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She sheds style : make your space your own / Erika Kotite.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Cool Springs Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations : 27 cm.
She sheds : the elements of style -- The architecture of a she shed -- What color is your she shed? -- Interior design : shed style defined -- Doorways and entryways -- Important details -- She shed space plan.


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747.88922 KOT Book Adult General Collection

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With She Sheds Style , you'll browse ideas, step-by-step projects, and decorating tips from a variety of creative " she shed " owners--then add your personal style to your own shed!

It's no secret that the she shed revolution is underway and gaining steam. What is a she shed? It's simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, outfitted, redesigned, or otherwise reassigned into service as a refuge from the intense pace of modern life.

Consider it a woman's response to the "man cave" craze. Whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, author Erika Kotite ( She Sheds: A Room of Your Own , Cool Springs Press, 2016) will help you on your journey. You'll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors , which range from modern and eclectic to rustic and shabby chic. Learn what architectural details play into a shed's look and consider how these elements work with your preferred decor.

Once you're charged with inspiration, explore loads of DIY projects and ideas from some of the most creative she shed owners around the world. A variety of front entrance ideas provide inspiration for welcoming guests to your space . Ideas for re-purposing furniture abound, such as transforming an old door into a drop-down potting bench. You can even extend your shed's impact beyond the walls with garden features like stepping stones and string lights . Most projects are shown with detailed, step-by-step photos so you can see exactly how the work is done.

So get started and create your own she shed style!

Author Notes

Erika Kotite is a home and lifestyle expert and the author of She Sheds: A Room of Your Own and She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own . She is the co-founder of She Shed Living, a gathering space for women who enjoy life in their backyards, and She Shades, a line of chalk-based exterior paints. The former editor of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes , Erika worked for years as a partner in a book-packaging company, editing and developing books within the arts, textile, and crafting sectors. Some of her other book projects include Blogging for Bliss , Natural Soapmaking , Natural Candlemaking , Photo Album Quilts , Felt Fashion , and The Daily Book of Photography . Erika has been interviewed by and featured in Architectural Digest , Buzzfeed,, Parents , Toronto Sun , Orange County Register , NBC's Today Show , PBS' Central Texas Gardener , and Toronto City TV's Breakfast TV show. Erika lives in Huntington Beach, California.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Kotite (She Sheds) constructs a charming primer for women intent on creating their own spaces. "Get ready to roll up your sleeves, because this book offers dozens of projects," she warns in her introduction, and she delivers with shed-decorating ideas that include creating curtains from vintage dish towels, laying down mosaic stepping stones made from broken china, and installing trendy barn doors. Even as she's providing direction, Kotite emphasizes that each project can be tweaked or personalized to meet the creator's preferences. Paint palettes, architecture musings, styling tips, and color theories share space with fun ideas for entertaining, such as holding a paint party to get decorating help. Want a customized built-in sewing table or a drop-down bar in one's "she shed"? Kotite's got that covered. Those with a sense of whimsy will delight in the instructions for the transformation of a vintage hard-sided suitcase into a mod ottoman. Though most of Kotite's ideas are intended for freestanding sheds, many can easily be adapted for basements, spare rooms, and attics. Part practical decorating handbook and part empowerment guide for women, this book on mini-scaled spaces is full-scale fun. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.