Well everybody, the secret’s out – I am joining the team at Sarah Richardson Design!
I’m taking a few days to get ready and sort out some details, but after Labour Day weekend, I officially begin! I’ll be working with Tommy, Sarah and the rest of the design team and production company to create season two of Sarah 101 on HGTV! Filming begins soon and I’m told its going to be one exciting, drama-packed makeover after another!
Known for her impeccable style, warmth, and charisma, Sarah heads up the Toronto-based firm Sarah Richardson Design. She is the co-creator and host of many, many decorating and lifestyle shows stretching back to Room Service, Design Inc, Sarah’s House, Sarah’s Cottage and now Sarah 101. Her signature style moves easily between cool, classic and contemporary as well as romantic, rustic and country. Right up my alley!
It’s actually a beautiful full-circle moment for me, heading over to SRD. Way back when I was a student in university and decided to throw caution to the wind and make design the focus of my career (ahem, how could I not?!), I researched designers who inspired me and their own career paths. Sarah Richardson was a beacon of all I wanted to be as a designer/decorator and I learned that her education was similar to mine in Art History. I sent off a portfolio of images taken in my modest student apartment (some of those images still make me laugh hysterically) and to my surprise was granted an interview with the Design Inc producer, Michael Prini!
Now even though this initial plan didn’t work out at the time, Tommy Smythe was kind enough to recommend me to work in a Rosedale shop called, L’Atelier where I learned a lot and honed my skills. Eventually I became friendly with some editors at House & Home and the rest is history!
Since then Sarah, Tommy and I have kept in touch now and again and now looking back, it seems like we’ve been edging towards working together for years! I can’t wait for the fruition of this long and exciting journey to begin on Tuesday morning (bright and earrrrly!). I’ve learned so much from Sarah over the years as a fan, viewer and colleague in the industry. I think my tutorial is about to get kicked up a notch! With all of her talent, personality and creative drive, the sky is the limit for Sarah Richardson Design and I am so thrilled and honoured to take a supporting role.
So now you know!