Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TUESDAY: Inspring Spaces by Sarah Richardson

I'm quite enjoying sharing with all of you the designers I take great inspiration from, I certainly hope that you are too! So much of who we are as designers (formally trained or otherwise) is what we're willing to do. How far we're willing to travel from our "one trick pony" so that we can dive deeper into the artistry that true designers freely spill. It's a part of what we do everyday - whether we want to or not - whether we know we're doing it or not - but still when we start working on a project many of us stay so firmly planted in what we know will work - afraid to take a big leap.

Canadian television design host, star of Sarah's House and Design Inc., Sarah Richardson is that designer that allows me to explore, experiment, and experience interior design. Her designs are personal and practical - while being widely popular and uber sophisticated. She marries the feminine and masculine perfectly, and creates rooms that are instantly recognizable as what I like to call "Sarah Rooms" without being overly commercial.

The first time I ever witnessed the extreme talent of Sarah was when I watched a later episode of Sarah's House, Season 2.

This bedroom in the basement of her flip house just outside of Toronto - a few minutes from me - was beautiful, and showcased colors I love. But it was more than that. To date, I've not found ONE television designer that created a room that made me react so positively. It was young, fresh, beautiful, totally designer finished and her bubbly personally walked us through nearly every step on how to do it ourselves. Now, that is what we television design voyeurs crave!

I immediately DVR'ed each and every episode that followed, including all of the episodes of Sarah's House 1 and 3, and Design Inc. which used to air on FLN. Shame shame shame on Fine Living Network for going all food. Shame.

So just like every week, I'll leave you now to enjoy some of my favorites from Sarah's vast portfolio. Take a look here, then head over to her website to see more!

Next Tuesday I've got a great design post I know you're all going to love - so make sure to come back and check it out - it's a feast for the eyes - on all accounts!