The Great Interior Design Challenge
Episode 3: Highgate Gothic Revival
It is the last of the heats and this time our group of amateur designers are transforming rooms in Holly Village, a unique collection of Grade II listed properties in north London. Our designers are Richard, an artist from West Yorkshire, Shaida, a freelance makeup artist from Northampton, and Susanne, a solicitor from Loch Lomond in Scotland. They each have the task of transforming a bedroom in imposing Victorian Gothic cottages.
Richard is reaching out to his industrial side for his client who wants a chic hotel look, but will his original artwork and use of raw natural materials go down well with his homeowner? Can he finish his bedroom on time and to the homeowner's specification when a delivery goes wrong? Meanwhile, Shaida finds that even though her brief from her client matches her own personality, it doesn't mean that her design will be plain sailing. Working to the specifications and constrictions of period properties proves quite challenging. Will Shaida, who has a love for all things Moorish, be able to marry gothic and romantic into her plans? And a peaceful muted zen-like room is a testing brief for paisley pattern-loving Susanne. Challenged by incorporating the homeowners' bulky furniture and technology, Susanne has to draw on all her design charm to impress.
And they have a three-hour window in which to complete this week's creative challenge. They each have a thousand pounds, 48 hours over three days and a small team to help deliver their schemes. Expectations are high from both their clients and the judges. Who has done enough to stay in the competition and who will go home? Show less