East London Living/Dining Room
This beautiful victorian house in the Jesus Hospital Estate in East London was my first project in the Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC2. The owner, Ben, is a totally cool cookie. He has lots of amazing eclectic, personal items that needed pulling together and showing off. “Light and bright” read his brief, but this was a TV show, and I wanted to win. So I coaxed him into taking the plunge with dark grey walls (Scree from Little Greene) to really make his artwork and furniture pop. Afterwards he confessed he had originally thought he’d be getting the decorators in the next week, but after the paint went on, he was hooked!