Sarah Richardson’s New Modern Farmhouse {Part 4}

#Modernfarmhouse entry way with herringbone wood floor and paneled ceiling. #SarahRichardson

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

In this last installment of the tour of Sarah Richardson’s off-the-grid traditional home in Ontario, we will peek at more of her beautiful country home which for me sings with a fresh take on modern farmhouse and classic style. If you need to catch up, do mosey on over to the loveliness within this house tour’s first installment, second and third installment. You’re in for a treat!

I have been blogging about Sarah’s timeless and tranquil design work forever, but in case this designer is new to you…

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.

Here’s a peek at her kitchen reveal in her off the grid house.

This house is not just pretty. It was built to last forever with sustainability in mind. What does an environmentally conscious house entail? To cut down on the carbon footprint, a lot of mindfulness at the planning and construction phases took place. According to CBC Canada, when it came to the exterior, the designer opted for solar power. “It’s smart to invest in solar power. Ideally, you’ll be able to install panels on the roof. Unlike Richardson, not everyone can power their entire home with it, but with an investment of approximately $3,500 you can get in the game, and provide enough power for your personal needs including electronics such as a hairdryer, coffee maker and computer.

Vinyl windows will keep hot air from getting out in the cold months, or getting in in the summer. An initial Investment in the best windows you can afford will mean a huge savings on your energy bills later on.”

Let’s continue our tour…<this post contains affiliate links…you won’t pay extra extra, yet I’ll earn a few pennies.>

Exterior and pool of Sarah Richardson off the grid modern farmhouse in Ontario. #SarahRichardson

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

Soft blues distinguish this mud room with its elongated bench and easily washed tiles. #SarahRichardson #blueandwhite #mudroom #shiplap

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

Beautiful frosted french doors in a modern farmhouse foyer. #bluedoor #Sarah Richardson #herringbonefloor

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

A couple of small steps help to define the entrance from the rest of the house. #SarahRichardson #lanternpendant #neutralinterior

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

A show-stopping marble fireplace, neutral furniture and lots of textured fabrics create the luxurious look of this living room. #SarahRichardson #moderncountry

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

Large bay windows allow lots of natural light in this nook with wing chairs. #SarahRichardson #wingchairs

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

OMG. I have been eyeing this leather pouf for ages!

Modern farmhouse dining room with rustic farm table and statement medallion at ceiling. #SarahRichardson #farmhousediningroom

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

Farmhouse dining table and chairs open to living room. #SarahRichardson #modernfarmhouse #ceilingdesign

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

A small powder room feels like a jewel box thanks to pretty star-inspired tiling. #SarahRichardson #powderroom #blueandwhite

House Tour: Sarah Richardson’s Modern Farmhouse in Ontario

Don’t worry yourself if you fear this is the end of the house tour since I have more Sarah in store for us! We’ll take a closer look at a few of the rooms and steal decor ideas to add to our own mix.

What say ye about Sarah’s powder room?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

p.s.

If you need to catch up, do mosey on over to the loveliness within this house tour’s first installment, second installment, and third installment. You’re in for a treat!

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6 Comments

  1. November 7, 2017 / 5:23 am

    What a beautiful series Michele – so many bits and pieces of color and texture inspiration! These posts have given me so many ideas for still life photo shoots as I jot notes while scrolling through the images! I think that leather ottoman would be gorgeous in your home and you deserve a holiday treat my dear friend. Thank you for the continued beauty!

    • November 7, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Thanks for adding to the beauty, Joan. I want that ottoman! 🙂

  2. November 7, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    I say the powder room gets an A+++. She did an amazing job on this home. I especially like the foyer too with its herringbone floors. Nice!

    • November 7, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Can you even believe that marble ceiling in there!?! And the custom shallow vanity? Thanks for reading, Holly! 🙂

  3. Rhonda
    November 8, 2017 / 10:13 am

    I have loved Sarah’s work for years, especially her series “Sarah’s House.” I believe it was there that she renovated a farmhouse I was obsessed with. Remember the mud room with red closet doors, and the fabulous living room she added on? The living room had the large coat of arms piece over the mantle? I could go on and on…thanks for sharing this series. Loved it!

    • November 8, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      I know exactly what you’re talking about, Rhonda! I blogged a ton about Sarah’s farmhouse years back with those rosy red vintage closet doors in the mud room, and that unicorn coat of arms! Thanks for adding to the beauty. 🙂

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