Keynote Speaker at Spring Market 2014.
Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer, known around the world for jaw-dropping transformations that turn 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 and was parlaying her innate charm and inimitable style into a burgeoning on-camera career. 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. Known for creating innovative, award-winning design solutions that speak directly to the goals and tastes of a contemporary audience, Sarah is the host, co-creator and co-producer of four celebrated HGTV series that are watched by fans all around the world, 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.
In addition to producing groundbreaking TV, Sarah is a creative powerhouse in the design world and 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, The University of Western Ontario’s Young Alumni Award, and Havergal College’s Old Girls Hall of Distinction. Sarah holds in BA in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario (1993).