She Shed Chic, Potting Sheds & Backyard Inspiration Now

Anyone ready for the Beach Boys, flip flops, farmers market, beach hair, s’mores, blooming everything, days that stretch long, and road trips? Late spring and summer days just lend themselves to daydreaming, hours in the garden, bonfires, and firefly chasing. Does summer find you enjoying a patio or backyard? Are you dreaming of a she shed, potting shed, garden shed, greenhouse or mini cottage? Me too! I don’t possess any of those things, but I love considering the possibilities. She Shed Chic, Potting Sheds & Backyard Inspiration is for us.

She Shed Chic, Potting Sheds & Backyard Inspiration

But First

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For me, a backyard she shed it is one of those ‘someday’ sort of dreamy notions like re-vamping a vintage Airstream. In the mean time, I’ll happily collect inspiration and keep designing in my head.

Glamorous backyard chic she shed greenhouse with darling furniture and crystal chandelier. #sheshed #greenhouse #backyardoasis #shabbychic #sheds
Country Living (Photo: Janis Nicolay) – Heather Cameron’s refurbished vintage greenhouse has a 10×12 tempered glass roof and makes for a feminine, romantic getaway. Decor: Colleen Sawatsky of Vintage Home.

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Beautiful Shed Possibilities Online

Did you know you can shop for shed kits, sheds and even greenhouses (pre-assembled, primed and ready to paint) online?

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.

YES, m’am, you can.

Take a tour of a she shed with a loft here:

Does the concept of ‘he shed she shed’ ring just too trendy and silly?

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Sophisticated Backyard Shelters

Semantics aside, it’s easy to appreciate how creative souls are designing truly custom backyard shelters with high function and high style to suit their needs for 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, have you seen the magical fantasy of a sophisticated potting shed with it stunning good looks outside AND inside designed by 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.

Butter my biscuit and color me Smitten Von Smitten…it’s a lovely newer build that only looks as though it’s always been there!

Beyond the Chi-Chi She Shed

So many inspiring, purposeful backyard structures varying in design and style to live large within a cozy footprint!

Whether you hire a builder, order a DIY kit, or buy something ready to paint, the possibilities for creative customization are endless.

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…certainly lovely indeed.
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Maybe I don’t even need a whole she shed…maybe I just need a modern French-y fab fort with:

and a couple of these nearby:

When Your Backyard Shed is a Collection of Treehouses!

Inspiring treehouse with bridge by Peter Bahouth (photo by Lindsay Appel) in the book MY COOL SHED. #treehouse #dreamshed #sheshed #backyardoasis
Peter Bahouth’s magnificent treehouse “Body Mind Spirit” in Atlanta – photography by Lindsay Appel for MY COOL SHED

Made from reclaimed windows, doors, and lumber, the tree house was thoughtfully constructed so that it moves with the natural movement and growth of the trees. To understand what that means, this is a must watch below!

Farmhouse Style 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.

Outdoor Oasis Inspiration

She sheds are a reminder of how living small can also mean living beautifully. Whitney Leigh Morris is a wonderful teacher about this. Here is her own home in Venice Beach:

and here is her book Small Space Style:

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

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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.
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The Broken Way book cover by Ann Voskamp.
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
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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

Charming vintage she shed greenhouse exterior has a glass roof, original wood, and a breathtaking shabby chic interior! #sheshed #sheds #greenhouse #outdooroasis #gardenshed #pottingshed
Country Living (photo: Janis Nicolay – design: Heather Cameron)

High Style & Architecturally ShedTacular 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.

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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

Find a collection of shed kit ideas in a collection HERE.

Watch This Smart Rendering of a Shed Taking Shape!

No dangerous cuts to make when you use a kit like this.

Outdoor Living Today 12 ft. x 8 ft. Studio Garden Shed
Studio Garden Shed, Home Depot
Outdoor Living Today 4 ft. x 2 ft. Cedar Garden Storage Shed
Garden Storage Shed, Home Depot

Perfect for a Rustic Elegant She Shed

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

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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18 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. 🙂

  5. angie mcdonald
    May 27, 2020 / 10:37 am

    This is always so uplifting…and always wonderful decorating and living ideas. I really look forward to it every day.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 27, 2020 / 9:59 pm

      I’m grateful for your presence here – thanks so much for tuning in! 🙂

  6. Sheila from SF
    May 27, 2020 / 11:23 am

    What a fun post. Although not something that I need the idea of she sheds are great. So many styles and budgets.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 27, 2020 / 9:58 pm

      A girl can dream! 🙂 So glad you took the time to read and leave footprints here. Peace to you, friend.

  7. Di
    May 28, 2020 / 6:43 am

    I so want to build one under my back porch! This was a great article.

    • Michele
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 11:55 pm

      Thanks so much for reading – and that sounds like an amazing project. At this point, I’m still in the dream stage, but I would like to get my hands on a vintage camper and revamp it as my little she shed. 🙂

  8. May 29, 2020 / 8:42 am

    These are all fabulous! I’m obsessed with art studio shed! It’s sooooo perfect!
    XO
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      May 29, 2020 / 3:36 pm

      Right!?! Perfect for you, Holly! I love daydreaming about all these possibilities! Happy weekend. xox

  9. May 29, 2021 / 1:27 pm

    I’m so dreaming of a she shed. I knowit won’t happen at our current property – yard is too small and permits are too restrictive. But, I’m not going to quit dreaming! Thank you for helping me dream, Michele! Hope your weekend is good! xo

    • Michele
      Author
      May 29, 2021 / 9:50 pm

      We can dream! I did more dreaming of one today, Pam. I keep thinking we could collect vintage windows until we have enough to build a custom one…wouldn’t that be amazing?

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French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
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White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
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Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
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Round Woven Placemat Set
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Boheme Madera Bench
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