Shed Style: Garden Cabin Guest House by Retrouvius

Shed Style: Garden Cabin Guest House by Retrouvius

Sarah Coffey
Mar 23, 2011

London design firm and architectural salvage studio Retrouvius created this guest house within a tiny backyard garden cabin. The firm's motto — "bridging the gap between destruction and construction" — sums up the mini-retreat's creation from reclaimed wood and furnishings.

The guest house presents lots of good ideas for working with a small bedroom or living area. Skylights flood an otherwise dark space with light and visually open up the enclosed reclaimed wood walls, while adjustable wall-mounted sconces act as both reading lamps and directional spotlights.

Stacked, narrow shelves along one wall provide storage for shoes and books, and the bed folds up into a sleeper sofa. Folding doors open up the space to the garden, while a floor-to-ceiling curtain creates a sense of privacy at night. It's a compact but hard-working space that's worth bookmarking for anyone interested in backyard shed conversions.


Photos: Retrouvius

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