A great find
A Saturday afternoon drive near our farm seemed like a nice, easy outing on a fall day, but little did we know that this car ride would kick off a whole new adventure. We explored a road we'd never been on, then stumbled across an amazing property for sale. The property was inspiring, but the house looked like a dud. Our first thought was to tear the house down, but once I got inside, I realized the space and views were great. So I decided to take on a challenge and fix the house up for us to live in while we make plans to rebuild on the property. With a combination of big-box basics and flea market finds. I set about transforming the house into a cozy country getaway. Maybe the new house will just have to wait a while.
Sarah's designer trick: "Create an inexpensive custom mantel using salvaged finds. Here, two antique corbels were added to a piece of reclaimed baseboard to create a stunning focal point."
Pillow fabric, Kravet Canada. Furniture, Sarah Richardson Design. Drapery fabric, Designer Fabrics. Chandelier, accessories, side table, Antique Shows Canada. Lamp, L'Atelier, 416-966-0200. Rug, Elte. Ceiling panelling, flooring, fireplace tile, Lowe's.