In addition to her roles on TV she she has led her design firm, Sarah Richardson Design, Inc, developed indoor and outdoor furniture lines and a paint line. She is considered one of the top designers in Canada and is frequently featured in the top design magazines there.
Check out this weekend retreat that she designed for weekends with her husband, children, puppy and extended family. I love it, it is relaxing, low key, yet stylish.
|Original house with addition|
|I love this piece, it is from the Royal Bank|
|My favorite spot in the house! Love the sign!|
What do you think? Is it a place that you could spend time on the weekend? I know I could retreat here on the weekends and cozy up on the couch with a book, cocoa(of course), snugly blanket and a roaring fire.
I said it before and I will say it again, I really love the use of vintage furnishings, light fixtures, and the sense of age. I also like that she designs to suit the house. I am a little bit of a traditionalist like that, I like when houses are decorated to suit their style and age. It hurts my eyes and my sensibilities when you walk into a colonial and it is decorated like a 50's bachelor pad, or a modern house that is decorated with Victorian period pieces. This is just my opinion, I know people like to mix and I am OK with that, I do it too. I am just talking about the glaringly obvious design flaws.
All images from HGTV