Why Sarah Richardson Is One Of Our Favorite HGTV Stars

Aside from running her own design business, she's worked on eight HGTV shows.

Even if you don't recognize Sarah Richardson's face, you've definitely seen her designs. She's the host, co-creator, or co-producer of over 250 episodes of HGTV shows, but more than that, she's an incredibly talented designer. Here are a few of the reasons you need her on your radar.

She Didn't Actually Get Her Start In Interiors

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It took an army of some of the hardest working people in town to install my two kitchen designs at @IDStoronto, and it all comes down at 6pm today! Don't miss your chance to see the Couture Pizzeria and Resort Kitchen - two concept kitchens featuring the latest and greatest in @MonogramCanada appliances and an up close look at all the design details. The full story and source guide coming soon to ‪sarahrichardsondesign.com‬! #ids18 #srdesignlife (photos by @staceysnaps)

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Though Richardson has run her own design business for over 15 years, she actually got her start as a prop stylist and set decorator. Realizing there was a niche in design TV for her practical approach, she launched her first TV series for HGTV in 2000, Room Service. To date, she's worked on eight HGTV shows, including Design Inc., Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage, Sarah's Rental Cottage, Sarah 101, Sarah Off the Grid, and Real Potential.

She's Not American

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Cheers to Canada Day!!! #ontherocks with @georgianbayspiritco and #thespiritofthesky @ministerofexteriors 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

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Though she has a wide North American fan base and her shows air on HGTV, Richardson is actually Canadian. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

Accessibility Is Kind Of Her Thing

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Table’s all set and the #friendsgiving feast is about to begin at #starlightfarm. 9 families, 15 kids and a whole lotta gourmet potluck is in our future. My table may not be classic thanksgiving in palette but the combination of rustic and elegant mixed with rough and fine just sums up how we entertain. @wayfaircanada dining chairs and all the pretty table settings. #athomesarahstyle #sarahoffthegrid 🍁🍁🍁

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If you just cannot deal with picture-perfect, super elegant rooms that you know your own family would instantly track dirt into, Richardson is your girl. She takes an easygoing, practical approach to design—but that doesn't mean she sacrifices aesthetic. Richardson brings a timeless elegance to decor that feels accessible, but still totally swoon-worthy.

Girl's Got Style

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November? ✔️Non-stop Rain? ✔️.... Instead of crying the daylight savings blues I got to skip inside and stay dry while scoping out the luxe newly renovated @holtrenfrew designer #footwearhall at 50 Bloor filled with all sorts of gorgeous + glamorous shoe inspiration! Now, Santa...how many of these can you fit in your sack? @torontolife #makeanentrance photo by @erinleydon

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Seriously? Would we look this chic on a disgusting rainy day? That'd be a hard no.

"Best-Selling" Author Is Also On Her Resume

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You know I love a good inspiration, right? But I never expected the spine of #athomesarahstyle to be cited as the jumping off point for an original work of art!!! So thank you @rachelalbanoart for sharing your current commission to paint a vibrant original piece of art that embraces the vibrant & happy hues on my book! Can’t wait to see the final reveal! #srdesignlife

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In addition to dominating the design television world and owning her own business, she's also written two bestselling books: Sarah Style and At Home: Sarah Style.

You Can Shop Her Style...Right Now

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If sunny days and sweet sunsets are your vibe, our Petal and Citrine wallpapers need your attention. Click the link in my profile to explore my new #wallpaper collection and find a pattern that's perfectly you! From softly textured neutrals to bright and bold large-scale prints, the Signature Collection features 65 patterns designed by me, printed in the UK, and available to be shipped right to your door! #astreetprintsxsarah @brewsterhome #shopsarahstyle (portrait by @valeriewilcox)

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Oh, and if TV, design, and books weren't enough, she's also designed a product line, with everything from wallpaper to bedding to stationary. And you're going to want it all.

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