Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sunny Family Kitchen w/ Sarah Richardson

Hello Tuesday! I hope you all had a warm and cozy Family Day! With extremely cold temperature such as -25C feels like -35C outside, a bright and cheerful home is what we all need to defrost and to enjoy a cup of hot coco! For that very reason, I think it's absolutely perfect for me to invite you over to Deb's fabulous kitchen dressed in pure sunshine!

image via Chatelaine, courtesy of Stacey Brandford
Kitchen is truly the heart of the home and in Deb's heart, a stylish kitchen with an efficient layout and maximum practical storage is golden.  Now if you could delivery an ultimate kitchen with shots of radiant yellow, consider yourself hired!

Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe have known Deb for years (Deb is the Principal of Deb McCain Communication, a PR powerhouse who handles public relation matters for clients including Sarah Richardson Design & Smythe Les Vestes), and these design superstars are the perfect pair to turn Deb's dysfunctional kitchen into the kitchen of her dreams.

If you have met Deb, you would know that she's a creative, energetic, and super fun lady.  So I would say Sarah and Tommy has captured the essence of Deb's personality brilliantly in this kitchen filled with dynamic patterns!  

images via Chatelaine, courtesy of Stacey Brandford
I have always been amazed by Sarah's island design with her signature mix of cabinets in various depths and widths to customize the best possible layout for practical function and to maximize storage.  For example, Sarah has incorporated storage with narrower 12" cabinets to form the "feet" of the island: one opens on the side (for wines) and another one with a double door system for fantastic storage, and it completes the polish look.

images via Chatelaine, courtesy of Stacey Brandford
The end of the house has a set of french door.  It's where the kids would come in after school and so it is pretty much a catch all zone for boots, jackets, and bags.  By extending the kitchen cabinets all the way to the back of the room + carefully selected streamline furniture with a mid-century flair, this kitchen is now THE hot spot for family hangout!

  • maximum storage: checked
  • practical space for a young family: checked
  • casual dining for four: checked
  • stylish design statement: CHECKED

I bet Sarah and Tommy have scored A+ at this episode of sunny kitchen makeover!!

image via Chatelaine, courtesy of Stacey Brandford
Want to hear how much Deb loves her new kitchen? Check out this interview!

image via Chatelaine
Now are you totally inspired and want to makeover a room in your own home? I have got the colorful design book full of inspirations for you.  Sarah's Style is one hot top seller (bestseller for 8 weeks on The Globe and Mail) and I have a signed copy for you to win!

To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me what's your favorite element in Deb's kitchen.  The winner will be selected randomly on Thursday February 26th.

image via Sarah Richardson Design, courtesy of Stacey Brandford
Speaking about adding personality to your home, we have our winners to the opening party of The Artist Project! Congrats Michelle and Lesley! Please contact me with you info and I will get the tickets to you!


  1. Yay, thank you Tim! I'll send you an email through your contact page.

    Great post today. I shared a table with Deb at last year's Blogpodium, she is such a sweetheart and truly deserving of this beautiful, functional kitchen for her family.

  2. Tim I love the range and the hood. The island the backsplash , and don't get me started on that floor. Classic Sarah. Cheers Frances

  3. Love Sarah!
    My favorite part - besides the island and yellow (which is not an easy color to work with for me) - is the bar area with the kids' artwork. Love the wallpaper there.

  4. Love the pops of yellow and the cabinet hardware!

  5. Yellow is generally my go-to colour but I love how happy and cheery this space feels. Sarah's done an amazing job of integrating the colour throughout the space. One of my favourite elements of the space is the the sitting area right off the kitchen, easy and fun for everyone to hang out during food prep. That and the abundance of storage (so lacking in my current space!) Would love a copy of this book.

  6. Favourite component? Has to be a toss-up between the backsplash tile and the fabric for the window treatments!

  7. congrats Jordana! You are the lucky winner! xx