Decorating & Design

May 21, 2019

Designer Sarah Richardson Shares Her Best Makeover Tips!

When a family from London, England, decamped to Nashville, Tennessee, they wanted to land somewhere that instantly felt like home. Designer Sarah Richardson, who had worked on the homeowners’ previous house, knew exactly what they liked and was up to the challenge of working on a short timeline. The caveat? There would be no renovation; this house was only a stop on the family’s journey to a forever home. For Sarah and co-designer Kate Stuart, the refresh was all about the power of decorating, injecting traditional English touches and a fresh, updated feeling with just paint, fabric and furniture. Post-makeover, the home’s soft palette combines with dramatic flourishes to achieve the perfect union of British and Southern charm.

Scroll down to discover Sarah, in her own words, breaking down her tips for tackling a reno-free makeover.

Author: As told to Catherine Sweeney

Stacey Brandford


House & Home April 2019


Sarah Richardson and Kate Stuart, Sarah Richardson Design