Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Tent Effect

Tents. I like them. Outdoor tents in the form of a popup backpacking puptent or one of those 6-room backcountry huts... I enjoy the cozy cocoon effect. And you can achieve the same effect indoors, well sorta... minus the clumsy poles and nylon fabric.

Oprah's fabric tented ceiling guest house study... with its Biedermeier desk, blue Art Deco tray table, lotus-and-peony-patterned rug, and fabric-tented ceiling. Elegant étagère table... lush and classy.

ElleDecor tented bedroom... bohemian and beckoning.

The guest room of Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel is tented with a striped Indian fabric, the bed is dressed with a Pakistani sari and pillows covered in 19th-century Azerbaijani weavings, and the printed Moghul panel is by Iksel.

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