Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Three Favourite Parts of Sarah Richardson's London Townhouse

I got my new Canadian House and Home magazine and was thrilled that there was an article about a London (England) townhouse that Sarah Richardson and crew had decorated.  It was beautiful and amazing and fantastic - just like you would expect it to be.  I checked online and since I couldn't find pictures of it anywhere I didn't want to spoil the surprise for when you first see the home.  Instead I thought I would show you the three things I liked best about it (and give you a little sneak-peak at the same time).

1) I love the family room and especially these chairs.  The room has many shades of blue and, of course, a variety of fabrics in the upholstery and the cushions.  I especially love the dots and curved lines on this fabric.  I also adore the beautiful silver twig side table between the chairs.

2)  I love the pale blue cabinets and crystal hardware in the kitchen, but what really caught my eye is this antique French wine-tasting table.  I love the patina and the simple lines.

3) And finally I love the living room, which is a gorgeous room with fireplaces at both ends.  To arrange the furniture to allow for  intimate conversation areas while taking advantage of the fireplaces, two sofas were put back-to-back in the centre of the room.  The overall envelope of the room is very neutral with cream walls and sofas and cream patterned drapes.  I love the rich claret reds and rusts in the cushions, the patterned rugs, and the chaise.  I especially like the two cushions on either end of the sofa.

And finally, I love the quotation from Sarah Richardson which is something that I have always held to be true:

I like a different colour for each room.  If you're going to open another gallon of paint, you might as well make it a different colour.
I often read in magazines that they have used the same paint throughout or even the same colour family throughout so that there is continuity and flow.  Well I say flow, schmow - I like to see different colours used.  Variety is the spice of life after all.

Isn't this house a beauty?  What did you like best?

(all photos in this post were taken by me from pictures in my Canadian House and Home magazine March 2012)


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  1. Oh my goodness Grace...what a stunner. I, of course, think Sarah Richardson is sort of a decorating Goddess. :o) There hasn't been one room she has done that I haven't loved. These rooms are no different. Thank you so much for sharing. I knew nothing about this. Your photos are wonderful.

  2. by far and away my favorite part is the floors in the kitchen. stunning.

  3. I think I love anything she does. I need to see if they sell that mag at Barnes and Noble.

  4. What's not to love?! I love it all, especially those chairs in the first photo...yum!

    Kat :)

  5. Looks great - is this story in the February issue? I might just need to buy the digital edition i think! K xx

  6. Is this London, Canada? I am personally not a 'blue' fan so am imagining it in a more neutral colour. I like that twig table.

  7. Beautiful...I just adore blue though so I'm totally smitten! Love that sofa too :o)

    PS. I am now following you on
    Google....hope you will
    follow me back :o)

  8. I loved the living room - what a great space!! As always, Sarah put together a room with flair :-)

  9. She's has a little blue in there for you and some red in there for me. She's by far one of my favorite designers.

  10. I just love her style! I agree - those chairs are great!

  11. Love the side table in the first image.

  12. That silver twig table is to die for! Do you know if this remodel is going to be an HGTV series in the US? Her shows are always my favorite.

  13. I love Sarah Richardson style and love to watch her shows. I've never seen anything she has done that I don't like. I'm signed up to follow you in the new linky follower tool, that way I will not miss a post if GFC goes away all together. Would love to have you do the same :)