George Clarke on creating the illusion of space

George Clarke; The architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and The Restoration Man shares his latest tips and ideas

By Hannah Fenton | 4 August 2017

George Clarke; The architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and The Restoration Man shares his latest tips and ideas.

George Clarke on creating the illusion of space

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The Illusion Of Space

As an architect, I’m obsessed with space and how to make best use of it. There is nothing worse, in architectural terms, than newly designed rooms in which the interior designer hasn’t taken advantage of all opportunities.

My first ever series for Channel 4 was called The Home Show – my role was to move in with someone, stay overnight and analyse every inch of their interior to understand why rooms did or didn’t work for that particular family’s needs. I’d then set about transforming the house, and I’ve compiled a few of the key techniques that you can employ in your own home.