Big Ideas, Small space

Searching for inspiration for my garden she shed, I recently came across an article on how to decorate a contemporary small space.
The building was called a cocoon9 and is the concept of entrepreneur Christopher Burch and builder Edwin Mahoney.   At only 480 square feet in size with with a wall of floor to ceiling glass it is an inspired idea and gives a whole new meaning to the word prefab !  This particular space was my kind of heaven, a beautiful white beach inspired property with bleached grey floors and white walls.

Using this high end concept and interior design style you can take inspiration to create your own beautiful space.  It doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Keep to carefully chosen pieces of furniture help to give the feeling of luxury and comfort without crowding .  Using a oversized mirror is a classic design idea to gives the illusion of more space, and by keeping to touches of one accent colour throughout the different areas flow into each other beautifully. 

Installing cupboards from floor to ceiling not only maximises the storage space but also makes budget or high street cupboards look bespoke. Grouping accessories in three’s is also a classic styling idea.  Simple is best.

Ok, so my shed is not going to look exactly like this, but a girl can dream.

Taken from an article on Lonny, Photographs by Genevieve Garruppo, styling by Sarah Storms



  1. Antonia Ludden
    April 30, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Gorgeous inspiration and there's something really appealing about the challenge of making a small space clever and interesting. My parents have a small kitchen and I remember my dad turning upside down wall cupboards to use as base cupboards along one wall, which was a good idea to save a bit of floor space.

    • karen jones
      May 3, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      I love the challenge of small spaces Antonia, it really makes you THINK about the best use of the space. xx

  2. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    April 30, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    It's a seriously beautiful space. All so streamlined. I love the splashes of blue against the white. I think that even if you could steal a tiny bit of that style, your shed would look amazing.

    • karen jones
      May 3, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Its wonderful isn't it Rachel. I will certainly be bring blue and white into the mix for sure !

  3. kate
    May 3, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Oh wow, what a gorgeous space! I love seeing how beautifully and creatively small spaces can be styled and utilised 🙂

    • karen jones
      May 3, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Me too Kate. You really have to think about the best use for the space.

  4. Becky Goddard-Hill
    May 3, 2016 / 10:38 am

    oh my goodness how I would like THAT in my garden!

    • karen jones
      May 3, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      So would I Becky and the pool to go with it !

  5. Carole
    May 3, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    What a beautiful 'shed' And I love those narrow shelves down the side of the mirror. Might steal that idea 🙂

    • karen jones
      May 3, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Yep, totally best use of the space. I love it x

  6. Jen@Love Chic Living
    May 3, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Wow! What a shed, something we can all aspire too.

    • karen jones
      May 5, 2016 / 7:33 am

      I think maybe we need the house by the sea and a bit more money in the bank to have a shed like this one Jen x

  7. Cate St Hill
    May 3, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    A she shed, love it! I think I need one, especially if it looked this good x

  8. Cate
    May 4, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    A she shed, love it! I think I need one, especially if it looks anything like this! X

  9. Katy Orme
    May 5, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Beautiful inspo and I can not wait to see your shed! I have to admit to being pretty jealous 😉 x

  10. Arianna
    May 5, 2016 / 10:35 am

    what a beautiful space! Love a challenge of a small space and what amazing things that come out of it! x

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