tranquil family retreat {sarah richardson}

Don’t you love seeing design projects that begin
with a plain ol’ house that just needs love?
Like this outdated 80’s bungalow that
Sarah Richardson
transformed with her signature style.

Sarah mixed architectural salvage, fleamarket finds,
and budget friendly big box building supplies to
create a country retreat with a tranquil feel.

Riverside Living Room

Have you followed Ms. Richardson since her 90’s television
days where she rocked irresistible quiet and timeless style?
I have, and this is so Sarah!

So in love with the custom
headboards Sarah creates!

Craving more of her designs?
See a London home, a serene condo, and a lakehouse.

* * *
In other news,
I am craving a blog design update…yes?

Don’t be surprised to see less chalky black
and more pointe shoe lovely ’round these parts soon!

Do you approve?

Need more Sarah?


Peace to you right where you are.



  1. October 7, 2014 / 11:54 am

    She is one of the best and truly a nice person as well!

    • October 10, 2014 / 3:55 am

      i so agree. the real deal.

  2. October 7, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Oh yes! I have followed Sarah from the beginning. I have recorded and saved many of her shows. And I revisit them from time to time for inspiration on one room or another. I had not seen these rooms. Thank you, Michele for sharing!

    • October 10, 2014 / 3:56 am

      you're welcome, sandy. she has this way of putting the viewer at ease. i always think. YES YES YES, I CAN DO THAT.

  3. October 7, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    I have her shows taped, can't wait to sit down for a Sarah marathon!!! Loved everything in this post, thanks for sharing and can't wait for some more on POINTE!!!

    • October 10, 2014 / 3:56 am

      hahaha. i'll get right to it. the POINTE that is.

  4. October 8, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    Ohhh my gosh. These rooms are beautiful. I would love to find and watch her shows… and… blog update? I do miss your photo with the ballet shoes… Thinking of you and your mom today too…


    • October 10, 2014 / 3:57 am

      thanks so much, cindy. she is recovering nicely and sounded good and strong on the phone today. you're so thoughtful for remembering.

  5. October 14, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    Love the new look…and Sarah Richardson…she always takes normal homes and makes them look beautiful! Its easy to take a home that has great custom bones and decorate it..but it takes talent and creativity to take a normal home and make it look like a million bucks.

    • October 14, 2014 / 11:51 pm

      thanks, julie! i so agree about how she elevates 'normal' to WOW.

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