Every December, designer Sarah Richardson heads north to her weekend getaway in Ontario to spend the holidays there with her husband Alexander and daughters Robin and Fiona.
She told HGTV Magazine, “It’s two weeks of nonstop baking, family visits, and snowy adventures. I love icy colors year-round, and they work especially well in this house.”
Check the December issue of HGTV Magazine for the story
by Jessica Dodell-Feder and all the photos by Bjorn Wallander.
House Crazy Sarah says
In Canada, a mudroom is INDEED a necessity to take off all the winter boots and gear! In fact the custom in Canada is that everyone takes off their shoes/boots at the door so as not to track muddy snow around the house!
Another difference I learned when I moved to the US from Canada: “washroom” in Canada means BATHROOM; whereas “washroom” in America means LAUNDRY ROOM! (Caused a bit of confusion and embarrassment for me at first!)
Saw it. Loved it. Yet wondered what happened to that fabulous brick farmhouse in which Sarah + her family had been spending their holidays. ?? You know the one, with the yellow + gray kitchen + fabric/wallpaper dining room, right?
Jean in BC says
Loved the farmhouse (and all her projects)! She sold the farmhouse a few years ago.
Actually Sarah sold the farm house a few years ago and bought this place instead. If you follow her on Facebook she is always posting pictures of her adventures
Christina from Dallas says
So pretty! I always find it amazing when someone can decorate for Christmas without using too much red and green. Karianne from Thistlewood Farms knows how to do this also. Takes some creativity.
Sarah has her own paint line here so I’ve no doubt those beautiful, soft colours are her own creation. Besides her Toronto home and her island cottage, she has her beautiful farmhouse outside of a town called Creemore, Ontario. It was, at one point, listed for sale but was taken off the market as the family loved it too much to sell. I have a friend who lives in the nearby town and they often see the Younger family at the shops and market. I’ve always said my lotto dream would be to have Sarah design my home from top to bottom. I love her style. Two years ago I was ‘thisclose’ to her at a Balzac’s coffee shop. My celebrity gush moment. 😉
tricia @ littlecottageonthepond says
Love her design aesthetic and love following her on Instagram 🙂 Happy Christmas to you and yours, Julia!
Kelly - Talk of the House says
love everything that woman does! She is one of only a few I would give total freedom to decorate my house. This place is gorgeous, but I still love that farmhouse more than any of her spaces.
Merry Christmas Julia!
Thanks, Kelly! Same to you! 🙂
THAT CHRISTMAS TREE ! ! !
I love Sarah, she is spectacular. Everything she does makes me drool. Thanks for sharing, Julia!
Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Most Blessed New Year!
Jim Winston says
I want a winter house to go to and get away for two weeks during the holidays. I would love the idea of a white christmas every year and to be able to sled and ski.
Alie B says
Sarah is a design genius. Cute as a button too! 🙂 Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂
I LOVE Sarah Richardson’s design style. Where the heck does she find all of those fabulous prints? How does she combine all those fabulous prints and end up with a room that looks like an insane person designed it??? I try, but I have yet to to manage even a fraction of her style.
Obviously I meant how does she combine those fabrics and NOT have a room that looks like an insane person designed it. I love you Sarah, I definitely do not think you and Tommy are insane! LOL
I love her sense of style. Like Kelly said, she’s someone I would trust to decorate my house.
Maggie S says
I just looked on HGTV website and it looks as if there is another “Sarah” marathon on January 7th starting at 7:30 until noon! Set your recorders!
What I love the most about her, is if you see any of her work from her old shows like Design Inc., (2006) it still looks beautiful and stylish!!
Sarah is fantastic at getting those great flea market finds. Thanks for sharing this. I adore Sarah’s designs and would love to have her design a home for me someday. Someday when I win the lottery. LOL!
Karen T. says
I love Sarah’s design aesthetic and everything she does. I really miss her show on HGTV.