Friday, June 14, 2013

My Tent Obsession

Our Basta Sole tent bit the dust two years ago and I'm finding myself wishing for a tent in the backyard again.
I miss the romance it brings to our backyard.
I mean, how romantic to dine under a pavilion, right?

Yes, I'm dreaming of a tent again and perusing Pinterest for tent images doesn't help.
This tent from Lonny featuring a backyard dinner party is my absolute favorite.
Where oh where did they find it?

Then there is this image from Elle (Sweden) that features a complete living room!
I love this all-white tent and could see it in my back yard.
But where oh where did they find it?
I'm wondering if there is a secret company that I don't know about that makes tents and gazebos!

We've all seen this tent a million times, but I never tire of it.
I love those green tassels and green bac a orange pots.  
This would work in my back yard too.
I actually know where to find a tent like this, but it is very expensive.

I love the idea of hanging bamboo roll-up shades for extra privacy and light control.

How cool is this?
Now do you see why I'm obsessing about a tent again?

A stripe tent is an option too.
This looks like it is made with Sunbrella's Maxim Cocoa stripe, the same stripe I just had new cushions made in.
But where oh where did this tent come from?

Z Gallerie has a black and white stripe tent that has piqued my interest.
It is reasonably priced--about twice the amount as a tent from Home Depot, Target or Orchard Supply Hardware, and much more interesting.
But, is it too interesting?
I don't want my backyard to look like the circus lives there!

So I went looking for inspiration and found a few examples of black and white stripes looking elegant and not at all circus-y.

From Pottery Barn. 
Similar black wicker furniture as mine.
Not too much black and white stripe, plus the white cushions make it cleaner and easy on the eye.

Then boom.
I found this!
Believe it or not, I'm having my cushions slipcovered in green!
And my furniture is black wicker!

The Portofino Pavilion Tent from Z Gallerie is tempting me!

"Our Portofino Pavilion, exclusive to Z Gallerie, is a great way to entertain outdoors, providing a suitable amount of shade. Large black threaded tassels are suspended from each corner. All four sides may be unzipped to expose the interior. Easy to assemble and disassemble making it a perfect temporary or permanent addition to any backyard or patio."

Can you see it here?
With solid green cushions and a zebra rug?

Obsessed with tents too?
Visit my Pinterest Board, "Pitch A Tent" for more tent ideas.

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Kathysue said...

♥♥♥ The tent from Zgallerie and I have spied that for several years thinking it would be such a fun piece in the backyard. I vote for you to get it and then I can live vicariously through YOU!! I would imagine a lot of the above images were just custom made curtains to surround the canopy, that might be an option if you still have a good frame on your old one. Check with your slipcover guy!!

Thehouseofhampton said...

Why don't you have one custom made? You could spec exactly what you like.

Penny Carlson said...

Yes, I could! It would look amazing!

Mimi said...

Love the black and white- so cool and shady looking to beat the heat!
I would go for it!

Jenny D said...

As a side note, Anthropology has a very fun cabana - much smaller scale, but the same idea...

Victoria said...

I think it would look great with your architecture and furniture. I agree with Kathysue: the others are probably custom on a standard tent frame.

Scribbler said...

I say go for it!

I suspect many of those you featured are custom-made. Therefore, $$$$!

Sarah said...

I think it would work beautifully! Of course, I love the black and white stripe. Hummmm, making me think perhaps we could use a ten on our lower terrace. Wonderful inspiration photos!

Sandie said...

It was made for you...GET IT! :-)

Carol S. said...

Yes I can see it there! Can't wait to see what you come up with. The black and white stripe is so dramatic, I contemplated it for a patio umbrella but ended up with taupe/cream. Maybe you'll take the plunge? Love the green cushions and striped brown lounges. Gorgeous.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Oh yes, I can definitely see it there! I'm visiting over from Savvy Southern Style. Your kitchen is inspiring, as are the views around your home. Just lovely!


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