Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Up Close & Personal with Tommy Smythe + More on Sarah's House 4

image via Sarah Richardson Design

Sarah's House 4 will premiere tonight!  While we are awaiting for showtime at 8pm and the images to become available on HGTV Canada (so I can work on my recap for first two episodes), lets check out a couple of recent interviews with Tommy, where he shared with us his take on trends in home design, when to splurge, and the power of paint!

First up, the interview in the October 2011 Issue of Home Decor and Renovations.

Fun interview isn't it?  Love Tommy's advice on:

1. Keep the fix element with a timeless, classic apparel and have fun with trend on easy to change items.  I love this rule and that means I can change up my pillows and tell Chris "Tommy says so!"

2.  Buy the best art you can afford. I live by this rule!  Afterall they are investment pieces and if you love them, they will work in any space you move into. I also love checking out the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.  More to come on that in the next couple of weeks.

3.  Use paints for a cohesive look: such a simple rule but so easy to miss when tackling one room at a time.

Big shout out to Pam from Cherish Toronto!  I was searching for this magazine everywhere but no luck. Pam was the amazing lady who got me a copy so I could share this interview with you!

Now check out this up close and personal interview in IN Toronto, where Tommy says nothing about him is off limit!

If Tommy is going to have his own show one day, would this be the name of his show?

image via IN Toronto

With paint being such an important element of interior decor, lets hear what the experts have to say about paint at the launch party of Sarah's Designer Palette with Para Paint.

Can't wait until next week to watch Sarah and Tommy create the lasting first impression and a gourmet kitchen!  Lets the fun begin!

image via Rambling Renovators

WAIT: Last minute update! I just noticed the resourceful power blog lady, Jen from Rambling Renovators, has posted an exclusive to the living room on tonight's episode!  Thanks Jen for sharing ...  I can't hardly wait until this evening at 8pm!   


  1. Can't wait for season 4! Glad to find another Canadian blogger too - love your blog.


  2. Thanks for the shout out, Tim! So looking forward to the latest season of Sarah's House 4!!!