Welcome to the world of Gypsy Faire Tents!
Our original collaboration was mother and daughter team JoAnn and Heather Antonelli, who were inspired to design a lifestyle collection centered on outdoor living. Their shared passion for the indoor/outdoor lifestyle, gardening, entertaining and their careers as product and interior designers eventually led them to India where the collection was conceptualized and designed.
Their extensive backgrounds in home furnishings design and textiles are reflected in the quality of construction and the creativity of the exclusive fabric designs and color palette. They also shared a love for India and the local artisans who keep tradition alive by using old world techniques and methods. By manufacturing in India, they hope to support the “made by hand” traditions and the beautiful unparalleled work that results because of these practices.
Today, 8 years later, Heather and brother Chad, run the business based out of Southern California providing beautifully designed tents for private gardens, hotels, resorts, event planning companies, festivals, Movie & TV sets, and Glamping properties.
Heather’s greatest passions are exotic travel, design and culinary traditions and not necessarily in that order. An accomplished designer in the home furnishings industry she co-owned a furniture design and import company for many years before turning to textile design. Her extensive global travels continually provide fresh inspiration for the textiles, tents and furnishings. When home, Heather relaxes by entertaining and cooking, drawing inspiration from the exotic destinations she frequents. She is the author of ”Haute in the Kitchen, entertaining inspired by her travels and traditions”.
Chad has had a career in the TV/movie production industry for over 13 years. His intimate knowledge of site setups, set design and production scheduling give him a clear advantage for managing our Movie/TV sales and operations. Catering to Hollywood, event planners & facilities as well as private parties Chad is a master of multi-tasking and works diligently to assist clients so that each event is exactly to their imagination and expectation.