Monday, 5 September 2011

Sweet Sarah.

Have I ever told you how much I love Sarah Richardson?


Well then, it's high time for me to share my love of Ms. Richardson and her work!
Having started out as a props stylist and set decorator, Sarah has taken the Canadian design scene by storm. The owner of a successful design firm, host of an evergrowing number of specialty programs and designer of an amazing collection of interior and exterior furniture, Ms. Richardson has become one of the faces of great Canadian design.
I love how Richardson is one of those designers that doesn't follow trends. She's not afraid to think outside the box and go with what she thinks looks good vs. what everyone else is doing. Along with her trusted design cohort Tommy Smythe, Sarah Richardson has created some of the most amazing rooms. Mixing modern and classic with found objects, custom pieces of her own design and thrift store finds, her rooms are sophisticated yet comfy, refined yet relaxed. Elegant but not inaccessible. 
This might sound funny, but there's just something about her spaces that I can identify with. Once you've had a chance to check out a few of the rooms and homes that she and her team have created you'll feel the same way. Regardless of your style, chances are there are elements that speak to you and make you want make this space your own! Not to mention the fact that I'd love to spend an afternoon wandering around with her....hitting up shops and seeing how she works - how her projects come together! Right?!

Here are a few more of my fave Sarah rooms -

Which designer or decorator do you look to for inspiration?! 


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