Play tents for secret hideaways, reading nooks, and superhero headquarters. Our tents help to foster imaginative and creative play while also looking great in your home. Chelsea & West was founded by graphic designer and NYC mom who after being stuck inside with 2 young kids saw a need for pop-up play tents with modern designs that won’t break the bank.

Our tents are designed to fit playtime into your home - not take it over! Easy to set-up, take-down, and store away (in a cute bag!) for the next play session.  

Made from high-quality, peach-soft fabric, non-toxic dyes, breathable mesh windows and no sharp edges - your kids will have hours of safe fun in our stylish play tents.


A note from our Founder: 

Hey, my name is Jess! I’m a graphic designer, hand-letterer, occasional illustrator, wife, mama, and the founder of an online community for creative women. I love soups of all kinds, walking for hours around the city, scouring second-hand shops for treasures, and creative playtime with my kiddos. The last one is actually what brought me here. 

I live in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York—and as you can probably imagine—apartments here are on the smaller side. I spent hours on the internet searching for a play tent that was easy to set up, take down, store, all while still fitting in with my decor and budget. I couldn’t find what I was looking for and figured I wasn’t the only one, so being someone always up for a creative challenge, I decided to make my own. 

Our play tents can be set up in minutes, and they’re just as easy to fold away to store for the next playtime. Even in small homes, they create a private space for your littles to get creative and play. But parents will love our patterns and colors just as much as their kids will. Each tent is designed to fit right into your home decor, rather than stand out. 


Why the name Chelsea & West? 

As I mentioned before, I live in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, but I’m originally from California (also known as the West Coast). I draw a lot of inspiration from both the vibrant, artistic Chelsea neighborhood and sunny California. I think you’ll see that reflected in the colors and minimal retro-inspired design of these play tents. Regardless of where you are in the world, I hope you’ll take a little piece of two of my favorite places into your own home. 

Have a question?

Send us a message: hello@chelseaandwest.com