Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Get to know Ms. Richardson

Sarah Richardson is Canada's version of " Candice Olson" here in the U.S. Her work is featured frequently in design publications in Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
She has three hit t.v. shows , Room Service, Sarah's House, and Sarah's Cottage.

But she is not your average t.v. designer. She has a keen understanding of the fundamentals of design, and razor sharp instincts in all matters of taste and style.


Known for her clean , elegant approach to modern . . .she is one of Canada's foremost "style makers". Do you see a bit of "Candice" in her work too ?



32 comments:

  1. Love her and her shows. I watch Design Inc. like it's my job. Will watch repeats over and over. I haven't been able to find Sarah's Cottage anywhere and would love to see it! Have seen every episode of Sarah's House , though. P.S. I thought Candice Olsen was from Canada ,too.

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  2. I was going to say exactly what Diann said! LOL

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  3. I don't know either of them (I don't have cable) but I love the pictures you enclosed!

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  4. I always enjoyed Room Service, but haven't seen the other two shows. Do you know what network carries her shows? Her rooms are wonderful and appear to be so usable. Sally

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  5. I love SR ,she is in my opinion better than most on tv. I watch her re-runs with the same excitment as the first time around!
    And I love the way she treats her crew...

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  6. I haven't seen Sarah, but will definitely have a look, now. These photos are absolutely inspirational.

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  7. lol candice olson is from canada too...my bad. She is our t.v. hero, that is what I meant. Too funny...thanks

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  8. I absolutely love her, my husband tried to hire her for a surprise birthday present but to no avail. Maybe someday. I wish I could get all of the Design Inc years on tv but only seem to get first 2 years.

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  9. marybeth, when you let that man of your go...let me know. lol that was so sweet.

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  10. http://www.hgtv.ca/sarahscottage/video.aspx

    should get you to see all the videos of the cottage

    http://www.hgtv.ca/sarahshouse/video.aspx

    should get you to season 2...season 1 video seems to be gone, just the pictures...

    Oh Candice Olsen is from Calgary, Alberta and works out of Toronto, Ontario...

    Have fun with the videos...

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  11. Ahhh yes, we are very proud of those two gals here in Canada,they have done very well for themselves !!! They both live in Toronto not far from here,I always think how cool it would be to see on them while shopping there! Anyway,back to work tomorrow,so I will talk to you later in the week...have a good one!! Chrissy

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  12. Me again...Sarah's Cottage is amazing,if you can get it,it is well worth watching,got a bit of humor in it too,she puts up quited a fuss with her husband over a bunkie she wants(and of course,she wins)xox

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  13. We don't get the channel Sarah's on in our cable package. Boo. I used to watch her on HGTV and love her style. I actually think her designs are more approachable and "real" than Candice Olsen's. Candice can be a little glam and impractical for me... though I always find a lesson in her use of color and lighting.
    I see from previous comments that I may be able to get online videos of Sarah Richardson's shows... I'll go take a look. Thanks!

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  14. We added the Fine Living Chanel just so I could see her!!! She is amazing. She explains everything she does and why she is doing it.
    Love it!
    Rhonda

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  15. I love Sarah Richardson. I know.... you're shocked aren't you? Thanks, Carol Ann! I'm off to try to watch the videos. Vicky, thanks for reminding me of this amazing talent. I don't get FLN anymore and haven't seen one of her shows in years. This is going to be great!

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  16. I'm just about to pitch a fit. They won't let me watch any of Sarah's things (over the internet) in "my country"! Shoot!

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  17. What network can she be seen on?

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  18. Oh yes Vicky, she and Candice Olsen are two of my all time favorites, love thier styles. In Canada we also get her show Design Inc on the HGTV. I first started watching her when her show Room Service came out, which i absolutely loved and watched the repeats until i was no longer able to get her on any of my tv channels.
    hugs
    smiles

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  19. Happy Birthday a day late!!!!!!

    Sasha

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  20. Love her especially Design Inc all because they show their screw ups. Its nice to see reality involved. Most shows edit out the disasters & for the everyday DIYer that only creates doubt. Kudos to Sarah for letting people see its not s journey of ease & perfection.

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  21. I've watched her shows for years. Quite talented, this girl... Can't believe so many have not heard of her. :-) Sue

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  22. So cool to see you featuring Sarah Richardson today. She is amazing! I don't have a tv, but I have seen her several times on hotel tv's and I have watched several episodes via internet. A great designer! I too am a Canadian, thanks for featuring one of our own. hugs ~cindy s~

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  23. * SR is such a doll~~~ talented, light-hearted, soft-spoken, respectful w/ "her" employees, & graciously "handles" any unexpected problems w/ a can-do attitude & great sense of humor!

    His name escapes me at the moment, but I like the "guy" alot too~~~ he's a sweetheart & always "tells it like it is", even if it ISN'T exactly what she might have wanted to hear. I admire that & am sure SHE appreciates it mucho!

    Annnnnd, I find her taste sooooo appealing... it's "simple, CLEAN, non-pretentious and oh-so-charming"... and there's always a little something (very subtle) that just makes it so approachable n' comfy!

    Glad you highlighted this delightful gal, my friend!!! Good goin'!!!

    (BTW, isn't it kinda "sad/ewww!" that your BD'S OVER now??? I liked T*H*I*N*K*I*N*G "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you", Vicky!!!)~~~

    Big, warm hugs,
    Linda *

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  24. yup, Sarah and Candace both have my vote...they do great work.

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  25. Oh YES! Both Sarah and Candice are two of my favourite designers and its not necessarily because they are Canadian. Moreover than anything; I admire their 'practical sense'.
    (For Linda, the name of Sarah's 'guy' is Tommy Smythe.) -Brenda-

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  26. My, what a talented lady. Thank you for sharing this information. Not that I can ever use her, as I am a ways from Canada.

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  27. Hey girl! If you are still interested in finding a Santos, the person that I just bought one from has another one. You can see a picture of the Santos on my post from a few days ago or I sure the person that I purchased her from would be happy to e-mail you some pics.
    any way.....her name is Alana and her e-mail is
    lanafe8@gmail.com
    She also said she would be happy to ship her to you. She's another dealer at the antique mall where we are and I've known her for quite some time. She is very honest and dependable and I know for sure that her price was probably about $20.00 cheaper than you would find the same Santos anywhere else. Hope this helps you!
    Denise

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  28. I really enjoy her show, haven't seen her in awhile, thanks for the great images and for reminding me of her!!!

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  29. You and I must be on the same wavelength! How wierd.... I just did a post on Room Service a few posts ago too! Maybe we should coordinate so we don't duplicate again in the near future! lol....

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  30. I have just become a widow a yr ago, and now have moved into my own little space. I have watched Sharon for years and am asking for advise, I want to hang drapes from the ceiling to hide the fact that the brass king size bed frame doesn't fit the queen size bed. Please tell me how to do it?
    Thank you
    Billie Sytsma
    omasytsma@gmail.com

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  31. how can i buy DVD's of series or programs of room service or any other show you have had. surley we can by seasons or indavidual DVDS such as all white rooms {please{ Debbie Garner

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