Saturday, May 28, 2011

Designer spotlight: Sarah Richardson

Good morning!! You might know her if you are a regular watcher of HGTV. I personally did not know  Sarah Richardson until recently, and although her style does not reflect my own,  I very much appreciate her streamlined style for which she is extremely well known. She has perfected a more transitional look, a very clean, very streamlined but elegant and livable look. She has an excellent sense of both scale and color and I think in all of her rooms she has shown that she can design not only gorgeous spaces but ones that you can imagine easily living in. 
She stared her career as a merchandiser at only 15 years old and quickly rose thought the ranks to become an in demand and sought after designer both here in the U.S. and in Canada. I will admit she was not in my "one word designer repertoire" amongst such names as Bunny, Charlotte, David, Ralph, etc.....but I do think she is one talented lady! She takes a practical and functional approach to design and I love the way she works such interesting fabrics and colors into her signature rooms. She isn't afraid to go bold with fabric and wallpaper and likes to use fun, geometric prints. I like her take on more modern, updated young feeling interiors. They feel very modern and fresh.  So lets take a look at some of her work.....

This is a great palette..the brown with touches of pale blue, a very inviting room
Really like the way she broke this sitting arrangement up with a bench and an over sized wing chair...the space is great looking
Something about a soft creamy ivory room that makes it feel so inviting and cozy
Beautiful elegant bathroom
The crisp navy works every time!
The pea green against the white is very sharp looking
Love the soft colors sweet!
This room was beautifully put together
Great, clean aesthetic, love this!
Cozy nook in a girls room.....
Who doesn't love a cozy little nook like this?
Love the fun print on the bed while everything else is kept soft and quiet
This is a great looking small monochromatic kitchen, love the fabric on the barstools
Fun fabrics in this pink and green nursery
Love the navy and white, very sharp
Would never have thought of teal in a dining room...but it works beautifully here
Gorgeous kitchen, with the softest green painted cabinets and marble floors
Really like the bold geometric wallpaper here, it adds so much warmth to the room
Another view
Just the right punch of color in an otherwise all white room is gorgeous
A pale gold room gets a small jolt of color from the painting.....very pretty room
An elegant dining setting, there is that fixture again!
This is a kitchen meant for some serious entertaining!
This is a beautiful classic kitchen
Love this family room..the navy is timeless and rich
A pair of chaises, I wouldn't have thought of that, but they look great
Love this print...its a lot of fun and adds a lot of interest to the room
Beautiful sleek dark kitchen is stunning
Love this elegant master bath
Soft shimmery gray toned master bedroom
Love the soft crisp colors and lines here, just beautiful
Stunning tufted banquette.....a truly beautiful room
Elegant dining room high in the sky
Gorgeous transitional kitchen 
Elegant bathroom gets nickel accents against the white marble..timeless!
What a pretty and delicate little dressing spot!
The soft reds and cream work so nicely the seating area
I love how the two chairs have a little a little cafe setting for morning coffee!
How sweet is this babies room? I love the floral fabric on the chair......

So what do you think? Were you already familiar with her work? I really enjoyed discovering her impressive body of work....I tend to focus more on designers whose work tends to follow my own personal style but this was a refreshing change, I must say. Looking at her work is like looking at a freshly folded basket of laundry, it is  crisp, beautiful and fresh looking! I think she has great style and a wonderful eye for non fussy, elegant and simple decor. Would love to know what you think and if you have a favorite room! Have a Memorial day weekend!