When your home is built for outdoor entertaining, finding pieces made to last with little to no maintenance is key. Today we are taking a look at a recent pool and patio install in the Atlanta neighborhood of Chastain Park. Our customers were looking to create a relaxing pool deck for soaking up the rays and a casual seating area to accommodate the family while enjoying the outdoor fireplace and kitchen on their covered patio.
On the pool deck we created a laid back arrangement of our own modern Cadzand sling chaise lounge chairs paired with Gloster Bells side tables. The low-maintenance grey sling fabric chaises with white aluminum frames have a sleek silhouette which requires little maintenance. The Gloster Bells side tables add a whimsical but stylish touch with their bell shape and innovative hidden ice buckets beneath genuine teak tops. The perfect outdoor accent piece for entertaining!
The outdoor kitchen and fireplace area is a favorite gathering spot for the family, so the goal was to create ample deep seating with a comfortable laid-back feel. The Sag Harbor modular sectional – a popular choice – was customized for a perfect fit.
By combining 2 left/right end chairs, 2 armless chairs and 2 ottomans from the Sag Harbor collection we were able to create an outdoor version of the U-shaped sectional – a trending look for both indoors and out.
The driftwood finish resin wicker frames selected for the sectional complement the grey and white color scheme found throughout the home’s exterior, and cushions and throw pillows in Sunbrella fabric provide comfortable, weather-proof seating that will clean up easily in case of spills.
The rugged Valhalla coffee table by Kingsley-Bate completes the look in grey-finished reclaimed teak which can withstand whatever this family throws at it – from pool parties to outdoor movie nights – and keep everything they need close at hand while enjoying this gorgeous outdoor space.
Casual Market Chicago is a yearly event bringing together the biggest names in outdoor living. From furniture to fire pits, the newest designers and most established brands come together under one roof providing loads of inspiration for the next outdoor season.
Our team was at the show and brought back some fantastic imagery of what you can expect to see on the hippest patios in 2017. Here are some of our favorite looks and trends to watch.
Cabana style was big with lounges and even entire sectionals getting covered treatment. This large U-shaped sectional by SkyLine made quite a splash at the show.
Mixed media and modularity were the “M” words continuing the major trends from last year. Powder coated aluminum frames mixed with upholstery and teak accents to create some of the sleekest and most comfortable looks around.
Wicker was elevated with leggy looks that raised interest and added midcentury appeal. The addition of a love seat to the Kingsley-Bate Paris collection adds versatility to this already popular suite.
While furniture cushions continue to trend towards neutrals, color came through in both expected and unexpected ways. Plush outdoor rugs, like these by Liorra Manne, brought both indoor comfort and abstract washes of color in blues and greens.
More pops of color in blues and greens were found with these unique ceramic table bases topped with teak by Gloster. A grouping of these tables make the perfect spot to rest your coffee, newspaper or a glass of wine while lounging in their deep seating.
Throw pillows in all-weather fabrics were on display in a variety of colors and textures. These oversize floor cushions add instant seating when you’re entertaining a crowd.
Outdoor lighting and decorative elements were elevated to with finishes and styles you would expect to see indoors – creating exquisite touches that could be used indoors or out.
Find the best collection of outdoor fire pits and patio heaters including fire pit tables, outdoor electric fire pits, custom fire pits, fire glass, fire pit covers and gas patio heaters. Shop online at www.authenteak.com or talk to our design professionals now at 1-866-350-8325. Here are a few fire pits that we offer. Check out more online here.
Third Rock Fire Pit Barefoot Beach Fire Pit Saturn Fire Pit Nepal Fire Pit Bentintoshape 30″ Square Fire Pit – Hidden Tank Bentintoshape 38″ Square Fire Pit R&R Living Custom Octagon Stone Fire Pit Urban Fire Urban Fire II – Stainless Steel Patio Comfort Portable NG Patio Heater – Stainless Steel Patio Comfort Portable LP Heater – Stainless Steel
AVAILABLE ONLY FOR THE TRADE: Inspired by the best of 1930’s retro design, Club combines an enduring, classic style with our pioneering outdoor lounge cushion technology. Taking its cues from the Art Deco movement, Club is a striking yet highly practical modular seating system that is both unique yet instantly recognisable in appearance. Gloster’s European influenced Club collection is a mix of subtle curves complete with a fully upholstered outdoor sectional and high pressure laminate table tops. The powder-coated aluminium frame makes this piece great for all weather and the clean design is the perfect elegance for entertainment. Learn more about this collection by contacting authenTEAK at 404-525-1995 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyday we receive calls from all over the country inquiring about umbrellas. People are very serious about doing their research before purchasing anything these days. Times are tough and before a dollar is spent people want to know if they are spending wisely. AuthenTEAK offers Treasure Garden, Sun Garden, Shademaker and other top umbrella brands. Treasure Garden, in my opinion, is the best in the business with a great price point. There are literally thousands of size and color combinations available in the Treasure Garden product line. Many people have questions about which umbrella size should be used. A 9′ umbrella is most appropriate for up to a 60″ round table and chairs, an 11″ round for larger size tables. If you want more coverage around a 60″ grouping a 8′ x 11′ rectangular umbrella is really appropriate for rectangular tables up to 86″ or as a free-standing umbrella over deep seating or chaise lounges.
Treasure Garden Shademaker
The most common questions we are asked is “How long will an umbrella last?” This is a hard question to answer but it will depend on how well you take care of it. I have had customers call and say, “My umbrella broke! I left it open and with the snow pile on top it just snapped the pole!” I’m thinking HELLO!! That poor umbrella didn’t stand a chance. Take care of your umbrella and it will give you many wonderful years of shade service. A quick tip I tell all our customers that purchase outdoor umbrellas is to never leave an open umbrella unattended. Storms can “pop up” quickly so make sure to lower it when not in use. Utilizing an umbrella cover will also prolong the life of your umbrella and protect it from the elements in the winter and from the sun. There are several choices for canopy fabrics. The Sunbrella Acrylics are the best and will last the longest. Paying a little more for a higher grade fabric is a wise decision if you plan to have it for awhile. Treasure Garden also offers a replacement canopy if you ever want to change your decor or feel the need to replace what you have. Check out our website www.authenteak.com to see all of the manufacturers and options for a array of custom, as well as, quick ship umbrella options. Hope to see you soon!!!
With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to save and buy the best gifts any great dad would love. AuthenTEAK is having a huge Father’s Day SALE! Sure, your dad will be happy to have any gift from you…but I’m sure he has enough ties and greatest dad t-shirts! Give something that will keep giving year-round to the whole family! Make dad feel special and crown him the GRILL KING! AuthenTEAK is offering 10% off all hammocks, adirondack chairs, and grill accessories. We are also having a HUGE WEBER GRILL SALE! 10-20% off all in-stock (in-store) Weber Grills. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD4zmvi5mD4?rel=0&wmode=transparent]American-made Weber Grills are the most recognizable grills in the world. From trusted charcoal grills to smokers and high-end gas grills, Weber makes a grill for everyone. Weber believes that grilling should be as fun as it is flavorful and has been dedicated to that standard since 1952 when the first charcoal kettle was made.
With Memorial Day just a few days away many people are getting ready for their outdoor parties. There’s an increasing trend to decorate patios, porches, gardens, lawns and backyards as an extension of the indoor living space. An outdoor living space allows you to enjoy the majesty of nature – the sunshine, the breeze, and the greenery. It is a great place to entertain large group of friends for a summer barbeque and for fun holidays. Choosing the right kind of outdoor patio furniture to match your available space, lifestyle, taste and budget is key to having the outdoor living space of your dreams.
This weekend Authenteak is having a great sale! This is the time to buy if you are looking to buy sets and large purchases. You can save a lot more during our holiday Memorial Day Weekend sale! With purchases over $2,500 you can save 10% off! For purchases over $5,000 you save 15%. Take advantage now and get all the things you wanted to complete your outdoor living space. Save time shopping and buy complete Kingsley~Bate sets now available at Authenteak.
Save time and money with Authenteak's Memorial Day weekend sale!
This Windham Metro Classic cast aluminum dining set, available at Authenteak, will add style to your outdoor setting.
Some people think that nothing is made in America anymore, especially outdoor furnishings. That is true to a certain extent but there are choices for a consumer that prefers to support their fellow Americans who choose to compete in a marketplace among a world of global imports. Enter Windham Castings, one of the very few companies that have a niche in the American market. Based in Plains, GA and in business for over a decade, Windham has evolved as a leader and trend-setter in the business. Not only are the pieces manufactured in the U.S., they operate their own foundry in Plains. THAT’S RIGHT, they pour their own metal! What does this mean for the consumer? Shorter lead times, superior quality product, better customer service, quality and value. Windham pricing is extremely competitive to other cast aluminum lines of outdoor furniture. We invite anyone who is not familiar with Windham and their products to come to Authenteak for a chance to see in person the beautiful product they produce. Check out Windham
Richie Morgan is AuthenTEAK's lead outdoor living space designer. Richie has worked for over 13 years as a freelance interior designer in Atlanta, working on projects around the country. His work has been featured numerous times on MTV and Richie has also worked as a corporate designer for several clothing companies creating retail concepts for products.