Sarah Richardson Farmhouse Style Home Decor: 13 Farmhouse Chic Inspirations

Sarah Richardson proves ‘farm’ and ‘chic’ indeed can co-exist, and these images from HGTV highlight her signature talent for innovative interior design.

Farmhouse style seating area with woven chairs and antique sign in Sarah Richardson's house on Hello Lovely
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson Farmhouse Style Home Decor: 13 Farmhouse Chic Inspirations

Designer Sarah Richardson at her desk with fabric and paint swatches.
Sarah Richardson

Who is this design talent? Interior designer Sarah Richardson has been a key fixture of the Canadian design world since starting out in 1995, working behind the scenes as a prop stylist and set decorator.

By the late 1990’s, Sarah realized that she could carve a niche in the emerging world of design TV by sharing her practical, endearing and inspiring approach to décor and design with viewers. Sarah launched her first TV series for HGTV in 2000, Room Service.

17 years later, Sarah is the host, co-creator and co-producer of over 250 episodes of design television that span seven hit HGTV series targeted directly to the needs of a contemporary audience. Room Service, Design Inc., Sarah’s House, Sarah’s Cottage, Sarah’s Rental Cottage, Sarah 101, Real Potential, and Sarah Off-the-Grid are a collection of lifestyle television series dedicated to tackling the demands and design challenges of modern living.

Known for her upbeat and easygoing approach to creating elegant and timeless designs for every room in the home, Sarah inspires and empowers viewers by effortlessly sharing her winning style formula. Sarah’s enthusiasm for all aspects of design is infectious, and her ability to engage and inspire viewers has earned her a loyal and dedicated fan base across North America and around the world. Sarah’s programs are seen in over 100 countries worldwide.

13 Farmhouse Chic Inspirations

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Sarah Richardson's farmhouse chic kitchen with galvanized pendant, yellow accents, and corbel shelves.
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

1. Antique Corbels

Antique corbels create balance when adding lots of modern enhancements to a farmhouse kitchen.

Here are some pretty farmhouse style corbels to consider, and here’s an awfully cool antiqued brass pendant Sarah might like:

Sarah Richardson's farmhouse style kitchen with yellow accents, open shelving with antlers and rustic decor.
Farmhouse Chic Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

2. Shades of Grey

Shades of grey work magic with stainless appliances.

Sarah Richardson's charming yellow farmhouse kitchen with dot upholstery on counter stools.
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

3. Comfy High End barstools.

Comfy, farmhouse style high quality barstools upholstered in a fresh print (oilcloth!) add more luxury and comfort-value than rustic old antique stools or metal French ones we might expect to see.

Charming entry with red vintage doors in Sarah Richardson's farmhouse.
Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

4. Farmhouse Architecture

Farmhouse style architecture means laid back, casual style.

Shiplap, vintage doors, and farmhouse bench in cozy entry of Sarah Richardson farmhouse.
Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

How inviting is this farmy foyer? Rosy doors and hardware are pure genius.

5. Whimsical Stairs

Expensive or boring stairway runners have no place here!

Whimsical painted stair runners with numbers in farmhouse with beadboard.
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

6. Magic from Quilts

Paisley, dots, a herringbone-ish quilt, and a rooster on a clock  juxtapose beautifully
(it’s illegal in some states to use ‘juxtapose’ like I just did).

Country bedroom with a mix of red and robin's egg blue. Beautiful cozy comfy country bedroom with farmhouse style.
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson
Tufted light green midcentury settee at foot of poster bed with yellow quilt. Cozy vintage style farmhouse bedroom by Sarah Richardson.
Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

7. Stained Not Painted

Not every piece of wood furniture in a farmhouse must be painted! (A white painted 4-poster would maybe have been ‘the expected’ here.)

Sarah Richardson's charming living room with fall orange and red velvet pillows on white sofa as well as grandfather clock.
Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Here’s a White Slipcovered Sofa Sarah Richardson put in her own home!

8. Citrusy & Juicy Colors.

Burnt orange, apricot, and garnet punch up neutrals without overwhelming.

(Honestly I have no idea how SR accomplishes this…that’s why it’s design voodoo…also, am I the only one who sees Jesus in the wood grain of the clock? VERY farmhouse rock and roll, Sarah.).

Coat of arms above fireplace in Sarah Richardson's farmhouse living room with seagrass wallpaper.
Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

9. Unexpected.

Seriously. No words. Unicorns, a crown, a crest…the piece deserves to have a home designed around it.

Feminine and romantic rosy pink farmhouse bedroom with floral upholstered headboard, pink walls, and antique vanity - design by Sarah Richardson.
Farmhouse Chic Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

10. Romantic Decor

‘Farmhouse’ can be romantic and feminine.

Detail of Sarah Richardson's white farmhouse kitchen cabinets.
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

11. Leaving it Be

Sometimes the bones of a farmhouse are worth honoring. Here, SR went renegade with her kitchen design…and built a lower counter/cabinet so the window could live on…flippin SMART and inspiring.

Stainless range and hood in Sarah Richardson's farmhouse kitchen.
Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

12. Hardwood Flooring

Oodles and oodles of beautiful showing-its-age maple hardwood flooring.

Beautiful slate blue modern country bedroom by Sarah Richardson.
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

13. Tranquil Interiors.

Restful spaces in a farmhouse can feel clean, not cold, nostalgic yet modern.

See Sarah’s new country house right here!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile (My Backsplash)
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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9 Comments

  1. April 15, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    this was one of her best!
    :)Heidi

  2. June 24, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    I love Sarah Richardson's style… when I win the lottery, I'm going to hire her and Tommy to do my whole new mansion! 😉 Okay.. a girl can dream can't she…?

  3. July 2, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    Beautiful!

    The woodgrain on the clock looks like Abraham Lincoln to me, lol.

  4. July 2, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    I love Sarah. The farmhouse series was my favorite, but the new cottage is to die for too!

    I'd really love to have you post this on my linky party!!! The party is open for a few more days.

    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

    Becca

  5. October 13, 2011 / 8:16 pm

    this was an eye candy treat! thanks for showing off SR's fab style!

  6. October 14, 2011 / 2:00 am

    My all-time favorite decorating show! I wish HGTV would air a little more "Sarah" and a LOT less House Hunters. :@

  7. October 22, 2012 / 10:10 am

    Good morning Michele,
    As always love scrolling through the fab photos on your blog and this time is no different. LOVE Sarah. I wanted to thank you because I am currently working on designing a kitchen for a client and the range placement has become an issue. The photo with the range in the corner or "dead space" is where the client is wanting it but having a hard time deciding if it will work. I emailed her this photo this morning so that she could have a visual. So glad to have your blog to constantly refer to. Have a happy day!!
    xo, Mariaelena

  8. October 22, 2012 / 10:12 am

    Good morning Michele,
    I was so happy to visit your blog today. I am currently working on a kitchen redesign for a client and we are deciding on range placement. The photo of Sarah's range in the corner or dead space is where the client is thinking. I wasn't so sure, but now we have this lovely visual. I emailed the photo to her to help her decide. As always, I love scrolling through your blog for constant inspiration!..Thanks and have a happy day, Mariaelena

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile (My Backsplash)
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing