Urban Mode at Interior Design Show. All images via IDS
We show a lot of garden sheds in TreeHugger; they are a great way to get some extra space without having to get building permits or renovate. But we rarely show their interiors; they are hard to photograph and often not as interesting inside as out. One of the fun features at the Interior Design Show in Toronto last month were the Five Small Rooms, where five designers outfitted the interiors of Summerwood garden sheds. I could not photograph them for all the crowds and without a super wide angle lens, so waited for the professional shots, presented here.
Toronto's Urban Mode has been selling cool modern stuff for small spaces for years, so a clean, practical, simple interior full of Blue Dot furniture was not unexpected.
Then the designers take over and crank up the volume. Mimi Pineau adds two essentials that every office shed needs: an espresso machine and a full wine fridge.
Stephane Chamard and Francoise Turner Lacarde of FTL+SC designed what Maria Cortellucci at BlogTO called a combination of "the futuristic with French Art de Vivre. Think French romanticism meets Apple."
Joanna Kakkavas and Corrine LaFlamme of Roomy Interiors win the prize for going completely over the top with their GlamCave, designed for a woman shedworker, although I am not certain how much work would get done in this.
One more to come; More pictures at BlogTO.