Pull Inspo From This Charming Backyard Nook With Garden Views


artful shed with contemporary chairs and accessories

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.