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

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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 and corbel shelves - Hello Lovely
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 open shelving with antlers - on Hello Lovely
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 galvanized barn style lights on Hello Lovely
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

3. Comfy high quality 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 on Hello Lovely
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 on Hello Lovely
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 on Hello Lovely Studio
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).

Beautiful cozy comfy country bedroom with farmhouse style on Hello Lovely Studio
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson
Cozy vintage style in this yellow farmhouse style bedroom by Sarah Richardson on Hello Lovely
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 on Hello Lovely
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 on Hello Lovely
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 farmhouse bedroom with pink by Sarah Richardson on Hello Lovely
Farmhouse Chic Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

10. Romantic Decor.

‘Farmhouse’ can be
romantic
and feminine.

See more inspiring farmhouse chic here.

Detail of Sarah Richardson's farmhouse kitchen cabinets - on Hello Lovely
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 on Hello Lovely
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 on Hello Lovely
Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

13. Tranquil Interiors.

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

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See Sarah’s new country house right here!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Gold Milagro Heart
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Gold Starburst Mirror
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Bonjour Pillow
Vintage Chinese Bench
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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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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