In The BNOTP Library: Sarah Style by Sarah Richardson

It’s here! Seems like I’ve been waiting forever for Sarah Richardson’s first-ever book to arrive. Do you know, Sarah? I first discovered her when I caught a series on HGTV where they chronicled the huge makeover she gave to her island cottage. I loved the beach cottage so when I discovered she had a book coming out in June, I did something I rarely do, I pre-ordered it.

I got this surprising e-mail from Amazon a few days ago.

Greetings from

You saved $4.66 with’s Pre-order Price Guarantee!

The price of the item(s) decreased after you ordered them, and we gave you the lowest price.

The following title(s) decreased in price:

Sarah Style
Price on order date: $20.38
Price charged at shipping: $15.72
Lowest price before release date: $15.72
Quantity: 1
Total Savings: $4.66

$4.66 is your total savings under our Pre-order Price Guarantee.

Did you know if you pre-order a book and then it has a price reduction afterwards, Amazon charges the reduced amount. That’s only fair and I’m glad they do that since it takes the worry out of pre-ordering. I rarely pre-order books, preferring to wait until a book has been out a while and then buy a “Like New” or “Very Good” copy to save a little. But every now and then if it’s a designer I really like, I just go for it as I did with Sarah’s new book.

It just came and I haven’t had a chance to read all the way through it, but I thought I’d share what I do like about it so far.

BNOTP Library Logo for Posts


In the BNOTP Library: Sarah Style
Author: Sarah Richardson
Hardcover: 352 pages

Sarah Style by Sarah Richardson

3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • The layout out of this book is by the room with each chapter covering ideas for decorating that particular room. The chapters are: The Entry, The Living Room, The Dining Room, The Living/Dining Room, The Kitchen, The Family Room, The Bedroom, The Kid’s Room, The Bathroom and The Office. If I had to describe the decorating style featured throughout this book, I’d probably say it’s traditional with a twist. Sarah uses a lot of traditional furniture pieces, mirrors and chandeliers but the rooms are fresh and lively.
  • Sarah isn’t afraid of color and uses a lot of it in the rooms featured in this book. She’s pretty fearless when it comes to mixing it up in a room and I do like that. I like her philosophy of not focusing on “matching” but instead “on the mix.”
  • There’s a lot in this book! It’s not just pretty pictures. The writing is fairly small and captions paired with the pictures are long and detailed, so it’s packed with good tips and a lot of information. I’m surprised it’s priced so well. Maybe they did that since it’s Sarah’s first book.

You can read more about this book at Amazon where I normally buy my books here: Sarah Style

Update: Sarah has a new book coming out! Going on my wish list! It can be preordered at a discount here: At Home: Sarah Style

At Home Sarah Style by Sarah Richardson


Pssst: If you would like to be notified of new “In The BNOTP Library” posts, subscribe to have updates delivered to your Inbox via the gray subscribe box at the end of this post. I also have a board at Pinterest where I pin all the books I feature here at Between Naps On The Porch. You’ll find that board here: In The BNOTP Library on Pinterest

You’ll find previously featured books from the BNTOP library here: In The BNOTP Library or just click on the collage below.

In the BNOTP Library


*If a post is sponsored or a product was provided at no charge, it will be stated in post. Some links may be affiliate links and as an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases. *

 Never miss a Between Naps on the Porch post! 

*Subscribe to have updates delivered to your Inbox. 


  1. That’s one book I’m really looking forward to! I’ve been watching Sarah’s series since the beginning. Thanks for the review! 😉

    • Donna, does she currently have a show on HGTV? I just saw the beach cottage makeover and loved that one. That was ages ago, though.

      • Yes…Real Potential. Although I’ve only seen two episodes…and they were shown on a Tuesday morning! There were several Sarah’s House…a split level, the farmhouse, a new build in the suburbs, and her cottage. I also heard she was filming another one again about her cottage. We seem to be a year behind Canada in the scheduling. And then there’s her Sarah 101 series, with Tommy, which is very good! I hope I don’t sound like a stalker…hehe! 😉

  2. I love her style, so I am glad you are giving it a good review. Definitely one for my Christmas wish list! Thanks.

    • I think it’s definitely worth the price. It isn’t a “coffee table book” with huge, gorgeous pictures, but the pictures are nice and there’s a ton of decorating advice inside.

  3. I love Sarah’s style. My mom and I used to watch her show together all the time. She and Tommy together…what a hoot!

  4. I like the fact that Sarah mixes traditional with contemporary. She uses new, vintage and recycled items to create rooms that seem collected over time. I’ve watched her for years and hope Santa will put her book under my tree.

  5. Just got Sarah’s book-also pre-ordered. Also got the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook. What lovely weekend delights! Are you still sleeping well on your new mattress?

  6. Patricia Alexander says

    I enjoy your book reviews and it helps pick out my next book. Love seeing “Fred” in his place of honor. By the way, think your doorbell should sing “The Eyes of Texas”…just sayin’, you ask a girl from Texas and you just gotta know that it’s going to be something Texas and/or Country.

  7. Linda Mazzei says

    Just love Sarah, I love the cottage and the guest cottage for the Mom’s. But my favorite redo was the red farm house, you would love the yellow kitchen.

  8. I love Sarah too. My dream would be to have her decorate my house. She would not need to interview me about my taste and preferences. She’d have free rein.

  9. Now that you have reviewed the book, it is going on my Christmas list!

  10. I love Sarah’s style. It is always so bright and fresh. I’m with the others who are going to put this on their Christmas wish list! Thanks for sharing.

I'd love to hear from you! Please leave a comment!