What's popular: Outdoor furniture, including Adirondack chairs, made from recycled milk jugs and water bottles.
Other favorites: Consoles, used as a bar or for food, in the outdoor dining/grilling area.
Favorite new accessory: The sleek, rechargeable LED Balad Lamp from Fermob.
Claim to fame: Kolo was featured on CNN International's Passion to Portfolio in January 2017. The show aired worldwide.
Blogs or websites: Style Blueprint; Travel + Leisure. For keeping up with Atlanta: Curbed Atlanta and What Now Atlanta.
Instagram @: barbarawestbrookinteriors; Lordaecksargent; and chateaugudanes (watching the restoration).
Atlanta area home/design stores (other than our own): Our Westside neighbors, Bungalow Classic and Verde Home.
Places for unique (& unexpected) finds in Atlanta: Architectural Accents.
Design pet peeves: Beautiful homes with amazing landscapes, designer interior furnishings but with outdoor furniture that looks like it was bought as an afterthought at a big-box store.
Where to splurge in outdoor spaces: On deep-seating furniture, including sofas, sectionals and lounge chairs with cushions.
… and where to save: On seating for kids. For outdoor dining, we love benches for kids.
Current design obsession: Ipe wood furniture.
New outdoor designs/colors we like: The rich new blues.
… and outdoor designs we are glad to see go: Old, rotten Adirondack chairs sitting on the front porches.
Unusual request: Outdoor furniture in a completely exposed space that would not get hot in the sun.
Latest project: New pool furniture at Atlantic Station.
Find Kolo at:
- Website: www.kolocollection.com
- Facebook: Kolo Collection
- Instagram: @kolocollection