Shed Style (architecture, interiors and ornamentation in the garden) is the work of Debra Prinzing whose goal is "to capture the spirit of our separate places" at the bottom of the garden and provide "a central repository of ideas, notes, drafts, blurbs, journaling, interviews and observations about architecture, interiors, and ornamentation in the garden. The designed and inhabited backyard space, as it were". Her focus is, as the title suggests, more on the elements of style involved in the interior and exterior decoration of sheds and garden offices. Debra is also writing a book 'Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways' (with photos by William Wright) due to come out in the US in April with Random House, exploring the delights of more than 30 nice shedworking and shedrelaxing atmospheres. Here's a bit more background from Debra:
"The idea for a book about the architecture, design and interiors of Garden Sheds began in 2002 when Bill Wright and I produced and wrote an article about Sheds (called “Garden Getaways” for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles magazine. We started with a simple premise: that garden owners were dusting out the cobwebs and sprucing up the interiors of their humble potting sheds for a greater purpose.One to look out for.
"We interviewed and photographed the diva of backyard fantasy, Sunni Rudd [pictured above by Bill Wright]. Sunni is the kind of person who still dots her “I’s” with a little star or flower (kind of like the ones I used in 7th grade when I was called Debbi). She created a fantasy escape in a South Seattle urban lot. Built from recycled barn wood, the structure featured cottage windows (with lace curtains), a porch with seating for 2, where Sunni and her neighbor shared lemonade or cocktails after gardening all weekend, and inside, a daybed with side table and lamp – lots of quiet space to escape, read seed catalogues and nap in the cool shelter away from the sun."