I’m not sure if Sarah Richardson is still on TV or not, but enjoy this feature I did on her many years ago, featuring this summer home she renovated for her family in Canada. It’s a beautiful place and looks totally up to date even now!
I love love designer, Sarah Richardson’s casual, but stylish and elegant way of designing a home. That girl knows how to do it right from top to bottom and I am DVRing her recent new show, Sarah’s Summer House on HGTV, which is airing once a week, I think.
Her hubby owned this isolated summer home 17 miles offshore before they got married, that is pitched right on top of some rocks and dirt out in the middle of the sea in Canada. They decided to turn it into a family vacation home and Sarah took us all along on the process.
Wow, did it turn out fantastic! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a summer home like this? It’s only accessible by boat. Talk about getting away from it all. You could do some relaxing here.
It has been fun tuning in every week to see the transformations Sarah and her sidekick, Tommy are doing on each room.
From painting the walls and ceiling a whitewashed look, which she totally had to talk her hubby into, it’s been a pleasure watching this pregnant mama do her thing in this cottage home.
Love the soothing colors.
Charming kid’s room.
She walked through the process of choosing fabrics and mixing them up to create layers of interest and color throughout the cottage and used mostly green and blue hues to create that beach tranquility.
Lovely colors and fabrics, I think this is a guest room.
This bathroom turned out fantastic. I love how Sarah uses flea market finds and chippy antiques to bring instant charm in a space. This works every time and can work in our homes too.
Here’s a look at those whitewashed pine walls in the master bedroom. Her hubby loves reds, so she conceded to bring red fabrics in the master.
The greatroom is multi-functional with seating and dining areas. Notice how she mixed up the chairs around the table for an eclectic look. Sarah is a master at eclectic.
The kitchen episode was especially interesting, as she found those chippy blue boards that were later set into the front of the island for instant aging and vintage appeal. Love this! Those corbels under the island were also a flea market find which she took to the kitchen design folks and said, incorporate these.
Sarah’s style is so easy on the eyes.
I imagine her family will be whiling away some blissful summer days at this island cottage.
Didn’t that just make you breathe a sigh and dream of summer breezes in your own little island getaway? Me too!
A girl can dream!
Have you caught any episodes of Sarah’s Summer House? What did you think?
Heather @ DIYduJour says
Rhoda, thanks for posting these pics for me to stare at all day! I love Sarah, and I love all of her shows. I am particularly enjoying the summer house. I need a vacation!
Cheryl @ SewnInspirations says
This house is so me! I absolutely love it all from the color schemes to the tinest details. What an inviting home. Thanks for sharing all the photos!
Tiffany @ Savor Home says
I googled “Sarah Richardson vacation home” and your blog came up girl! I watched the entire season and I think this is some of her best work yet. Everything is quite flawless. And that little Fiona is gorgeous!
Watch for Sarah’s latest show “Sarah 101”. Maybe it has only aired in Canada so far, but if so I’m sure it will make its way south soon. In fact, they are about to cast for Sarah 101 season 2, and I’m throwing my hat in the ring! Fingers crossed.
These are photos of her very first layout of her chalet in 2009. And she renovated it in 2019. To see more, check out her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrpyrWsbTac&list=PLeGZBDQMvlMTWgERyN_T-AlPMJrTdt-n1
Sherry Mullis says
Sarah Richardson has been my favorite for years – she is from Canada and I follow her now on you tube – actually recently found reruns of some of her original series on a station here in NC. and although dated her design still applies today
I’m catching up on the videos now, so great to see the update!
Sarah’s Summer House 2.0 is on YouTube on her channel where she updated this house 10 years later. The house is in Lake Huron and sustained damage from storms so they remodeled and made the house work for their family now.
Thanks for sharing, someone shared the link and I’ve been catching up on the new renovation. Gorgeous!
Marianne Anastasia says
Sarah Richardson is probably my favorite designer. She has impeccable taste. Check out her YouTube Channel. It’s wonderful.
Sarah Richardson is one of our Canadian treasures, and some of her shows are shown on hgtv.ca. She is also an author, and has a fabric and furniture line. There are a few series, hopefully they will be aired in the US so you can enjoy them. The cottage featured here is in Georgian Bay. Watching her shows taught me to mix and match furniture, paint wood, and be thrifty but create a stunning end result. Thank you for featuring her today, Rhoda.
Hi Irene, she is such a talent and I always enjoy her designs. I can see why you’re proud of her!