Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sarah’s Summer House

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Did you watch any of the program Sarah’s Summer House on HGTV??  Sarah Richardson transformed her husband’s “bachelor shack” into what I would call the perfect cottage.   Try and catch the re-runs if you missed it.  The transformation is amazing.


Country Living Magazine  also did a layout of this gorgeous property in this month”s issue.  My copy of the magazine is already getting dog eared from me pouring over the pages. 

How gorgeous is this family room?  So many windows overlooking that beautiful lake

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It’s even more amazing when you see that this cottage is situated on it’s own mini island somewhere in Canada!  It is totally off the grid.  Their energy needs come from wind, solar, and propane.  And everything including building supplies and the workers all had to get there by boat.  Unbelievable.  

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   Notice the wide stripes painted floor in the master bedroom.  And it’s a smart idea to have that quilt hanging from that towel bar in one of the guest rooms.  It’s all so cheerful and cottage-y. :)


After the kitchen, I would have to say this is my favorite room.  It’s one of the guest rooms and actually it is separate structure that also has incredible views of the lake.   Wouldn’t you love to wake up here in the morning?!  This would make the perfect getaway.  I just love it!


Nancy said...

It's very pretty. I love the cottage look and Sarah did an excellent job. I hope to see reruns. Thanks for sharing the pictures!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

She is one of my favorite designers! I am coveting that magazine spread! LOL!!!

The enchanted home said...

Love it, its the perfect combination of coziness and elegance!

Anonymous said...

She really does some amazing work. Have seen a few of her other remodels on homes and I could live in any one of them.

manu said...

OMG That's really amazing!!!I wish I could have a home like that!! LOL

red ticking said...

a few friends have told me about her and i need to find out when she is on... she has a wonderful sense of style that is so inviting.... and i have always wanted to make pickles... i am going to try to find time to make yours... thank you so much for sharing with us. i love pickles...
xx pam

Jane said...

I watched all of the episodes of this show and loved it. I was amazed that they had that little island all to themselves. Remarkable transformation!! What a wonderful retreat to have. I would never want to leave!!