Decor Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room

Fans of Hello Lovely favorite Sarah Richardson design are bound to admire Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room since we’ll be exploring the classic ingredients in the fresh traditional mix of lovely for these spaces in the family’s Ontario off-the-grid house.

Writing nook area
Photo: Stacey Brandford. Design: Sarah Richardson. Source: HGTV Canada. Decor Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

We’re revisiting some of the interiors within Sarah Richardson’s off the grid home in Ontario because they are classic spaces which have a timeless quality that won’t soon fall from favor.

You’ll find some of the exact sources for furniture and home decor incorporated in this farmhouse’s living room and family room (media room) and even some paint colors.

Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room

Sarah Richardson’s own living room and sun room were designed with classic traditional style, and their approachable elegance is a quality so many of us seek after.

Make sure you watch the video below where Sarah Richardson discusses her living room philosophy (if you can’t touch it or put your feet up, why have it?)!

You’ll glean multiple ideas for adding fresh traditional style to your own living room. From the charming conversation and game areas to the cozy wood stove area in the sun room, these thoughtfully designed spaces seem just right for soaking up winter sunshine.

Sarah went mega as far as scale for the fireplace, and it demands attention with its attractive marble. (And isn’t it refreshing to not spy a big black TV box over the mantel?)

It may surprise you to see the space is so hushed and neutral. Would you have added more lovely pops of color? It may be that Sarah is simply showing us a neutral backdrop which can then change with the seasons and additional colorful accessories.

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Source: HGTV Canada

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Sarah Richardson’s Classic Living Room

Photo: Stacey Brandford. Design: Sarah Richardson. Source: HGTV Canada. Decor Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

LIVING ROOM SOFA

Beige Chesterfield Sofa
Neutral Traditional Living Room Sofa: Beige Chesterfield Sofa.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home
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LEATHER POUF OTTOMAN

Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room: Leather Patchwork Pouf Leather Ottoman
Neutral Traditional Living Room Ottoman: Leather Patchwork Pouf Leather Ottoman.

RATTAN SIDE TABLE (without marble top)

Round Rattan Side Table
Netural Traditional Living Room Side Table:  Rattan Side Table.
Decor Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

LAMPS

Wood 35" Table Lamp
Neutral Traditional Living Room Lamp: Wood 35″ Lamp.

SIMILAR ARMCHAIR

Swivel Arm Chair - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room
Neutral Traditional Living Room Chair: Swivel Arm Chair.
Decor Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

ROUND DINING TABLE

Round Wood Dining Table - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room
Neutral Traditional Round Table: Round Pedestal Dining Table.

A slightly larger table with a similar look I love:

Round Wood Dining Table - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room
Neutral Traditional Round Table:Round Wood Dining Table.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

SIMILAR STRIPE ARMCHAIR

Black and White Stripe Armchair - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #stripearmchair
Striped Traditional Living Room Arm Chair: Black and White Stripe Armchair.

SCONCE IDEAS

European Inspired 3-Light Candle Wall Light - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #AidanGray
Lovely Traditional Living Room Sconce: European Inspired Sconce.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

SIMILAR ARMCHAIR

Grain Stripe Armchair - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #SarahRichardson #livingroom
Neutral Traditional Living Room Accent Chair: Grain Stripe Armchair.

Not an identical Accent Cabinet, but a more rustic apothecary chest to consider:

Apothecary Chest - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #apothecary #binpull
Neutral Rustic Sideboard for Living Room: Apothecary Chest.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home
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HERE’S a MIRROR (not sure if this is the exact model she chose) to SPLURGE ON:

Round Mirror
Living Room Mirror Idea: Round Mirror.

AREA RUG

Light Grey Rug - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #striperug #arearug #SarahRichardson
Neutral Living Room Area Rug:  Light Grey Rug.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

LEATHER OTTOMAN

Tufted Leather Ottoman - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #tuftedottoman #SarahRichardson
Traditional Living Room Ottoman: Tufted Leather Ottoman.

END TABLE

End Table - Shop the Room! Sarah Richardson's Ontario Living Room #SarahRichardson #woodendtable
Neutral Traditional Living Room Side Table: End Table .
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

A SIMILAR END TABLE:

Round Marble Top and Wooden Slat #EndTable - Shop the Room! #SarahRichardson Ontario Living Room #offthegrid
Neutral and Rustic Living Room Table: Marble Top and Wooden Slat End Table.

WOODSTOVE

For the complete story of the design of this room, SEE THIS.

Swivel Armchair
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Linen & Oak Settee
French Linen Accent Chair
French Country Wing Chair
French Louis Style Arm Chair
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Antiqued French Lamp
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Linen Modern Wing Chair
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Column Table Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Modern Brass Sphere Pendant
2-Light Chic Sconce
Black Tray Table
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Midcentury Teak & Leather Armchair
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair

Sarah Richardson’s Classic Family Room

Sarah off the Grid - Media Room
Photo: Stacey Brandford. Design: Sarah Richardson. Source: HGTV Canada. Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

Sarah Richardson’s family home, an off-the-grid house in Ontario has so many pretty design details to note, and in the rustically chic family room/media room, we see Sarah’s favorite blue and white scheme.

Main seating area featuring white couch, blue patterned chairs, two leather round ottoman, and table
Photo: Stacey Brandford. Design: Sarah Richardson. Source: HGTV Canada. Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

Wood beams add warmth and interest to the space while also delineating different areas. There aren’t many media rooms spotlighted on this blog for good reason…they tend to be one-note, packed with leather recliners, and completely absent of natural light. So I say, hello, lovely, to this one which takes a more multipurpose approach and includes sumptuous fabrics.

Paint Color in Family Room

Curious about the paint color? It’s Dulux “Natural White.

SOFA

Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa
Sarah Richardson’s Family Room Sofa: White Fairchild Slipcovered Sofa.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

The Fairchild sofa above is the exact one Sarah has in her home’s media room!

COCKTAIL TABLE

Gleam Coffee Table
Sarah Richardson’s Media Room Cocktail Table: Coffee Table.

DRUM TABLE

Mixt End Table
Sarah Richardson’s Media Room Side Table: Grey End Table.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

MINI PENDANT

Akakios 1-Light Mini Pendant
Sarah Richardson’s Family Room Pendant: Mini Pendant.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

RUG

Jocelyn Natural Rug
Sarah Richardson’s Family Room Rug: Natural Area Rug.

CLUB CHAIR

Dombroski Armchair
Sarah Richardson’s Family Room Arm Chair: Rolled Arm Chair.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

PILLOW IDEAS

RUSTIC TABLE

LAMP

LEATHER ARM CHAIR

RUSTIC LAMP

SPINDLE LEG BENCH

Schall Upholstered Bench
Sarah Richardson’s Family Room Bench: Upholstered Bench.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

PENDANT

INDUSTRIAL BAR STOOL

Emily Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
Sarah Richardson’s Family Room Bar Stools: Round Industrial Stool.
Recipes for a Classic Living Room & Family Room…certainly delicious indeed! Traditional interior design inspiration from Sarah Richardson’s off the grid farmhouse in Canada. Neutral classic decorating ideas and shopping sources for your home.

SIDEBOARD

Find the complete design story for Sarah’s media room RIGHT HERE.

French Laundry Basket
Rustic French Country Cabinet
Teak 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Louis Ghost Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Beachy White Slipcovered Armchair
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
Black & White Wool Area Rug
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Concrete Table Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
White Maze Quilt Set
Fair Isle Green Rug
Column Table Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Modern Brass Sphere Pendant
Black Tray Table
Gold Flatware Set
Industrial Task Lamp
Round Wall Mirror
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Wishbone Dining Chair
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Visit these stories for ideas to GET THE LOOK with decor sources:

Shop Sarah Richardson’s off-the-grid Kitchen & Dining Room

Sarah Richardson’s Master Suite

Shop Sarah Richardson’s laundry room

Shop Sarah Richardson’s mint green daughter’s bedroom

Shop Sarah Richardson’s blue daughter’s bedroom

Shop Sarah Richardson’s Bunk Room

Shop Sarah Richardson’s Belvedere Rooftop Gallery

Shop Sarah’s Guest Bathroom

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Joanna
    January 27, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    I really miss watching Sarah on HGTV. It was informative and entertaining. Her homes and those she decorated for clients were beautifully decorated but livable.
    Her current living room is perfect! I believe, too, that your living room should be used, not a showroom. That it can look nice but still be comfortable. I also love neutrals. They are restful. I found when doing my Livingroom that it is not easy decorating in neutrals. You have to use texture to get an interesting composition. I’m in love with the found artifact over her fireplace. It’s truly a statement piece.

    • michele
      Author
      January 27, 2019 / 2:33 pm

      I miss her shows too, and I only get little video clips on youtube since she is associated with hgtv canada now. Yes – and the fireplace itself! 🙂

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