May 10, 2018

Celebrating the women in our lives 365 days a year is easy to do with a little thinking outside the box ~ or she-shed!


As a woman myself, with 2 grown sons, I understand how valuable having a space to call my own is to our sanity and peace of mind.  When my boys were growing up we had a beautiful horse farm outside of Atlanta, GA, so my “she-space” was my stable.  Wandering down to the stable before the kids awoke for school was a time for quiet reflection as I fed the horses, turned them out and began my daily “to do” list.  The whispered nickers, warm breath on my face and unconditional love was where I basked in my Happy Place.


Where do you (or your loved one) go to experience this inner peace and happiness?


I began my search for this post looking for spaces in the home only a Mom (Aunt, Daughter, Wife, etc) could love… and as fate would have it…I fell down the proverbial “she-shed” hole into a Wonderland of Happy Places!  I didn’t find any stables or barns…but my list is far from complete!  The “rooms” I did find are just the tip of what one could create.  Take a look below and imagine how you can create your own place of happiness in the home.



A She-Shed made of upcycled doors, windows and wood would be my ultimate Happy Place under the shade trees. Escape from the daily hub-bub of life and immerse yourself in Nature. Photo: BHG


A simple design with lots of light and charm provides the perfect retreat for solitude, work or crafts. Photo: Houzz


Oh sooo glorious! Can’t you just see yourself spending hours in this quaint little She-Shed mixing potions, lotions and more? It’s the perfect space for a home business! Photo: IronandTwine


Bump up your She-Shed with a bit of sparkle and glam! A little wallpaper, shimmery fabrics, a unique chandelier and of course, a zebra rug, to complete the transformation into a feminine retreat. Photo: L – Kouboo; R – MyrtleBeachOnline


Not every happy place is in the backyard…this spa like vestibule says “happy” via it’s marble wrapped walls, pink crystal globe chandelier, soothing art and luxurious bathtub. Any self respectable woman could spend hours getting lost in day dreams here. Photo: House of Jade, Lindsey Orton Photography


I must admit… I drooled over this She-Shed when I came across it 🎨. I’ve always longed for an art studio like this one! Imagine – a place where all the colors of the rainbow can be left out for the world to see?! Photo: Freecycleusa


You had me at “hello” 🙃 Photo: AliceinScandiland


Who would have thought a simple “build it yourself” shed could be turned into such a lovely escape? Read a book…watch the kids play…or enjoy a quiet meditation. Photo: customer image by Amanda


Everything in a small space needs to have it’s place…and why not use beautiful rattan baskets that will not only organize your “stuff” but will also add warmth and charm? Photo: L -Junkaholique; R – Kouboo baskets


Now this is coastal living at it’s finest! From bed to the beach in less than 30 seconds! Photo: SlipTalk


A little slice of paradise awaits you in this tiny She-Said 🌴. Wherever you live, let your imagination soar…taking you to a Tropical island even if you live in the middle of the U.S. The right wallpaper, plants, textiles and natural wicker or rattan pendant lights can turn dreams into reality. Photo: The Jungalow


Inspiration for arts and crafts or plain ole doodling are all around in this fabulous space! I for one would love to wile away the hours here! Photo: Migadepan.com.ar


So many women work from home these days…and there is no rule that says the office has to be boring! Be inspired with color, design and whimsy like in this cozy work space. Photo: Luxury Interior Design


However you are celebrating the women and Moms in your life this weekend (and every weekend)… add a few flowers from your local florist or garden to say “I love and appreciate you” 🌸 Photo: Kouboo