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House Call: Lorn Road Summerhouse in London

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House Call: Lorn Road Summerhouse in London

August 26, 2011

It used to be that the garden shed was a place to store gardening tools and lawn mowers. As our desire for space has grown, the humble shed has morphed into home office, art studio, or children’s play space. We particularly like designer Twig Hutchinson’s South London summerhouse, used as a guest bedroom, featuring a white-washed interior, minimal furnishings, and a parquet flooring with underfloor heating (a safe way to survive a British winter in the garden).

Photographs via Light Locations.

the south facing summerhouse maximizes light with a wall of windows and patio d 9
Above: The south-facing summerhouse maximizes light with a wall of windows and patio doors.
a rustic ladder provides clothes storage opportunities; strips of shaker hooks  10
Above: A rustic ladder provides clothes storage opportunities; strips of Shaker hooks create additional storage options.
a porthole adds a nautical touch. 11
Above: A porthole adds a nautical touch.
shaker pegs across the length of the wall can be used for displaying art. 12
Above: Shaker pegs across the length of the wall can be used for displaying art.
a slice of tree trunk serves as lamp table. 13
Above: A slice of tree trunk serves as lamp table.
a parquet floor conceals the underfloor heating. 14
Above: A parquet floor conceals the underfloor heating.
a collection of wooden crates and watering cans add a rustic vibe to the urban  15
Above: A collection of wooden crates and watering cans add a rustic vibe to the urban summerhouse.

See Rough, Rustic and Refined with Twig Hutchinson to see the house that goes with this summerhouse. Or, for another example of shed-as-guest-house, go to House Call: Summerhouse in South London.

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