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