Sought after presenter and brand ambassador, she co-hosts HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds and is part of the ensemble cast of Family Home Overhaul and 3 seasons of Home to Win. Named as House & Home’s prestigious A-List Designer/TV Personality (2020)
Sarah Keenleyside is a designer and TV personality recognized for creating unique and creative environments tailored to the individuality of her clients. She was named as House & Home’s prestigious A-List Designer/TV Personality in 2020. Sarah is best known as co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds. The Canadian Screen Award nominated series showcases her signature approach to design by fusing interior renovations with unconventional exterior designs. Sarah loves to have fun with design and share her trade secrets, as she insists on losing the stigma that design is elitist.
Some of Sarah’s branded partnerships include TV commercials for Volkswagen, The Home Depot and Rakuten as well as selective brand ambassador partnerships including MicroPro Sienna (pressurized treated lumber). Sarah is also a sought after host and can been seen as a recurring host for the W Network’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’ and ‘Movie Date’.
A sought after guest Design Expert on several daytime talk shows and radio shows, she can also be seen on HGTV Canada’s hit series Family Home Overhaul and three seasons of Home To Win. In addition to Sarah’s numerous television commitments, she has also run her own successful interior design firm Qanuk Interiors for the last decade. She only recently stepped away from this to concentrate more on her TV career and growing family. Sarah is married to Juno Award-winning musician Justin Rutledge and the couple two young boys, Jack (2019) and Louie (2021).