I’ve been dipping in and out of Shed Decor for a couple of weeks now, and finally the weather has caught up with my dreams. Oh, sunshine and promise. Spring days, summer nights and fragrant autumn evenings. Sally Coulthard’s latest book is certainly fueling all of those outdoor fantasies.
A treetop bedroom, complete with ornate iron bed, luxurious throws and chunky knit cushions.
I don’t actually own a shed but now I’ll have to build one. And thanks to this lovely book I’m not short of inspiration. I just can’t decide whether The Rustic Shed, The Vintage Shed, The Plain and Simple Shed, The Recycled Shed, The Retro Shed, or The Country Shed is more my style. I love them all. There are chapters on each, with ideas aplenty, guides to putting the look together and case studies.
Terracotta pots, crate storage, rustic birdhouses and vintage lanterns transform a potting shed corner into a country gardener’s retreat.
And that’s not all. There is a lot of useful information too, including guides to help with wall decor, flooring, heating, light, furniture and storage.
In a corner of this calming retreat, an antique iron bed provides the perfect spot for a postprandial nap.
But’s it’s the pictures that tell a thousand stories.
The process of collecting and displaying personal mementos, fleamarket finds, and bygone artifacts means no two sheds will ever be the same.
Promises of creating the perfect shed interior that will mean endless summers of entertaining, relaxing and pottering to your hearts content.
Family pieces, antiques and luxurious fabrics bring in a touch of old-school glamour.
Image captions by Sally Coulthard.