Last month I took a couple of days of ‘time out’ and moved my office to Birmingham’s NEC! Well, I was fortunate enough to be asked by the House Doctor® team, with whom I did my Property staging training, to be part of Grand Designs Live show at the NEC. Running for 4 days, the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. The event is packed with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections and the general public can take away ideas and inspiration for their very own GRAND design.
I spent two days working in the ‘Ask An Expert’ area of the show where a range of professionals including architects, interior designers, lighting specialists and home automation experts are on hand to answer any project and self-build questions.
Two very busy days with more or less back to back appointments meant I got to meet some wonderful people and as well as being able to advise them on some truly amazing build projects. I also took myself completely out of my comfort zone and agreed to do a forty-minute presentation on the Grand Interiors Stage, not something I’m accustomed to but the great feedback made it very worthwhile!
Oh and I nearly forgot to mention…I got to meet Mr Grand Designs himself so all in all a fantastic couple of days.