Friday, June 4, 2010

Design Crush: Sarah Richardson

For the longest time now I’ve been saving images to my inspiration files that have been designed by Sarah Richardson. I just love her design style and have to say she is one of my new all time favorite designers.


Not only is Sarah an amazing interior designer, but she is also a TV personality that hails from Canada. Currently she has a show on HGTV called Sarah’s House On the Farm.

Due to a hectic schedule I have yet to watch it. I know bad blogger, but I have been able to see of the eye candy on the web.


Why don’t we take a peek and catch up together.


MASTER BEDROOM: I spy my favorite Hot House flower fabric on the toss pillows, a more traditional quilt on the bedspread and an oriental rug on the ground. Normally one would think that nothing would go, but it all works!


MASTER BATHROOM: I don’t get to design a lot of country rooms, but it is a style that I enjoy. I love the rustic vanities, plaid curtains and chinoiserie style chair. Again a great mix of things that normally wouldn’t sound like they go.



BOYS BEDROOM: Love the wood paneled ceiling! Enough said.



GIRLS BEDROOM: Love, love the shape of the headboard and that teeny peek of polka dot just makes the room for me.



DINING ROOM: I spy a peek of orange floral wallpaper plus a statement lighting fixture!


KITCHEN: More polka dots! Again they totally make the room for me.


LIVING ROOM:Stunning. Check out that massive crest above the fireplace. So cool? Does your family name have a crest that goes along with it?



I’m already hooked! I see that the show is aired on Saturdays. You know now what I’ll be doing this weekend!


Do you have a favorite room designed by Sarah?



Blogger The Boese Family said...

Love her too! I started watching last season on HGTV's website and now I tape (yep, old school VHS)all of the current season. I love her humor and the relationship she has with Tommy, her assistant. They crack me up!

June 4, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger 2 Hounds Design said...

Love love love the wallpaper in the dining room!

The living room is my favorite of the Farm House rooms.

I don't have cable TV (really bad for a blogger!) so I don't get to watch these shows. Thanks for the post!

June 4, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Ack, you must start watching it! She's definitely my fave, and I'm always impressed. I think I like the entryway from her farmhouse the best - you have to check it out, it's amazing. (P.S. So funny, I have a very similar post for next week! Great minds think alike.) :)

June 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

I'm a huge Sarah Richardson fan, as well. I love most of her rooms, but my favorite that stands out in my mind is the blue wallpapered dining room with the blue polka dot chairs. I can't seem to find it at the moment. I did a post a while back about those chairs and how, if I were a chair, I would be that chair. Ha!

She's great! She could come help me design a room.

June 4, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Nicole Merrell said...

Totally agree..she's amazing.

June 4, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Style Chronicle said...

She is super talented! I will have to tune in!!

June 4, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I've only caught the show a couple of times, but it's fun to see the process. It makes me appreciate how hard a designer works and the importance of paying attention to detail. I just wish I had her budget!

June 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger MSMILLA said...

She is unbelievable, I heart her too!! You need to catch her first season, "Sarah's House" which she buy a split level home. OMG, the laundry/storage rooms, office, kitchen and bathroom were my favorites. I missed the bedroom transformations. I agree that her and Tommy are awesome, don't forget Vito and the crew. I swear if I win the lotto, I am so calling her to do my home. SHE IS TOTALLY AWESOME! The Farmhouse redo is magnificent. I want to be invited.

June 4, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

Love Sarah and i have watched every episode! Even better...Tommy! He is hysterical!!

June 4, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

It was a fantastic season of Sarah's House! She's been my favorite for years and years! Design Inc. was my favorite show until Sarah's House began! :)

My favorite room by her has to be the sunroom she did in her cottage! All the blue and white (the one I think you just used for inspiration for one of your clients). She's so brilliant!

June 4, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

My mom had her recent shows Ti-Vo'd when I went to visit my parent this weekend and I love her! I especially love that master bedroom. Ah, so vibrant.

June 4, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Sarah and Tommy are great - I DVR every episode!

June 4, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

Love love love!!! I'd like o know where this house is, bc I can't seem to find such spacious gems in SoFla.

June 4, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

I adore Sarah, she has aamzing taste and style - and she can choose the best fabrics in a room - they always wow me!!

I also lvoe Tommy!

June 4, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I adore the girls room!

PS: I featured your DIY veggie cans post on my Friday Faves post today! :)

June 4, 2010 at 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Life Quote said...

I'm also a big fan of Sarah Richardson. All the rooms she designs look truly lovely. Her interior design is both simple and unique. She can match the colors of her rooms just perfect and she is real expert on creating the feel of harmony.

June 4, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

that family crest is way cool. have a great weekend, camila!

June 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger adventure grrl said...

Trying to redo my bedroom now, very inspiring!

June 4, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

It is my favorite show! Saturday at 8:30! Sadly, we're having a no satellite tv summer, so I'm going to have to miss the rest of the shows. Love Tommy, too!

June 4, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Laura@JourneyChic said...

Love that girl's room and kitchen! The small dose of plaid in that bathroom is perfect - reminds me of my post today! Sadly I never seem to be home to catch an entire episode of Sarah's show - I always tune in during the last 5 minutes!

June 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

I live in Canada so we have easy access to all of her shows Including the three seasons before this one. Season one of Sarahs House when she makes over the big Victorian was my favourite.

June 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Love her! The orange wallpaper is actually fabric that they had paper-backed.

June 5, 2010 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

I adore her work - I don't think I'm yet to see a thing she's done that i didn't love! I DVR this show every week!

June 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

can't imagine anyone not loving her and what she does. she is the epitomy of design.

June 6, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous DIane Miller said...

Sarah Richardson is by far the best designer on T.V. - no ridiculous features that will look dated in a few years (yes Candice, I'm talking to you). I was inspired by a bathroom Sarah did on Design Inc. and based my recent bathroom remodel on all of her best ideas

June 6, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Lissa said...

I love her too. And the show is great. You have to catch the reruns(they play all the time), it's great to see the whole process and her side kick Tommy is the best.
I loved Design Inc. before she started Sarah's House. All her rooms are amazing.
Thanks for posting...never tire of seeing her work.
After Adornment

June 6, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I love her! The work she does is amazing and makes me want to buy a crappy house to renovate the entire thing! could definitely not handle that but she makes it look so fun!

June 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Sugar said...

I am in LOVE with Sarah. Love her show and her designs. In fact, I wake up extra early on the weekends just to watch her show. My favorites include: the farm house kitchen, the guest room in the split house as well as the living room; and the TV/adult room in her first house. Seriously, she rocks. And so do you!

June 10, 2010 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

I love her too!! I watch all her shows and I like her realness. Tommy...oh tommy! Funny, I was about to post about her too!

June 14, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

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