As a huge Sarah Richardson fan,
I see genius everywhere in her designs.
Here’s the scoop on what Sarah has been up to:
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’s body of work provides so much inspiration for today’s lineup of farmhouse style and cottage style decor ideas!
1. Creative Kitchens
Think beyond galley and monstrous islands.
(The kitchen above is actually a split design
and so seamless in this great room/dining space.)
2. Marshmallow clouds.
Spaces can be deliciously white
without being hands-off.
3. Petite Peninsulas.
Teeny-chic and functional.
4. Knotty and Nice.
Make a humble statement wall look like a million bucks.
5. Kitchen work table station.
Make it work! This trestle table can be used for work, play, and dining.
6. A Soft Landing.
Paint your wicker chair a color that makes you smile.
7. Rustic Branch Lamp.
So interesting to see this
re-purposed branch in a natural
lovely woodsy bedroom.
8. Unexpected Floor Stripes.
With so much wood on walls and ceilings, paint the floor!
9. Spa luxury in the Bath.
No need to rough it.
10. Lantern magic.
They just scream farmhouse charm.
11. Sunshine City.
Plan the kitchen around the sunlight and view!
On the sea or not, it will not fail you.
13. Sweet Cozy Seating.
Cottage charm doesn’t have to spell
random and mismatched.
14. Unexpected Print Mix.
Use all your favorite prints together.
15. Numerical bath towel monograms.
Smart AND sweet.
16. Tone down the orange.
Knotty pine can be cringe-worthy…
ashy paint or stain to the rescue.
17. Rooftop Nirvana.
Rustic yet luxurious.
18. Cozy Tucked Away Sleeping Nook.
What an ideal place to dream in this loft.
19. Beadboard in the Bath.
Looks like it evolved over time, yes?
20. Label the Bedroom Doors.
Heightens the B&B factor.
21. Quilt Display.
Is it art? Is it extra warmth? Let it be both!
22. Shallow Buffet in Cozy Kitchen.
Base cabinets don’t have to be 24″ deep.
23. Wood Everywhere, Yet Softness.
Try combining a bunch for cozy architectural charm.
24. Eight hats are cuter than one.
Especially when massed.
Still with me?
Bless you, darling.
25. A vintage or vintage-look sign.
Behold what a simple Groceries sign can do for magic factor.
Don’t want the SR goodness to end?
Peace to you, right where you are.