Episode 5 Your Home In Their Hands


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Episode 5

Brave homeowners hand over their front door keys to amateur designers hoping that they will solve their design dilemmas. Interior designer Celia Sawyer assesses the results.


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Would you hand over your front door keys to complete strangers...

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I can't believe what we've done.

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Cooee!

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..in exchange for a massive makeover?

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Red sky at night.

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I'm not sure I would.

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Different people have different tastes.

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I'm Celia Sawyer and I've been an interior designer for a decade.

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In this series, I'll be introducing families at the end

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of their decorating tether...

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We just can't move forward. Everybody's ideas are so different.

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..to interior designers who are desperate to help.

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Yes!

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The plug for the light.

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But these designers are not professionals.

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Let's just hope they like space films, eh?

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In fact, they're complete amateurs.

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-They've wrecked that room.

-That is different.

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-What have we done?

-They may have passion...

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I know about composition, dude.

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..they might even have vision...

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I like to create a temple of hope.

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And lovely colours, lovely colours, lovely colours.

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..but I'm giving them just five days to do the job.

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You beauty.

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My question is, will it be tears of joy...

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-Wow.

-Oh, look at this.

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Couldn't wish for anything better.

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..or just plain tears?

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I'm regretting it.

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He's going to hate it.

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People think interior design is easy, but it's not.

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My career took off after I designed my own home and people sat up

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and took notice.

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Now I get to travel the world

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and work with clients designing homes worth millions.

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But whether you're an amateur or a professional,

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the basic rules are exactly the same.

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It's very, very important as an interior designer

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that you don't just create a pretty room, that you actually

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think about practicalities, get the technical side right.

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These are all key elements for a good design.

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Now, I'm exposing keen interior design amateurs

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to the world of the professional.

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Whilst my friends are out in the park playing football,

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I was the one sat indoors watching interior design programmes.

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Having only done up their places,

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they're at the same point I was when I launched my career.

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I'm looking forward to getting my hands on someone else's home.

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So I'm hooking them up with families stuck in design stalemates,

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to see whether they've what it takes.

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It's a brave experiment for all concerned, as the designers

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and families won't meet until it's all over.

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This week, I'm between Fareham on the south coast

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and Harrow in northwest London, trying to breathe some

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interior design life into the homes of two desperate families.

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First, it's to Fareham, where just a short walk from the beach

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live the Parkers.

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Jo, Russell, and their two boys,

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William and Tom, who are seven and ten.

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But the look of their home has been causing some conflict.

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We've been at the house now for six years and ever

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since we've moved here, we've basically been at loggerheads

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ever since, on how to decorate the house.

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I've got my taste, Russ has got his taste

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and it just doesn't seem to be working

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when we come to making decisions on how to decorate the rooms.

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I'm a florist, so I like to sort of create lovely things.

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I love experimenting with colours.

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Unfortunately, I'm married to Captain Sensible.

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I like things simple, no fuss, just basic.

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Creams or whites, that sort of thing.

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I feel like I've spent my entire married life trying to persuade

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Russell that we can do something creative in the house, we can inject

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some colour and, unfortunately, Russ has just sort of

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spent his entire...

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My whole married life has been spent dodging that bullet.

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So, it's obviously true that opposites attract.

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I have a mantra that... "May there always be pebbles in your pocket

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"and sand in your shoes" -

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and I would love to bring the beach more into our home.

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I don't know what that's all about.

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We all love the beach, but the beach is fine where it is,

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it's a short walk down the road, we can all go and enjoy it

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when we want and come back and settle down to the house as it is.

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Faced with the immovable object that is Captain Sensible,

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Jo has decided to reach out for help.

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This is a huge gamble -

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inviting some amateur interior designers into the home,

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but I just feel that if it's a way of getting Russ to see that it would

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work, introducing more creativity, more colours, more textures.

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If he's not going to trust me, then I'm hoping he's going to trust them.

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Before these amateurs get here, I want to have a good

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nose around and see the problems for myself.

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-Hello.

-Hi, Jo, I'm Celia.

-Hi.

-Nice to meet you.

-Nice to meet you.

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This is our room.

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Ah, it's quite neutral, isn't it?

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-Yes, surprise, surprise.

-Nice and safe. That's how I like it.

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So what is it you...? What doesn't work in here for you?

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I've got this idea of a room with a view

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and if it can be incorporated in this room, it would be fantastic.

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So that's sort of, like,

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bringing, preferably, a beach scene into the room.

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I just think it would look lovely.

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Let's push the boundaries a little bit, let's go for it.

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He's sweating a bit, isn't he?

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I can't... Yeah, you see, it's difficult to see...

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I think I might get my way here definitely, I hope so, anyway.

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I think a change, a change is needed now in this room, definitely.

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OK, well, that's good.

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You agree on something, so agree to disagree on the rest, I guess.

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Yes, yeah.

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A room with a view. That's a clear brief from Jo, at least,

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but will they agree on the other room?

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So, this is the kid's room.

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They both sleep together,

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they've got bunk beds which are, er...yeah, which are good.

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Yeah, definitely. No, they use it a lot.

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I mean, they do come downstairs a lot, but they do like their den and

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I think that's what we'd like the interior designers to really let

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their imaginations run wild, create something really special for them.

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Want to bring their mates back and upstairs.

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-So anything goes?

-Absolutely anything goes.

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Oh, I do like a brave brief.

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Let's hope they don't live to regret it.

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Hand over those keys. Off you go.

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-Cheers, thank you.

-Bye.

-Have fun.

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Jo and Russell now have two nail-biting days

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before returning to see the first two rooms.

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Bye, see you.

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Up until now, they've had no idea who they're

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letting into their precious home.

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So, I suppose I'd better show them.

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First up is Sara,

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an events producer who specialises in fashion catwalk shows.

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My style is about glamour, but it's a kind of mix of all

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different styles and then bringing them all together

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into a huge melange.

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Oh, my word. What is that?

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One thing you won't get from me is beige.

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En masse, I love bold statement colours.

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You guys are really lucky to have me, cos I've got

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so many ideas that I haven't even tried out in my house

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and I can't wait to try them out in yours.

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OK. My heart... I'm having slight heart palpitations now.

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I think, "Bring back beige, it's all forgiven!"

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That's nice.

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We've solved the problem before the second designer's even got in.

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And here he is - Zyg. He used to work in the movies.

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In my previous life, I was a model-maker in the film industry,

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so my style is based on familiar and famous films.

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-Crikey.

-Oh, my gosh.

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I cannot stand conventional.

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Why live in a boring home when you can live in a movie set?

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The one thing I can promise you is I'm going to surprise you.

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Oh, my word!

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I'm actually quite scared now.

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Oh, my goodness, we could be coming back to something,

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like, so way out there.

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I know I was up for a change but, you know.

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Aha! The bedroom.

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The amateurs have had floor plans ahead of time,

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but it's only fair they see what they're getting themselves into.

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For big kid Zyg, there's a budget of £4,000 for the boys' room...

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OK, no problem. Do something with this.

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..and the same for Sara in the master bedroom.

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I mean, it's quite pretty, but it's boring, isn't it?

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I mean, the colour has just got to come in somehow.

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They've been given info on the family and their design

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dilemmas, but I need to make sure they totally understand the brief.

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-Meet Sara.

-Oh, you're a man.

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Not sure what to say about that, but hello.

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-Hello to you too.

-Take a seat.

-Thank you.

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-So it's the master bedroom that you're doing, Sara, isn't it?

-Yes.

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And it is quite bland in there, isn't it?

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And I know that Jo is really keen to bring in some

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personality into the rooms.

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I can definitely bring them something more exciting.

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Zyg, how are you feeling about your room?

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-Cos you're doing the children's room.

-I am.

-Yeah.

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I'm interested, I'm definitely excited.

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Jo and Russ said, "Let your imagination run wild."

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How does that sound?

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It's a blank canvas and my forte is to make things theatrical

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and entertaining, so that's what I'm aiming for.

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Sounds good. Sounds exciting.

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This is going to be fun.

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We've got Sara, who's really, really confident,

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let's hope she can walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

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And we've got Zyg, who's completely theatrical and creative.

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Completely different people, two separate rooms, should be

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really fun to watch.

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As well as working on their individual rooms,

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Sara and Zyg's talents will be tested further

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when they have to collaborate on the beige living room later in the week.

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80 miles away in Harrow, northwest London, this ground floor

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Victorian flat is the cramped and cluttered home of our next couple,

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newlywed teachers Zaheed and Ceri.

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The flat's, um, yeah, it's messy, it's cramped.

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The reason why it's not our own is

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because most of the stuff, they're hand-me-downs from my mother-in-law.

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The heart of their problem is that when Zaheed moved in,

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Ceri was already sharing the flat with her mum.

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She actually helped me in buying the place with a deposit.

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A year later, we got married,

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so a lot of our resources kind of went on those two big events.

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Six months later, Zaheed's mother-in-law moved out,

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but she kept a massive presence in their lives.

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She kept her room.

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Even though she's been gone all that time, we've never actually

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touched the room, partly because of the lack of time

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and not really being able to afford to do it ourselves,

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but also because Mum still comes to visit and we don't really

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want her to feel like we've pushed her out or anything like that.

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-No.

-No.

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It's like a wee kind of shrine to her almost, isn't it, that bedroom?

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A shrine? I'd call it a waste of valuable space.

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This smallish flat is already bursting at the seams with

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second-hand furniture.

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Basically, we're sort of stuck living in a hand-me-down hell.

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There's certainly one thing that we'd probably want to throw

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away quite quickly, er, it's the sofa.

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The reason we haven't got rid of the sofa is

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because it was something that we inherited from my mum

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and she was a massive fan of the sofa, but, unfortunately,

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the orange and yellow doesn't quite fit with what we're going for.

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It sounds like these busy young schoolteachers need to make

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this place their own.

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But first, I need to give it the once-over

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before the amateurs are set loose.

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So, it's straight through hand-me-down hell into the shrine.

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This is our spare room which we still call Mum's room.

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It's nice, innit?

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-And how often does she come here - Mum?

-About once a month.

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It would be really sensible to try and use this space, wouldn't it?

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So that you've got a bit more space, cos you're the ones living here

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at the end of the day, not her any more.

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I just don't want to get it wrong once it's changed.

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-It's about respect?

-Yes, exactly what it is.

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What would be the ideal scenario in here?

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Well, we need somewhere to actually do our schoolwork,

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cos we do teach and we do mark a lot, so it would be nice to actually

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find the space away from the living room where we can do that.

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What about style? Ceri?

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I think it would be a shame to put any dark colours in this room,

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as it is such a light and airy room as it is.

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Thankfully, the issues in the next room have nothing to do with

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Ceri's mum.

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In fact, she might even struggle to get in.

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And if you make your way past the fridge, which is

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quite a feat in itself, you find yourself in the kitchen.

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Gosh. It's very tight, isn't it?

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You've got to be almost apologetic when there are more than two

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people in here, because you want to apologise for lack of space.

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So, it doesn't function very well as a kitchen, does it, for you both?

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There's not really enough space to cook.

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The kitchen is actually... was brand-new.

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It's just that whoever put it in, I don't think

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they really thought carefully about what a kitchen actually needs,

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so they decided on this side to have a breakfast bar instead,

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which in a kitchen this size you really need more cupboard space.

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I don't think this was designed by a woman, actually.

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I absolutely agree.

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Or it wasn't designed by someone that likes cooking anyway,

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or ever cooks.

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You look scared.

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I don't know what you're going to do with the place.

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I'm not doing anything.

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You've got two amateur designers coming in

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and they're going to do it.

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That fills my heart with glee. It really does.

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Hand over your keys.

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And off you go.

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I really could not live with all this clutter around me,

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it's chaotic.

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It's not relaxing and they both need to relax, they're both busy people.

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Sometimes, you just need to get someone else in

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to sort out your problems.

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And I guess they need to finally see who's coming in

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to attempt to solve theirs.

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Here we go.

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First up, is Tracey, a 49-year-old B&B owner,

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who thinks the very best shabby chic comes from the skip.

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I think a home is a reflection of your personality and, for me,

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having a car in my home is perfectly natural.

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Oh, my God. That's horrendous.

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I don't think you can categorise my style, I think

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it's just a collection of objects and things that I like,

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so who knows what could end up in your home?

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Oh, Tracey.

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Next in is aristocratic Zara, who believes

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we all deserve the finer things in life.

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I'm Zara Elizabeth Roberts.

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I'm 22 and I'm an estate agent from Shropshire.

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My design style is royal heraldry with added opulence,

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luxury and glamour.

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Oh, no, gold! I want to cry.

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Very Asian.

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My friends call me Her Royal Highness Duchess Tweedy

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and I'm well known for my royal style.

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Ceri and Zaheed, I believe one's home should be absolutely

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divine and I'm going to give you my stately style.

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Some would say I'm OTT, but you'll just have to wait and see.

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Oh, dear.

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It feels like there's a design taste-off brewing -

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posh panache versus really shabby chic.

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But before they begin, I want to make sure

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they understand what the clients need.

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-So, Tracey, the kitchen.

-The kitchen.

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Ceri likes cooking, yet finds there's no space really

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and you can see why.

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We've got mother-in-law's room,

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now, Zara, you're going to be working on that room.

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They would like somewhere where they can work, as well as also having

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mother-in-law to come and stay, still,

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-cos that's very important to them.

-Absolutely.

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I think it's important we need to get the balance

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between practicality and also the physical appeal of the room.

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Zara, you've got £4,000 for the bedroom.

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Tracey, you've got £5,500 for the kitchen.

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I'm going to leave you now and I'm going to come back in a few days

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and see what you've managed to create.

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And I'm going to bring the homeowners back. Good luck.

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-Thank you.

-You're going to need it.

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Zara seems very, very confident.

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Let's hope she can deliver, let's hope she can please them,

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let's hope she remembers the brief.

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This is definitely going.

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Tracey's got a hard task ahead. That kitchen is tiny.

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She's going to have to try and create a very workable kitchen

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and even for an expert like myself, I'd find it tough.

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It's day two and at Jo and Russell's home on the south coast...

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-Cooee!

-..amateur designers Sara and Zyg have begun

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to let their creative juices flow.

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I've left them with head builder Nathan

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and his team to oversee the work.

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He'll be helping the amateur designers

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realise their visions in his own tactful way.

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-Another blue.

-Another blue. Every blue imaginable, yeah.

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Florist Jo likes colour

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and the early indication is, she's going to get it.

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More, more, more is in my mind.

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Lots of colour, texture, bringing it all together, the blues,

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the seas, the views, everything, maximal-ism.

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Maximal-ism? That's a bold word.

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And certainly not one Captain Sensible Russell

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will want to hear.

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He's already on edge.

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Be careful, Tom.

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Tom, just move away from where he is.

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He almost hit you on the head with that.

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In all honesty, when I first saw those designers, they are...

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I know you wanted change and you wanted colour, but...

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I know.

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The thing that scares me the most is the fact that they are

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so out there and, well, particularly Sara, she kept mentioning bold

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and glamorous and I am so un-bold and glamorous, it's untrue.

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I wanted to have a story,

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I like having a story, something that I can really get my teeth into.

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I suddenly thought about a glamorous Hollywood couple where

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their sort of beach getaway home

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and what would their bedroom be like?

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And it would be something that was still luxurious and fabulous

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and glamorous, but it would be slightly rustic.

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So that is what I've decided to do.

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And lovely colours, lovely colours, lovely colours.

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I've aired that I am confident with colours and I like using colours.

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She scares you.

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She is scaring me and I didn't think I'd feel like this,

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if I was to be honest with you.

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I really thought that I'd... I'd sort of think, yeah, no,

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it's going to be great, all the colours are going to be fine,

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but her boldness and the blues and the reds

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and everything that was going on in her own room was quite crazy.

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But I've got a feeling that Captain Sensible's going to have

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to have a couple of doses of courage this week.

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Yeah, yeah, I agree.

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I think maybe I might be swigging out the bottle as well.

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Make mine a large one.

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It sounds like both designers are going big.

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Now, I mentioned the word "space" yesterday

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because there wasn't enough space and then it dawned on me,

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"Why not make it a space theme?" so I have done.

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So, I'd like to make it into a spaceship for the two kids

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and I want to put in some sort of view -

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a space window.

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And then I'm thinking, if I've got time, to put a control panel in

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of some description so they can fly the room.

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That's what I'm looking at.

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So every time they come in here, it's another adventure.

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80 miles away in Harrow and the adventure's begun

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on Ceri and Zaheed's two-bedroom flat.

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A skip has been delivered so all the unwanted hand-me-downs

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can make way for Tracey and Zara's unique designs.

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Helping each of them carry out the refit is builder Russell

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and he's keen to know Tracey's plans for the kitchen.

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It's going to be a social, cosy kind of kitchen, yeah?

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You've made it look a lot bigger than it probably actually is.

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Cunning move, Tracey, but trust me, it won't work.

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But are Zara's posh designs a better fit?

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So, I'm bringing sort of the early mid and late Renaissance

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period into my room.

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Renaissance for a flat in Harrow?

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Very sort of muted tones, but then you've got the bold, gold statements

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sort of dotted around and it's really impressive, really striking.

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I'll be the judge of that.

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Up the road, school's out and Zaheed and Ceri are heading to the local.

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I think they're in need of some reassurance

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from close friends Katie and Tom.

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Wish you'd been in that car with us when we saw who the designers are.

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-Why?

-The first one, she has a car in her living room.

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Brilliant. Who was the other one, the other designer?

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So, think gold. Think dark reds.

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-A boudoir.

-Like Hampton Court Palace, yeah.

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-Gold everywhere.

-Yeah, gold.

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Terrific, innit?

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I have a fascination with gold which has been quite a longstanding

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thing, really. Let's face it, the Queen's got a gold state coach,

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so if she can have it, why can't everyone else?

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Let's be positive. It will be something special,

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something that no-one else will have anything like it in the world.

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She's right, you know.

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Tracey's applying a technique I've certainly never

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seen in kitchen design.

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I think a lot of what I do is quite experimental,

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so this is one of the experimental pieces, really.

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Back on the south coast and Sara has a plan for Jo's room with a view.

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It's a Muriel. I mean a mural.

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And it is a view of the sky, the sea.

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I think Russ is just going to be beside himself with anger.

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No, I mean glee. I mean glee.

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And theatrical Zyg's not going to be eclipsed.

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There you go. As you can see, beautiful, it will be.

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So, all I'm doing now, is working out the actual pattern

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and getting me nebula sorted out.

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Making me nebula in the right place.

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I don't want anyone telling me I've got it upside down.

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I was hoping there'd be an instruction booklet

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but I don't see it.

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How are you supposed to work it out?

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Thankfully, Nathan's team of builders are on hand to help.

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That's a job I'd recommend leaving to the professionals too.

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Just like being in space, innit? Look at this panorama vista.

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Let's just hope they like space films, eh?

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GUN ZAPS

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Back in Harrow and the teachers' flat is taking shape.

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Reclamation loving Tracey is trying to make them feel at home

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in their kitchen with school-like floor tiles and blackboard paint.

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And her Royal Highness, Zara,

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has plans to make the spare room comfortable for everyone.

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I'm just putting together the day bed.

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This is going to, obviously, act as somewhere that Ceri

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and Zaheed can sit in the day and relax,

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but also it's big enough, it's a single size for the mother-in-law.

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Very multifunctional.

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Day beds are brilliant design solutions for homes with

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limited space.

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Back on the south coast, it's nearly time to show Jo and Russell

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what amateur designers Sara and Zyg have created in their home.

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How much better does this look? And the blue's working.

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The blue is working, it's working, it's working, it's working.

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You can say it as many times as you like,

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but it doesn't change the fact, you're not the judge.

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How about that, then, guys and girls? Are we loving this?

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This time tomorrow, Zyg and Sara will be working together

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on a shared room and I don't want it turning into a war of words.

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With regard to working together, I think

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Zyg's stuck in a bit of a time warp.

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His hair, definitely, and the way he dresses

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and also he's going for this whole Star Wars thing.

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Not ideal, considering I'm at the peak of, you know, fashion,

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so, no, not brilliant, really.

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If we can work together, we will.

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If we can't work together, I won't.

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Our tastes are obviously in different directions,

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poles apart, I think.

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I think we might have a... not a conflict, I don't think,

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but we'll have a chat tomorrow.

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We'll have a word tomorrow with each other and we'll see what happens.

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But there's going to have to be a hell of a lot of compromise,

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that is for sure. For sure.

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Right, that's it, time's up.

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And time for the amateurs to clear off,

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so I can run my expert eye over what they've done.

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Zyg used his £4,000 budget to turn the boy's room into a spaceship

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complete with a full control panel.

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The blind has been replaced with a projector screen

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that the boys can use for gaming and movies.

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He's certainly taken this room to infinity, and beyond.

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I'm in space!

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It's extremely creative.

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I'm relieved that Zyg has actually created this

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and pushed the limits, pushed the boundaries,

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but in a really good way.

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The space is much better, they've both got their own beds,

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they've both got storage and it does look like a spaceship.

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What child wouldn't love this?

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I just hope Sara's been as creative in the grown-ups' room.

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She used her £4,000 budget to deliver Jo's room with a view.

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Built around the undeniable view is Sara's

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interpretation of a glamorous Hollywood beach hut where

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faded wood effect wallpaper sits side by side with decadent

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light fixtures, plantation blinds and an ornate mirror.

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It's very seaside-y.

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Jo wanted a room with a view and she certainly got one.

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I'm just going to have to sit and look at how this feels

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when you're in bed, actually.

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It's quite in-your-face.

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I mean, it's... It's certainly a view.

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So, she has created a really good room for Jo.

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Not sure about Russ.

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But we're about to find out.

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-Hi.

-Welcome back. Hello, boys.

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-Hi, hello.

-Are you excited

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-to see your new room?

-Yeah.

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-Come on, then.

-Can't wait.

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Finger crossed the boys like spaceships.

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Oh, my God.

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Oh, my word.

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Oh, wow!

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Boys, what do you think?

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Look at this. This is amazing.

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It's like in a spaceship. What do you think?

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My old bed used to be there.

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Look at that. What's behind? It's like a big...

0:28:360:28:39

This is amazing. This is really good.

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There's a little control panel on the left there.

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-I was going to say, "Can I press it?"

-Yes.

0:28:430:28:47

Oh, oh-oh.

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-Celia, this is unbelievable.

-This is amazing.

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It's a blind which doubles up as a screen

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so that you can play your gaming on it.

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Who thinks that all your mates want to stay round here now all the time?

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-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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So, boys, if you had a message for Zyg, what would it be?

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Thank you for a cool room.

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What a resounding success?

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I hope Jo and Russell are as enthusiastic about Sara's

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blue-on-blue room with a view.

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Oh, my word.

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My word.

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You can definitely... There's the room with a view, Jo.

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-There's my room with a view.

-My word.

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There's my room with a view. Oh, my gosh.

0:29:430:29:45

Yeah, I do love this, this is great, this is really great, really,

0:29:460:29:50

really great.

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I love the blinds, blinds are awesome.

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I suppose it's just the sort of the boldness of the other colours,

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I suppose, which are going to take a little bit of getting used to.

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But you wanted colour.

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I did want colour, yeah, I did say I wanted colour.

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I feel like I've got two different sort of styles.

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You've got the sort of the driftwood-y walls

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and the beach theme and I'm not quite sure how this is

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marrying up then with the gold and the sort of brightness,

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so it's almost like there's one room and there's another room.

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Yeah, there's the room with a view, yeah, yeah.

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If you've got a message, then, for Sara,

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obviously, she's doing the room with Zyg, so what would be your message?

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I love the creativity but, yeah, just definitely not so bold.

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She's 100% got the room with a view, but with

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the room with a view, in my mind, I had colour but softer colours.

0:30:410:30:46

Relaxing, tranquil colours.

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But deep, deep, down, it's not quite what I expected and I suppose

0:30:480:30:51

if I'm to give an answer, it's... I would say I'm not sure.

0:30:510:30:55

-I don't quite like it.

-Yeah.

-Yep.

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That's what I would call a mixed viewing,

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but without feedback, how's an interior designer supposed to learn?

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-So, Zyg.

-Yes.

-The children loved it.

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-Thank you.

-And so did Russ and Jo.

-Glad to hear it.

0:31:100:31:14

-You did an excellent job, I'm very impressed.

-Thank you.

0:31:140:31:18

Sara, your bedroom, lots of colour in there, isn't there?

0:31:180:31:24

Very bright.

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The walls were very neutral, though.

0:31:250:31:28

Some of them.

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I think they felt the colours were quite strong

0:31:300:31:32

and a bit conflicting in places.

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I actually think you both did a good job there.

0:31:350:31:37

You've got a joint room to do, obviously it's this room.

0:31:370:31:42

Sara, just cool the colours down a bit and don't over-theme.

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This is not a kid's room now, this is a family room.

0:31:480:31:51

Are you going to be able to gel this together

0:31:510:31:53

and create something that they want?

0:31:530:31:55

Mmm.

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OK. I will change my approach, to a limit.

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I still feel I can give them

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something that they will enjoy without being vanilla.

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In Harrow, amateurs Tracey and Zara have nearly finished the individual

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rooms they've been designing for homeowners Ceri and Zaheed.

0:32:200:32:24

This is the interior designer's first chance to impress me

0:32:250:32:28

before they join forces in the living room.

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I'm really, really pleased with how it's gone.

0:32:310:32:33

I think it's all gone to plan, it's all gone really well.

0:32:330:32:35

I'm really, really confident they're going to like it.

0:32:350:32:38

To be honest, if they don't, I don't mind. I just love it.

0:32:380:32:41

I am feeling chuffed, actually.

0:32:410:32:43

I've put everything into this

0:32:440:32:46

and I just hope that they... they do like it.

0:32:460:32:51

In case there's any doubt about who did what,

0:32:510:32:53

Her Royal Highness has one final touch.

0:32:530:32:56

Classy.

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Time for the ladies to make themselves scarce.

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I need to inspect their rooms before the couple arrive back.

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In the kitchen, Tracey had a budget of £5,500.

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She downsized the massive fridge freezer for small separates

0:33:170:33:20

that could be hidden away.

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She built a stable door to make the kitchen feel bigger...

0:33:220:33:25

..and created cabinets and a worktop from reclaimed wood.

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Storage comes in the form of places to hang utensils,

0:33:300:33:34

shabby chic cupboards and reclaimed containers.

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It feels quite dark in here.

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We've lost a cupboard on the wall, but we've gained a shelf.

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Got a slight storage issue, I think, still here.

0:33:540:33:57

I think I would prefer to see more storage.

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All in all, it looks better than it did and much more updated

0:34:020:34:07

and much easier to get more than one person in.

0:34:070:34:10

So, they'll probably quite like it.

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I've been looking forward to seeing this next room.

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Zara's guest bedroom cost £4,000.

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She transformed the plain mother-in-law's room into an opulent

0:34:210:34:25

Renaissance chamber fit for a queen.

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By replacing the double for a day bed,

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she created space for a dressing-table-cum-desk,

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a throne chair and extra storage behind a mirrored wall.

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She finished it with her signature gold, glamour and graffiti.

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I just want to be taken back by something I hadn't thought of.

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I mean, that's what's exciting me, going in there.

0:35:020:35:04

I just want to see something that I didn't...

0:35:040:35:06

I wouldn't ever have done it that way but it still works.

0:35:060:35:08

-That would be amazing.

-What is that?

0:35:080:35:10

And it's plastic.

0:35:110:35:14

Oh, that's so naff.

0:35:140:35:16

It's all a bit weird. Erm... So what have we got in here?

0:35:170:35:21

OK.

0:35:250:35:27

Got a kind of desk for somebody very, very small.

0:35:270:35:33

The day bed is a great idea.

0:35:360:35:38

That's a great idea, just not very nice to look at.

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That's all I can say.

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The moment of truth.

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Will Ceri and Zaheed give the amateurs top marks?

0:35:550:35:58

Oh, my God.

0:36:000:36:02

Oh, wow! Now it's different.

0:36:020:36:04

OK.

0:36:070:36:08

The door is fantastic, I really like the door.

0:36:140:36:17

That's pretty cool.

0:36:170:36:19

I hate the floor. It looks like school.

0:36:190:36:22

I don't like what's right behind you.

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Black. I realise it's a chalkboard that's kind of, yeah.

0:36:270:36:32

Another thing I can't help but notice is a wooden work surface,

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which is what we hated before.

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-That's a newer wooden worktop.

-Mmm.

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The breakfast bar's gone to be replaced with another

0:36:410:36:43

pointless table, so it's...

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It wasn't functional before and it's even less functional now.

0:36:450:36:50

You know what? It's better than it was before.

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I'm taking that as a split decision.

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But will Zara's attempt to combine class

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and functionality to the mother-in-law's room unite them?

0:36:580:37:02

Wow! That's...

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That's bright and we have a chandelier.

0:37:060:37:09

Oh, my God. What the hell?

0:37:090:37:10

Weird. It's really weird. Looks like a different world.

0:37:150:37:19

It's not something that I would choose to spend

0:37:190:37:23

any time in whatsoever.

0:37:230:37:24

-There's lots of gold there, as well.

-Do you like gold?

0:37:260:37:28

I hate gold.

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-She's actually signed...

-Oh.

-..signed the wall for you.

0:37:300:37:35

-Lovely.

-That's nice.

0:37:350:37:37

There's a bit of a hidden secret if you open the doors.

0:37:370:37:40

Oh, really?

0:37:400:37:42

Oh, there's a...

0:37:420:37:44

-It's tiny.

-Yeah, it's not a teacher's desk.

0:37:470:37:50

I personally am going to use this room even less than

0:37:500:37:53

-I did before now.

-It's horrible.

0:37:530:37:56

I'd say they're pretty united.

0:37:560:37:57

Mum will hate this, no doubt.

0:37:570:37:59

She's going to walk in here and feel so unwelcome.

0:37:590:38:02

-Really? She might love it.

-No way.

0:38:020:38:05

But what about the day bed?

0:38:050:38:07

Yeah. I'm a bit disappointed that it's a single bed

0:38:070:38:10

as where are our friends going to stay when they come?

0:38:100:38:13

OK, well, you know the two amateur designers are coming back to

0:38:150:38:18

do a joint room. Any message you want to give to them?

0:38:180:38:22

Maybe don't think so much about trying to make it

0:38:230:38:26

all about image and maybe think more about function.

0:38:260:38:29

OK. Come on, then, time to leave.

0:38:290:38:32

I think my fear is, is that now they're obviously faced,

0:38:340:38:37

not only with the challenge of listening to our feedback,

0:38:370:38:40

but they're also faced with the challenge of working together

0:38:400:38:42

and I think that they are both incredibly different,

0:38:420:38:46

that I think, to be honest, they're actually going to forget us.

0:38:460:38:51

I think their biggest challenge is going to be working together

0:38:510:38:54

and I think, "So we're just going to get lost in the mix."

0:38:540:38:56

I feel really flat.

0:38:560:38:58

Neither of them loved the rooms and I'm sad.

0:38:580:39:02

I hope this one is bloomin' good. It needs to be.

0:39:020:39:07

-Hi.

-Hi.

-Hi.

0:39:090:39:12

Just to start with you, Tracey, Ceri felt,

0:39:150:39:18

because she's the one that cooks, there's not enough storage for her.

0:39:180:39:23

Right, all right, OK interesting.

0:39:230:39:25

She felt there was less storage than before.

0:39:250:39:27

Zara, the bedroom.

0:39:270:39:31

There's a desk, although be it a little bit small

0:39:310:39:34

and that mum-in-law might not like such a small bed.

0:39:340:39:38

OK, that's interesting.

0:39:390:39:41

-Unfortunately, you're both in detentions.

-Yeah.

0:39:410:39:44

You're going to now work on the joint room together.

0:39:450:39:48

We want to see you work together as a team.

0:39:480:39:51

I don't know what you've got in mind, so maybe you can just

0:39:510:39:54

tell me what your initial thoughts are on this room.

0:39:540:39:57

Well, in terms of storage, for me, I've kind of got

0:39:570:40:01

an idea for a cupboard that is really quite contemporary, actually.

0:40:010:40:04

-Zara?

-I've got a lot of ideas for this room.

0:40:040:40:06

Practically, I've used a lot of clever storage ideas,

0:40:060:40:10

a lot of sort of space-saving furniture as well, so, yeah.

0:40:100:40:14

OK. You're now dismissed.

0:40:140:40:17

I shall see you in a few days and hopefully see a fantastic room.

0:40:170:40:22

-Off you go.

-Lovely, thank you.

-You certainly will.

-Bye.

0:40:220:40:25

I think it's going to be very difficult to combine

0:40:270:40:30

styles between myself and Tracey.

0:40:300:40:32

I made sure that my guest room is very practical,

0:40:320:40:34

a lot of storage and I aim to do the same within the lounge diner.

0:40:340:40:38

I'm hoping that, you know, like me, she's aware of the fact that

0:40:380:40:41

there's now going to be two of us working on this project.

0:40:410:40:44

We've both, you know... we've got to compromise,

0:40:440:40:46

we've both got to compromise, but we've both got to, hopefully,

0:40:460:40:49

bring out the best in each other, so...

0:40:490:40:50

and the best in the design that we can both sort of pull together.

0:40:500:40:54

Back at Jo and Russell's house on the south coast

0:40:560:40:59

and the new day is bringing a new challenge.

0:40:590:41:01

The joint room.

0:41:010:41:03

Professional designers often need to work as part of a team

0:41:030:41:06

and that is exactly what movie man Zyg

0:41:060:41:08

and the glamorously colourful Sara will have to do.

0:41:080:41:12

These two are poles apart, so this could be an odd coupling.

0:41:130:41:18

Yeah. I know, you see, you've gone very Caribbean.

0:41:180:41:22

Yeah, that's my theme.

0:41:220:41:25

I actually really liked what he did.

0:41:250:41:27

He did a beautiful model and he had some fantastic ideas and

0:41:270:41:30

he had this whole whitewash thing and actually it was very beautiful.

0:41:300:41:33

-Shuttering for the windows.

-I love those.

0:41:330:41:35

Got the shutters upstairs anyway,

0:41:350:41:37

so if we mimic it downstairs, the house will look good from outside.

0:41:370:41:40

Yeah. Plants, we've both got.

0:41:400:41:41

I've gone more kind of American, early '50s.

0:41:410:41:44

Doesn't matter, I think it'll all blend in.

0:41:440:41:46

Well, that went better than expected, which is

0:41:460:41:48

just as well, because they only have two days to complete the project.

0:41:480:41:52

I think we can work together, we've got no choice, really -

0:41:520:41:55

we have to work together.

0:41:550:41:56

I got 100% on my kids' room and she got knocked back a bit,

0:41:560:42:00

so I'll give her a bit of leaning towards her to make her shine

0:42:000:42:04

a little bit more and make it sound like it's all her wonderful work.

0:42:040:42:07

What a gentleman!

0:42:070:42:09

So, what exactly have these new best friends settled on?

0:42:110:42:15

The idea of the room is we've agreed on a colonial, Caribbean chic

0:42:150:42:20

with a few bright issues here and there

0:42:200:42:23

that Zara's dressing the room.

0:42:230:42:25

Colonial, Caribbean theme? Colour from Sara?

0:42:250:42:29

Exactly the things I warned them against.

0:42:290:42:31

-Nice colour.

-Very nice colour.

0:42:310:42:34

Up in Harrow and after failing miserably with their first

0:42:360:42:40

designs for teachers Ceri and Zaheed,

0:42:400:42:42

Tracey and Zara have a chance to make amends.

0:42:420:42:45

This time, their homework is a joint project - the living room.

0:42:450:42:50

I do hate having unhappy clients, so I suggest they try to design

0:42:500:42:54

this room around things that Ceri and Zaheed might actually like.

0:42:540:42:58

They're a young couple, they want to entertain,

0:42:580:43:00

-they're quite modern, they like film as well.

-Yeah.

0:43:000:43:03

So, my idea for the room is going to be themed within...on a film set.

0:43:030:43:10

I don't... I can't do it, I don't like themes.

0:43:100:43:12

I'm just not a theme-y person

0:43:120:43:14

and I have to say that, you know, to me, it's just so obvious, sort

0:43:140:43:18

of black and white, black and white, clapperboards.

0:43:180:43:21

I can guarantee you there's a small Oscar somewhere

0:43:210:43:25

that's going to come out of the box.

0:43:250:43:27

Sounds like the pressure's getting to them. And so it should.

0:43:270:43:31

Designing people's homes is a serious business,

0:43:310:43:34

with consequences for everyone involved,

0:43:340:43:37

like having to confess to your mum that the risk you took with

0:43:370:43:41

her room didn't pay off.

0:43:410:43:42

Will I like it? That's the first question.

0:43:440:43:46

-Do you like gold?

-No, I hate it.

0:43:460:43:49

Think like a stately home mixed with the '80s.

0:43:490:43:53

-Ghastly, then.

-Yeah.

-Eugh.

0:43:530:43:56

So, are you able to give some suggestions for the living room

0:43:560:44:00

to maybe make that a little bit...

0:44:000:44:02

Well, we passed on our concerns to Celia.

0:44:020:44:04

To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if our DVDs

0:44:040:44:07

have been turned into some sort of sculpture to go

0:44:070:44:09

pointlessly in the middle of the living room.

0:44:090:44:12

I'm worried that they're so different,

0:44:120:44:14

that they're going to squabble and they're going to actually spend more

0:44:140:44:18

time worrying about getting their own identity

0:44:180:44:21

out there over the other designer, that they'll actually completely

0:44:210:44:25

forget us in the mix.

0:44:250:44:27

I think it's safe to say that we're both dreading going back tomorrow.

0:44:270:44:30

-Yeah.

-Well, it'll be interesting to see what they have to say

0:44:300:44:33

and, you know, why they did what they did and what made them

0:44:330:44:37

think that we would like it.

0:44:370:44:39

We? At the moment, I'm afraid even Ceri and Zaheed

0:44:390:44:42

don't seem to be getting what they like.

0:44:420:44:44

I'm, you know, totally opposing the point of putting

0:44:460:44:48

something in there that just doesn't work.

0:44:480:44:50

-I think it's totally absurd.

-Yours is purely aesthetics.

0:44:500:44:53

-It is purely aesthetics.

-Yes, yes.

0:44:530:44:54

I think it's interesting that you're not able to

0:44:540:44:56

adapt your style around a fireplace. Because, equally...

0:44:560:44:59

I'm a lot older than you, you know, maybe I'm a bit too

0:44:590:45:01

-long in the tooth to be...

-Exactly, and I'm a younger person,

0:45:010:45:04

this is for younger people here.

0:45:040:45:05

I think maybe I know what, you know, the younger client will need.

0:45:050:45:08

Oh, oh, oh.

0:45:080:45:09

I can strike a compromise.

0:45:110:45:13

OK, what are you prepared to compromise on?

0:45:130:45:16

I'm prepared that we use that one but we paint it black.

0:45:160:45:19

At the other house, at least the odd couple are showing their maturity.

0:45:210:45:25

It looks very nice, dear. Very nice.

0:45:250:45:30

Do you know when I say something's looking very nice, what do you say?

0:45:300:45:34

-Thank you very much, miss.

-There you go. Thank you.

0:45:350:45:37

It's a proper, proper collaboration.

0:45:370:45:40

We've got his floorboards that we couldn't use,

0:45:400:45:42

they're on the walls, which is brilliant.

0:45:420:45:45

His filigree, oh, he's hysterical about his filigree.

0:45:450:45:47

I mean, it's so granny, you know,

0:45:470:45:49

I couldn't believe this man was going mad for this granny filigree.

0:45:490:45:52

That's all up, which is brilliant.

0:45:520:45:54

It's my floor, which is great.

0:45:540:45:55

It's my furniture, because I know how to do that really well,

0:45:550:45:58

cos he is a bit kind of masculine in that front.

0:45:580:46:01

A painting by his wife is in over the mantelpiece.

0:46:010:46:04

I mean you can't get more Zygy than that.

0:46:040:46:07

My lovely wallpaper, my palm wallpaper, but that sets

0:46:070:46:10

the whole thing off and we did manage to totally compromise.

0:46:100:46:14

Totally compromise and the room is gorgeous.

0:46:140:46:17

Once more, Sara. You don't get to judge your own room.

0:46:170:46:21

Back in Harrow and work is progressing well, which is

0:46:230:46:26

fortunate, as I've got the daunting task of showing the room to

0:46:260:46:29

Ceri and Zaheed in just a few hours.

0:46:290:46:32

Hand-me-down hell has been eradicated

0:46:320:46:35

and is being whitewashed ready for Zara's black and white movie theme.

0:46:350:46:39

But Her Royal Highness hasn't managed to stop Tracey getting her

0:46:400:46:44

old salvage into the room.

0:46:440:46:46

Look what I found in the skip.

0:46:460:46:48

See, I think that's beautiful. I think that's so beautiful.

0:46:500:46:53

I love the colour of it.

0:46:530:46:55

Now you see it, Zara, in situ, do you prefer it or do you still...

0:46:550:46:58

I absolutely detest it...

0:46:580:47:01

She may not be getting her own way,

0:47:010:47:03

but at least she's agreed to compromise.

0:47:030:47:06

Neither of them wanted to let up with their design

0:47:060:47:10

on the fireplace and I thought it was going to go on all day.

0:47:100:47:13

I think this is going to be ideal for Ceri and Zaheed, obviously,

0:47:130:47:16

as it's a sofabed.

0:47:160:47:17

Since then, they've actually really been working together really well.

0:47:170:47:21

And they're bouncing off each other quite a lot now, which is

0:47:210:47:24

quite nice to see.

0:47:240:47:25

Oh, and Tracey was right, there's that Oscar.

0:47:260:47:30

I've really enjoyed working with Tracey.

0:47:300:47:32

I think we faced a lot of challenges because we're so different.

0:47:320:47:35

I think, you know, we're two ends of the spectrum with our design.

0:47:350:47:38

Obviously, I'm very high-end and Tracey, you know,

0:47:380:47:40

likes to get it out of a skip.

0:47:400:47:41

So, we have come across a few problems.

0:47:410:47:44

Normally what I'd throw out, Tracey was bringing back in, so...

0:47:440:47:48

The room is nearly done, the skip has gone

0:47:480:47:50

and the mother-in-law's old sofa is out on the street

0:47:500:47:54

and it looks like it's been bagsied by Tracey.

0:47:540:47:57

But lying down on the job isn't going to impress me, which is

0:47:570:48:00

what both these designers need to do right now.

0:48:000:48:03

I am dreading going into Zaheed and Ceri's house.

0:48:040:48:08

They're quite difficult to please,

0:48:080:48:10

they didn't like either of the rooms and it's going to be a complete

0:48:100:48:14

and utter disaster if this room also gets the thumbs down.

0:48:140:48:17

I need to get in there and see it for myself.

0:48:190:48:21

Between them, Tracey and Zara have turned

0:48:230:48:25

the hand-me-down hell living room

0:48:250:48:27

with its cluttered mismatched furniture...

0:48:270:48:29

..into a more minimal brighter space.

0:48:320:48:36

A Victorian fireplace is the room's new focal point.

0:48:360:48:40

A space-saving round table nestles in the bay window

0:48:400:48:43

and there's even storage in the form of retro trunks,

0:48:430:48:47

an open display cabinet and funky shelves.

0:48:470:48:50

A black and white movie theme is an attempt to add a personal

0:48:500:48:53

touch for the film-loving teachers.

0:48:530:48:56

But will it be enough to appease Ceri and Zaheed?

0:48:560:48:59

-Hi.

-Hello again.

-Hello.

0:49:060:49:09

Gosh.

0:49:110:49:12

I see, we've got the royal crown here.

0:49:150:49:18

Absolutely. Well, the sofa's actually a sofabed,

0:49:180:49:22

so we tried to cleverly incorporate some more space-saving features.

0:49:220:49:26

Whose idea was that?

0:49:260:49:27

It was quite important for me, cos practicality is key.

0:49:270:49:30

We've got extra storage and I see we've got the vintage cases.

0:49:320:49:36

I quite like that mix between sort of old and new, so...

0:49:360:49:39

so that's why they're there.

0:49:390:49:40

Tell me about this cupboard here, this display unit.

0:49:400:49:44

I think storage is one thing, but I also think being able to

0:49:440:49:46

display really nice items is important.

0:49:460:49:50

It's quite individual in design and taste.

0:49:500:49:52

It doesn't concern me but it may concern them.

0:49:520:49:56

Time for the amateur designers to eavesdrop from another room.

0:49:560:50:01

Ceri and Zaheed are outside

0:50:010:50:03

and they look like they're dressed for a premiere.

0:50:030:50:06

I think if they nail this room, there's a good chance that we

0:50:060:50:09

will forgive.

0:50:090:50:11

You know, as teachers, we kind of believe in the infinite

0:50:110:50:13

possibilities of human beings to actually achieve and do good

0:50:130:50:16

and I think this is... That's the expectation that I'm going

0:50:160:50:19

in there with and let's get... Let's see them get it right.

0:50:190:50:23

-Well, hello, Celia.

-Hello.

0:50:300:50:31

You're quiet, Ceri, for once.

0:50:350:50:37

Yeah, erm...

0:50:370:50:38

-I kind of like it. I do.

-Yeah, it's nice.

0:50:440:50:47

It's very nice. Ah, check that out.

0:50:470:50:50

-That's pretty cool.

-That's cool, yeah.

0:50:500:50:52

And we've won an Oscar, two.

0:50:540:50:56

Fire's awesome, that's really nice. Look, a new sofa.

0:50:560:51:00

-It's a sofabed.

-Oh, is it really?

0:51:020:51:05

Wow. I can see the different, erm, tastes of the two designers.

0:51:050:51:12

They've obviously worked really well together.

0:51:120:51:14

I'm very happy with this. Pleasantly surprised.

0:51:140:51:18

-We've got a result.

-For me, this is an A. It really is.

0:51:180:51:21

An A? Ceri?

0:51:230:51:24

Um, I think I'm going to have to agree, yeah.

0:51:240:51:28

What a great result. Would you like to meet the designers now?

0:51:280:51:31

-OK.

-Girls, come back in.

0:51:310:51:33

Hi. Hi, lovely to meet you.

0:51:360:51:41

Yeah, one A-graded room, you know, delighted,

0:51:410:51:45

delighted and I'm delighted that they loved the fireplace as well.

0:51:450:51:49

I'm pretty chuffed all the way round.

0:51:490:51:52

-It's lovely to see you.

-You too.

0:51:530:51:55

-So what do you think?

-This room is brilliant.

0:51:550:51:57

-This room is lovely.

-It's really pleasing to hear that you like it.

0:51:570:52:00

-Yeah.

-Working on the front room has certainly, you know,

0:52:000:52:03

shown my versatility within interior design.

0:52:030:52:06

Obviously, my favourite style is obviously very royal,

0:52:060:52:09

very luxurious, opulent.

0:52:090:52:11

That's just purely not them.

0:52:110:52:13

However, I feel maybe the, you know,

0:52:130:52:14

my clientele is that bit, you know, more high-end, I'm afraid.

0:52:140:52:19

The designer that's impressed me the most is Tracey.

0:52:190:52:22

I really liked her kitchen.

0:52:220:52:24

They both did well, but she just went a little bit further for me.

0:52:240:52:28

So, well done to her.

0:52:280:52:30

-Ceri and Zaheed, you took a risk.

-We did indeed.

0:52:300:52:33

You put your home in their hands. Was it worth it?

0:52:330:52:36

I think in the end, yeah.

0:52:380:52:39

Yeah, I would agree.

0:52:390:52:40

Good. You're not expelled.

0:52:400:52:43

-Thanks.

-Thank you.

0:52:430:52:47

I think it's really clear in this room that both Tracey

0:52:470:52:50

and Zara have, you know, really made a fantastic effort to

0:52:500:52:54

incorporate us into the design.

0:52:540:52:56

If you knew us well, if you were our friends, and you walked

0:52:560:52:59

into this room, you'd definitely say this is Ceri and Zaheed's place.

0:52:590:53:03

What a fab result! I'm so pleased. They love the room.

0:53:030:53:07

So, fabulous, well done, girls.

0:53:070:53:09

And it's not over yet.

0:53:130:53:15

Down on the south coast, the other house is

0:53:150:53:17

still in the hands of amateurs.

0:53:170:53:19

Homeowners Russell and Jo only liked one out of the two individual

0:53:210:53:25

rooms, so I'm hoping this joint one nails it.

0:53:250:53:28

Zyg and Sara worked well together to transform the plain old lounge

0:53:310:53:35

into a glamorous colonial Caribbean living room.

0:53:350:53:38

Sara's colourful wallpaper

0:53:390:53:41

and furnishings sit side by side with Zyg's plantation blinds,

0:53:410:53:45

his filigree work and the painting by his wife.

0:53:450:53:49

-Hello.

-Hello.

0:53:530:53:56

So, was it quite tough working together?

0:53:590:54:02

No, it was fun, actually.

0:54:020:54:03

We sort of, like, we bantered a lot, you know what I mean?

0:54:030:54:06

Sara hasn't got volume control.

0:54:060:54:08

I think the whole room works really nicely.

0:54:090:54:11

And it feels very homely in here and interesting.

0:54:110:54:15

I mean, obviously, I'm not going to live here and it's up to the

0:54:150:54:18

homeowners if they like it or not, so we have to hope they do.

0:54:180:54:22

I really like it.

0:54:220:54:23

I think you've done a really excellent job, both of you.

0:54:230:54:26

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

-Well done.

0:54:260:54:28

Here we go.

0:54:290:54:31

I just hope Jo and Russell agree. I'd say it's a fairly bold design.

0:54:310:54:36

-I'm nervous.

-Nervous excited, but very, very nervous

0:54:360:54:39

because I know they will have put their heart and souls into it.

0:54:390:54:42

I know they will have worked so hard to get it right for us,

0:54:420:54:44

but, obviously, they've got their tastes and we've got ours,

0:54:440:54:47

so, you know, it might not be right.

0:54:470:54:50

I've sent Zyg and Sara to hide in the kitchen to hear honest

0:54:500:54:53

feedback first-hand.

0:54:530:54:55

-Oh, my word. Hi, Celia.

-Hello.

-Hi Celia.

-Oh, my God.

0:54:590:55:05

I love it. I do absolutely love it.

0:55:050:55:07

Absolutely amazing, yeah. Stunning.

0:55:070:55:09

I feel like I'm going to cry.

0:55:090:55:11

Oh, bless you.

0:55:120:55:13

With relief, yeah. It's amazing.

0:55:130:55:16

Glad you're happy.

0:55:160:55:19

-Making me cry now.

-Oh, wow! Yeah, it's lovely.

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Absolutely.

0:55:230:55:25

-Don't mind the colours?

-No, the colours are...

0:55:250:55:28

No, it all works, it all works, it really does work.

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I mean, look, just the wood and, oh, yeah, definitely, definitely.

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The detailing, the shelves, the textures.

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It's bold. It's definitely got some boldness, but it's beautiful.

0:55:370:55:40

-And the paper as well.

-It's definitely beach-y, isn't it?

0:55:400:55:42

-Yeah, yeah.

-You love the paper?

-Yeah, I do.

-I love the paper.

0:55:420:55:45

-I love it.

-That paper's amazing.

0:55:450:55:47

But, Russ, where's your beige gone, then?

0:55:470:55:50

-Apart from the old...

-Are you upset?

0:55:500:55:53

You'll have to dress in beige now.

0:55:530:55:54

Dress in beige, yeah.

0:55:540:55:56

I don't miss the beige, you know, looking at this room now,

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whereas, you know, Captain Sensible and Mr Safe,

0:56:000:56:04

it's kind of... the colours are amazing.

0:56:040:56:06

Because you like it so much, I think it's about time

0:56:070:56:10

you met the designers. Come on in.

0:56:100:56:12

-Hi. Hello.

-Thank you so much.

0:56:150:56:20

It's so nice to meet you, finally.

0:56:200:56:22

I feel like I've been through all your stuff.

0:56:220:56:25

The family absolutely loved the living room, which is just amazing.

0:56:250:56:31

So happy. What a great feeling.

0:56:310:56:34

-Hello, nice to meet you.

-Hi, Zyg, nice to meet you.

0:56:340:56:37

Thank you. Thank you so much.

0:56:370:56:39

I'm pleasantly surprised

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and I'm very happy that both the bits I've done have been a result.

0:56:410:56:45

They both worked together really well on the joint room, so this

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is tough, but it has to be Zyg this week that's impressed me the most,

0:56:480:56:53

because his children's room was amazing.

0:56:530:56:57

Halfway through the week I was beginning to doubt whether

0:56:570:57:00

I did like colour as much but I am fully back on loving colour.

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What a result. They loved it and I'm so thrilled.

0:57:020:57:06

What a great way to end the day.

0:57:060:57:08

Come in.

0:57:090:57:10

Because, you know, I love that room, I thought both of them

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worked really well as a team.

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I could see both influences equally, which is really important.

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But the best thing is, Russ and Jo loved it. Fabulous.

0:57:190:57:22

The Parker family calls in help as self-confessed 'Captain Sensible' Russ gives in to his creative wife Jo's long-held dream of a room with a view.

Meanwhile teachers Zaheed and Ceri Mohammed Turner are daunted by the prospect of turning a flat into a place that is suitable for a young couple.

Once again, straight-talking interior designer Celia Sawyer oversees proceedings.