The room: Lisa’s bedroom, now a decadent, colour-filled nest full of shapely furniture and rich texture.
Jordan and Russell’s vision: the clue’s in the name! Pronounced “Shantay Swan-say”, this is no pared-back zone of Zen. Instead, it’s a sumptuous boudoir designed with plenty of fun contrasting colour and a big dose of sass.
The colour scheme: A high-contrast medley of Dulux Heritage shades, from the pale and pretty Potters Pink, the dusky rose Blossom (used above the bed) and the deep, inky indigo DH Oxford Blue.
What we learned: The (un)fitted wardrobes saga revealed the truth behind that old “measure twice, cut once” saying. But Tibby Singh’s solution? A classic and gorgeous example of “necessity is the mother of invention”.
The project we can’t wait to try: The beautiful painted canopy that runs up the wall onto the ceiling – perfect for gazing at before you drift off to sleep. Find out how to recreate it yourself with our video. We’re also inspired by Anna Richardson’s uninhibited approach with a caulk gun.
Biggest surprise: Without a doubt, that unexpected art piece.
Best quote: Jordan’s response to Claire’s comment that Lisa’s room needed a “bit of a lick”: “I think it needs a big snog!”
The Dulux expert’s take: What would our Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford, do? “Bedrooms are a place of sanctuary and restfulness, where we spend a lot of our time staring into the space above us… so why not use this to full effect and create a feature on the ceiling? The curved horseshoe canopy above the bed in Russell and Jordan’s bedroom makeover is a great example of this. If painting the ceiling is a step too far, you could still create a feature around your bedhead as a very effective alternative. Use your favourite shade in a geometric or curved shape to add a bit of something to your sleep space. For something moody and restful, we love darker shades such as Decadent Damson or Acai Berry. Alternatively, for something more cheery to give you a morning boost try Golden Sands.”