'As seen on TV'

I've been wanting to say that for ages! And now I can **whoop whoop** as one of my designs was actually featured on TV last weekend....

A few months ago I was contacted by Tern TV, saying that they were in the process of filming a new TV show for Channel 4 called Best Laid Plans and wanted to know if I would get involved.

Each week architectural designer Charlie Luxton and property developer Sophie Morgan follow two families renovating their homes and together, they do their best to help these homeowners resolve their crucial design dilemmas. I know there are quite a few of these 'type' of shows on now but this is a good one and I'm really hoping they do a second series as it's a fab format.

Both Charlie and Sophie are quick to acknowledge that when undertaking ambitious building projects, heated debates are often not too far behind! Discussions about knocking walls down, building them up, fixtures and fittings and of course the all important budget debate. If you've ever undertaken building work of your own then you know it can be quite a stressful and tense time when you're in the thick of it with decision demands coming at you from every angle.

The design duo try to resolve the dilemmas by delving into their plans and taking them to see inspirational properties that will help them settle their differences so they can succeed in producing spectacular homes of their own.

Ok.......so here's where I come in.

In episode 7, one of the families is having a bit of a wobble with regards to whether or not to opt for geometric wallpaper. Tern TV contacted me because they had seen that we had used this type of statement feature wall in one of my projects and asked if they could film it for the series.

geometric wallpaper project

Yes..... film one of *my designs* as the inspirational property the couple go to in order to settle their design dilemma - another whoop whoop needed here I think.

Luckily my client said, 'yes' to this invasion so....... it was all systems go.

tv shoot
tv shoot
tv shoot

The kitchen, snug | diner downstairs remodelling had been a long awaited project for my client and as they show on the TV series, having major renovations done to your home can be quite an upheaval, especially when it involves the kitchen areas.

kitchen extension building works
kitchen extension building works
kitchen extension building works

Having lived in this 1930s semi for many years, after months of preparation and building work upheaval, they finally were able to transform the entire downstairs living area into their dream space, housing separate utility, snug and dining area as well as an impressive light filled bright new kitchen.

kitchen extension
kitchen extension
photos by Jez Dickson photography

photos by Jez Dickson photography

If you get time to watch this episode, it's a fantastic compliment that the couple involved in the design dilemma actually chose a very similar statement wallpaper to the one we used on this project which was great testament to the fact that the visit had been inspiring and useful.

So thank you to Tern TV for contacting me but also a massive thank you to my wonderful clients who allowed the film crew into their home for quite a few hours which enabled me to see one of my designs actually on the TV, which I have to say, not going to lie, gave me quite a thrill!