We can’t count the number of hours we’ve spent watching Sarah Richardson of Sarah’s House and Design, Inc. turn eyesores into unbelievably beautiful rooms.
Her new traditional style that takes elements of the past and reimagines them in a fresh way is something we’d like to emulate over and over again.
One of our favorite things about Sarah (We feel like we know her, don’t you?) is that she is a pro at taking awkward spaces and making them amazing. Here, a large living room becomes cozy and functional with two seating areas.
Sarah Richardson’s use of color is always spot on. The colors are lively enough to add interest while remaining fresh. ComFree discusses on its blog that selecting a soothing color palette is one of the most important considerations for designing an inviting guest room, saying, “a watercolor palette works well.” We couldn’t agree more!
One of the pages we’ve tried to take from Sarah’s book is combining pricey tile with inexpensive to give the luxe look with a lighter price tag.
Here’s another great example of Sarah’s expertise in making a room multi-functional. A living room and a work area combine seamlessly to serve every purpose.
If you’re a Sarah fan you know that, unlike so many designers with their own shows, she generally has to work within an actual budget. One of our favorite Sarah tricks is converting a great antique store find into a stunning vanity.
Simple tricks, like adding a wall of mirrors to make a space feel larger are tried and true. Adding a special touch, like integrating sconces into the mirrored wall, make it feel customized.
We love large lighting but it’s so important to maintain the proper balance of scale. This fixture is large enough to feel weighty in the room but the feathery texture ensures it doesn’t overwhelm the table. Perfect!
This black and silver color scheme with a hint of sparkle feels so glamorous!
From upscale baths to well appointed country living, Sarah is a master at taking any space and making it feel appropriately fabulous. We would feel right at home in any of Sarah’s houses! Which is your favorite?
We hope you’re all enjoying the start to the short work week! Thanks for letting us be a part of your day.

Images via Canadian House and Home Magazine