Harry and Tash’s execution was impressive and much improved considering the scale of the room they tackled this week. Their colour palette was spot on for the era, I loved the flamingo wallpaper and the emerald bedhead. Their period and modern features married well and their lofty 1920s sconces accentuated the height of the ceilings and amped up the grandeur.
The dressing table and mirror in Harry and Tash’s ‘robe created drama and elegance, but cost the wardrobe space. In hindsight they might have made their bedroom smaller and wardrobe larger by decommissioning the window by the bed and moving the wall out.
uke and Jasmine’s master was everything I wanted to see in their 1910s house, from the strapping on ceiling, to the panelling details, to the white on white on the walls. Their bay window was the essence of the period, and of Brighton. The neutral colours, fittings and simple, classic styling was stunning and the TV mirror was brilliant. Their bed was tight in the room. They could have replaced the four-poster with a king which wouldn’t have overwhelmed the room.
On the downside, where do you put your stuff in Luke and Jasmine’s ‘robe? All those open shelves for display and virtually no hanging space!
Daniel’s and Jade’s master had a light, bright, 1930s Hollywood feel, from the ceiling rose, to the wallpaper, to daggy antique bedside lamps (which I found myself loving in spite of myself)! The original cabinet was stunning (the leg artfully replaced by Daniel).
The laminate and fittings in Daniel and Jade’s walk in ‘robe were stunning and the spinning shoe rack was fun, but there was a lot of wasted display space. The Blockheads are working with smaller spaces this year so storage has to come first.
This week Sarah and George suffered a family loss, so I commend them for getting finished. Obviously they’re a loved team because their trades really stepped up. Their lovingly preserved original ceiling panel made instant impact – a dream come true – and the ceiling light was perfect for the period. They combined with the curtaining to create a beautiful, elegant feel. The colours or the mural were right for the period but the scale of it overwhelmed the room, and while the bedhead was beautiful, it clashed. I love an original fireplace but the placement was too close to the bed and too high – someone is going to knock themselves out on the mantlepiece!
Sarah and George’s walk in lacked the glam factor and was short on functionality as well. Their guest bedroom has more hanging and storage space.
Jimmy and Tam’s was my favourite bedroom this week. The banana and blush colour palette shouldn’t work, but it does. The skylights accentuate the shape AND height of the ceiling. The traditional brick fireplace added to the room without overwhelming it. The Slim Errans photo depicts the era they’re going for to perfection. In all, it left you saying ‘I didn’t know I liked the ‘50s, but now I never want to leave’! It was triumph to disappointment from here (via the ensuite!).
The colours, shape and styling of Jimmy and Tam’s ‘robe were beautiful, but it felt like something out of a showroom. There was little hanging space, it felt claustrophobic and it wasn’t fit for master bedroom purpose.
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