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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11 comments:

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!!

sharon smith said...

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

Penny@The Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table 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...http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-garden/27466515.jsp?color=080

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.
Best...Victoria

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!

Debbie

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