Designs on TV gold with Neville
It’s been the most hotly contested battle on television for the last few weeks. And TV3’s latest instalment of Showhouse Showdown with Harvey Norman proved to be the most exciting to date.
‘Battle of the metallics’ pitted Lorna Kee’s ‘coastal glitz’ look against Regina Rogers Fallon’s ‘contemporary glamour’ offering. The designers were tasked with making over two show homes at Mayden Hayes in Mornington, Co. Meath.
The hypnotic charm of hosts Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and Neville Knott keep every audience glued to their screens and this week was no exception.
Poor Lorna had her design blasted as ‘all mermaid and no sailor’ while Regina’s nightclub chic was considered a tad too much for a family home.
But as always, it was up to the public to choose a winner and first stop for the designers was Harvey Norman to help bring their visions to life.
The competition kicked off in the master bedroom where both contestants opted to use metallics to bring their rooms to life, but their designs could not have been more different.
Lorna went for a ‘more is more’ approach layering glitter on top of glitter with metallic wallpaper and a sequin headboard. Regina meanwhile opted for a metallic paint on all four walls, paired with oversized furnishings that prompted Laurence to question why she was ‘supersizing’ everything when it made the room look smaller.
Lorna’s ‘formal’ living room carried on her coastal theme with a glistening textured feature wall and sand coloured furnishings.
Regina went for a more abstract approach pairing ocean crew green with her favourite navy blue. Her stand out piece was a picture she painted that tied the various tones in the room together.
As viewers bit their nails to the quick, it was revealed Regina impressed the crowd the most on the day while Lorna proved victorious in the Harvey Norman Challenge, chosen by the store’s Head of Homewares Yvonne Nugent.
Who knew furniture could be so much fun? Next stop, the shops!
Hosts: Neville and Laurence