Mar 26, 2008

Weather Or Not! Outdoor Benches


















It is time to think about our outdoor spaces! You can now find beautiful furniture in many different materials for your outdoor patio or porch. I have included a few benches that you may not ordinarily see in a retail store, but are available through furniture stores and designers.
This pictured sofa group is from a wonderful company, Summer Classics.
Feel free to visit their website for more great designs.
www.summerclassics.com.
Summer Classics - Ocean Grande Collection
Summer Classics - Romance Collection - To the Trade
Henry Hall Designs - To the Trade
Weathermaster by Lane - Outdoor bench available in several finishes.
Henry Hall Designs - To the Trade
Janus et Cie - Solid Premium Teak, To the Trade.

Janus et Cie -Hand applied stone, To the Trade.

Mar 2, 2008

Coffee or Tea Anyone?


Coffee tables or what we now call cocktail tables, began in the Victorian era in Britain. These tables were a convenience for serving as they were low tables placed in front of furniture to support beverages and other small items. Low tables were also used in Japan during the Ottoman Empire and were referred to as tea tables. Coffee tables can be made in any style, old or new, and are still an important piece of furniture in our homes today.
The table shown here is in three parts, one large piece and two smaller ones. This is the Portofino table by Gregorius Pineo and is a great serving piece due to the flexibility of size.
See below for more examples of cocktail tables.
Oak and Granite Table by Therien
Cynthia Tea Table by J. Robert Scott
Shelby Cocktail Table by Sheila Brunson
From Colibri Furniture Collection

Heirloom Furniture - 50" Cocktail Table
Biedermeier Olivewood Cocktail Table - William Switzer Collection

All tables above to the trade only.