Debra Prinzing

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The Oregonian book review

August 18th, 2009

Today’s Oregonian newspaper features an online 3-Star “Excellent” review of Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways by staff garden writer Kym Pokorny. I love how she started out the review:

It’s tempting to describe all 28 sheds in Debra Prinzing’s “Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways,” but that would take the fun out of discovery. Here’s a tease: A tiny, rustic cabin in the woods; an astonishing, asymmetrical, steel-framed structure over a pool; a grass-roofed, Norwegian stabbur; a stucco-and-tile pavilion surrounded by desert plantings. OK, that’s enough.

For those of you who read Kym’s Q&A interview with me and then moseyed over here, I thought I’d share the photos of each of the stylish structures she highlighted in her tease. These photographs reveal the incredible talent of my collaborator William Wright.

Enjoy!

A Tiny, Rustic Cabin in the Woods

 

Separate from the main residence but as comfortable as a little cottage, the 14-by-14 foot writing shed is nestled in the Connecticut woods

Separate from the main residence but as comfortable as a little cottage, the 14-by-14 foot writing shed is nestled in the Connecticut woods

 

 

 A Stucco-and-Tile Pavilion Surrounded by Desert Plantings

The grand pavilion sets the stage for entertaining in a gorgeous cactus-and-succulent landscape outside San Diego
The grand pavilion sets the stage for entertaining in a gorgeous cactus-and-succulent landscape outside San Diego

 

Grass-Roofed, Norwegian Stabbur

The 9-by-12 foot redwood dining pavilion was inspired by traditional Norwegian farm buildings, called stabburs. Complete with a sod roof, it's a magical destination for outdoor gatherings
The 9-by-12 foot redwood dining pavilion was inspired by traditional Norwegian farm buildings, called stabburs. Complete with a sod roof, it’s a magical destination for outdoor gatherings

 

An Astonishing, Asymmetrical, Steel-Framed Structure Over a Pool

Made from ordinary greenhouse material, the 430-square-foot shed is a winter greenhouse for potted tropical plants. But during summers in Austin, Texas, it's a play pavilion
Made from ordinary greenhouse material, the 430-square-foot shed is a winter greenhouse for potted tropical plants. But during summers in Austin, Texas, it’s a play pavilion

 I hope you find inspiration from these incredibly diverse garden destinations!

One Response to “The Oregonian book review”

  1. TC Says:

    I’d take any one of those.
    .-= TC´s last blog ..Say Nothin’ Saturday =-.

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