She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration

Dreaming of a she shed, charming potting shed, garden shed, greenhouse or even a mini cottage for the backyard or garden? It is one of those ‘someday’ sort of dreamy notions for me, and in the mean time, I am collecting inspiration. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration shares inspiring projects with beautiful customized design elements to consider.

Modern farmhouse garage with sliding barn doors and zinnia flowers. Hello Lovely Studio. Art by Jenny Sweeney. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Modern farmhouse garage with sliding barn doors, zinnias, and colorful art by Jenny Sweeney…certainly lovely indeed. See more of the boho chic art pary here. Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

He Shed, She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration

Does the concept of ‘he shed she shed’ ring too trendy and silly to you? Semantics aside, it’s easy to appreciate how creative souls are designing custom backyard shelters with high function and high style to suit their needs for artistry, gardening, writing, working, playing and relaxing.

Stunning exterior of a beautiful potting shed in the backyard of a magnificent Tudor property - Tone on Tone. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Newly constructed “Topiary House” where gardening magic happens inside – Tone on Tone.

For example, did you see the magical fantasy of a sophisticated potting shed with stunning good looks outside (image above) as well as inside (image below) designed by my friend Loi of Tone on Tone?

Potting shed gardening shed interior with shelves of terracotta pots, stainless sink, and topiaries - Tone on Tone Antiques. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Interior of an exceptionally lovely potting shed – Tone on Tone.

Well, butter my biscuit and call me Sally Smitten Von Smitten…it’s a lovely new build to behold!

Beyond the Chi Chi She Shed

What you’ll find in the round-up are purposeful perches of various designs that live large within a cozy footprint. Also find resources for kits which may be customized to beautifully enhance and suit your own she shed requirements.

Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways by Debra Prinzing.
Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideways (Potter Style) by Debra Prinzing, Amazon.
Allwood Claudia 17 ft. x 12.5 ft. x 11.91 ft. Kit Cabin Garden House
Allwood Claudia Cabin Garden House, Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed.

Maybe I don’t even need a whole she shed…maybe I just need one of these!

Aged Metal French Day Bed Garden Bed.
Aged Metal Garden Bed, Amazon…certainly lovely indeed.

Farmhouse Style She Shed Artist’s Studio in Alabama

This nearly 500 s.f. she shed in Alabama boasts a picturesque setting, and its owner (an antiques dealer) describes the design as “Victorian greenhouse meets Alabama farmhouse.”

Charming chic she shed backyard artist studio of antiques dealer Barbara Adkins. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
The Artist’s Studio – designed by Barbara Adkins…certainly lovely indeed. Photo: Brian Woodcock for Country Living magazine. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.

Elevated Glass Tree House She Shed

Beautiful elevated she shed in Erika Kottie book. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Oregon “Spirit House” in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own by Erika Kottie…certainly lovely indeed.
She Sheds: a Room of Your Own by Erika Kottie - book cover.
She Sheds: A Room of Your Own by Erika Kottie, Amazon.

Enchanting Chic She Shed Potting Shed

Known as The Hobby House, this Sharpsville, Indiana backyard oasis potting shed has been graced with dreamy robin’s egg blue paint and superb styling by its creator, Donna Jenkins.

Interior of a charming chic Shed Shed by Donna Jenkins of The Tinker House Trading Company in Country Living. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Design: Donna Jenkins. Photo: Gridley and Graves for Country Living. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.

If you love pretty blues and greens, you just may fall for this French cottage.

Amazingly chic she shed (potting shed) by Donna Jenkins in Country Living. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Design: Donna Jenkins. Photo: Gridley and Graves for Country Living magazine.

Writer’s Retreat Farmhouse Style She Shed

Rustic backyard farmhouse style she shed writer's retreat of Ann Voskamp. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Writer’s backyard she shed retreat of Ann Voskamp…certainly lovely indeed.
The Broken Way book cover by Ann Voskamp.
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp

Barn Shed for French Farmhouse

I’ll never forget when Brooke and Steve Giannetti were designing outdoor structures at Patina Farm and came up with a creative solution for a little barn shed for these guys:

Mini donkeys at Patina Farm by Giannetti Home. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Mini donkeys at Patina Farm…certainly darling indeed. Photo: Brooke Giannetti.

When the estimate to build the original design dreamed up by Steve Giannetti came back on the astronomical side, they found this alternative:

Outdoor Living Today Spacemaker 8 ft. x 12 ft. Western Red Cedar Storage Shed. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Western Red Cedar Storage Shed, Home Depot…certainly lovely indeed. She Shed Chic Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.

The beautiful creatures at Patina Farm are indeed living a charmed existence in Ojai, California. Remember the chicken coop which is accessed through the greenhouse?

Patina Farm: Chicken Coop. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Patina Farm greenhouse and chicken coop…certainly darling indeed. Photo: Brooke Giannetti for Velvet and Linen. She Shed Chic Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.
Patina Living book cover with African pygmy goats and rustic modern farmhouse styled farm table at Patina Farm - Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti.
Patina Living (Gibbs Smith, 2019).

Window Boxes on a Cedar Shed

Outdoor Living Today 8 ft. W x 12 ft. D Solid Wood Storage Shed. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
8 x 12 Wood Storage Shed. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.

DIY Backyard Greenhouse

A young couple who bought a 100 year old home in Nashville reimagined the old broken down garage that came with it as a functional backyard greenhouse…utilizing their collection of vintage windows and help from The Home Depot!

Backyard greenhouse made from vintage windows. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
DIY Backyard Greenhouse in Nashville, The Home Depot & LuckyandI. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.
Vintage windows arranged on ground in preparation for a DIY greenhouse. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Photo: Andi Teggart of LuckyandI

Work & Play Garden House

Built from recycled wood pallets and architectural salvage, Alice Collyer’s rustic backyard garden storage she shed has evolved with the times and lived many lives. Currently, it serves as both a work and play space for her children

Charming rustic wood backyard garden shed, she shed, potting shed and play space for children by Alice in Scandiland. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
A work and play garden shed…certainly brilliant indeed. Design/Photo: Alice in Scandiland. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.

Don’t you love this bright idea of hanging a mix of geometric mirrors inside on the rugged white painted wall for an uber reflective and dreamy clean vibe?

She Shed? Garden Room? Heaven. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Design/Photo: Alice in Scandiland. She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration with photos of lovely garden sheds and ideas for designing a beautiful shed as well as resources for shed kits.

Rustic Luxe She Shed for Relaxation

Gorgeous rustic luxe she shed by Heather Cameron with shabby chic decor, crystal chandelier, and construction made from vintage windows! Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Photo: Janis Nicolay for House Beautiful. Design: Heather Cameron.

High Style & Architecturally Shed Tacular Good Looks

Glass Garden Shed Palace

139 windows plus five French doors and a glorious imagination add up to 600 square feet of backyard garden bliss in Georgia.

Chic she shed garden retreat with luxurious interior in backyard by Susanne Hudson. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Design: Susanne Hudson. Photo: Erica George Dines for Country Living magazine. Paint on trim: BENJAMIN MOORE Tarrytown Green.

PIN THIS lovely PAINT SWATCH for future reference!

Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green paint color!
BENJAMIN MOORE Tarrytown Green…certainly lovely indeed.
Chic she shed garden retreat with luxurious interior in backyard by Susanne Hudson. Green trim is painted Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green. Come explore She Shed Chic, Potting Shed & Backyard Inspiration.
Design: Susanne Hudson. Photo: Erica George Dines for Country Living magazine. Paint on trim: BENJAMIN MOORE Tarrytown Green.

Chic Shed with Stunning Spanish Style

She Sheds, Garden Sheds, Potting Sheds, and Shed Kits to Consider

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Watch This Smart Rendering of a Shed Taking Shape!

No dangerous and time consuming cutting to be done when you use a kit like this.

Outdoor Living Today 12 ft. x 8 ft. Studio Garden Shed
Studio Garden Shed, Home Depot

Perfect for Any Rustic Elegant She Shed

Picnic 2 Piece Wicker/Rattan Basket Set
Rustic French Picnic Baskets, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
Rectangular Rattan Storage Basket
Rattan Storage Basket, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
Eschert aged terracotta round pot.
Aged Terracotta Pot, Amazon…certainly rustic indeed.
Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard.
Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard, Amazon.

If you have room for a slightly more spacious she shed, my story about a one bedroom wonder tiny house cottage has been wildly popular with readers!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Margarita W.
    June 27, 2019 / 9:10 am

    These are all wonderful! I wish I had room for a She Shed. The closest thing I have to a She Shed is a flag stone path leading to an old teak bench under a tree in one corner of the yard 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      June 27, 2019 / 12:03 pm

      That sounds like a wonderfully lovely place to escape and wind down, friend. Thanks for being here and reading. Peace of the leafy trees to you.

  2. June 27, 2019 / 10:17 am

    Oh my, what a wonderful collection of fanciful structures you’ve pulled together here. I fancy the greenhouses and so admire what the Giannetti’s have done at Patina Farm. Lovely post.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 27, 2019 / 12:02 pm

      I’m so glad you’re here playing along, Celia. Aren’t they inspiring little works of art? What a hoot to create a retreat like space for dreaming. I know it’s Thursday, but Bon weekend!

  3. patricia ruggieri
    June 27, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    Thank you..I know I will be dreaming for the rest of the day….but it´s not impossible, don´t you think? .. as you said: …someday.. yes…with a little help from Hello Lovely!!!!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 27, 2019 / 7:15 pm

      That’s the spirit! It’s great having you here – thanks so much for spending time playing along. 🙂

  4. Jennifer
    July 2, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    These are absolutely charming. If only I could convince my hubby to give me the barn, while he can have the garage…lol. Thank you for sharing.

    • Michele
      Author
      July 2, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      Tell him I said you truly deserve that barn! Thanks so much for playing along and making this fun. 🙂

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