ISSUE 78  |  Heading South

Steal This Look: Tent Bedroom at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas

June 14, 2016 4:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Hip hotelier Liz Lambert mixes South American, Moroccan, and midcentury pieces in her canvas frame tent lodgings at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. Somehow it all works.

El Cosmico Outdoor Sleeping Tent

Above: The tents are anchored on wood platforms and are wired for electricity. Photograph from El Cosmico.

El Cosmico Outdoor Sleeping Tent

Above: Another tent interior with a rainbow duvet and yellow furniture. Photograph from El Cosmico.

The Tent

Big Horn Wall Tent

Above: The Big Horn Wall Tent is made of marine-grade cotton canvas for $660 at the Army Navy Store. Another option comes from Montana Canvas whose range of Wall Tents are made from 100 percent cotton with an aluminum frame; prices start at $969.99. See the full range at Cabela’s Outfitter Wall Tents.


Modernica Case Study

Above: Modernica’s Case Study V-Leg Bed is $1,495 for a queen size at Y Living.

1938 Tobacco Leather Butterfly Chair

Above: The Tobacco Leather Butterfly Chair is $399 at CB2.

Garza Marfa Saddle Leather Arm Chair

Above: The Saddle Leather Arm Chair, shown in black leather with a black steel frame, is $2,000 at Garza Marfa.

Room & Board Slim Cocktail Tables in Yellow

Above: Room & Board’s Slim Cocktail Table comes in a range of colors for $379.

Garza Marfa Saddle Leather Ottomon

Above: Garza Marfa’s Saddle Leather Ottomon sits on a powder-coated steel base (shown in yellow); $735 at Garza Marfa.


El Cosmico Bolivan Blanket

Above: Hand-dyed and hand-loomed Bolivian Blankets are available from El Cosmico Provision Company for $350 each.

Utility Canvas Aqua Coverlet

Above: The Aqua Coverlet in garment-dyed quilted canvas is $326 for the queen size from Utility Canvas.

Mexchic Wool Marfa Blanket

Above: The Mexchic Wool Marfa Blanket is $135 at The Line.

Vornado VFAN Jr. Vintage Table Fan in Green

Above: The Vornado VFAN Jr. Vintage Air Circulator in Green is $59.99 on Amazon.

El Cosmico Duvet Cover

Above: The El Cosmico Provision Company modeled their El Cosmico Duvet after the hotel’s favorite vintage serape; $250 for the queen size.

Terrain Garden Lace Oval Lantern

Above: The Garden Lace Oval Lantern is $68 at Terrain.

CB2 Smith Orange Bath Towel

Above: CB2’s 6-Piece Smith Orange Bath Towel Set is $77.70.

For more on El Cosmico, see our post Hotels & Lodging: El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 25, 2013.