Guys have been lounging, drinking beer and watching ‘the’ game in their man caves for years now. Why should they get to chill while the ladies stay stuck in the middle of all the muck of what is daily reality? Apparently someone, somewhere, got fed up with this, tossed all her hubby’s yard crap to the curb and took over the garden shed for a quiet respite. That got her neighbor’s attention and voilà the She Shed was born! A small, for ladies only, put your feet up, sit in silence or crank your fave tunes place to go to get away from it all – the She Shed.
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Last month I had the opportunity to put my own twist on a She Shed design for a local flower show. Instead of just displaying empty sheds they wanted to create a special place for people to browse and rest during their time at the show. Along with two other area designers I was chosen to transform the little shed into a She Shed escape. I had two weeks to pull it together while I was preparing to leave for a week on vacation!
Because of the time crunch I looked around my studio and house and chose a few key pieces to use in the design since I wasn’t going to have time to order anything in time. I used my own wooden settee and grabbed two outdoor lounge chairs from the garage. I pulled the rug out from under my desk, and grabbed my plant and wall hanging from my studio. I then tore the lights off of our fence out back and hit up a few local home decor stores to fill in the gaps. The result, a pretty cute casual boho style She Shed design.
How do you recreate this look?
Start with a rug with some of your favorite colors in it and go from there. Boho style is so relaxed and casual you can really choose any colors you love. My rug is a traditional style with non-traditional colors. That lends well to the boho style. It contains, gold, teal and a deep fushia set on a creamy background. With the unfinished walls and wooden furniture I added a lot of cream and glass to the design to lighten and brighten it up a bit. Pull one color from your rug you love (I chose the fushia) and use that as your accent color. Don’t go over board, just enough to add a little pop of color to pull it all together. And of course plants are a must in any design but essential here!
This look isn’t just for a She Shed design, it’s so easy to incorporate into your own space, whether it’s an office, bedroom, or family room. It’s a great casual relaxed design that lends well to spaces you want to feel cozy and lived in. If you like this look, you are in luck because it’s pretty popular right now and the accessories are available in most home decor stores right now. Some of my super budget conscience favorites are below.
Looking for help pulling your space together? Let’s chat and see how I can help you!