Friday, March 26, 2010

Dark Tommy - Light Tommy

Do you know Tommy? Tommy Smythe from Sarah's House?

He's Sarah's hysterically funny sidekick who has an awesome sense of style.

Example # 1. Dark Tommy. His old apartment, all 180 square feet. Yes, 180 square feet!!


It is amazing how much style he can squeeze in a tiny space.


Loving the dark walls....


With pops of color.


Here he is on his bed/desk/sofa. As great as his place looks, the small space must have worn thin because he has moved to a bigger apartment...

Example #2 Light Tommy. What a difference white walls make!!


It's fun to see the different ways he has used furnishings and accessories from the first apartment- antlers, lamps, wooden boxes...

They have a whole new life against the white walls.

And now his bed is just a bed. I love this guy's style!! Which do you prefer? Dark Tommy or Light Tommy?

31 comments:

  1. I adore him. He is too funny. I want to hang out with him. And Sarah. I prefer light Tommy, of course, because I love color and like things light and airy.

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  2. What amazing spaces! I love both of them.

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  3. don't know him. i'm a fan of the dark. can't really say why, but i've always like dark colors much more.

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  4. I don't know of Tommy or Sarah...but now am dying to know more. Tommy=designer super star!

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  5. love the Tommy boy! he is so cool and funny. Perfect for Sarah.

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  6. So happy to find other 'FOTs' (Fans of Tommy)! He is a hoot isn't he? Both rooms are beautiful.

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  7. Love light Tommy best. You make a good point. I think small spaces can be so stylish, often because we are forced to be creative. Some spaces I admire most are the smaller ones. Have a great weekend, gal.

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  8. I LOVE the Light Tommy! It's amazing how different the same pieces look against the white walls. Great post! Have a good weekend...

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  9. I think I like light Tommy. Love him and Love that show!

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  10. Great post. I love so many elements from both sides of Tommy! Of course I gravitate toward lighter spaces but the chevron bed cover is fantastic.

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  11. the dark is lovely, but the white is what I could live with.

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  12. Such dark colors in a tiny space seems somewhere between claustrophobic and cozy. I don't think I could handle it on an everyday basis in my whole house. His lighter apartment seems much more open and welcoming thanks to all the white, but the furniture and his collections keep it cozy.

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  13. I like Light Tommy the best, but my goodness, did he do a lot in his little dark apartment!

    I made my husband watch Sarah's House this weekend for the first time - I think he even appreciated her talents!!

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  14. Have to say I love both.. all the fabulous things he gets into his spaces! xo

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  15. i love dark tommy and light tommy. he is the best!

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  16. i love tommy and esp the light space! he made me fall in love with gilt tole flower tables after seeing them on sarah's house. i think he has great taste! thanks for the post.

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  17. ooh I can't decide! Maybe light tommy because I have a tendency to prefer light colors to darks. The white walls just totally change the look of his apartment. There is something to say, though, about the chicness of dark walls. I would love to paint a room in my home navy!
    XO fallon

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  18. Oh wow, I LOVE the dark. I am crazy for dark walls. However, well, I love the light, too. I guess I would have a combination of both, either way, fabulous post!

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  19. he is killing me with the fabric on those wingbacks.

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  20. Oh I love Tommy. And Sarah. And Sarah's house. And Tommy's dark and light apartments.

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  21. I love Sarah Richardson's shows and always thought Tommy was a great sidekick. After seeing these rooms, I think he needs his own show. I prefer the light (note: my husband was the lone male above who commented and preferred the dark - go figure), but I think it may be just because the dark space was SO small I would feel claustrophobic!

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  22. how amazing! I adore both...dark or white walls.I guess I shouldn't fret anymore about our 750 sq ft or so condo. Style can be present no matter what! BTW, u won the sea urchin giveaway...need ur address info.Happy Friday!

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  23. Tommy is the best, light or dark...I can not chose...
    Sarah is a very lucky woman to work with him and him her...
    They just finished Sarahs Farm House and it is so funny to see Tommy with the snake.
    Which Sarah's House is playing in the US ?
    They have done 2 plus a cottage and now the farm... hope you get them all...
    OK if I have to pick one I say the dark...
    But I still love both...sorry

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  24. Tommy is my favorite of all the men on HGTV. I found him via Fine Living..hello HGTV you need to play Sarah's previous gem. Tommy is hoot and a holler with mad fab visions & design. Yup he's my designing sweetie. I'd love to go shopping with him. When will they realize...own show!!!

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  25. I just watched that show... Loved it!!!! She did a great job on her house.

    I'm going to have to go with Light Tommy! Great job Tommy! LOL

    xoxo,
    Alexandra

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  26. LOVE light Tommy. Love the Union Jack. Love those 'wing' chairs in that fabulous black & white fabric. Love the chandelier & gingham bedquilt in the bedroom. I want that apt.

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  27. Both spaces are lovely but I prefer the lighter apartment. Maybe because it's spring here in the UK.

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  28. love the dark but would live with light.

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  29. Oh Tommy, Tommy, Tommy - how can i possibly choose.

    I don't think I could live with the Dark Tommy space, but I love the statement it makes!

    I don't think I could live in the Light Tommy space either because I need colour on my walls - but I love the crisp clean feeling of the space.

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  30. wow. that red and white chevron blanket is so beautiful

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  31. Tommy Smythe I love everything you do. Your brand of good taste is absolutely amazing.

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