She Sheds: A Room of Your Own (Hardcover)

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She Sheds: A Room of Your Own (Hardcover)


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Create your very own hideaway for relaxing, crafting, reading, or simply to have a private place just for you. She Sheds provides the instruction and inspiration.

They’ve got their man caves, and it’s time for you to have a space of your own. She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. You will start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining? Crafting? Alone time?

Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. Construction ideas, as well as ideas for upcycling, and other green resources are at your disposal throughout so you may truly personalize your she shed. Explore:

  • She sheds in a variety of styles…rustic, colonial, Victorian, Spanish, modern, and more
  • She sheds for a variety of purposes, including crafting and art, gardening, meditation, work, socializing, and simple alone time
  • Style tips for decorating and organizing your she shed
  • Builder’s notes with tips on choosing and working with materials
  • Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions for building a kit shed

Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!

Erika Kotite is a home and lifestyle expert and the author of She Sheds: A Room of Your Own and She Sheds Style: Make Your Space Your Own. She is the co-founder of She Shed Living, a gathering space for women who enjoy life in their backyards, and She Shades, a line of chalk-based exterior paints. The former editor of Romantic Homes and Victorian Homes, Erika worked for years as a partner in a book-packaging company, editing and developing books within the arts, textile, and crafting sectors. Some of her other book projects include Blogging for Bliss, Natural Soapmaking, Natural Candlemaking, Photo Album Quilts, Felt Fashion, and The Daily Book of Photography. Erika has been interviewed by and featured in Architectural Digest, Buzzfeed,, Parents, Toronto Sun, Orange County Register, NBC’s Today Show, PBS’ Central Texas Gardener, and Toronto City TV’s Breakfast TV show. Erika lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Product Details ISBN: 9781591866770
ISBN-10: 1591866774
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English
She Sheds feature in nationally syndicated column. Syndicated by Creators Symdicate which is part of the USA Today Network.—Christine Brun, Creators Syndicate / USA Today Network

She Sheds awarded a 2017 Best of Houzz Design for the Allie + Olivia (Chicken) shed that is in the book


"For any woman who’s ever wanted a space to call her own — a retreat to squirrel away and work or dream or read or just sit — this book is for you."—Try Smal Things

"Kotite spent almost a year studying the phenomenon - as well as building a She Shed for her sister, for her new book..."—Sacramento Bee

...offers useful information on how to build your own she shed, whether you’re using a kit, building your own or renovating another structure into one. You’ll have she shed envy by the end of the book.—Detroit News