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Gaby Blackman

Gabrielle Blackman is one of the country’s leading Interior Designers, working on beautiful homes both nationally and internationally. Recent projects have included everything from a Hong Kong penthouse apartment to a Sussex home by the sea. With twenty years experience at the top end of the industry, Gaby can turn her hand to everything from a historic house to cosy country cottage; elegant luxury yacht to practical family home.

Crucially, Gaby not only designs but builds for her clients, directing projects through from initial site visit and concept drawings to completion. A dynamic, energetic presence on site, Gaby can hold her own in the hurly burly of life on a building site, because her knowledge and expertise means she can talk the trades language. For although Gaby loves the glamourous side of her job, she is far more often found with a hard hat on climbing a scaffolding ladder, or dealing hands on with solving design and build issues.

Gaby is proud to have worked with BBC1 DIYSOS since 2012 using her skills as a designer to transform the lives of families in need.

One of the show’s most popular designers, she is the series ‘go to’ choice when they are dealing with major projects that require not only design expertise but genuine empathy and emotional connection with the communities and families involved. For that reason she was the designer on DIY SOS’s biggest challenges, including the RTS winning transformation of a whole street of houses in Manchester for Wounded Veterans (with a little help from Princes William and Harry!) and the RTS and NTA nominated build of a new community centre and boxing gym for the people of Grenfell Tower in London.

She has written for the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail. Good Homes Magazine.

She is a confident public speaker appearing at the Ideal Home Show.

She has represented major brands in the media – on TV, radio and in public appearances.


Gabby is represented by Fiona Kimbell, who can be contacted at [email protected]