I think we’d all agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and as the weather gets a little cooler outside we tend to draw our attention to these spaces that we start to spend more time in! Toronto-based designer Sarah Richardson has designed so many fabulous kitchens in her career, and we can draw a few key elements that she tends to use in her work. Sarah tends to stick to neutral colors overall, and the effect is soothing & sophisticated. Even if she does inject a dash of color, she’ll tend to just add it in the kitchen island or the fabrics, and keep the main elements shades of putty and grey.
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What Sarah loves to do is install ‘big box’ store-bought cabinets (a particular favorite of hers is IKEA), and give them a custom look by adding trim and mouldings. I think this is a genius idea for those on a budget! She even creates the ‘to the ceiling’ look by stacking 2 cabinets on top of each other, another great trick.
sr12_zps2193df81sr13_zpsa93a53fbWe all know Ms. Richardson is the queen of fabrics, and I love how she brings pattern through upholstery, curtains, and wallpaper into the kitchen. It adds so much softness to a generally hard utilitarian room.
42 Westmoreland  Ave. sr6_zps701e1796 sr3_zps9a4f709bWhether it be a wood-beam island, giant slabs of natural stone, or rustic accessories, you’ll always find a nod to nature somewhere in Sarah’s kitchen designs. And there you have it! 4 key details in each of her drool-worthy kitchen spaces.
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