Ann Maurice’s Foreword
It’s hard to believe that nearly an entire year has gone by since the first issue of At home with Ann Maurice was on the shelves. And what a year it’s been! It started off with a bang! And a big one at that.
Myself and my team of consultants sourced and styled six room sets at the Ideal Home Show, Earl’s Court, London, inspired by the latest catwalk trends and fashions and accessorised by high street outlet, TK Maxx. It was great fun and the result was no less than fabulous. Series eight of Ch5’s House Doctor aired with a new twist: we revisited a selection of the homeowners featured in previous episodes to see if they had managed to keep up with my improvements. And there were some surprises there!
I also filmed an exciting new series called Ann Maurice: Interior Rivalry.’ It’s an observational documentary, reality type programme that takes wannabe home stagers who think they have interior design talent and puts them through their paces to find the best of the best. But most amazing of all this year is the launch of my House Doctor Network, giving the public access to my personally-trained consultants.
How exciting for me to be able to pass on the mantle to these gifted and highly qualified individuals. It’s the next best thing to having a visit by the House Doctor herself!
For those of you who want to try out my techniques for yourself, my magazine is filled with practical information to make the most of your home, whether selling or staying put.
I hope you enjoy reading At Home with Ann Maurice, and look forward to hearing what you think. Thank you for your continued interest and support.