As I read the Twitter comments today about the imminent return of architect Robert Jamison to YHMP tonight - "So excited Robert is back next week!!!" "Excuse the pun..I thought Robert had been benched!" "Robert is back. That is bigger than the silent witness reveal" - I wondered what would be the parts of the... Continue Reading →
“Your Home Made Perfect” Design Details: St Albans
It’d be spot on to say that architect Laura Clark nailed the brief for the redesign of Helen & Rob's Victorian terrace on the opening ep for our second batch of Your Home Made Perfect episodes. If social media is anything to go by, the Crittall love is real. Seeing these kind of inspirational projects... Continue Reading →
Video: Zoning Flooring & Glamorising Your Grout
I had great fun filming with Bath Empire recently during their shoot for two new tv ads. First of all I designed two bathroom sets for them, using their chosen suite and specifying gorgeous flooring from one of my favourite flooring companies Harvey Maria. I dressed the rooms in vibrant pistachio and coral, lots of... Continue Reading →
Got a DIY Disaster fit for a TV appearance? Let us know!
Team Half Built House are still searching for lovely and enthusiastic DIYers who've got the end of their tether / ability / sanity!! Please get in touch if that's you, or repost this image on your FB or blog if you might know people who need a little (or a lot!) of help in the... Continue Reading →
HBH Birmingham: Decorating a bedroom using French navy, rich verdigris & copper highlights
So, those interiors designers amongst you, how would you like the responsibility of transforming a newly married couple's bare plaster, barely floor-boarded space into a dream master bedroom with this as a guideline..... Elegant master/hotel style/romantic grey/relaxed neutral/ glamorous silver (but not patterned wallpaper throughout) /chick mellow yellow (unsure to love or hate)/English country house .....yet... Continue Reading →
HBH Birmingham: A woman, a hammer and a house needing help!
Our fourth and final Half Built House was in Birmingham, the soon to be home of newly weds Matt and Claire. Like many people who get together now, one of them had a small apartment which the other moved into but they wanted a home to call their own. Matt was starting up an internet... Continue Reading →
HBH Eastbourne: Purples & lavenders, a bespoke sofa & a new living room
As well as trying to accomplish the family's dream design kitchen and dining room, I persuaded the boys (ok, ok, bullied, cajoled and begged!) that we should also plaster, decorate and floor the living room, thus ensuring a rod for my own back as we would then need furniture & fabric to make it look... Continue Reading →