Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer and television personality, known around the world for dramatic transformations that turn ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with an incredible wow factor. Sarah is the host and co-producer of eight HGTV lifestyle series seen in over 100 countries where she shares her practical, endearing and inspiring approach to décor and design with viewers. Her shows include: Room Service, Sarah 101, Design Inc., Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage, Real Potential, Sarah’s Rental Cottage, and her newest show Sarah off the Grid which premiered on HGTV Canada in fall 2017 and has recently aired in Australia (Foxtel) and the United States (HGTV).
In addition to being a past contributor and columnist for The Globe and Mail and Chatelaine, Canada’s most read women’s magazine, Sarah was Home Design Director and décor columnist for Good Housekeeping Magazine.
Sarah has a growing line of signature products including bedding and home textiles, custom furniture, 2 fabric lines for Kravet Inc., and a new wallpaper collection for A-Street Prints by Brewster. She is also a bestselling author. “Sarah Style” and “At Home Sarah Style” published in 2014 and 2015 respectively by Simon & Schuster were both on The Globe and Mail bestseller list for over 4 months.
Most recently Sarah was at the top of House & Home Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Issue’s “Designer A-List” which she considers to be a true honor.
Sarah is regarded as a creative powerhouse in the design world and juggles the daily running of a high-demand design business, Sarah Richardson Design Inc. based in Toronto with clients throughout Canada, US and UK.
For more information, please visit www.sarahrichardsondesign.com.
As the editor-in-chief of Ottawa At Home magazine Mary Taggart is a respected decorator and lifestyle expert. Her passion lies in inspiring others to lead stylish lives, authentic to their personal style. She often shares decor and entertaining tips and ideas on a variety of local media outlets. Mary has the ability to make any space work aesthetically to suit lifestyle and environment.
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perreault
As a DIY & design expert, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.
When she’s not in front of an audience demonstrating helpful ideas on how to transform our living spaces into ones that inspire, she’s actively out in the community assisting her favourite charities such as ReThink Breast Cancer. Jackie is a popular speaker at shows and events across Canada and has been featured in various media such as Breakfast Television nationally, Global TV - The Morning Show, City TV, CTV, The Toronto Star, Globe & Mail and Styleathome.com to name a few. “Finding something you love and building a space around it is an key element to creating an environment that inspires you,” says Jackie who is known for teaching on how to connect with your own personal style and create spaces that are a reflection of who you and who you wish to be. Jackie uses her enthusiasm and love of design to engage her audience while sharing stories and tips that connect them to their passions.
Andrew Downward played a leading role on the wildly successful HGTV/W Network and is now a popular columnist for Home and Design Magazines across Canada. Divine Design with Candice Olson is still seen in over 78 countries worldwide on HGTV in the US and W Network and OWN in Canada. Andrew's expertise and insights into paint, colour, and paint applications has awarded him international recognition in his field. In fact, Andrew's knowledge and experience on Divine Design has made him one of North America's most recognisable and trusted paint and colour experts.