Bring on colour, patterns, textures and imagination… Minimalism begone! This summer sees a new version of the legendary ‘90s and ‘00s home-DIY series hit screens as Channel 4 gives it a fresh lick of paint for an era of pinspiration and insta-interiors. Returning to the show in this much-anticipated reboot is Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who will be joined by host Anna Richardson and designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio, with carpenter and joiner Tibby Singh completing the team.
Changing Rooms sees two sets of homeowners from the same neighbourhood work against the clock to renovate a room in each other’s houses. They’ll work with LLB or Jordan and Russell to bring the new looks to life in the chosen rooms, with the designers’ bold and opposing styles ensuring each transformation will be spectacular, innovative and unexpected.
The revamped series kicks off in Swansea, South Wales. Florist Claire’s living room is a ‘sea of beige’ but she’s hoping for something ostentatious. Will her neighbour, postwoman Lisa, with the help of daughter Kirsty, give her the wild room she’s after? In turn can Claire, with help from best friend Jo, turn Lisa’s cluttered neutral bedroom into the unique and contemporary space she dreams of?
Changing Rooms is a 6 x 60’ primetime series. It was commissioned for Channel 4, in partnership with Dulux, by Jonny Rothery. It will be made by Shine TV (part of Banjay UK) and executive produced by Mark Sammon and Katie Brosnan, the series producer is James Kane.
Changing Rooms, Wednesday 18th August at 8pm, Channel 4 and All 4