Gypsy Faire Tents is a family business stretching from coast to coast. The 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 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. Soon after the launch of Gypsy Faire Tents Chad Antonelli came on board. Together they shared a love for India and the 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. Heather is based out of Brooklyn NY, Chad is in Los Angele’s and JoAnn is just north of Atlanta, GA.
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”.
JoAnn is an accomplished artist, designer and gardener with an admitted compulsion for natural healing and a spiritual connection with the earth. She and her husband Rick own The Martyn House a unique B&B where guests Go Glamping otherwise known as Glamorous Camping located in Ellijay GA. The B&B is a beautifully restored 1930 farm where they each have their own artist studio, Rick is a photographer and JoAnn a multi media artist which includes pottery and soap making. The Martyn House also hosts several Farm to Table Dinners each year. JoAnn has a rich background in the arts but also has owned businesses in the home furnishings industry and in retail merchandising. JoAnn also owns Inside Out Coaching where she inspires others to create their dream life.
Chad has had a career in the TV/movie production industry for over 10 years. His intimate knowledge of site setups, set design and production scheduling give him a clear advantage for managing West Coast sales and operations with Gypsy Faire Tents. Catering to Hollywood, event planners & facilities as well as private parties Chad is a master of multi-tasking and works diligently to assist West Coast clients so that each event is exactly to their imagination and expectation. When not selling or setting up tents or working on a production job Chad enjoys all that living on the west coast has to offer!