With fall approaching and temperatures dropping, gather around the one thing that will still keep you warm while outdoors.
We’ve seen fire pits in history books, during camping trips, and in our favorite movies and TV shows. In recent years, the use of fire pits has become more common. So, why are they a must-have for the fall?
They are stylish, easy to maintain, transportable, safe, and they make the perfect gift!
Fire-pits were used thousands of years ago by historic cultures all over the world. Large holes were dug into the ground to help contain fire. It was used to provide warmth, assist with cooking, and for holding rituals or ceremonies. The pits eventually evolved to the portable sized bowls we know today. But the name never changed, and neither did its function.
Fire-pits are a great alternative for people who do not have fireplaces. It’s also perfect for those that would love to take their fireplace outdoors. You are still allowed the luxury of roasting marshmallows, sipping on wine, or reading a book, all with the fire blazing in the background. The only trouble is deciding whether to watch the sunset or whether to stare at the moon until morning.
There are fire pits to fit all of your style needs. They come in many shapes and sizes, and can be very simple or extremely fancy. It can be a major statement piece, like the 700 lb. handmade Africa Big Five fire pit or unique like the petite, globe styled Third Rock fire pit. No matter what your desire, there are various options that will surely satisfy you.
Durable and Transportable
Though transportable, some fire pits are very heavy. They are made out of carbon steel, and can range anywhere from 100 pounds to ½ a ton. Do not let those numbers deter you, many fire pits can be moved. Once it has served its purpose, it can be placed back into the garage, stored in the backyard, or disassembled (depending on the style), until next time. Fire-pits are designed for years of heavy use and require no maintenance.
Looking for the perfect housewarming gift? Can’t seem to think of something good enough for your husband’s man cave? Need to spruce up the backyard parties? These fire pits are it. On Donjenna, fire pits start at $790… and are worth the investment. They can be coupled with a few accessories to ensure the experience is complete.
Fire pits are easy to maintain, stylish, and make amazing gifts, but most importantly, they are safe. Basic fire safety rules apply to these fire-pits. They must be used in appropriate weather conditions and it’s advised that a fire pit is located at least ten feet away from structures for safety.
All fire pits on Donjenna are made from one-quarter inch thick carbon steel. The interior is coated with a high temperature resistant paint and has a 1-1/2″ rain drain in the bottom. Over time the iron oxide finish/patina on the outside will darken then become permanent.
Check out some of these stylish fire pits and don’t forget to pick up this fall’s must-have!
A beautiful spring day in Atlanta; the 2014 Modern Atlanta Architectural Tour; Matthew Quinn and Ric Parrish, co-owners of Design Galleria.
We met at their stunning modern home on the 22nd floor of the Luxe building in Midtown. Their home was one of several that had exquisite design elements which I found inspirational. Their clever installation of glass curtain walls created a contemporary fluidity indoors that blended seamlessly with their exterior spaces, thus satisfying their mutual love of the outdoors.
Smoky sliding glass cabinets in the kitchen niches concealed an assortment of small countertop appliances and dinnerware. Striata marble countertops elegantly juxtaposed with specially designed hardware from the Matthew Quinn Collection was the magnum opus throughout the home. The baths, with their meticulous attention to detail, were just as luxurious as the enticing view from the opulent soaking tub.
The Quinn/Parrish home is the epitome of perfection, blending form and function, organization and relaxation.
You can find Design Galleria and the Matthew Quinn Collection on the web at www.designgalleria.net or at ADAC, 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE. Atlanta, GA 30305.
Many thanks for sources: IMAGES | ATLANTA HOMES & LIFESTYLES | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MALI AZIMA | INTERIORS BY MATTHEW QUINN & RIC PARRISH FOR DESIGN GALLERIA | STYLED BY CLINTON SMITH