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11 March 2010

Oh, GIve Me a Home....

Okay, so not really a home, but a garden shed. I have longed for a little garden shed in the backyard that served as a magical dining spot, an office, or even just a little getaway to read a book or daydream and extra spot for overnight guests, maybe.

Ralph Lauren's garden shed via Elle Decor Mar 08

I bounced the idea around in my head last summer, did several posts on it, but there were too many projects ahead of it and so it never came to be. Now, with Spring and her envoy of crisp mornings that warm into perfect afternoons luring me, like a siren's song, into the backyard more often and for longer stays, I'm looking at my shed again. Try as I might to resist ... I feel yet another project coming on. I put it off and pushed it to the side, but after seeing these photos at Hvitur Lakkris (which I found through Tracey at French Larkspur) of this shed.



Doesn't look like much on first glance,
but it holds a beautiful secret.
this shed has quite the surprise waiting inside -




a dreamy, ethereal, magical place -



Once you walk through the door, you are transported to another world


An escape in your own backyard -


Your cares and worries disappear.


Calm, serene, simple beauty...


mixed with ethereal and some antiques... my mind is racing now - I'd love to see my dining room table, bench and chairs in here...


The soft light of candles and the stars that shine through the glass ceiling above...


Perfect in any weather. The perfect getaway...


In your own backyard.

Looks like heaven to me!
Perhaps this will be the summer Museville sees its shed transformed.
We shall see...
xo Isa


16 comments:

Helen said...

The FLOOR ~ oh, the floor! Dreamy. And the netting ... equally dream. I could live there.

niartist said...

I'm seeing a satillo colored brick, layed in a herringbone pattern, rough - unfinished walls of studs and plywood painted antique white, a pitched ceiling with a rough reclaimed farmhouse beam cut to size, a beautiful italian candlestick chandelier hanging from it's pitted, splintered face. An antique rug, washed in warm golds and creams, blues and greens, and maybe a hint of clay, and an antique wooden sleigh be, twin sized, big enough for me, a small side table for my water and a book, (a beautiful cross bottle or 2) and piles of downy softness covered in white. (5 pillows please!) Then we can call it "The Sleeping Porch" and I'll move RIGHT IN!

C'est La Vie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!
oh my gosh, everything about it is absolutely beautiful. who needs to pay rent?? get yourself a cute little place like THAT :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

I have always dreamed of a little place like that to escape to in my own yard. This one is just absolutely gorgeous! Artie's description is fabulous also! I have the perfect antique twin sleigh bed for it! I am not sure if I would ever want to leave it though!

~ Tracy

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ahh. Wouldn't that be lovely? These photos are beautiful!

Windlost said...

Isa, thanks for dropping by! I have forgot to visit you lately (how could I?). Sometimes my browser shuts down when your music starts but when I check from the office, it works!

Love the idea of a small outside getaway space. I would love it, except for the 7 months of the year it is too cold here. When you live with another person, you need these getaway spaces!

Hope it is all coming along at your house. xo Terri

Emom said...

Wonderful! thank you for the images....smiles.

Trouvais said...

Oh my! We all think alike don't we? Who wouldn't love a special one room, light filled haven. Sigh. Thank you. Love that first photo also. Trish

Karen Deborah said...

very pretty, what kind of fabrics can stay ouside and not get wrecked? I wouldn't want to be tkaing that white gauze down and washing it every week. It is really beautiful.

Blue Muse said...

Hi Karen Deborah - The shed is an enclosed shed - it has a glass roof and walls, like a greenhouse. The fabric is on the inside of the structure =)

vicki archer said...

Heaven is right.... Have a wonderful weekend Isa, xv.

Greet said...

What a beautiful pictures!A cute place!
Have a nice weekend!
xx
Greet

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Dreamy.....Oh....and move over Artie, I'm in too!

Lacey said...

Chic, chimeric, and elegantly ethereal... love. xx

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT photos... j'adore the bicycle one!

Millie said...

This is too, too depressing dear Sister. MOTH would have it filled with all his building/reno. junk in a heartbeat!
Millie ^_^