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Shed style: Orla Kiely's vintage artisan retreat at Chelsea

By House and Home in News on Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 14:29

Orla Kiely's Chelsea flower show vintage shed

House and Home is a little obsessed with the outdoors at the moment and more specifically with all things shed-based. We've got a seven-page super-duper shed feature in our current issue (May/June, on newsstands now), we're running a faaaaantastic competition giving one lucky reader the chance to reclaim her barna for the birds and kit it out to the value of €350, and last week we showed you even more shedspiration on the site.

Surely there can't be any more in the world of wooden huts to inspire, can there? Think again: at the recent Chelsea Flower Show, which took place in London at the end of May, Irish designer and mid century maven Orla Kiely took her skills to a particularly stylish double-fronted green garden room as part of the show's Artisan Retreats offering.

Orla Kiely's Chelsea flower show vintage shed

Her garden interior is billed as a "nostalgic retreat [which is] is a space in which to relax, think, read and be inspired. Decorated with an abundance of colour and pattern and filled with plant pots and vintage gardening books, it is the perfect place to dream up the perfect garden."

Yup, we think she pretty much nailed it. In fact, dare we say it, it's much nicer than a lot of houses we've been in and we wouldn't mind moving in, actually.

What do you reckon? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts!

Pic credits: apartmenttherapy.com; mirror.co.uk