proves ‘farm’ and ‘chic’ indeed can co-exist,
and these images from HGTV
highlight her signature talent for innovative interior design.
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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
1. 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:
2. Shades of grey
work magic with stainless appliances.
3. Comfy 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.
This one might create a similar farmhouse moment.
4.Farmhouse architecture means
laid back, casual style.
Here is a great pendant light which would
work in almost any farmhouse-y space.
How inviting is this farmy foyer?
Rosy doors and hardware are pure genius.
5. Expensive or boring
stairway runners have no place here!
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).
7. Not every piece of
in a farmhouse must be painted!
(A white painted 4-poster would maybe have been ‘the expected’ here.)
Here’s the exact sofa Sarah Richardson put in her own home!
8.Burnt orange, apricot, and garnet
punch up neutrals
(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.).
9. Seriously. No words.
Unicorns, a crown, a crest…
the piece deserves to have a home designed around it.
10.’Farmhouse’ can be
See more inspiring farmhouse chic here.
11. Sometimes the bones of a farmhouse are worth honoring.
Here, SR went renegade with her kitchen design…
and built a
so the window could live on…
flippin SMART and inspiring.
12. Oodles and oodles of beautiful showing-its-age
maple hardwood flooring.
in a farmhouse can feel clean,
nostalgic yet modern.
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Peace to you right where you are.