It has been two years since I blogged
about the multitudinous reasons I’m a huge fan of
Sarah Richardson’s farmhouse.
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
here’s a reprise of the lovely:
Why we’re diggin the place?
create balance with modern enhancements
in a farmhouse kitchen.
Shades of Grey.
They work magic with stainless ensembles.
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
Give Me Liberty.
For me, farmhouse architecture means
we don’t have to take ourselves too seriously.
*Rosy doors and hardware are pure yum.
Is there realllllly anything else to say?
Heavenly dots, a herringbone-y quilt, and
a rooster on a clock…farmhouse mixes
up the chic.
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.)
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?)
A crown, a crest…
the piece deserves to have a home
designed around it.
Farmhouse chic can be feminine
as Sarah proves.
Since the bones of this farmhouse were
worth honoring, they preserved the
window in the design with this
Oodles and oodles of beautiful showing-its-age Maple Hardwood.
This farmhouse feels clean,
nostalgic, yet modern.
How bout you, farmchix and citychix…
got a soft spot for farmhouse chic?
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Peace to you right where you are.