For this week's Peeping Tom Tuesday, I am honoring one of my design idols: Sarah Richardson. For those of you who are not familiar with Sarah Richardson, she used to host the show Design, Inc. which chronicled the projects of her design firm. She then transitioned into one of my favorite shows: Sarah's House. On this show, Sarah purchased a house with her own money and renovated it (on a set budget) and then tried to sell it at a profit. The most recent installment of this series was Sarah's Summer House where she renovated a bachelor pad cabin that her husband owner prior to meeting Sarah. The cool caveat about this cabin is that it is located on a little private island- accessible only by boat and it is run on solar panels. It is featured on the cover of Country Living July/August 2011.
I loved watching Sarah navigate through making realistic design decisions for her own family and considering her husband's opinion (a red bedroom...). I have always loved her ability to mesh amazing patterns and colors seamlessly where not one pattern competes but instead compliments the other. Check out the photos below and tell me which room is your favorite! (Oh, did I mention that the invincible Sarah Richardson was pregnant while renovating this home?? So brave.)
|Master Bedroom Sitting Area|
Somehow it Sarah brought the beautiful waters inside.....my favorite though, is the red bedroom. I am a sucker for a punchy red!
On a personal note- nothing like foiling a plan on the first day! My big two week tackle of my own home decorating projects started with some client phone calls, food shopping and mail....ok, there is always tomorrow!!