Entertaining expert Joseph Marini shares the vision behind his backyard retreat.
At my home in St. Petersburg, Florida, a shed became the foundation for my garden studio. Syncing the look to my home’s Georgian exterior was important, so I opted for hipped roofs and an all-white exterior.
To take advantage of the garden views, I installed two reclaimed French doors instead of windows, and built in two lime-washed benches. One serves as my work space, the other as a floral arranging and potting spot.
Cases were built on top to house collections of glass and silver floral vessels, which I look forward to setting out for small garden parties. But for now at least, the studio is all mine.