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The Grand Shed Project @ Grand Designs Live

Creating the Boutique Bedroom in the Grand Shed Project

You may have seen a few snippets on social media about the Grand Shed Project at Grand Designs Live this week. We have been busy with preparations for this over the last few weeks.  We were selected with 4 other designers to transform a traditional garden shed into an inviting space of our choice.  Our design was a boutique bedroom, an extension of your home and a space where you could feel proud to host overnight guests.

The shed in question was supplied by Walton's Garden Buildings, a 10 x 8 Waltons Tradesman Tongue and Groove Double Door Apex Wooden Shed. 

We had access to the sheds from midday on Wednesday to begin the transformation for the opening of Grand Designs Live on Saturday.

Before Shot

Before Shot

The initial work all involved painting, which instantly changed the look and feel of the shed.  We used Valspar Masonry paint, suitable for wood and brickwork.  This paint has excellent coverage and is touch try within 1 hour.  These were key factors to helping us get everything completed on time.  The colour scheme for the space was cool and calming tones and to achieve this we used Blanc de Blanc on the main walls and ceilings and Driftwood Blues as an accent tone to the back wall and doors.

To transform the flooring and make it feel warm and inviting we installed Quickstep Impressive laminate in Saw Cut Oak Grey, which is an interlocking system making it simple and quick to install.  Once the flooring and painting was completed there was a huge transformation in the look and feel of the space.

Fixtures and Fittings

Walls painted and flooring in we could set about installing the shelving, artwork, furniture and accessories.  We were fortunate enough to work with some great suppliers on this project who enabled us to completely transform the shed.

Lighting - Ikea

Blinds - The Blind Shop

Chair - Cult Furniture

Radio - Roberts Radio

Fireplace - Dimplex UK

Cushions - Emma Beischer

Bespoke bedside shelves painted in Driftwood Blues

Bespoke bedside shelves painted in Driftwood Blues

Reading corner with bespoke book shelves and luxury textures

Reading corner with bespoke book shelves and luxury textures

Electric Stove by Dimplex to ensure the bedroom is warm and inviting

Electric Stove by Dimplex to ensure the bedroom is warm and inviting

The finished boutique bedroom

The finished boutique bedroom

We've had great fun working on this unusual project for Grand Designs Live and thank you to Axa who have sponsored the Grand Shed Project.  If you would like to see the boutique bedroom and the other designs in the Grand Shed Project there's still time to visit Grand Designs Live this weekend.

Pantone colour of the year

Taking inspiration from the Pantone Colour of the year we are looking at how we can all embrace Greenery throughout the home in 2017

Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.
— Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
Pantone Color of the year 2017


If you are willing to make the full commitment to green in the New Year we think these handmade tiles from Fire Earth make a beautiful contemporary statement, especially when mixed with hints of gold and copper.

The Scott sofa from Made upholstered in green velvet has clean, simple lines taking inspiration from Mid Century Design

Cult Furniture are always a great source of inspiration with their take on classic Mid Century Design at affordable prices.  These chairs are great way to add a pop of green into your home.

This Palmeral wallpaper from House of Hackney never fails to impress in any interior.  Are you brave enough to embrace Greenery on your wall in 2017?

  1. Anthropologie gemology door knobs
  2. Bamford Geranium Gift Set
  3. Westelm Cube Teranium
  4. H&M Green Glass Vase
  5. Angelpoise Large Floor Lamp
  6. Pantone Mug
  7. Habitat Ceramic Vase
  8. H&M Green Linen Cushion

In the spirit of new beginnings and green shoots kick off 2017 with a touch of Greenery in the home.