Monday, August 30, 2021

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's gin shed ginotorium

While garden offices have boomed during lockdown, so have the number of pub and bar sheds, and of course this year's winner of the Shed of the Year competition was a bar shed. The latest to hop onto this trend is interior designer and television broadcaster Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who has been commissioned by the Craft Gin Club to build his own gin shed in his really rather lovely back garden.

He transformed his basic  6ft x 4ft timber shed into something rather more attractive, with a fully stocked gin bar featuring craft gins from around the world, LED lighting, blue and yellow mosaic tiling, bespoke wallpaper, a large banana plant, and an astroturf floor. Outside, he's used yellow hanging Chinese lanterns, decking with two green velvet bar stools, and plump patterned cushions.

“There are a dozen and one uses for an old she," said Laurence, "When you are making yourself a gin-otorium as I like to call it, it’s all about the decadence, a slightly sexy, slightly nightclubby sensation that you and I recognise as that first sip of gin and tonic. For the bar, I have created a new style which I’ve called ginoiserie. It’s about colour, finish, luxury and texture. It’s about indulgence and joy and somewhere where you can drink gin. My gin bar is a celebration of all that is luxe and indulgent.”

Jon Hulme, Co-Founder of Craft Gin Club said: “Over the past year, our homes have become our sanctuaries and investing in them has increasingly become a priority for many."

There is an associated competition run by the Craft Gin Club to win Laurence's gin shed plus a lot of gin. More details here.

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