Designer and popular decorating-show host Sarah Richardson opened the doors to her eye-poppingly colorful home in Toronto for HGTV Magazine last year.
According to the article, “Walking into designer and HGTV host Sarah Richardson’s house feels like opening a box of crayons — nearly every room is a different hue.”
It wasn’t always this bold and bright, though, as an old 2004 issue of House & Home shows.
Let’s look at how her style has changed since then by comparing the old photos to the new!
Sarah Richardson’s Colorful House in Toronto
It’s hard to believe that this is how the same living room looked ten years ago
when it was featured in House & Home (below):
I had to scroll up and down a few times to be sure it was really the same room!
Sarah gave the two areas of the living room definition by painting the accent walls different colors (Jardin by Sherwin-Williams and Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore).
She told BC Living, “My house is vividly painted. I repainted it before choosing my new designer paint collection for Para feeling that, if I’m going to tell people to embrace colour, I’d better do it myself. I was a little terrified, but I’m thrilled with the results; it’s fun and exciting.”
She told the National Post in an interview titled “Going Taupeless” that she’ll “never ever use browny taupes and beiges” in her house again.
Sarah says, “Because every room features a bold color, you’re not caught off guard as you move through the house.”
HGTV Magazine has all the photos and details (Photography by Paul Costello.)
Special thanks to Tim at Design Maze for finding the old magazine spreads
from House & Home. Visit his blog to see more.