French Country Decorating

Interior Designer Sarah Richardson Works Her Magic Again, Nods to French Style

For years, we’ve been fans of HGTV/Canada’s interior designer Sarah Richardson. Her designs transform even the most tragic homes into completely stunning spaces. We’ve been missing seeing her style, so went see what she was up to, since her show doesn’t air on our cable network.

Well as expected, she’s worked her magic again in a new home in Canada. Her new show, “Sarah Off The Grid”  is another example of her creativity and talent, we especially love her hints of French style throughout the home. Take a tour with us!

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Serene and beautiful mudroom features shiplap walls and ceilings with open shelving and baskets. We love the pop of blue on the painted doors to offset the white woodwork. She mixes textiles and textures here effortlessly.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

The marble fireplace surround adds French elegance to this space. We love the carved medallion above the fireplace, the brass chandelier and tufted sofa—so Parisian.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Gorgeous herringbone tile mixes flawlessly with wood flooring. Large, antique weathered columns add character to the landing. Floor-to-ceiling drapery brings a soft and subtle French style to the space.  Large buffalo check upholstered French chairs with nailhead trim provide guests a spot to pause and relax.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

So much to love here. Richardson uses the star motif throughout this home in various places including the tile bathroom flooring. The custom vanity with brass fixtures is complemented by the French antique window mirror and hammered metal hanging pendant. Hello, marble wallpapered ceiling…this is powder room perfection!

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Blend of styles here make this dining area seem like a place anyone would love to nosh. The modern light fixture hanging from the star motif ceiling medallion is juxtaposed by the antique French trestle table and rattan dining chairs.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

The open concept dining and living area allows guests to chat by the fire or linger for a lengthy meals all while being together.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Back staircase treads are painted in a fresh light blue and are combined with a French sofa table with cabriole legs, modern rug and wallpaper.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Vintage elements like this antique barn doors and architectural salvage pieces used like art are incorporated throughout the home giving this new construction home a nod to the past.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

A French boudoir for modern royalty. The carved canopy flanks the upholstered linen headboard creating grandeur in the space. The French style upholstered bench and brass chandelier add elegance.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

The updated antique settee bench is renewed in a fresh grey paint and white linen upholstery for some French elegance.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Fabulous modern draperies combine with traditional elements like herringbone marble flooring and a French antique vanity making this bathroom fresh and lovely.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Color and fabrics add drama to this fabulous bedroom. The French tufted headboard and canopy with rosette tiebacks is both elegant and fun. The modern draperies and pillows bring this classical bedroom design into the now.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Richardson repurposes antique corbels to create a writing table and a window bench bringing vintage character to the room.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Blend of collection make this hallway so interesting. Antique marble top table, a tea cart, woven large scale baskets, vintage lanterns, and a wall of framed clocks provides visual interest to this passageway.

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Image: Stacey Brandford

Modern, sleek and fun. What kid or adult wouldn’t like to bunk here if giving the opportunity?

Feeling inspired to add some French style to your home? We hope you enjoyed some of the highlights of “Sarah Off-The-Grid” here. Check out the episode times, and tour the entire house on the HGTV/Canada’s website.

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