Stylish sheds and elegant hideaways
Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways: Big Ideas for Small Backyard Destinations by Debra PrinzingVirginia 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. Today’s 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, children’s 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 country’s most private and serene places.
ISBN 13: 9780307352910
Virginia Woolf was right. But instead of a little nook beneath the eaves, that room is now a shed. 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. She lectures frequently on garden and design topics. She lives in Los Angeles.
Link Network. Stylish sheds and elegant hideaways, Debra Prinzing ; photographs by William Wright. This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. Creator Prinzing, Debra. Contributor Wright, William, Photographer. Summary Presents a collection of thirty backyard structures from across the country that transform the ordinary shed into unique writers' nooks, artists' studios, children's play areas, and other innovative living spaces. Language eng.
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All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I meant to buy this book when I saw it in the stores, but there were other priorities. Some time went by and when I saw it offered as a used book, I could not believe the prices This book has some very cool ideas for outbuildings! It goes well beyond the standard plans one sees in most shed design books.