Text by Holly Seng
If you’ve ever found yourself torn between a fascination with clean, modern lines and a desire for the comforting texture of gently weathered pieces, then you’re not alone. Sarah Richardson’s new book series features a cumulation of styles she’s currently loving that mix two seemingly opposing vibes within a single volume. Collected: City + Country serves as Sarah’s first book in the series and showcases beloved designs for each locale.
With more than 25 years’ experience working in design television and 23 of those spent running Sarah Richardson Design Inc., bringing style into the home is a way of life for Sarah. Her previous work includes two books and eight hit HGTV series she hosted and coproduced. While the Canada-based designer resides in Toronto with her husband and two daughters, she can also be found embracing the country lifestyle at her farm or cottage.
Throughout the book’s 144 pages, Sarah guides readers through modern dwellings housed in bustling cities and classic abodes in coastal and country settings. Layering various elements offers a welcoming design that captures the heart of each home. Every tour includes her easy-to-follow tips, from mixing patterns to styling vignettes, so readers can achieve a polished look in their own designs. Fun and fanciful, the Global Edit is a can’t-miss feature highlighting commercial and residential projects from around the world.
Whether your style of choice is mid-century modern, rustic farmhouse, or a blend between the two, the delightful images and knowledgeable insight make this book a must-read.