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Remember Cheryl's She Shed

Sep 27, 2021 12:16AM ● By Anika Mills

If you haven’t seen this commercial, it’s worth a search on YouTube to watch Cheryl try to revive her she-shed after “someone” (most likely her husband) set it on fire. Clearly she was spending too much time away and well, you get the rest. During the pandemic we are pretty sure that all of the women in Columbia, Maryland could have used a she-shed. Unfortunately fall 2021 may be reminiscent of the fall of 2020 and we may still need our very own hide-away. So we caught up with Brigid Wethington of B.Chic Interiors who provides us with a few design ideas for our very own she-shed or as she calls it, our "self care sanctuary".


The first step is to choose a location. Wethington choosing a location that is separate from the rest of the home or can be isolated in some way  This allows you to make sure you are truly able to find peace in that space. 

Here are a few ideas:

  • Attic
  • Under the stairs
  • Pergola
  • Window seat
  • Unused guest room
  • Walk in Closet

The next step is deciding a theme
Is this a space for you to be physically active, meditative, or a place for you to nap and read or both? Understanding the function(s) of your room, can help you design your room. What you intend for this space to be should be evident.

A few themes could be:
  • Zen/Yoga 
  • Craft Room
  • Gardening
  • Wine O'Clock
  • Spa Time
  • Gardening

Choosing a statement piece. Finding furniture for the room or an accessory can really help solidify the mood in the room and is an important step.  A statement piece gives the room a focal point and can truly bring the room together. Take time to truly find the furniture or accessory that speaks to you. 

Here are a few examples:

  • Comfortable Seating: Chaise Lounge/Day Bed/Sofa/Lounge Chairs
  • Upgraded Mirror and Vanity
  • Bolster Pillows for lumbar support
  • Plants galore to bring the outdoors in
  • Fairy lights
  • Faux Fur Pillows/Blankets Cushions

Creating your very own space requires a plan, and everyone can do it. Whether there is access to a full room or finding space in a room already dedicated for something else, we have the opportunity to do something just for us.  Just make sure you come out of the room sometimes…none of us want to end up like our friend Cheryl. 

Photography Credit:
B.Chic Interiors
Country Living

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