Sarah Richardson customizes a cookie-cutter suburban home with gorgeous finishes and decor, in season 4 of Sarah’s House.
A Bright and Spacious Entryway
The entrance to Sarah’s house has a flood of natural light, and lots of surfaces and seating.
Making a Grand Impression
Sarah’s suburban dream home had a large hallway to work with. She filled it with a heavy console table to anchor the room and provide tons of practical storage space.
Sarah’s Living Room
Sarah created two separate seating areas in the large living room, and kept it feeling open with an over-sized mirror and a mix of pastels and airy prints.
Glamorous Seating in the Living Room
The front hallway opens right onto the living room, so Sarah made sure that initial view was a striking one. An asymmetrical layout around the fireplace brought some dimension to the square space.
Art Above the Fireplace
The fireplace and light fixtures in the living room are elegant and romantic, but a modern city print above the mantel keeps the room feeling contemporary.
Decor Themes in Sarah’s Living Room
Sarah chose lilac as a colour theme in the living room, and you can see how she accented it in minimal amounts, through prints, pillows and decor items on the coffee table.
Sarah selected a plush couch in a neutral tone, piled high with the most inviting pillows we’ve ever seen.
Accent chairs are the perfect opportunity to try a bolder print, or unique shape.
Sarah’s Mud Room
Sarah installed paneling, added hooks for book bags and coats and topped off the mud room with a warm rusty red that brings out the beautiful tile she put in on the floor.
Sarah’s Powder Room
Sarah took the opportunity of decorating a small powder room to use a bold wallpaper, that would have overwhelmed in a larger space. Over-scaled lighting and an additional shelf brought even more personality to this fun powder room.
Sarah gave her suburban kitchen a complete overhaul, and set aside $15,000 of her upgrade budget to take it from basic to beautiful.
An Open Breakfast Nook
Sarah used the large area beside the working area as a breakfast area. A round table allows for easy movement in the space, and seating with plenty of cushions keeps it cozy.
Sarah keeps the table and chairs within the grey family and mixes taupe for warmth.
A Cool, Moody Palette
Charcoal gives Sarah’s kitchen a moody look that’s great for entertaining.
New Kitchen Cabinetry
Sarah amped up the storage in her kitchen with open-cupboards to show off a gorgeous dinnerware collection, and an island with additional storage for larger items.
Large-Scale Kitchen Lighting
Lighting is a great way to bring style into what is normally a utilitarian room. These lanterns were a great find that worked perfectly with the grey of the kitchen.
Wall Accents in the Kitchen
Be creative with your decor and hang pieces of art in unexpected places for a look that’s eye-catching.
Kitchen Window Treatments
The print in Sarah’s window treatments works so well with the back splash, it’s a completely cohesive look for the kitchen.
Fit for Sarah’s Family
A family room off the kitchen has a distinct style but carries over elements from the kitchen, like cool tones and contemporary prints.
Sarah went for a totally wild light fixture that brings a fun, playful feel to the classic look of the family room.
A Chic Family Room
A casual family room shouldn’t be devoid of style. Sarah keeps the space cozy but packs it with beautiful art work and a stylish collection of decor.
Decor That Comes Full Circle
We’re picking up on a trend here…
A Regal Look in the Dining Room
A rich navy blue mixed with glossy wood finishes and unique artwork are perfect for Sarah’s dining room.
Sarah’s Dining Room
Sarah mixes old and new elements in the dining room. This sideboard is reminiscent of art deco decor, but the stripes in the carpet and chairs are totally contemporary.
Decorative Details on the Table Setting
Sarah picked up on the motif on the dinnerware and carried it through to the napkin rings with a bright peacock feather!
Sarah’s Craft Room
What does a decorator do with extra space? She turns it into a project room!
Sarah’s Stylish Storage
Colourful drawers are a great DIY for basic storage pieces.
Cool and Useful Storage
An expansive wall space with hanging storage looks cool and keeps materials and tools close at hand.
A Beautiful Girl’s Bedroom
Sarah manages to create a bedroom for a young girl that can grow in style as she gets older too!
Bedroom Wall Decals
The wall decals pick up on the pillow motif, and bring artistic flair to this contemporary bedroom.
Subtle Colour in a Bedroom
White furniture against white walls keeps the room from overwhelming, but the colourful textiles, decor and flowers give the space a youthful vibe.
Colourful Bedroom Theme
Sarah went for a bright, colourful pattern that was carried through textiles and wall decals.
A wall-mounted desk is a great way to conserve space in a small bedroom.
A Feminine Bathroom
Sarah carries the colour trends from the bedroom into the bathroom.
A gorgeous vessel sink sits atop a beautiful vanity.
Open Bathroom Storage
If you’re working with open storage, hide items in colourful boxes and baskets to match the decor.
A Boy’s Bedroom
For a boy’s room, Sarah goes for a masculine look that’s hip and modern.
Sarah finds a stunning chrome chair to bring a vintage vibe to the working space.
A Boy’s Bathroom
The bedroom colours are carried through the bathroom, accented with a bold grey stripe and marble counter top.
Cool Bathroom Hardware
Angular hardware draws on the shapes in the mirror frame and shower tiles.
Sarah’s Master Bedroom
An over-sized bedroom called for over-sized furniture, even a column or two.
A wallpapered statement wall helped emphasize the prints in the headboard and bedding.
Styling a King Size Bed
A king size bed requires lots and lots of pillows.
Sarah’s Elegant Bedroom Desk
Sarah scored this desk for $150 and with a few updates, like painted legs and new knobs, it looks like a high-priced antique.
This bedroom is calming and relaxing, the perfect escape after a mega home makeover!
A master bedroom wouldn’t be complete with a stunning ensuite to match.
His and Hers Sinks
Sarah brings extra personality to the vanity with unique hexagon mirrors above the his and hers sinks.
Sarah splurges in the bathroom with gorgeous tile, a beautiful standing tub and serene seating.
Sarah’s Rec Room
Sarah’s suburban home offers a large finished basement that’s great for a big family.
Family TV Room
The walkout basement provides lots of light and Sarah makes it cozy with rich red upholstery.
Plush Seating in the Rec Room
A mix of charcoal grey and rich red looks cozy but modern.
Even a basement hangout deserves classic, gorgeous seating. Sarah keeps the space looking chic with a pair of elegant seats.
Sarah’s Games Room
The extra large basement was the perfect space for a pool table and additional family games.