The title of this new book, Shed Decor, How to Decorate and Furnish your Favourite Garden Room, is a bit misleading. Most of us that garden will have a shed, small or large, filled with pots, compost, tools, and maybe the odd mismatched chairs and coffee mugs. A working space. This book is more about how to decorate a spare outbuilding, garden room, conservatory, or even the interior of your home in a style that helps bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor living. Basically it’s about how to design a woman cave in the garden!
Once that’s clear, it’s an inspiring design reference filled with tips on how to decorate in six different styles: Rustic, Vintage, Plain & Simple, Recycled, Retro, and Country. The images are beautiful and filled with natural materials, upcycled objects, and decorating ideas that are both stylish and practical. Repaint old cupboards and line them with wallpaper for illustrative effect, or use a tall indoor area to create vertical living space. With every turn of the page you’ll feel increasingly motivated to throw open the windows, do a bit of spring cleaning, and inject clever design into your home!
Jacqui Small, introduces the work:
New from home décor and outdoor living writer Sally Coulthard, Shed Decor (Lark Crafts, March 2015) provides an extensive overview of these small outdoor spaces. Perfect for work, play, or relaxation, a shed is small in space and investment, can easily fit in a backyard or garden, and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover, Coulthard reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a “salvage chic” office or a quirky creative hub, you’ll find hundreds of quick, inexpensive, and clever ideas to design an inviting room. Filled with interior design techniques that can easily be applied to studio apartments, college dorms, and other rooms in your home where space is scarce, Shed Decor is an essential tool for anyone looking to make the most of a small room.
To celebrate the publishing of this beautiful book, I’m offering one free copy to a lucky reader* to be selected at random and announced next Friday the 6th of March. All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment below (with a way to contact you should you win) or on this Facebook post. I’ll even count you in for two entries if you share the Facebook post on your wall!
*Open to readers from the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands