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Blue and White Country Kitchen

At first glance this blue and white kitchen looks traditional, but thanks to the retro stools, colorful backsplash, open shelving, pendant lighting, and contemporary pulls on the cabinets, it has a contemporary twist.

Bright and Contemporary Living Space

A green and white color scheme gives this contemporary living room with clean lines a bright and comfortable feeling.

Gray and Gold Living Room

This mid-century modern sitting area features a a mix of patterns in shade of gray and gold. A gray and white graphic upholstered chair plays off a solid gray sofa and a gray and white rug. A pair of round mirrors on the wall add organic shapes to the room's minimal lines.

Eclectic Bedroom With Exposed White Brick

The assortment of fabrics in this eclectic bedroom brings warmth and personality to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson combined industrial and fine elements equally so nothing looks out of place. The dragon fabric on the headboard and footboard set the tone for the room, and patterns with the same color scheme are sprinkled throughout for a look that flows smoothly. Family heirlooms add a cozy touch.

Elegant Khaki Bedroom With Cream Bedding

This neutral master bedroom boasts a hotel chic look. The multitude of glossy and flat textures punctuates the soft, neutral tones of the space. The lamps accentuate the chandelier's brass frame, while the sleek shapes contrast the chandelier's romantic sparkle.

Eclectic Girl's Bedroom in Blue

In this girls' bedroom, two twin beds are pushed foot to foot making one long bed, with room for storage underneath. A traditional pleated bedskirt connects the two, and country touches make the room sophisticated enough for the girl to grow into.

Neutral Transitional Bathroom With Glass Shower

Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's Sarah 101, created an oasis of calm in this elegant bathroom with delicate apricot details, vintage furniture and a freestanding tub. The metal-frame shower enclosure gives the space a retro vibe, while the vanity area frees up the main space in the bathroom and offers a seating option. The decorative plumbing fixtures act as the jewelry and finishing touch to the space.

Gray And White Midcentury Modern Living Room

Decked out in geometric patterns, decorative art and low-slung furniture, this living room lives in serious midcentury modern style. A starburst clock keeps time on the gray wall, while a sleek coffee table keeps a low-profile on the striped area rug.

Green and White Kitchen With Industrial Flair

This small kitchen is packed with personality, from the striped subway tile backsplash and metal industrial stools, to the green cabinets.

Living Room With Bay Window

A beautiful bay window floods this white and green living room in soft light. A modern coffee table mixes with a traditional end table, and a white, slipcovered sofa and green armchairs add simple elegance.

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Sarah 101 is a back-to-basics crash course in design that breaks every project into simple building blocks. Designer Sarah Richardson showcases her signature approach of tips and tricks to solve design problems so that you too can transform any room in your home.
Season 2, Episode 13

Cool Bachelor Loft

Though a rental this young bachelor wants a place that speaks to his hip downtown style. Sarah and Tommy take on the industrial loft, bringing to it a cool, loungey vibe to entertain friends in casual style. The trick is how to spend your money in a bare bones rental in ways that create atmosphere yet focus on finding pieces you love and can take to your next place.

Tuesday
Oct 7
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 10

Kid Free Retreat

A coveted large bedroom is an embarrassment of riches for one couple. Sarah and Tommy create separate functional areas within the large, traditional space while keeping the overall mood relaxed and welcoming. New paint, lighting and window coverings further enhance this room's mandate to be a serene place in which to escape and relax.

Tuesday
Oct 7
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Fresh Country Kitchen

A recently acquired country home came with a nightmare 80's kitchen. Sarah and Tommy have limited dollars to transform this large space into a kitchen and casual dining space that is bright, fresh and modern yet maintains its country ambiance. It's a lesson in spend-save as they devise solutions that are cheery and practical, while keeping a keen eye on the bottom line.

Tuesday
Oct 7
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 2

Reno Burnout

After five years of renovating by themselves this couple lost steam right outside their master bedroom door. Sarah and Tommy devise a calm, serene scheme that plays into the homeowners' desire to relax and enjoy their achievement. They shoehorn in badly needed clothes storage and layout solutions that maximize this pint-sized master. That is, once they clear out the tools and discarded reno supplies!

Tuesday
Oct 7
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Modern Family Dining

This dining room is an unappetizing feast of bad colour, dated features and weird layout. Sarah and Tommy jumpstart the stuffy space with fresh, bright twists totally in tune with this young family's outlook. Period features go bold and modern. Vintage furniture transforms into a riotous medley of punchy, practical colour and fabrics. It's new, it's cool and true to a young, hip family's dining needs!

Tuesday
Nov 11
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Grown Up Condo

A first time homeowner's maturing taste pushes the finishes and furniture in her tiny condo well past their due date. Sarah and Tommy find furnishings that reflect the client's new attitude and that can eventually move with her into a larger home. In the meantime they inject a ton of style and flexibility into this tiny kitchen, living and dining space.

Tuesday
Nov 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Reno Burnout

After five years of renovating by themselves this couple lost steam right outside their master bedroom door. Sarah and Tommy devise a calm, serene scheme that plays into the homeowners' desire to relax and enjoy their achievement. They shoehorn in badly needed clothes storage and layout solutions that maximize this pint-sized master. That is, once they clear out the tools and discarded reno supplies!

Tuesday
Dec 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Big Box Kitchen

Sarah and Tommy bring style and sense to a tight, illogical kitchen and equally small adjoining living area. Flooring, paint and other finishes unite the two spaces. A customized out-of-the-box kitchen plays on Sarah's green and white color scheme. It is carried into the living area with smart, dual-purpose solutions for modern living.

Tuesday
Jun 30
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Reno Burnout

After five years of renovating by themselves this couple lost steam right outside their master bedroom door. Sarah and Tommy devise a calm, serene scheme that plays into the homeowners' desire to relax and enjoy their achievement. They shoehorn in badly needed clothes storage and layout solutions that maximize this pint-sized master. That is, once they clear out the tools and discarded reno supplies!

Tuesday
Jul 7
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Versatile Living/Dining

This mid-century home looks more like a contents sale than the slick, functional abode it could be. Sarah and Tommy make this adjoining living and dining room flow seamlessly into one another using paint, furniture and flooring solutions, and by tweaking the layout to capture the bucolic view. The end goal, a modern home that works for today's living yet doesn't look like a mid-century theme park.

Tuesday
Jul 14
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 14

Bath Reno Redo

The renovation of their one and only bathroom unveiled for this couple a series of perplexing mistakes made by the previous homeowner. Now Sarah and Tommy step in, first addressing the structural issues before moving onto the pretty. It's a lesson in scheduling a renovation when it's the only bathroom you have, choosing classic, quality fixtures and finishing with accessories that speak to you.

Tuesday
Jul 21
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Baker's Kitchen

This kitchen begs for reinvention! Sarah and Tommy squeeze industrial grade gear into this space while helping it blend with the home's overall traditional style. They also address weird placement of windows, doors and services, plus lighting in the new task mastering space The end result is a kitchen that is professional grade, yet welcoming for occasions large and small.

Tuesday
Jul 28
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Refreshed Master Bath

Every inch of this home was renovated before the current owners moved in except for the master bath. It remains locked in another era with fixtures and attitude to match. Sarah and Tommy create a luxe space by swapping out the tired fixtures, revising the layout and dated colour palette. This master bath finally jibes with the rest of the newly renovated home.

Monday
Jun 6
6:30am | 5:30c

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