Cabin envy garden studios

Our garden studio [actually a garage cum storage space] has been leaking in the wet weather so we’ve had to have that seen to and have windows replaced. We are not minimalists and always have stuff that needs storing for ‘that time when it will come in useful’ and a dry place is important. The wooden cladding along the side has also started to rot so I’ve been looking at other ‘garden studios’ for inspiration.

Since we painted our chalet black I’ve been interested in other buildings in the same colour and these cabins tick the box. I love the pillars above, they give the cabin a sense of grandeur. Below is a self build and I love the 1930’s Crittall steel windows. Both cabins have doors and windows in a similar colour to the walls which blend together seamlessly. Black looks great in a garden location because it works so well with green. When we looked at colours to paint the chalet we checked the local council recommendations which were green, brown and black to blend in with the colours of the cliff and the surrounding fields.

I’ve posted this image below before because I really like the ivy clad walls, although it’s not an option I would use, keeping on top of all that clipping and cutting but the black windows really stand out against the green of the ivy.



About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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