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.
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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Sarah Richardson’s Classic Living Room
LIVING ROOM SOFA
LEATHER POUF OTTOMAN
RATTAN SIDE TABLE (without marble top)
ROUND DINING TABLE
A slightly larger table with a similar look I love:
A SIMILAR END TABLE:
For the complete story of the design of this room, SEE THIS.
Sarah Richardson’s Classic Family Room
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.
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.
The Fairchild sofa above is the exact one Sarah has in her home’s media room!
LEATHER ARM CHAIR
SPINDLE LEG BENCH
INDUSTRIAL BAR STOOL
Find the complete design story for Sarah’s media room RIGHT HERE.
Visit these stories for ideas to GET THE LOOK with decor sources:
When I spied a few of the slashed prices on a few beautiful Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture pieces online, they were too enticing not to share. I have gathered a collection of awesomely priced furniture finds I thought you design savvy bargain shoppers might particularly whistle at. The furniture and decor pieces fall under the category of traditional design style while they also reflect a casual, unfussy, neutral mood.
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Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture
Should you not be in the market for any of these traditional pieces, join me at the finish line for something special…a different flavor of CLASSIC… very special musical artist whom I idolized as a young girl talks about no longer performing.
One of My Favorite White Slipcovered Sofas of All Time!
For starters, I noticed one of my favorite sofas (a white slipcovered beauty) went on sale. FYI, this particular sofa goes out of stock regularly.
This Fairchild sofa is the very same one designer Sarah Richardson chose for her rustic media room in her family’s own home in Ontario.
The sofa easily works with rustic decor as well as with more elegant pieces in a French country style space:
Is This the Wood Side Table You’ve Been Searching For?
I love the traditional coastal vibe of this sculptural pedestal side table made of solid teak which at only 24″ in diameter will work in small spaces and blend with any number of traditional styles! Teak is so pricey, and if you’re lucky enough to snag this baby when it’s on sale…VICTORY BARGAIN DANCE TIME!
The table comes in additional finishes as well like grey.
Entry, Mud Room, or Anywhere Storage That Only Looks Custom
If you have ever sought a bid for custom built-ins from a carpenter, then you know how expensive any sort of storage unit for books, backpacks, or display can be. Here’s a ready-made option that adds architectural interest and character even as it helps to stow everyday essentials.
A Smart Wall Sconce for Under $40
It’s so interesting to me that frequently I am searching for a fixture which has simple clean lines and a straightforward design, and it’s nowhere to be found in a sea of overly ornate or complicated designs. Here’s an exception.
Here you can see the sconce inverted for a different look:
The sconce’s style is versatile enough to go in any number of spaces like an entry:
Bedroom Furniture Ideas to Inspire
I thought the lines on this upholstered panel bed were graceful and pretty enough to work in a number of bedrooms whether its French country, Belgian, or French Nordic style that rocks your world.
A timeless quilt like this won’t ever fall from favor!
Distressed Washed Oak Finish!
Thank goodness we are beginning to see more of the more natural, scrubbed raw wood look that works so well with more rustically inclined designs and spaces. Here’s an unfussy console table with an attractive metal base that could work in any number of spaces since it is airy and less than 14″ deep.
Spring Color for a Bedroom, Anyone?
I love aqua, and I this bedding with its muted tones, struck me as feeling very French farmhouse and cottage lovely.
Casual Cottage Style Stripes
This chair brought back memories for me! We owned a French country settee for years which was upholstered in what appears to be this exact fabric! And those little cottage style feet! The very same ones on my old settee.
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: For the Bedroom
A few more pretty bedroom furniture and bedding finds with friendly prices.
Great Coastal and Traditional Lighting Fixture Finds Too!
There are too many plain and ugly dome type flush mount ceiling lights across this country, and a little update may do wonders!
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Nightstand Ideas
This particular nightstand comes in some interesting painted finishes should you be feeling saucy.
Here’s the champagne option…
And this shade of grey is rather neutral and versatile.
A happy blue could be a cheery pop of color and it need not match the color of existing pieces!
Would you, could you, consider a pretty in pink option?
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Modern Farmhouse Dining Tables & Sideboard
Here’s a dining table with dimensions which are destined to work in a variety of homes. The extension feature is lovely for holidays.
Classic & Traditional Light Fixture Options
Armchairs in Neutral Hues
Traditional Sofa: Chic, Tufted, and Velvet
Now Here’s a Sectional I Can Live With!
An Interview With Linda Rondstadt, an artist living with Parkinson’s Disease…
I just love her honesty and the thoughts shared about why she never married! Ha! I’m holding Linda in my heart right now and whispering a prayer. Should you also have a moment, let’s lift her up.
If you’re a fan of her music, join me in listening/watching this powerful performance:
That song takes me back!
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