The room: Amanda and Rachel’s living room, a dreamy, relaxing space with layers of pale, earthy colours that both mum and daughter love.
Jordan and Russell’s vision: A stylish Kardashian-infused Los Angeles look (with a little dash of Catwoman). This translated to a warm but airy space, punctuated with notes of pink and a swirly, dark beige paint effect that trails up the wall and on to the ceiling.
The colour scheme: One coat of Simply Refresh in Natural Hessian was all it took to transform the walls. The same shade was used on the woodwork, along with Summer Linen on the ceiling, while one of our favourite soft browns, Brave Ground, along with Cherry Plum and Iced Gem, added a playful flourish to the room.
What we learned: You can use paint to make a corner of a room feel special, like the cosy reading corner Russell & Jordan created with Brave Ground (even if, like us, you end up scrolling your phone instead of reading Great Expectations). See how to carve out a special nook for yourself with our how-to video on creating a feature corner here, featuring Georgie, one of our star Dulux Select Decorators from the show.
The project we’ll leave to the professionals: The gorgeous large-scale, plywood canvas that brings all the colours of the room together; it’s a task that requires a good eye and a steady hand. If you want to add some artistry to your room, our Dulux Select Decorators program can hook you up with a professional decorator with a specialism in murals or other techniques.
Best quote: Jordan, when the design duo’s scheme starts to come together: “Almost like we planned it.”
Made by Marianne: “We loved the use of subtly layered neutrals in Amanda’s living space – who said beige was boring!? Natural Hessian provided the perfect cosy backdrop to earthy accents of darker Brave Ground in the corner feature and up the wall in Russell and Jordan’s ‘organic painted swirl’ effect. Painting freehand in this way can be a lovely way to add texture and interest, but it’s a big risk if it all goes horribly wrong. The advice here: practise, practise, practise! If it’s just not working, perhaps consider adding a wall and ceiling stripe instead in a tonal colour – that’s one from the same colour family but slightly darker or lighter. In the show, Russell & Jordan do this with a shot of Iced Gem which we think looks lovely.”