On Sunday we hopped, skipped and jumped up to London Excel to join all the other interiors addicts for a day of pure indulgence.
Grand Designs has become a truly iconic show over the past few years, filling our screens with designs from the unutterably outlandish to the classically chic, and near-on everything else in between.
The couture catwalk show of its genre, Grand Designs fills your mind with spectacular design ideas that, whilst not always feasible on a more meagre wage than the pocketbooks of the featured homeowners, nevertheless offer inspiration to those of us hell-bent on pursuing home perfection.
Double-glazing sales on a Sunday afternoon? Er, no thanks!
Pick’n'mix, popcorn and doughnut stalls. I’m not sure how a rather expansive sweets stand fits into the Grand Designs aesthetic, and isn’t it just a bit unfair on parents visiting with children?
Union Jack prints EVERYWHERE! Enough already. It may be the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics this year, but I’m really not sure it’s necessary to bring out Union Jack fridges, curtains, chairs, sofas, radiator covers, art prints, and so much more! Won’t a bit of bunting suffice?