Farmhouse Style: Sarah Richardson’s Own Farmhouse


Sarah Richardson's Farmhouse - Great Room

What a great Mother’s Day it was!
The tradition here is my three men work
tirelessly on the yard and landscaping
all day according to my instructions.
I know. Freakin fabulous.
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It has been two years since I blogged
about the multitudinous reasons I’m a huge fan of
Sarah Richardson’s farmhouse.

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

Single Hung Wood Windows - Sarah Richardson Farmhouse

This time ’round I am including seldom
seen shots for extra perspective via
Fieldstone Windows,
the supplier of windows
for this home.

Wood Door - Sarah Richardson's Farmhouse

Single Hung Wood Window - Sarah Richardson Farmhouse

Isn’t this spot majorly heart-stirring?

Sarah Richardson's Farmhouse

in process

Why we’re diggin the place?

Vintage Corbels.

create balance with modern enhancements

in a farmhouse kitchen.

Shades of Grey.

They’re cool.

They work magic with stainless ensembles.

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?

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.

Stairway Runners.

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.

Innovative Customization.

Since the bones of this farmhouse were
worth honoring, they preserved the

window in the design with this

custom counter/cabinet.

Oodles and oodles of beautiful showing-its-age 

Maple Hardwood.


This farmhouse feels clean,

not cold, 

nostalgic, yet modern.

How bout you, farmchix and citychix…

got a soft spot for farmhouse chic?

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*More babbling bout Sarah Richardson’s

work here (cottage), here, and here.

Peace to you right where you are.

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  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 .. 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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