Before & After: A Garden Shed Turned Cozy Guest Cottage — Professional Project

Project by: Katie Greenhalf of KG Lifestyle & Interiors Ltd
Location: London, United Kingdom

Normally, sleeping in a shed sounds like some sort of Dickensian punishment, but in this particularl case, it’s a total dream. Katie created the coziest, snuggliest guest room for her clients and it totally has us packing our bags for a quick visit!

From Katie: The brief was to transform a humble garden shed into a warm and inviting living space. Given that space is at such a premium and there is rarely space for the clients’ overnight guests, we decided to transform the shed into a bedroom with a hint of a boutique hotel stay for those visiting. A place that is warm and inviting, with luxury touches and always ready for a visitor. We wanted to retain some of the traditional elements of the garden shed, so we kept the tongue and groove walls and used vintage garden prints for the artwork.

To ensure the the space would work as a living space, we focused on the elements of good lighting and heating the space. We installed an electric wood burning stove, which creates a warm and cozy environment and is a great focal point in the room. The lighting was provided by a central industrial style pendant and table lamps either side of the bed, the style of which were in keeping with the traditional elements of a potting shed.

Given the limited space we created bespoke bedside tables and slimline shelves to create a snug reading corner, complete with Eames style replica chair and a sheepskin rug to give extra texture and warmth.

The finished product was a great success and truly an unusual and inviting space for overnight guests!

Thanks, Katie, KG Lifestyle & Interiors Ltd!

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