Sunday, September 29, 2013

{sarah richardson dining room before & after}

Hi everyone! Have my fellow Canadians been following Sarah's new series, Real Potential? At first I was a little sad that there is very little air time designated to the actual decorating, but I'm actually getting into it! The network wanted Sarah to focus more on real estate and less on décor to draw in the male viewers, so it's definitely different than her past shows, but there is always so much to learn from her no matter what the format. Here's a dining room makeover from a recent episode that was quite stunning, first the BEFORES!

This was the view when you first walked in the home:

Looks kinda like a bar or a reception desk right? I couldn't figure out how she was going to solve that nasty half-wall without completely knocking it down! On the other side of the half-wall is the dining room:

So the smart cookie that she is, Sarah opted to place a series of 3 antique lead glass window panes and close in the opening, the end result was beautiful, the picture doesn't do justice:

Great idea right? And the entire room was sophisticated and light-hearted:

The homeowners even got a bonus gift from Sarah! The dining room flows into the adjoining kitchen, so Sarah opted to continue the floor stain and paint in there, as well as replace the backsplash. Cheap fixes that make a WORLD of a difference {I wish they posted a kitchen before shot, think peachy cabinets!}
Canadians, be sure to tune in on Thursday nights, and US viewers will hopefully be able to watch the series shortly as well!


Silje said...

Wow, what a transformation! And how clever are those windows!:D

Just Beachy said...

it seems to follow along with their bombardment of real estate focused shows, more of the same old for me , look at three properties choose one blah blah blah... I would love to get back to the Design Inc days , to see the real design process the ups and downs the problem solving and then the fabulous end result.
oh well!!!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Why would the network want her to appeal more to a male audience? Doesn't she already have a huge female following? It seems silly to lose that.

The first episode I watched was a bit disappointing as well. It reminded me too much of Property Brothers or Income Property. I do like seeing the end result, but too much time is focused on the real estate portion. Design Inc. and Sarah's House were far better shows in my opinion (and I miss Tommy)!

therelishedroost said...

Love her! Met her in NYC she is so nice and I wish we had that show in the states! THat dining room is wonderful!!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Sarah's new show is a big disappointment! I want to like the show, because it is Sarah; but it's not happening. Four shows into the new season and I have lost all interest. This new format is not what Sarah's fans want to see.

Sarah @ 702 Park Project said...

This looks great! I'm in love with that gorgeous buffet with the perfect hardware! I need that in my house!! :)

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I do have a place in my heart for her first show Room Service, I can't help but think that she's too famous now and it's gotten to her head, but she still makes rooms look pretty. Have a good week Nancy and I do hope we get to see each other soon!

Anonymous said...

This "new" show is just a repeat of others already all over TV land....yawn!!!!

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