Sarah Richardson proves ‘farm’ and ‘chic’ indeed can co-exist, and these images from HGTV highlight her signature talent for innovative interior design.
Sarah Richardson Farmhouse Style Home Decor: 13 Farmhouse Chic Inspirations
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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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:
2. Shades of Grey
Shades of grey work magic with stainless appliances.
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.
4. Farmhouse Architecture
Farmhouse style architecture means laid back, casual style.
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!
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).
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.)
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.).
Seriously. No words. Unicorns, a crown, a crest…the piece deserves to have a home designed around it.
10. Romantic Decor
‘Farmhouse’ can be romantic and feminine.
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.
12. Hardwood Flooring
Oodles and oodles of beautiful showing-its-age maple hardwood flooring.
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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this was one of her best!
So beautiful…bookmarking this post
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…?
The woodgrain on the clock looks like Abraham Lincoln to me, lol.
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.
this was an eye candy treat! thanks for showing off SR's fab style!
My all-time favorite decorating show! I wish HGTV would air a little more "Sarah" and a LOT less House Hunters. :@
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!!
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