Victoria’s English garden summer studio/occasional shop

By on Jun 9th

summer house studioVictoria started posting her sweet little backyard studio shed in the Offbeat Home Flickr pool. And with each photo, I fell a little bit more in love with her space.

Victoria's a textile artist living and working out of Oxfordshire, UK, with her studio cat Tiddles. This summer house studio is set in her family's English country garden — where she reports she has lovely views into fields and rolling hills.

So this is her studio, where she makes clutches, purses, pins, and other re-purposed vintage bits. She also hosts a periodic open studio and — get this — serves tea and cakes to visitors.


She says the space taught her not to overcrowd a bitty room: "I'm always tempted to put more on display than is necessary, but it ends up looking cluttered. I like to give objects space to be seen and admired."

Reading about Victoria's space and seeing its cozy, clean setup makes me dream of a neighborhood with a bevy of pop-up garden-shed shops I can traipse through, drinking Earl Gray and nibbling biscuits. Like a fancy lady.

Before I leave you to ogle the decor porn, here's V's design philosophy: "Don't follow a trend or fashion, it will end up looking dated. If you like it, that's all that counts. Your own style will make it work."


Meet Victoria! At least, most of Victoria.

open studio exhibition

One side of the studio…

studio interior

And the other!

garden cafe

The garden cafe/beach hut.


spring day

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks, Victoria, for bringing us along.

If you didn't get quite enough, there are a few more photos in her Flickr set.

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I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things.