Staff Writer, Homes
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.
Articles by Sarah Harley
We tested the best desk lamps: here’s what turned us on
In the market for a mood-enhancer, a hi-tech light or an iconic design? Here’s what we found when we put the best desk lamps to the test
Filthy floors? Deep clean carpets so they look new with tips from the pros
Want to know how to deep clean your carpets at home? Here’s what the experts suggest for bringing your floor back to life.
Looking for the best two-colour combinations for a living room? Here are 10 perfect duos
Redecorating and searching for the best two-colour combinations for living rooms? We share 10 perfect partners.
Stacey Solomon’s rug painting hack looks fabulous – but should you try it?
Looking for a way to jazz up your jute? The Sort Your Life Out star has a great way to quickly upcycle an uninspiring rug.
Avoid costly home-moving mistakes with these 11 genius expert tips
Even though house prices are on the decline, the cost of moving home is on the rise. We look at how to save money when you’re relocating.
Strapped for study space? Here are 15 small home office ideas that ooze intelligent design
Are you looking to create an office space or revamp what you have? We’ve got the best small home office candidates in town.