I so love #GIDC, now in its fourth series. It is a veritable feast for any fellow creatives. The inspiration, taking ideas and using them for your own, learning about new techniques, watching the contestants tackle the creative challenge. And my favourite bit is watching the process of transformation. Not just of the rooms themselves but of the contestants as they grow in their designing skills.
We moved house in June 2015 and the re-decorating/working on the house has been a slow process. So with my love of the Great Interior Design Challenge and needing ideas to get organised, I was so excited to be going on the course!
I also got to sit right next to Daniel during our lunch. I had a seat at the end of the table and he was at the head of it. It was lovely chatting away and hearing his views on various topics, not just #GIDC.
One of his tips I particularly liked was to use graph paper to plan the layout of the room and use loose pieces of paper to represent your furniture/features. That way you can move the bits of paper around until you get the look you want. Instead of drawing it all out then rubbing out, re-drawing and so on.
The class was held in London and I cannot at all remember the venue it was held at. It was originally meant to be at The Artists' Residence Boutique hotel but they changed it at the last minute. I stayed at the hotel and it's another blog to tick off my list for a review.
I hope you enjoyed my experience of the class. If you want to book onto the next course, held in central London, upcoming dates are 28th January and 25th March 2017. The cost is £255. Please find below some useful links.
To book and find out more about Sophie: http://www.sophierobinson.co.uk/course/colour-course/interior-design-masterclass/
To find out more about Daniel:
One of the people I met on my class had just started a new interior design blog. Catch it here: www.thehomedesignschool.com
To see one of my own DIY projects, check out this link for my patchwork wallpaper project: http://www.justcreativejulia.co.uk/blog/patchwork-wallpaper-project