{Farmhouse Style Home Decor} Sarah Richardson – 13 Farmhouse Chic Inspirations

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*
proves ‘farm’ and ‘chic’ can co-exist,
and these images from HGTV
highlight the innovative design.

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*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 90’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, and Real Potential 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.

Sarah Richardson's farmhouse chic kitchen with galvanized pendant and corbel shelves - Hello Lovely

Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

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

Here are some pretty farmhouse style corbels to consider.

Sarah Richardson's farmhouse style kitchen with open shelving with antlers - on Hello Lovely

Farmhouse Chic Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

2. 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
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.

Charming entry with red vintage doors in Sarah Richardson's farmhouse on Hello Lovely

Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

4.Farmhouse architecture means
laid back, casual style.

Here is a great pendant light which would
work in almost any farmhouse-y space.

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.

Whimsical painted stair runners with numbers in farmhouse with beadboard on Hello Lovely Studio

Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Beautiful cozy comfy country bedroom with farmhouse style on Hello Lovely Studio

Farmhouse Chic Style Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

5. Expensive or boring
stairway runners have no place here!

6.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).

Cozy vintage style in this yellow farmhouse style bedroom by Sarah Richardson on Hello Lovely

Farmhouse Style Decor Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

7. 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

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

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*More posts with Sarah Richardson’s work HERE!

 

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

 

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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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