Farmhouse Style Home Decor: Sarah Richardson’s Own Farmhouse

It has been two years since I blogged
about the multitudinous reasons I’m a huge fan of
Sarah Richardson’s farmhouse.

Lunch served today sign in a charming corner of Sarah Richardson farmhouse
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Sarah 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.

For the pleasure of discerning
farmhouse chic
connoisseurs everywhere,
here’s a reprise of the lovely:

Rustic yet pretty farmhouse kitchen with galvanized pendant and apron front farm sink
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Why we’re diggin the place?

Vintage Corbels.
create balance with modern enhancements
in a farmhouse kitchen.

Antlers on a shelf with corbels in farmhouse kitchen
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Shades of Grey.

They’re cool.
They work magic with stainless ensembles.

Farmhouse kitchen with large island with breakfast bar
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Comfy Barstools.

Here they are upholstered in oilcloth.
You know you and guests will spend tons of time
here so why not just say no to good looking but
uncomfortable tuffets?

Gorgeous cherry red vintage closet doors in entry of Sarah Richardson farmhouse with beadboard ceiling
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Give Me Liberty.

For me, farmhouse architecture means
we don’t have to take ourselves too seriously.
*Rosy doors and hardware are pure yum.

More farmhouse chicness here.

Whimsical painted stair runner with numbers in Sarah Richardson farmhouse
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Stairway Runners.

Is there realllllly anything else to say?

Cheerful red and white quilt, dots, and paisley pillows upon a brass bed in a farmhouse bedroom by Sarah Richardson
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson


Heavenly dots, a herringbone-y quilt, and
a rooster on a clock…farmhouse mixes
up the chic.

Yellow and green decor with vintage velvet loveseat and poster bed in farmhouse bedroom
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Unexpected Unpainted Wood.

Yes, everyone and their great-grandma is
chalk painting a kitchen table, but
still no legislation prohibiting
us from stepping away from the paint.

(A white painted 4-poster maybe
would have been expected here.)

Orange, coral, and red accents in an elegant farmhouse living room by Sarah Richardson
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson


Neutrals get busy with
burnt orange, apricot, and garnet
without overwhelming contrasts.

(Am I still the only one who sees Jesus
in the woodgrain of the clock?)

Charming crest with unicorns above fireplace in farmhouse by Sarah Richardson
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson


A crown, a crest…
the piece deserves to have a home
designed around it.

Charming deep pink floral upholstered headboard in bedroom by Sarah Richardson
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson


Farmhouse chic can be feminine
as Sarah proves.

Detail of farmhouse kitchen with low window and custom cabinetry
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Innovative Customization.

Since the bones of this farmhouse were
worth honoring, they preserved the
window in the design with this
custom counter/cabinet.

Dramatic stone backsplash behind stainless range in farmhouse kitchen by Sarah Richardson
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson

Oodles and oodles of beautiful showing-its-age Maple Hardwood.

Restful blue grey bedroom with paisley pillows in farmhouse bedroom by Sarah Richardson
Farmhouse Style Interior Design Inspiration: Sarah Richardson


This farmhouse feels clean,
not cold,
nostalgic, yet modern.

How bout you, farmchix and citychix…
got a soft spot for farmhouse chic?

* * *

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. May 13, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    she is one of my favorite designer, love how she pops in the unexpected and adds old with new and makes it oh so current!!
    I just wrote a post about Mother's Day plantings going on. It is amazing how many people do this on Mothers day. So glad you got a treat that you wanted on MD!! xo Happy Week,

  2. May 13, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Oh I loooove the kitchen, comfy livingroom country style, stairs, the lovely cozy bathroom and the adorable door knobs on doors, boards etc.

    Really lovely post & great inspirations!:)


  3. May 13, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    Lovely house, every room is gorgeous and so inviting and warm, specially the kitchen. You did a wonderful job with your house! Have a nice week.

  4. May 13, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    love this house, love sara richardson and loved the post! thanks for sharing it:)

  5. May 13, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    LUV THIS!!! Is Sarah Richardson still on t.v.?? I ALWAYS watched when she and Candace were on HGTV…don't watch much now. We planted on Mum's Day in VA! franki p.s. I see Him, too.

  6. May 13, 2013 / 10:09 pm

    Michele, I don't know where I've been.. that I haven't seen this. WOW.. gorgeous! I'm going to pin and flag this post because there's lots of farm house inspiration going on here. The kitchen is perfect and LOVE those stools. Thanks for sharing this lovely home.

    {sounds like you had the perfect weekend:) hope you are feeling better and getting rest}

    My new email is [email protected] .. just fyi:)


  7. May 13, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    I LOVE her style too and could and have looked at these pics over and over!!…Hoping things are going well for you, your sisters and families..
    xo, Mariaelena

  8. May 13, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    i can't get enough of sarah's designs, and this house shows off her talent.


  9. May 13, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    Love the house and I didn't know it was a new build. Funny but I don't think you would ever find anyone in New England using farmhouse and chic in the same sentence but it works here!


  10. May 14, 2013 / 1:41 am

    First — hope you are feeling well, and that everything is looking good with regard to your medical situation.

    Second — I could see Jesus in that clock — or Abraham Lincoln.

    Third — no doubt SR is a force in the design world, but I just don't get it. I know a lot of people idolize her work, but she does nothing for me!

  11. May 14, 2013 / 2:43 am

    Yes, I have a soft spot for farmhouse chic as well as just about anything Sarah Richardson! I love her style but her farmhouse/country homes are my favorite. And I love the island vacation house too! I was just thinking of that yellow quilt in the master bedroom this week and how much I still love it. And yes, I see Jesus too. So cool! Thanks for sharing this amazing house again. I never tire of it.

  12. May 14, 2013 / 5:04 am

    I like your mother's day gift, mine is similar…I loved the garden improvement and my men working in the sun….all I did is cook and bake for them. Love the images…just stunning.
    hugs Z

  13. May 14, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    I love it, looks so cozy and lovely! 🙂

  14. May 14, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    Sarah is one of my favorites, love all of her work!


  15. May 15, 2013 / 12:20 am

    Wow, this is one amazing home.
    I loved it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I wanted to let you know that you and your mom and sis have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I read about your health journeys last week!
    You are all truly inspiring!!
    Lots of love,

  16. May 15, 2013 / 2:31 am

    I could comment on her lovely farmhouse but I have to say your idea for Mother's Day is genius! I have to do that going forward…although I'm not sure my family would want to celebrate Mother's Day with me anymore. 🙂 Hope it was everything you wanted and that you enjoyed every moment!

  17. May 15, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    hahaha! of course they would prefer to buy me jewelry and have the day off, but this is their chance to show me they really appreciate me!

    thanks for all the kind words, friends.

  18. May 17, 2013 / 12:42 am

    OK, I want to know where in the heck she got those gray and white striped outdoor cushions!!! I have been looking everywhere for cute outdoor cushions. And that first photo of the kitchen with the corbels is one of my favorite all time kitchen photos!


  19. May 26, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    Again…huge girl crush on Sarah….her attention to detail is flawless.

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