The Friday Five: Canadian Designer Series – Sarah Richardson

Who doesn’t love Sarah Richardson?

She’s a favourite among many designers, bloggers, and TV watchers. Her home transformations are gorgeous and appeal to so many viewers and DIYers. Sarah’s got a TV show for everyone! Have you seen Sarah’s house, Sarah’s cottage, or her recent installation at the Interior Design Show?

I like Sarah because she seems friendly, she’s got an awesome sidekick (hello Tommy Smythe) and she also looks a whole lot like a good friend of mine. Oh – and she wore Smythe jackets long before the Duchess of Cambridge did.

Here are some of the white rooms she has designed.

mid-century family home

oceanview estate

Sarah’s house – hallway

Sarah’s house – bathroom

(all photos via Sarah Richardson porfolio)

Like the other designers I am featuring today, Sarah has also worked on some beautiful product lines (honestly – where do these people find time to do all of these things?). In partnership with PARA Paints, Sarah has created a designer paint palette of 75 colours. In addition to this colourful endeavor, Sarah has a beautiful collection of indoor and outdoor furniture.




Click here to find out where to buy these and other Sarah Richardson products.

Read Sarah’s short diary entries here.

The Friday Five: Canadian Designer Series – Candice Olson

The second designer for today’s series is Candice Olson – designer extraordinaire and all around funny lady.

I have been watching Candice Olson’s Divine Design since the very beginning. I love the interaction between her and her crew and I especially like her room sketches.

In addition to her TV and interior design work, Candice has been busy with her various product lines – lighting, fabric, rugs, and more! Here’s a quick peek:

Candice Olson sofas – Bette, Brady, Floyd – ready for fabric

Candice Olson furniture: Hollace daybed & Jean chaise

Candice Olson wall covering, Kravet

Candice Olson drapery, Kravet

Candice Olson paisley wallpaper, York Wallcoverings

The Friday Five: Canadian Designer Series – Brian Gluckstein

Happy Canada Day!

In honour of today, Canada’s 144th birthday, I’m going to be doing something a little different with the Friday Five. In a series of five posts throughout the day, rather than in one single post, I will be featuring five fabulous Canadian designers. These  designers, and many many other talented Canadians, bring creativity, beauty, and good design to diverse spaces in Canada and abroad.

First up is the talented Brian Gluckstein.

Brian Gluckstein’s classic aesthetic caught my eye when I first “met” him on CityLine back when Marilyn Denis used to be the host. I am always impressed by his professionalism and style. He has been been named Canada’s favourite interior designer by the readers of House & Home which may not come as a surprise to many readers who know his work.

Forest Hill bathroom

Georgian Estate

Neoclassical home

Brian has a collection of homewares which are available at The Bay. Click here to see the full Gluckstein product line.



As if his interior design company and home collection isn’t keeping this guy busy enough – Brian’s blogging too – see what he’s up to here.

photos via Gluckstein Design Residential Portfolio & Gluckstein Home