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In this semi-final, two designers transform two rooms in modern town houses in Bristol. Tom Dyckhoff looks at his favourite buildings in the series.

It is the semi-final and two designers go head to head for a place in the grand finale. The pressure is mounting and the stakes are high! In an added twist, one of the designers returning has been given a second chance, having previously been eliminated in the earlier rounds. This designer is now back fighting for their chance to make it into the final!

The challenge our two designers have to conquer is transforming two rooms in modern town houses in Bristol. One designer takes on a master bedroom and a guest room/craft room and the other amateur is tasked with redesigning a living room and a bedroom/craft room.

Judging them are regulars Kelly Hoppen and Daniel Hopwood and guest judge Michelle Ogundehin, editor in chief of Elle Decoration. The designers have 48 hours across three days, a team of two builders and two decorators, a budget of £2,000 to use for both rooms and they both have to complete one room on day two which will be judged by all three judges.

Both designers are out to impress but the judges have concerns over the quality of their work, the time allotted and their communication skills. One semi-finalist attempts a very intricate hand-painted mural across all the bedroom walls, but can they deliver precision in the ever-decreasing time limitations? Meanwhile, a chaise longue could be one designer's downfall and a designer's plans are seriously thrown into question with their demanding client's ever-changing needs. On top of this, both designers must impress with a surprise challenge as each are tested again with the creative challenge.

Architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff looks at his favourite buildings in the series, exploring the subject of Modernism, its European origins and this very complex type of architecture.

59 minutes



Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Dyckhoff
Judge Kelly Hoppen
Judge Daniel Hopwood
Judge Michelle Ogundehin
Executive Producer Tim Harcourt
Executive Producer Alannah Richardson
Series Editor Misbah Alvi
Series Producer Garfield Carrott
Producer Martin Connery
Director Martin Connery
Production Company Studio Lambert


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