Hilary Farr had a beloved Long Hair Chihuahua named Mimi, who passed away in November 2020 at the age of 17. Below is an excerpt from her memorial for Mimi.
Her intuitive, steadfast emotional support helped me through the worst times, and her love and joy amplified the best times. I’ve learned the beauty of being in the moment to bask in every moment of love Mimi had to offer me.Hilary Farr, December 2020
Hilary Farr adopted a rescue dog named Suki from Pawsitive Sanctuary in November 2021.
Meet Suki! She’ll be coming to her forever home all the way from India on November 4th! PawsitiveSanctuary has Suki and all their rescues checked by the veterinarian to be sure they’re in perfect health to fly. Tomorrow she’ll visit the doggie spa!Hilary Farr, Facebook, November 2021
Hilary Farr is a Canadian interior designer and reality TV star, best known for her role as the co-host on the widely watched Love It or List It show on HGTV. Known for her impeccable style and ability to transform dull, outdated spaces into vibrant, modern residences, Farr has managed to carve a distinctive place for herself in the realm of home design and television.
Farr’s stardom soared with Love It or List It, which premiered on HGTV in 2008. Her role as a designer battling against real estate agent David Visentin, who aims to relocate homeowners while Farr tries to persuade them to stay with her renovation plans, gained her widespread recognition. This unique show format not only brought a new flavor to home renovation TV, but it also gave viewers an intimate look at Farr’s skillful design process and her ability to work under pressure. As a result, the show has enjoyed considerable popularity, running for more than 15 seasons and spawning various spin-off series.
A cornerstone of Farr’s career has been her collaborations with various celebrities and influential figures. She has worked with figures from various fields, from film and television stars to prominent business figures. Some of these high-profile personalities include Jennifer Hudson, who enlisted Farr’s help for her Chicago home’s redesign, and Ryan Seacrest, who collaborated with Farr for his Los Angeles home. Additionally, Farr has partnered with esteemed individuals like Sarah Richardson, a renowned designer, Colin and Justin, the famous designer duo, and personalities like Carson Arthur and Brian Baeumler from HGTV. These collaborations have not only helped Farr widen her design horizons but also exposed her work to a wider, global audience.
Throughout her illustrious career, Farr’s work has been recognized by various organizations. Notably, in 2014, she was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Host in an Information or Lifestyle Series for her work on Love It or List It. Additionally, her design work on Jennifer Hudson’s home led to a nomination for an NAACP Image Award in 2017. These recognitions, among others, are testament to Farr’s influence and expertise in the field of home design and television.