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Sarah Richardson, BA'93

Sarah Richardson
Acclaimed designer and HGTV host

Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer, HGTV host and producer, known for turning ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with an incredible wow factor.

Sarah started out in 1995 working behind the scenes as a prop stylist and set decorator, but it wasn’t long before she’d switched to the other side of the lens. By the late 1990’s, Sarah found herself in high demand as an on-screen personality and quickly realized that she could carve a niche in the emerging world of design TV by sharing her practical, endearing and inspiring approach to décor and design with viewers. Sarah is the host, co-creator and co-producer of four celebrated HGTV series that are watched by fans in over 100 countries. Room Service, Design Inc., Sarah’s House (and Sarah’s Cottage), and Sarah 101 are a collection of lifestyle television series dedicated to tackling the demands and design challenges of modern living. Since launching her first television show over 13 years ago, Sarah has over 250 episodes to her credit.

Sarah is also juggles the daily running of a high-demand design business, Sarah Richardson Design Inc., which transforms commercial and residential spaces. Her growing line of signature products includes custom furniture, a fabric collection for Kravet, and two exciting partnerships with international brands. Sarah writes a regular column on design and style for the Globe and Mail as well as a monthly feature column for Chatelaine magazine.

Sarah is the recipient of numerous awards including a Gemini Award for Best Host in a Lifestyle Series, The Caldwell Partners Top 40 Under 40 Award, Western University's Young Alumni Award, and Havergal College's Old Girls Hall of Distinction. Sarah holds in BA in Visual Arts from Western Univesrity(1993).

To keep the demands of a hectic TV life in balance, Sarah and her entrepreneur husband, Alexander Younger, spend weekends leading an active outdoor lifestyle while living off the grid in the country with their two young daughters, and an adorable Wheaten Terrier. She gives back to her community by lending her design talents to styling dream homes and hotel suites for a variety of charities.


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