Sarah Lyon

Sarah Lyon
Title: Home Writer
Education: Colby College, University of Pennsylvania
Location: New York, NY

Sarah Lyon is a freelance writer living in New York City. She primarily covers lifestyle and interior design pieces for top print and online publications. Sarah is also an avid home decorator and offers styling services for interior designers, too. Her own home tours have been featured on websites including, The Everygirl, Apartment Therapy, and in Architectural Digest's online DIY section. Sarah has a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College and a master's from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Colby College
  • Master's of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Experienced design and lifestyle writer
  • Avid home decorator and stylist


Sarah began her journalism career as an editorial assistant for American Baby magazine, a now-defunct publication that was housed within Meredith Corporation. Sarah has been a freelancer writer since fall 2018. When she isn't writing for The Spruce, Sarah also covers home, lifestyle, and wellness content for other lifestyle and home publications. Her work has appeared in Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, The Everygirl, Lonny, MyDomaine, the Wall Street Journal, and more.


Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Colby College, a small liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. There, she was also the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. Sarah went on to receive her master’s in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2016, she graduated from her program with a 4.0 grade point average.

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