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Getting ready for the launch of Sarah 101!!!

Hope everyone had a very glamorous new years celebration….but now it is time to revel in 2011!!!  And I can’t wait because a ton of new design shows are starting this month and one of them is Sarah Richardson’s new show “Sarah 101.”

Here is quick description of her new show: 

Sarah 101 is a back-to-basics crash course in design that breaks every project into simple building blocks and showcases Sarah Richardson's signature approach of tips and tricks to solve design problems so that you too can transform any room in your home! Watch the premier Tuesday January 4th at 9:00pm ET on HGTV CANADA!

Last month, I had the utmost honour to be one of a few Canadian Design Bloggers asked to a group interview with Sarah and her faithful design side-kick, Tommy Smythe.

Below is the group of design bloggers…you’ll notice some familiar faces:  Vanessa from Decor Happy, Jen from Rambling Reno, Staci Edwards from Staci Edwards Blog, Vitania from Verdigris Vie Blog and Renee from eatliveshop blog.

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But wait….someone is missing…..who can it be?????

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Good ole Tommy….he is a total hoot!!! And he is exactly the same in real life as he is on the show.

So here are some completely random fun facts about Sarah and Tommy:

  1. Sarah and Tommy can literally finish each other’s sentences….that’s how well they know each other.  The dynamics you see between the 2 of them on camera is exactly the same in real life!
  2. You’ll see a totally different side to Tommy on Sarah 101.  Sarah affectionately called it “the cheapification of Tommy”!!  There’s no splurging on this show for Tommy.  They worked within a tight budget of $10,000 for each project.
  3. Lindsay (who you may remember as the design intern on Design Inc. – but who now is a full fledged designer on the team) has the world’s loudest sneeze….as we all witnessed.
  4. Sarah has a ton more ideas for TV shows….so expect a lot more innovative design shows in the future with Sarah & Tommy.
  5. Sarah & Tommy are currently filming season 4 of Sarah’s House – launching Fall 2011.  AND, Sarah spilled there will most likely be a 5th season also, along with a season 2 of Sarah 101!!  Whoooo Hoooo!
  6. There are 11 children amongst the 4 female designers in the firm resulting in a lot of TMI shared.  Tommy claimed he could easily do the job of  an OBYGN….in case the design thing-a-ma-jiggy doesn’t work out!!  Winking smile

OK…let’s get to more pics of the famous offices of Sarah Richardson Design – officially redesigned on Design Inc.

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The ‘waiting room” for clients….gorgeous chandelier.  And there is always fresh flowers at the window.

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If you are terrible at styling shelves….than memorize this picture and the next one.  Now this is how you accessorize & style a bookshelf!!! Thumbs up

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And of course, almost every piece of furniture in this office is from Sarah’s collection!!

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I absolutely adore the colour scheme of the SR offices…..soothing but OH SO GLAM!!!! 

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Sarah sharing a chuckle with Lindsay…that’s Sarah’s office in the foreground.

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This is the ultra glamorous ‘mini’ boardroom.  When we arrived for the Blogger Q&A, Sarah & Tommy were being interviewed by HGTV.

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I have a vision board in my office…but it is not as chic as this one….hmmmmmmm…my wheels are turning.  A 2011 DIY project coming on I think!!!  Light bulb

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Ohhhh, and they had tons of healthy and not so healthy yummy treats waiting for us.  I could soooo work there with that beautiful kitchen just beckoning me!!!  How many times have we seen Tommy and Sarah going through fabric swatches on that very island.  It was totally surreal being there!  Yes, I am totally gushing!! 

The Dynamic Duo….gorgeous on camera and off!!

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Thanks Tommy for letting me sit on your knee!!!!  Send a kiss

I also got the chance to preview one of the shows that will be airing this month and you are going to love it!!!    So don’t forget:  Sarah 101 premiere show airs tomorrow or today (depending on when you are reading this) on HGTV Canada at 9pm.  And then stay tuned for a brand new show premiering immediately afterwards called Design DNA (9:30pm).

“Design DNA is an exciting new series that puts a twist on the traditional biography:  in this show, the hero may be a gadget, a chair, or an appliance.”

 

My apologies for such a long blog posting…but I was just very excited writing this post!!

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Thanks for staying till the end!!  xoxo

If your home is craving some glamour, then contact me online or in person!  I’d love to help!
Glamorously yours,       
Christine 
All pictures from Decor by Christine, excluding pics 1,2,12 & 13 courtesy of Rambling Reno AND pics 9, 10 & 11 courtesy of Decor Happy.  Thanks ladies!

3 comments

  • Hi Treanna,
    I was visiting Sarah’s office that day for her new show so I don’t know where the bookshelves are from. It looks custom so maybe you could have someone make something similar. It is very striking. Have a great day and thanks for leaving a comment.
    Christine xo

    Christine
  • Who do I contact to inquire when we here in the good ol’ USofA get to see Sarah’s new shows. We havn’t seen Sarah’s Cottage yet. Does anyone there know. Should I contact Scripps Networks…who? Thank you.

    sharon hermens
  • HI There,

    Where are the bookcases from in the pictures? I love, love them!! ESP the one with the grey chair.

    Thanks!

    Treanna

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