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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!

About the Author

Erika Kotite

Erika Kotite is a magazine editor and book developer, contributing to numerous titles for major book publishers. The former editor of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes, Erika became a partner in a book packaging company, producing books within the arts, textile and crafting sectors. Some of her primary titles include Blogging for Bliss, Crowns & Tiaras, Natural Soapmaking and Natural Candlemaking, Photo Album Quilts, Felt Fashion and The Daily Book of Photography.
Erika and her husband have restored and remodeled several of their historic homes through the years, including a 1920s Los Angeles Tudor, a 1938 fishing shack in Marin County and an 18th-century general store/post office in Lambertville, New Jersey. She served on the Hopewell Township Historic Preservation Commission from 2008-2011.
Erika lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband and three children.

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