate stands for Grand Living. Meaning homes that are grand in spirit … generous, welcoming, beautifully appointed. Comfortable homes, infused with touches of luxury and ease.
But a grand life is also a well-run life. And that’s where our Essentials Collection comes in. These are your life’s supporting players … intent on helping you manage, organize and care for every aspect of your home.
Want to learn more about these behind-the-scenes helpers that keep your life beautifully organized and your home impeccably run? Read “Introducing Grand Living Essentials: Life’s Supporting Players.”
For 2,000 years, the Far East has nurtured ceramics as an art form. Artisans tap into their ancestral roots by bringing time-honored techniques and ancient designs into the now.
Our stunning collection of chinoiserie temple jars and vases is modeled after authentic works-of-art dating to China’s Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 A.D.). Crafted in remote Chinese villages, these handmade ceramics work beautifully as stand-alone pieces. We also love creating an impactful landscape by grouping pieces from different periods together.
There’s a plethora of fanciful Far East porcelains to explore. Here, we’ve grouped a few of our favorites by technique and dynasty.
Based on authentic works of art from the Ming Dynasty, artisans handpaint oriental landscapes, floral designs, dragons and the double happiness symbol in vibrant shades of reds and blues onto the chinoiserie vases and jars.
Denoting both the type of glaze and color, celadon ceramics are handcrafted by Chinese artisans, using centuries-old techniques to sculpt, polish, fire, paint and glaze the iconic shapes.
Aglow in rich, verdant tones, the unique coloring of the emerald vase and pot is achieved by a copper-infused glaze. An homage to Eastern Han period ceramics, each piece is artisan-made and has unique variations in color.
The perfect pairing for your chinoiserie ceramics, our stunning stoneware looks ravishing interspersed with classic chinoiserie, celadon and copper-infused pieces.
Inspired by Tang Dynasty ceramics, our Turquoise Pot boasts a brilliant peacock-blue hue achieved by an alkaline mix that uses copper oxide.
Another popular styling dating back to the Ming Dynasty, blanc de chine, or white Chinese porcelain, possesses understated elegance. Clay is wheel-thrown and fired into sleek silhouettes with a striking white glaze.
Whisk away those winter images of lead-gray skies and muted landscapes. Replace them with the hues of sun-washed blue lagoons and cobalt oceans lit with flecks of jade and emerald green.
It’s a look we call Beyond the Sea. Where all the hues of the ocean come vibrantly to life. It’s time to make some waves.
Our grandly scaled Palermo collection becomes a beautiful backdrop for this sea-inspired look … where pillows in a host of blues and greens are grounded by snowy white cushions and rich bronze wicker. A feeling of fluidity, splashes of color, a sense of motion. It’s just the thing for the winter-weary heart.
The Grayson collection is as genteel as a garden party – uplifted here by soft and airy blues that shimmer like a Caribbean sea.
The graceful lines of the lattice-back loveseats and chairs pair with soft blue cushions and an ocean of pillows blue to create a feeling of serenity. In this world, sky-blue virtually drips from the rim of the outdoor umbrella.
The classic teak Cassara collection is the picture of nautical chic, sparked by a deep dive into fathomless cobalt blue. Cushions and pillows are edged in crisp white piping … there is even a coordinating cobalt umbrella that opens with the nudge of a single finger. A rug that soars with luminous aquamarine and touches of cobalt pulls the look together.
Slipcovered furniture as white as sea salt gets a punch of energy from indigo and cobalt blue. The Emerson Collection is all about the art of surprise … it’s a refined indoor look reimagined for the outdoors. So what better color palette than sky and sea?
Striking in stripes, Somerset is dressed to thrill in a spectrum of vivid blues enlivened with a touch of chartreuse. Ample cushion depths host a mingle of print pillows, while a perfectly color-cued rug amps it up a notch.
Now it’s time to stop dreaming and get the look. Shop our world of outdoor furniture and find your perfect hue.
Mediterranean style is steeped in old-world romance, marked by burnished woods and masterful carving. We kept the regal essence, but relaxed this look to reflect today’s casual lifestyles.
Thus … California Mediterranean. Imagine light stealing through wrought-iron gates, caressing tapestries and carved wood that are true to the style. Then see the look enlivened with splashes of potent color and streamlined silhouettes, evoking the easygoing Golden State.
It’s a lighter, livable look for la dolce vita, relaxed and relevant for today. It’s Ezra Pound’s modernist mantra, “Make it new,” in furniture form.
In California Mediterranean, rooted-in-tradition pieces gain fresh new appeal. Like the heirloom-worthy Cannes Table, rising on a serpentine handcarved base and boasting an integrated lazy Susan. Simple, unfettered silhouettes create the perfect counterpoint … enter versatile dining chairs slipcovered in crisp linen. Light fabrics offset majestic mahogany with yin-yang connectedness.
Extraordinary honeyed amber leather warms the Blake Sofa, inviting you to surrender to its depths. Textured pillows and a shaggy Boucle Throw add dimension. In fresh linen, the deeply tufted Lucerne Ottoman presents tabletop-type versatility atop its traditional turned legs.
Blends of texture and color create intrigue in any setting. Italian-made paisley bedding gains dimension when layered with a quilted coverlet. And atop a diamond-patterned duvet in muted shades, Moroccan decorative pillows echo ancient Berber artistry. All create unexpected softness when paired with furniture anchored in dark tones.
While celebrating the ornate handcarvings and effusive details that mark Mediterranean, this new take is lighter, move vibrant and vivacious. Shop the California Mediterranean collection and create your own beautifully livable look.
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Nothing elevates a room quite like a display of Ming vases. Showcasing centuries-old patterns and motifs, these wheel-thrown and handpainted masterpieces add a touch of antique charm to any decor. Click to read more... ---> bit.ly/HowDoYouMing