Your very own garden retreat on a shoestring budget

By | September 12, 2016

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Lately there’s been a surge of interest in the garden shed. But not in it’s traditional form. Sheds are being transformed into cosy spaces at the end of the garden to call your own. Somewhere to be creative, work or simply enjoy a cup of tea! Personally this type of garden retreat has always been a bit of a dream of mine, so I’m always inspired by people who have created their own. Jeska Hearne of Lobster & Swan recently collaborated with Waltons to create a a pretty space with a vintage-boho feel.  The summerhouse is full of whimsical florals and cheerful pops of colour and furnished almost entirely with flea market and antique finds as well as recycled / upcycled items.

Source: Lobster & Swan

Oh so lovely!

It would also make a great guest house (in the warmer months of the year), don’t you think?

If you already have a garden shed you’re in luck. If not, this one is a  contemporary summerhouse with side shed. Pick up vintage crates here.  There’s always a great selection of mid-century side-tables to be found here.  Buy classic books in lovely new covers here. I love pretty Liberty print fabric in florals (like the ones Jeska’s used for the cushions) – but you can use small samples of fabrics you have lying around at home – or search for vintage fabric online. Pick up a recycled blanket (and other items) at Jeska’s beautiful online shop The Future Kept.

You can see more pics of this make-over here. 

Other inspiring garden retreats include this fab caravan and a dreamy shed conversion.

Could you imagine having a little space like this to call your own?

Have a lovely day!

PS I’m exploring Helsinki today, so exciting (thank you for all your tips over the last few days – I’m actually in Café Succés enjoying ‘the best cinnamon bun in town’ and I can testify that it is the best one I’ve ever tasted – with a bowl of café au lait of course!). I’ll be walking around with a small skip in my step as I’ve just received the news that My Scandinavian Home has been nominated for Best European Interior Blog in the Amara #IBA16 – votes can now be placed here – I’d be so happy if you’d like to vote for me!

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