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by - Thursday, March 27, 2008

I tried my hardest, but in the end it wasn’t enough. I didn’t get “the Sarah” to agree to be a speaker at my Pecha Kucha. You know Sarah Richardson right? She is arguably the most famous Canadian interior designer out there. With two hit shows (Sarah’s House and Design Inc.) to her name, an 18 episode season, a line of furnishings, private design consultations, and a toddler, I knew there was slim to no chance she’d be available for my event. And I was right – she’ll be out of town that weekend – bummmmmer.

But I am not one to let a conversation just die on the vine so I emailed Sarah back, thanked her for considering our invitation, and told her I’d send a copy of my book as my thank you for the years of design inspiration she’s given me and thousands of other homeowners. 

I also said I hope she designs a line of fabrics one day – a la Kelly Wearstler – because if you know Sarah, you know she is awesome at choosing and using fabrics! Every time I visit Designer Fabrics, her favourite fabric hangout, I look around to see if she’s shopping the silks or browsing the brocades. She cheerily replied “I would love to do fabrics - as well as plenty of other things”. Ambitious girl.

So that’s my brush with the famous Sarah. If you’re not familiar with her work, here’s a sample of her stunning interiors.

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  1. This is the first I've heard of Pecha Kucha - what an awesome idea! I will definitely keep that in mind.

    Sarah and Brian Gluckstein are my favourite designers and I I heard both of them speak at IDS08 which was thrilling! I was a geek and took notes and everything! :)

  2. Anonymous4:20 AM

    Oh, so disapointed for you! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics what a talent! Love the blog too - read back over the archives after finding you on the Easter weekend! Love...everything really!

  3. I can imagine your disappointment!!
    Sarah is one of my favourites and I don't thinks she ever missteps, design wise...

    Love all the inspiration on your blog!!

    Linda (a fellow canadian)

  4. Anonymous10:21 AM

    O no... :( but I'm sure you'd made such a great impression already. Sarah will remember you!!! You never know, something might come up in the near future again with Sarah! Stay Tuned! Life is always interesting :) Proud of you!!!


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