Welwyn Garden City to feature in BBC Two’s The Great Interior Design Challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:43 05 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:43 05 November 2014

The Great Interior Design Challenge's Daniel Hopwood and Sophie Robinson [Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert/Alun Callender]

The Great Interior Design Challenge's Daniel Hopwood and Sophie Robinson [Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert/Alun Callender]

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Three homes in Welwyn Garden City are set to feature in BBC Two’s The Great Interior Design Challenge this week.

The search for Britain’s best amateur interior designers comes to Welwyn Garden City tomorrow (Thursday, November 6) with an hour-long programme starting at 7pm on BBC Two.

In the sixth of nine heats, three new contestants have three days to impress both the judges and the homeowners with their makeovers.

With a budget of £1,000 and the help of a builder, they must update a trio of identical living rooms.

The pressure’s on to deliver rooms that keep the owners happy and impress the judges.

Costume designer Christine from Belfast has a natural approach in her room – using turmeric and onion skins to dye her fabrics – but it’s a time-consuming task.

Photographer Luke has a job convincing his clients to go with his vibrant retro scheme, while Rich from Somerset must work hard to deliver his art-deco scheme to his art-deco purist client.

Architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff delves into the history of Welwyn Garden City and its fine neo-Georgian architecture.

While judges Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood must decide whose design is worthy of these iconic homes and a place in the next round of the competition.

* The Great Interior Design Challenge from Welwyn Garden City can be seen on BBC Two from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday, November 6.


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