We’re counting down the days until the release of our new book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces. (It’s six days, to be exact—out on October 18.)
To help you get as excited as we are, here’s a preview of one of our favorite outdoor rooms featured in the book: A couple who moved from London to Napa Valley wanted to spend more time enjoying the stunning views from a hill on their property, so they researched safari-style “glamping” outposts and built one of their own.
For more on the Gardenista book, see ordering information below.
Photography by Matthew Williams for Gardenista.
Above: A local contractor built two redwood platforms on top of the hill: one for the bedroom and deck, the other for a privy with plumbing (see below). On the deck, the owners lounge in an Estancia Butterfly Chair from Roost and on vintage Turkish rugs.
Above: A heavy-duty tent—with canvas exterior and bug-net interior—is from Exclusive Tents.
Above: The bed is covered with a Moroccan wool pom-pom blanket from L’Aviva Home and two shearling throws from Ikea.
Above: Ikea’s version of Finnish designer Alvar Aalto’s stool serves as a nightstand.
Above: The bath structure has a corrugated metal roof, teak-stained knotty pine paneling, and stainless steel interior walls.
Above: The bathroom’s poured concrete floor is all-weather friendly.
Above: An open-air sink mounted on an exterior wall is all that’s needed for washing hands, brushing teeth, and shaving. There’s only one small mirror, in the shower.
Above: Spare toiletries are stored in a hanging jute bag.
Above: On the built-in bench sits a hand-wrought iron lantern from Mexican design house Casamidy.
Gardenista Book Ordering Information
Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces is available in bookstores in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. (If you live in Europe or Asia, you can order the book from your local Amazon site or Book Depository.)
US: Order a signed copy from Terrain. Other retailers include Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell’s Books, and specialty stores. To find your closest independent bookstore, visit IndieBound.