I’ve had to keep quiet for a while, but I can finally tell you about my exciting summer.
Back in May I was invited to join the team of the BBC2 show Great Interior Design Challenge as one of the regular decorators.
In the show, amateur designers get a grand and two days to transform a room. I was part of the small team working to make their designs happen.
On every shoot the houses were a different architectural style and ranged from houseboats in Surrey to townhouses in Edinburgh and even a stately home in the Lake District.
The challenge for the decorators was working fast enough in the middle of the chaos of filming but to ensure the standard was as good as for any everyday client. I also had to decide what could realistically get done in the timescale and advise the designer if things needed to be cut back on.
The shoots were hectic but I had a great time. I ended up working on ten of the 16 shows and my first 15 seconds of fame is due to be shown tonight, October 28th, at 7pm on BBC2! A beautiful Cotswold village was the gorgeous setting.
It might well be a case of blink and you’ll miss me but it was good fun and really interesting to get an insight into how programmes are made.