PistonHeads.com Forum

The Great British Interior Design Challenge.

The Great British Interior Design Challenge.

Author
Discussion

RDJ

Original Poster:

6,927 posts

130 months

Wednesday 29th January 2014
quotequote all
On BB2 Weekdays at 7.00pm.

Well worth a watch, I'm loving it.

Summed up quite well here hehe

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Great-British-Inter...

Project C

726 posts

102 months

Wednesday 29th January 2014
quotequote all
My missus thinks she would be a great interior designer so we had to watch this. Watching one of the episodes and I mentioned I liked a colour used so she decided the bedroom would be redecorated in that colour!

Not sure about the winners a couple of times - Almshouses being especially wrong.

RDJ

Original Poster:

6,927 posts

130 months

Wednesday 29th January 2014
quotequote all
Excellent job by tonight's winner! Loved the mural

GnuBee

956 posts

112 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
It's been interesting (ish) but...

1) Gray, can I have some gray with my gray please. I know it was "trending" last year as the mags were full of Scandinavian themed houses/rooms painted with gray on gray but you can almost predict that each competitor will wield the gray brush at some point

2) Not entirely convinced by the execution of the concept. If I hired an interior designer I'd not expect them to present the dredded mood board then like superman rip off their clothes to reveal a set of overalls and a paintbrush. I'd expect them to perhaps know/recommend people who would execute their design and it would be good to see what the competitors actual project management is like

3) Must be tough having the two presenters lurking in the background during the initial presentation

4) Liked the winner last night although I thought the woman who had the idea about zones pushed him close, the guy who lived in a van ("I'm between houses right now" and the winner of the 1930s sunroom make over

It's better than Changing Rooms!

Riley Blue

7,976 posts

123 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
I think it should be banned from our screens for introducing the word 'up-cycling' to the English language. It's just Changing Rooms with a competitive element and does nothing for me whatsoever. The pretentious garbage spouted by the two judges is laughable and can't that woman stand upright without crossing her legs?

'Great British Interior Design Challenge' - even the title smacks of desperation, it's just cheap day-time viewing tat. How it got a prime time slot is beyond me.

RDJ

Original Poster:

6,927 posts

130 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
redface well I enjoy it anyway

moustachebandit

555 posts

40 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
Its should be call Bored House Wifes Interior Design Challenge!

Every episode is guaranteed to have a housewife and someone will go mental with the shabby chic.

Oh wow you painted some furniture and then distressed it with a scotch pad … wow, thats creative, its not like anyone has done that before! Welcome to the 90's!

prand

3,583 posts

93 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
I quite liked the Grey winner's treatment from last night. He was very lucky with the carpet measurements!

That show reminded me how much I'd like to live (or at least have a weekend pad) in Brighton one day...


RDJ

Original Poster:

6,927 posts

130 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
yes Loved the Regency Brighton pads.

DirrieMore

362 posts

39 months

Thursday 30th January 2014
quotequote all
moustachebandit said:
Its should be call Bored House Wifes Challenge!
Now that would interest me a bit more.. whistle

RDJ

Original Poster:

6,927 posts

130 months

Friday 31st January 2014
quotequote all
DirrieMore said:
moustachebandit said:
Its should be call Bored House Wifes Challenge!
Now that would interest me a bit more.. whistle
hehe could stick to same format too!

MiniMan64

10,053 posts

87 months

Tuesday 4th February 2014
quotequote all
Anyone else watching tonight? I've quite enjoyed it so far but I'm getting a bit ticked off tonight because of the stupid time limits. It all ends up looking a bit half arsed.

This isn't supposed to be Changing Rooms, why not give them longer to do it right?

Paul Dishman

2,508 posts

134 months

Tuesday 4th February 2014
quotequote all
Anybody know which road in Moseley they were working in?