Shed Chic offers inspirational guidance to planning, sourcing and decorating your own individual garden building, from location and utilities to materials, style and furnishings.
Sheds are no longer neglected outbuildings or decorative afterthoughts at the bottom of the garden. While the traditional garden shed was once a great place to escape to, order would be at best haphazard; décor and design not a consideration at all. Now the humble garden shed has become the latest area of the home to be discovered by creative designers. As Sally Coulthard makes clear in Shed Chic, the garden should be seen as an extendable space, whether in the heart of the city or in a larger rural setting.
Increasingly these micro buildings are being pressed into service as an ‘office’ now that home working has become a credible alternative to commuting and an economic means of running a business from home. They are equally successful as spaces in which to indulge creative pursuits or to make a well-considered home-from-home away from the outside world.
Shed chic is all about making space. Outdoor buildings can double as additional rooms for over-crowded homes; they can be flexible and usable spaces that are as versatile as they are practical. Across the book’s lavishly illustrated pages, Sally demonstrates how you can convert your own garden shed into a neat and tidy office, an artist’s studio filled with inspirational clutter, a teenage den or a garden room for entertaining.
Complete with advice on creating a home office from scratch, including when to use architects, planning requirements, self-build options or off-the-peg solutions, Shed Chic will inspire and instruct in equal measure -an indispensable guide to planning, designing and decorating all forms of outdoor buildings.