Sarah Harley


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 Harley 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.

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Articles by Sarah Harley

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Red is back in fashion: here’s how to decorate your home with it

Love red but not sure how to make it work in your interior scheme? From accessories to colour drenching, we show you how to decorate with red.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.