Victoria’s English garden summer studio/occasional shop #Decor & Decorating#artists#Global homes#studio#summer#UK#workspaces Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jun 9 2011) Cat Rocketship Victoria 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. One side of the studio… And the other! The garden cafe/beach hut. Yes, you, too, can grow orchids. 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. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship 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. PREVIOUS A playful full-wall underseascape mural — seals, dolphins, and some anthropomorphic fish NEXT Tips for helping your offbeat student navigate the waters at public school Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] So cute! I want a mini garden shed retreat. Reply *Drool* times a million. Reply How freaking precious is this place!? It's like a playhouse for grown up girls! I want one! I think I'm gonna get my husband on building me one straight away. Reply Does Miss Victoria sell any of her amazing items online? Reply I WISH our garden was big enough to have space for a studio/shed thing in it! So pretty. Reply Thanks for all your lovely comments. I will hopefully be selling my work online soon. Thanks Cat, love it xx Reply Please tell me what colour this summerhouse has been painted. I have just bought mine, and this is exactly the colour I want. Thanks. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.