ATL Call-Out: Kolo Collection
For a three-part series this month, we’ve decided to call-out the Atlanta design companies we’re really lovin’ right now. And first on our list is Kolo Collection. Owners Michelle and Greg Martin began Kolo in 2003, and in the five years since, they’ve built a unique retail showroom that is nationally recognized.
Kolo Collection has created a 7,000-square-foot environment where customers can see several high-quality, high-design, outdoor/indoor casual furniture first-hand. Lines include: Brown Jordan, JANUS et Cie, Fermob, and Kettler. Other lines, such as Chilewhich, Eva Solo, and Zack and Voluspa work well for those who need to fluff up a bland patio or deck.
Kolo’s displays are thoughtfully designed and constantly changing. The company strives to “use bold fabric colors and (mix) materials within vignettes to create a designed look”–although, interestingly, nothing at the store is sold as a set. Customers are encouraged to work with on-site staff designers at their Midtown store or at their homes to “ensure the creation of exterior living experience perfect for their space and lifestyle.” Kolo has been graced with awards like the “Best New Outdoor Furniture Store 2003” and “Best Outdoor Furniture Store 2005 in Atlanta Magazine and “Top 25 Garden Shops” in Garden Design. Kolo has also managed to make it as an Apollo Award finalist three years in a row for the best casual furniture retailer in North America.
Our favorite item from the store is the contemporary fruit basket that makes any table (and any fruit) look just a little more sleek. If you need help finding your next fruit holder, throw pillow, or even an environmentally-smart open fireplace, visit Kolo Collection and have fun scouring their vast space and choices.
1189 Howell Mill Rd.
Posted by Kyra Shapurji