Courtney M. Paschal -- Casual Living, 9/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Heading South in Europe to Rome, Italy, you can expect to find a culture rich in furniture history, from the Baroque movement to the Renaissance and beyond. Designs move forward from heavy, oversized pieces to more simply outlined, classic styles often highlighted by a traditional design such as an elegant scroll or rosette. Terra cotta and bronze influences manifest as well.
The Lyon II Collection of barstools by Boraam feature a traditional Renaissance design marked with a simple four-petal flower at the start of the leg. Space 8-3078
More contemporary in design, a bar set from Monzone combines stainless steel elements with aluminum and teak for a modern, streamlined style. Space 8-7129
Part of the Key Biscayne Collection, an up-to-date pergola from Agio creates a sleek design, featuring tailored cushions and all-weather wicker construction. Showroom 1628
The Salvia sandstone table top by Design Decor yields a geometric trim in a multicolor Venetian stone mosaic. Space 8-1046
A feminine profile and elegantly scrolled arms and feet mark Suncoast's San Marco chair, crafted of aluminum with cast accents. Showroom 17-105
Maku Furniture's limited edition lounge chair is crafted of teak and highlighted with hand-carved frangipani, or plumeria, underneath the arms for a most regal style. Space 8-6040
The Escape club chair by Koverton Classics showcases strong lines and an oversized design, presenting a classic Italian windowpane design on the back. Space 8-8062
Terra's Verona Collection, modeled after the 18th century Raffles chair, includes an adjustable chaise lounge and end table, both crafted of cast aluminum in an elegant mahogany finish. Space 8-4083
From Dimplex North America, the Outdoor Living series of electric outdoor fireplaces includes the Sierra Vista 23-inch firebox featuring terra cotta accents. Space 7-8078
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