The Great Interior Design Challenge Your home in their hands

by Katherine Sorrell

The Real World

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The latest in the BBC’s skills series, we’ve had cooking and sewing, now it’s the turn of Interior Design. The 12-part series sees 24 amateurs competing, working on houses and flats in many different styles from Georgian to Modern, they’re presented with a range of design tasks. The book uses the design examples from the series to give a complete guide to redesigning a home besides giving much practical advice on materials and techniques. Working as series companion and a stand-alone DIY guide to giving your home a new look this is a useful book, full of good ideas from the series participants, good design achieved without a huge budget.


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The Great Interior Design Challenge Your home in their hands Synopsis

The Great Interior Design Challenge is the official tie-in to the prime-time BBC Two series. Twenty-four amateur designers compete for the title, watched over by judges interior stylist Sophie Robinson and architect and interior designer Daniel Hopwood as host Tom Dyckhoff, architecture and interior design critic offers support. The book contains case studies from the series - covering all room types, breakdowns of budget and mood boards as well and expert advice from the judges. The book takes a look at a variety of historical styles across the UK that feature in the series - from Regency to Victorian and Edwardian to Art Deco right up to modern industrial warehouse conversions - with inspiration for decorating within the style of your home. Including a number of upcycle projects from the TV series, technical know-how and insider tips from the judges, this book will help the amateur achieve professional results. Tom Dyckhoff is the presenter and is the architecture and design critic for the BBC's The Culture Show and has written and presented many documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Tom has written a weekly column in The Guardian Weekend for more than a decade and was the architecture critic for The Times. Sophie Robinson is one half of the judging panel and has been in the interior design business for over 12 years with a reputation as one of the industry's top interior stylists, regularly employed by top magazines and television. Daniel Hopwood completes the team as the second judge and has created homes for millionaire clients, and is a director at the elite British Institute of Interior Design.

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ISBN: 9781909815117
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Pavilion Books an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909815117
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Katherine Sorrell
Publisher: Pavilion Books an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: The Real World,
Categories: Interior design, decor & style guides,

About Katherine Sorrell

Katherine Sorrell is a former associate editor of Homes & Gardens magazine. An experienced interiors and lifestyle writer, she contributes regularly to a range of leading magazines and newspapers, and is the author of numerous books, including The Vintage Modern Home, The Art of Display and The Essential Guide to Craft. She lives in Cornwall with her family.

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