The good news is the fourth series of The Great Interior design challenge has been commissioned and filming is underway. While I can’t deny that it breaks my heart that I won’t be working with my favourite people in TV Daniel Hopwood and Tom Dyckhoff, not to mention the courageous and creative designers that bare their soul and their talents to be part of the show, I’m not going to miss being away from my family.
I’ve made the tough yet brilliant decision to take a complete career break. My son Arthur is just five and it’ll be the first time ever I’ve ever been able to commit to being with him during the summer holidays. For the past three years I’ve been away from home for three days and nights every week filming throughout the whole summer. I’ve totally loved my involvement with GIDC and put my whole soul into it, but already, one week into the school holidays I am realising the oh-so-precious time with my son. My Mum keeps reminding me that they grow up so fast and now he’s just finished his first year in reception, the penny has dropped. It feels really empowering to making the bold decision to clear my diary for the entire summer. But I’m so grateful to Studio Lambert and the BBC for inviting me back to judge the Final. So I’m going to get my GIDC fix after all and check up on Dan, Tom and Kelly Hoppen! I just need to find myself the most impossibly huge earrings to mark the occasion.
Now I’m not completely disappearing. I’ll still be putting out lots of inspiring stuff on my social media channels. Expect plenty of colour- loving images on my instagram feed and I will share the progress of my new house redesign over on my YouTube channel and Blog. As I continue to live a slowed down life this summer you might even catch me doing some decorating and up cycling myself or catch me at the local reclamation yards, boot sales and antique fairs. I’ve got my very own Great Interior Design Challenge going on.
I’m looking forward to returning to work in the Autumn feeling refreshed and invigorated. I’ve more TV work booked in for then which I can’t wait to tell you about. And Daniel and I certainly haven’t broken up, we’re hosting a series of Interior Design Master classes, and presently taking bookings for October, so please book yourself on and come and say Hi!