HGTV stopped airing both Room Service and Design, Inc. a while ago (however, they’re still on HGTV Canada and Design Inc is starting to show on Fine Living, a channel I don’t get). Regardless, I still find myself checking Sarah’s website to see if her portfolio has been updated. And I’m usually not disappointed.
Last summer, when we lived in Washington D.C., I stopped by a Restoration Hardware outlet and saw a gorgeous, green, tufted ottoman very similar to the one in this picture. Price? Just $150 (for Restoration Hardware!!) I stepped out of the store for a minute to call Michael to convince him that we needed it and that there *would* be a way to make it fit in the car when we moved back to Boston. He finally succeeded to my persuasive powers (poor guy, the things he puts up with!), and I walked back into the store to buy that gorgeous ottoman. My heart sank when I saw an empty spot on the floor where it had been. Someone had purchased it in the 2.3 minutes it was out of my sight. The salesperson said it had only been on the floor for sale for about 5 minutes total. Lesson learned: Never (NEVER!) let a good deal out of your sights. I haven’t stopped thinking about that ottoman. It was so beautiful.
Other side story:
Did you know that if there is a Restoration Hardware item or piece of furniture that you love, you can call your closest RH outlet and they will put you on a waiting list for your specified item? I read about it on this great blog. For example, if you love these dining chairs, dial up your outlet, tell them you want 6 or whatever, and they’ll call you as soon as they come in.
Now back to Sarah Richardson. Sorry for the digression.
For some serious eye candy, head over here and be sure to open the links for more pictures of the rooms. I love that they include the sources of all items used in each of the rooms. Not that I cold afford any of it…
Hope you enjoy her work as much as I do.