Remember "I Dream of Jeannie," the classic '60s TV series that featured a beautiful blond genie whose wish-granting powers often proved a little too literal for her military-officer master?
With a flourish of Jeannie's signature nose twitch, Neiman Marcus will turn your backyard into an Arabian Nights fantasy this season by conjuring a unique 12-foot-tall, 18-foot-diameter "Dream Folly" yurt inspired by the popular sitcom.
This dreamlike tent, constructed from weatherproof materials by Rainier Yurts, features the same elegant silk and satin accessories that made Jeannie's bottle so inviting all those years ago. Louisiana designer Rebecca Vizard and her artisans meticulously removed embroidery and trim from antique garments, tapestries and scrollwork dating back to the 1700s to serve as appliques to a jewel-toned wonderland of hand-sewn, down-filled, velvet pillows. Linen wall coverings by Coleman Taylor Hand Painted Textiles of Montgomery, Ala., and a handcrafted crystal chandelier by Julie Neill Designs of New Orleans complete the fantasy.
This is one fantasy that keeps on giving: For each Dream Folly sold, Neiman Marcus will donate $5,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.