Every since I started watching Design Inc., and Room Service, I’ve developed a major design crush on Canadian designer Sarah Richardson. She is just fabulous! There are so many things I admire about Sarah, but first and foremost is her innovative approach to design. While she does use some signature elements in the rooms she designs (button closure pillows), she always designs rooms that incorporate a little something fresh and unexpected. I love that she shops flea markets both to save money and to find unique pieces; I love that she is always repurposing items versus throwing them away; I love that her shows include the inevitable problems that arise on a project and that she shows us how to solve the problem; I love her eye for fabrics, and if that wasn’t enough, I absolutely love all the adorable clothes and jewelry she wears. For me, Sarah is one of my interior design and fashion idols.
This is one of the lovely dining rooms designed by Sarah. The dark wood is beautifully set off with the mirrored console, crystal chandelier and teal wallpaper.
Sarah designed this living room with an understated color palette so that the subtle details like the striped wallpaper, gridded ceiling, silk drapes and damask sofa were the stars.
Just a few of the custom pillows Sarah has designed for her projects!
Dining chairs with a customize fabric application.
You can check out Sarah’s custom furniture line on her website.
Sarah’s new line of paint colors is available at Lowe’s!
As a added bonus to watching Sarah’s design shows, I have also gotten to love and admire her “design sidekick” Tommy Smythe.
Tommy is an incredible designer in his own right, has an effervescent personality and is so warm and witty. Just another good reason to watch Sarah Richardson.
Untill next time…
all images via Sarah Richardson Design