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So I have this friend who has a titanic design crush on a particular superdesigner on HGTV, Sarah Richardson. This super smart, super tall friend (whose name I shall not mention) has a lot in common with Ms. Richardson: both started behind the scenes as set decorators before transitioning on to the small screen as hosts, they both run production companies and produce their own content, and they both seem adamant about tailored draperies and upholstery in just about every space. Of all the interiors featured on the network, everything Sarah touches — whether it’s client’s homes on Design Inc. or her own properties on Sarah’s House — looks as though it’s an ElleDECOR cover shot come to life. If you’re unfamiliar with the stunning spaces of Sarah Richardson, allow my friend to serve you up a bowl of eye candy via Ms. Richardson’s HGTV portfolio. Although I’d like to also reveal the identity of my friend, I simply cannot; however, I will give you a hint: I am him.

Sarah Richardson Bedroom

Sarah’s mixing of prints is often like a master class in both pattern and scale.

Sarah Richardson Seating Area

White, most likely the hardest color to use successfully on TV and in real-life, is something Sarah pulls of effortlessly.

Sarah Richardson Kitchen

Sarah Richardson kitchens are always classic and high-end; however, a clever use of materials is always thrown into the mix. In this case, the inset reclaimed tongue-and-groove plank is an eco-friendly surprise.

Sarah Richardson Bedroom

Although her spaces are often gender neutral, Sarah brings feminine to new heights by keeping bright colors elegant and almost understated, then going with large, graphic scale prints to keep the overall aesthetic from being too fussy.

Sarah Richardson Living Room

In addition to color and pattern, Sarah’s spaces also sport a plethora of textures which work together like strokes of paint on a canvas to create something totally balanced, warm and pleasing to the eye.

Sarah Richardson Bathroom

Mixing styles is another huge part of Sarah’s approach to design. This bathroom is the perfect example of something farmhouse-ish that is also one part modern and one part transitional. Although it’s light and neutral, the isolated pops of green bring in tiny bursts of energy.

Sarah Richardson Sunroom

There’s never anything trendy in a Sarah Richardson space. In fact, everything is totally classic but in a fresh, understated and classic way, like this living room with wraparound windows showing stunning ocean views.

Speaking of which, my friend will be tuning in to Sarah’s Summer House, her new show that premieres May 7th. You can tour this tiny island cottage on HGTV.com.

110 Responses

  1. Barbara says:

    Sarah Richardson is by far my favorite on HGTV. Please keep "Sarah's House" going with new projects or any means of displaying her awesome talents. I happen to like sidekick, Tommy too.

  2. Ricia says:

    Please give a straight answer, I’ve searched the web and no one will say exactly when sara richardson new series will air on HGTV in the USA ? Nov?Dec? 2013
    She is one of the best designers out there .
    Please bring her back soon

  3. Monica says:

    I absolutely love her shows and want to know if she will be having show during 2014. I miss her!

  4. James M. says:

    Sarah is a realtor now? Dislike the new format of her show…..remove the house shopping and get back to her talents…..get to the point….Sarah's incredible design work!!! Also, where is Tommy? The fantastic chemistry between he and Sarah was ALWAYS good for a laugh!!! Another wonderful show that HGtV has changed……ruined. HGTV should be called the Property Brothers / Love or List channel……where have all the GREAT shows gone???? Used to be my favorite channel…….USED TO BE!

  5. Anna@HGTV says:

    You're so sweet to write this, Catherine!

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