Staff Writer, Homes

Sarah Harley


Sarah Harley is a Staff Writer for Homes at Saga Exceptional. Since first picking up a paintbrush and experiencing the joy of re-decorating her bedroom in a questionable red, white and grey scheme as a young teenager, Sarah was hooked on the world of interior design. This obsession even led to a real life ‘Grand Designs’ project in 2005 when she donned a pink hard hat and appeared on TV screens, project managing the renovation and extension of a Grade II listed 17th century Folly in South Wales.

Throughout her career, Sarah has gained an array of experience in several different roles, ranging from copywriting, PR, events management and photography to interior design and home staging. With her two passions being the written word and the joys of a beautifully designed home, Sarah’s mission is to open the door on the world of interiors, inviting readers in to help them work their way through the vast choice of products, ideas and trends so that their own homes can reach their full potential.

Away from work, Sarah fills her Pinterest boards with more ideas, dreams of where to travel, takes photographs and loves being by the sea. She has two sons and if she absorbed everything they said would also be a football expert. The fact is she is often more interested in the colour and design of the kit – but don’t tell them that.

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Articles by Sarah Harley

pale green orangery conservatory on red-brick house
Interior Design

What is an orangery? And how does it differ from a conservatory?

We asked the experts just what sets the orangery apart from a standard conservatory. Hint: it's a lot to do with the glass roof structure...

table setting with green and white runner, aqua crockery and mezze style food
Interior Design

Try tablescaping with our tips for decorating a kitchen table

Setting the table for dinner has become an art. Check out the latest tablescaping ideas to boost your kitchen table decor

white washing machine with wicker laundry basket and shelves displaying cleaning materials
Tidy Home

Washing machine a bit whiffy? Here’s our easy 5-step guide to keeping it clean

Keep your laundry smelling line-fresh with our easy 5-step guide on how to clean a washing machine

Home Technology

The best digital photo frames we’ve tested

Looking for a way to share your photos with loved ones? We put five digital photo frames to the test to see if they're up to the job.

kitchen worktop with display of cacti in pots

The best kitchen plants to give your windowsills and worktops a boost

Add a boost to your kitchen with some well chosen plants. From edibles to low maintenance there's a plant that's right for everyone

wooden desk carved from slab of tree in front of windows
Interior Design

Strapped for study space? These 10 office conservatory ideas could provide a solution

Bring some sunshine to your study space with our 10 office conservatory ideas