We seem to have inadvertently followed a theme with our recent Top 10 articles, which I guess is no surprise since we ARE in the midst of summer. When I think of total decadent relaxation, I think of gently swaying in a comfy hammock under a leafy tree with a glass of ice tea within reach. The fantasy starts with the perfect hammock….which of these suits you?
Terrie’s Favorite Hammocks
Padded fabric, a pillow for my head and festive colors make this hammock appealing. Pottery Barn $149.
I love this family sized hammock though I don’t know how restful it would be to share with little kids. My fantasy might suffer a bit unless I just shared with hubby. The Fatboy Headdemock for $399.
When I found this one, it immediately fed into my fantasy…. doesn’t it just look like it would transport you to a tropical isle? Actually the price on it would pay for the whole trip for your entire family to that tropical isle! Available from Unica Home, the Wave Parasol sells for $26,000. No, those zeroes are not a typo.
This romantic look is of Brazilian cotton with a delicate crochet edging…..maybe better in a more protected area like a porch or sunroom. On sale from either Frontgate or Grandin Road for $60.
Even the littlest member of the family deserves a quiet, relaxing place to retreat during the heat of summer! This handmade treasure (the hammock, not the baby) is available from ETSY store 4aSong for $45. Adorable.
Cindy’s Favorite Hammocks
I started with my “I’ll never own this but isn’t it a cool?” hammock. Unusual, inviting and decadent…a party in a hammock it seems to me. Created by Henry Hall Designs I think this is really an elegant hammock – with an equally elegant price tag of $19,500. It’s definitely a wish list item and not a need. I can still enjoy looking though!
Two layers of cool colored canvas with soft poly-fil quilted between them and a coordinating pillow make for a soft and cozy afternoon snooze. This Quilted Beach Hammock by Pawleys Island sells for $199.97.
Lake side, pool side or at the beach this Quick-Dry Comfort Hammock in Nantucket Summer Fabric is made from a non-absorbent outdoor fabric so if it gets wet it won’t stay that way long! Sold by Hatteras Hammocks for $199.99.
Pinar Yar and Tugrul Gövsa found inspiration in a leaf when designing this modern hammock. They combined a composite material with a netted interior section to create the first hammock in the world that is ergonomic to sleep in. Available in white, black, green, purple, navy blue, dark brown, red, turquoise, and sand.
Sunny summer colors and a price to make you smile, you can relax and give your wallet a break too as this hammock from Target is only $49.99.
If you select a hammock that will not be installed on a stand, do your trees a favor – do not lash your hammock to them with rope. Rope can damage tree bark, cutting into the tree and leaving it prone to infection while wearing it away. As an option consider something like this $26.99 hammock tree strap from www.hatteras.com.
Do Hammocks Sway You?
As we approach mid-summer, it’s not too late to add a hammock to your outdoor space. They are available in every price range and come with a stand or to hook to a tree (use Cindy’s great find to protect your tree). Actually, it’s time to start watching the “end of season” sales as they’ll be bringing out winter goodies soon! We hope you’re finding time to sway in sun-dappled shade, soaking up the slower rhythm of summertime. Tell us how you enjoy summer…..