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Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways: Big Ideas for Small Backyard Destinations

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Virginia Woolf was right. Women-and men, it turns out-yearn for a room of their own.

But instead of a little nook beneath the eaves, that room is now a shed. Todays sheds, however, are not dusty shelters for plants and tools. Lace curtains have replaced cobwebs, charming antiques stand where shovels and rakes once rusted, and instead of corrugated walls, you will find cedar shingles and window boxes. Sheds are stylish and elegant and offer a hassle-free and affordable way to create more space without undergoing a major renovation. They function as artists studios, writers retreats, yoga dens, entertaining pavilions, childrens playhouses, garden rooms, or serene hideaways for any personal pursuit.

In Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, Debra Prinzing and William Wright showcase twenty-eight innovative and beautifully imagined spaces from New York City to East Hampton, from Seattle to San Diego, and from Atlanta to Austin to Santa Cruz. Some are elaborate and luxurious; others are delightfully modest. They are built in urban gardens and suburban backyards and tucked away on rural properties.

Stunning, lush color photography graces Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways, bringing the reader into each space and face-to-face with all its nooks, crannies, and details; the text describes how the owners needs and interests inspired the shed practically and aesthetically. With sample plans for building a shed, advice on the practicalities of designing and decorating it, and thoughts from backyard philosophers who celebrate the appeal and possibilities of simple structures, Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways is both an inspiration for creating your own backyard destination and an armchair journey to some of the countrys most private and serene places.

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About the Author

DEBRA PRINZING is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Cottage Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, Sunset, and other magazines. She lectures frequently on garden and design topics. She lives in Los Angeles.

WILLIAM WRIGHT is an architectural and interior design photographer and a regular contributor to many shelter magazines, including Old House Interiors, Romantic Homes, and Sunset. He lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307352910
Author:
Prinzing, Debra
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter Publishers
Photographer:
Wright, William
Author:
Photographs by William Wright
Subject:
Outdoor & Recreational Areas - General
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Garden rooms
Subject:
Outdoor living spaces.
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Home Construction-Outdoor Structures
Subject:
architecture;gardening;design
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 4-C PHOTOS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.32x7.80x.82 in. 2.06 lbs.

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Engineering » Home Construction » Decorating » By Room
Engineering » Home Construction » Outdoor Structures
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Interior Design » General

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