Tents and Teepees

Francois Halard Photography

Grown-up or child, we all need a little bit of space that is all ours. Last week, I was looking for the perfect gift for my nephew’s two-year-old birthday. I wanted to give him a cute tent to put in the yard, but Mom suggested a teepee instead. What a perfect gift! He loves it, learned a great, new, easy-to-pronounce vocabulary word, and, most important, it looks adorable in the house but can go outside at any time. Definitely a winning combination.  These teepees are not only the perfect place for a child’s imagination to run wild, but also add a whimsical design touch to the room (or yard). We hope you love them as much as we do!

Castles, Crowns and Cottages

Birch and Lily

Crush Cul de Sac

This is definitely a tent suited for both playtime and cocktail hour. How fun that everyone in the family can fit inside!

Design Traveller
Design Traveller
This is such an adorable way to priss up the teepee idea a bit. I think I just saw it in Restoration Hardware baby… 
Design Traveller
Gingerella
ish and chi

Design is Mine

The ultimate slumber party!

ish and chi

Check out the gingerella picture and compare it to this one. It’s the same room all grown up, right? That chair is too distinctive to be a coincidence!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope it’s beautiful where you are!

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!Now I have so many neat ideas!

  2. How fun! I remember building tents with my sister when we were young and had so much fun in them!

  3. Great gift! And how fun, especially the one sized for the whole family!
    xo Cathy

  4. Forget the children I want a teepee for me. I wanted to get one the other year to go to V festival but the ones I found were soooo expensive & everyone talked me out of it after teasing me heaps. Well we pitched up close to a teepee for that weekend & it was a godsend in the crowds of tents & darkness because it got us back to where we needed as it stuck out…..not so much mocking then can I point out!!

  5. Time for grandchildren! No not really, but I find these teepees adorable.
    Such a an original post.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  6. I want a teepee now! They even sound so much cooler than “tents”.

    Belly B
    http://papertiaras.com

  7. how fun. i love the huge outdoor teepee for the whole family!!

  8. So cute, who knew tents could be so much fun and be so glamorous! WOW!! Great gift idea…..

  9. Have I told you I have a tent in my dining room??? Shhhh It’s a secret!!! LOL

    My kids got it for Christmas (Thank you mother-in-law!!!) and I can’t take them apart or my kids would go crazy! LOL So, I keep it there, until they get tired of it, or until they’re 20. We’ll see what comes 1st! :-)

    I hope you’re having a great day!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  10. That family sized tent reminds me of Harry Potter. Real furnishings and everything. So cool.
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now

  11. Oh how fun, I need to get a tent!!

  12. You would think that a tent or teepee outside of a child’s room would be an eyesore but these are actually very cute. Of course Crush Cul de Sac is the best one of all. Cocktails anyone?

  13. Love the tent/teepee! My girls still love to make them, especially on a rainy day!

  14. wow each one more magical than the last!

  15. Oh my gosh that pink teepee in the pink room! LOVE!

    http://www.goodgirlgoneglad.com

  16. A wonderful gift for one lucky one! I can’t decide which one I like the best. xo

  17. Fun and creative post. My kids loved their primary colored parachute teepee…but it was not as cool as those above.

  18. i dont think i will ever grow too old for tents and teepees :) they are just so magical.

  19. These are so sweet! Love that 2nd photo :)

  20. That Design Is Mine pic is the dream version of a slumber party, isn’t it?

  21. fun ideas for kids (and adults too)…I love having a tent outside for entertaining quests…
    maureen

  22. I love it! I need to get one for my adorable niece. And I am swooning over the teepee for adults! xx

  23. These are so cute. What kiddo wouldn’t love to hang in one of these? We know they all prefer to be in small spaces all huddled up together..really cute.

  24. oooh lovely teepees

  25. Fun, fun, fun…as soon as I clean up my basement I think a tent is in order! Love the image from the design traveler.

  26. That is such a fun post and I totally love those cute tents:) Wish you a lovely day, my dear
    Kisses

  27. What a fun post!!! Wish I had a pic of my nephews tent when he was just a little guy and stayed with us to share with you. Not near as pretty as these, but oh so special. He took a plastic yellow check tablecloth I had and some sticks and made a teepee in our front yard. I think he emptied my pantry out to stock it. This post brought back a very precious memory!

  28. What a perfect gift, indeed! I must say, I am not sure what it is about tents or teepees that seems to offer such a sense of fun and adventure, but it’s wonderful. I recall building pretty tents with tablecloths and sheets as a child, loving the fact that I had my little space, completely to myself. How fun it is to think of those times again…

    Hope you have a wonderful Friday. Can you believe that the weekend is nearly upon us?

    xo

  29. How adorable! They make the room look fun without looking too informal. And those kid’s rooms look fantastic! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

  30. LOVE TPs! Word of warning on the Restoration Hardware one. Bought one for my g-daughter and it didn’t hold up. And, it wasn’t cause she was tugging at it (she was only one at the time!) It is also VERY large and you need a large space for it. Not really suited for a bedroom (unless you have a mammoth bedroom!

  31. oh, I still love, love, love them though!!! Great post!!!

  32. brilliant post!!
    who doesn’t want a tent to hang out in?????

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  34. Adorable! I love the idea – remember in The Holiday- when Cameron Diaz goes into the cute tent with Jude Law’s daughters? i always loved that scene and of course it’s the tent that makes it!

  35. Teepees are so cool…
    a nice gift to give and will definitely be appreciated by a kid.
    Lovely teepee images in this post.

  36. Oh, i love these! I’ve been thinking of getting one for Baby Z’s room or playroom since i saw this idea on another blog recently. I love how wonderful they look in the spaces you featured too. Happy weekend to you.

  37. Yes, so true- we all need a space that is onlu ours and this soulustion is just Adorable!!!

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    Teresa
    xoxo

  39. These are so adorable and chic! Designer teepees! What child and mother wouldn’t love them.

  40. So so cute!!
    The kids adore it, I’m sure.

  41. Very sweet post.

  42. I love tee pee tents – such a great addition to any home with children.

    x Charlotta

  43. These are just the cutest! And, now I want to get one for my soon to be five year old son!

  44. Très belle balade …
    Merci

  45. Absolutely adorable. Love the way they feel like they are a part of the design and not at all an eyesore.

  46. The baby teepees are incredibly sweet. I love how they impart a sense of whimsical play while some of the designs you shared are surprisingly elegant at the same time. Such fun.

  47. Can you tell me where the fabric or teepee came from that is in the second photo captioned castles and crowns? I am trying to find the fabric, it is perfect!

  48. Hey, that photo you credited to “Castle, Crown and Cottage”, do you know if that teepee is available for purchase? I actually was thinking of getting a teepee with maps on it and I freaked when I saw that. Any further information would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.
    sarah@integratetolive.com

  49. Hello,

    The fourth last photo in the series is incorrectly credited. It is a photograph that I took and should be credited to: ishandchi

    Here is the original post:
    http://www.ishandchi.com/2010/05/tepee.html

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