Debra Prinzing

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Seattle Public Library discovers Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

This just in: Librarians yearn for their own backyard sheds, too!

Linda Johns, who blogs for the Seattle Public Library, recommended Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways today in “Shelf Talk,” the library’s blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

I am now convinced that I need a shed of my own, and I’ll take any of the 28 backyard retreats, offices and studios featured in Prinzing’s book. . . . I can’t stop looking at these photos (by architectural photographer William Wright), and daydreaming of a space and desk just like the one where (Amy) Bloom wrote her most recent novel, Away.

Thanks, Linda! I miss the Seattle Public Library. Good to know I’m on your shelves!

A tiny garden house of your own

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Judy Lowe, of the Christian Science Monitor, posted a review of Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways yesterday entitled “A tiny garden house of your own.” You can read it here:

An excerpt:

“Debra Prinzing’s book, “Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways” (Clarkson Potter, $30), showcases 28 little retreats that anyone with space and money can construct in the backyard.

As William Wright’s photos show, these aren’t prefab repositories of old shovels and mildewed garden gloves, but stuff of dreams – stylish shelters and studios, even pavilions for garden entertaining.

Because it’s so well-written and beautifully photographed, this book has earned a permanent place on my bookshelves. I’ll be leafing through over and over, dreaming of the possibilities.

Debra’s blog, Shed Style, has become must reading for me, too, to keep up on this trend.

This is the second time this month I’ve had the pleasure of saying, Thank you, Judy!