Interior Design Masters start date, prize and spoilers from new BBC Two series

Interior Design Masters

Interior Design Masters begins tonight on BBC Two - here's all you need to know about the new series.

Interior Design Masters sees ten talented up-and-coming interior designers are take part in the biggest design challenge of their lives.

Presented by Fearne Cotton, the show features design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration, Michelle Ogundehin, as the series judge.

Each week Michelle sets the contestants a different commercial design challenge, then - alongside some big-name industry guest judges - scrutinizes their designs. Alongside the guest judge, she will eliminate one designer each week, jeopardising their dreams of making a name for themselves in the fiercely competitive design world.

The prize for the winner is a life-changing opportunity, a commercial contract to design a bar at one of London’s top hotels.

Interior Design Masters air date

Interior Design Masters starts at 8PM on BBC Two, Wednesday August 14.

The series will air weekly across 8 episodes.

You can watch on TV and watch episodes online via the BBC iPlayer.

Interior Design Masters spoilers

In tonight's first episode, the ten contestants arrive at a design studio in East London where they are welcomed by series presenter Fearne Cotton.

Awaiting for them in her design studio is judge Michelle Ogundehin. Highly regarded in the design industry, Michelle is a tough judge and someone who all the designers will be keen to impress.

This week Michelle is joined by guest judge Matthew Williamson, internationally renowned fashion designer turned interiors specialist. A lover of bright colours and bold patterns, Matthew brings his unique take on what makes great design.

For their first big commercial challenge the designers must redesign two show homes. Working in two teams of five, they are each given a different room to design within the show home. At the same time they must work with their team to deliver a cohesive home that impresses the judges and is accessible to prospective buyers.

They have two days to transform the bland show homes, the designers set off in their teams to Northumberland, the location for the first challenge.

With lots of contrasting design styles between them, it doesn’t take long for the stronger personalities to make themselves and their design styles known.

Compromise comes more easily to some than others, as the designers attempt to work together and adjust their designs to suit the brief.

Interior Design Masters airs on BBC Two Wednesday nights at 8PM.

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