The room: Leanna and Jamie’s living room, bathed in forest green shades, botanical wallpaper, 3-D “leafy” panels – and a mottled, sky-inspired ceiling.
Laurence’s inspiration: A luxe, Bridgerton-esque gin lounge which, according to Laurence, will bring out Jamie’s “inner Georgian rake”. We’ll drink to that!
The colour scheme: LLB brought the outside in with this colour scheme from our Heritage collection, coating the walls with velvet matt emulsion in Mallard Green and Wishbone White. The ceiling effect was created with Wishbone White, Boathouse Blue, Light Teal and Potters Pink. Loving the painted terrazzo effect Laurence conceived for the sideboard? You can work the same magic at home. All you’ll need is a lick of Wishbone White, DH Grass Green, Light Teal and Raven’s Flight (all from Heritage) and our step-by-step tutorial.
Biggest surprise: That a mix of patterns can live so harmoniously together. Laurence’s leafy wallpaper, terrazzo surfaces and jaunty stripes create a lively - but not chaotic - atmosphere.
What we learned: Over the series, we’ve seen our design experts create reading nooks and tucked-away wardrobes for the series’ lucky homeowners, but the arched dining space Laurence created might be our favourite hideaway yet. Immersive colour, the painted terrazzo table and chic rug make the room a perfect spot for entertaining.
Best quote: Laurence, sympathising with his celebrity doppelganger: “I feel very sorry for Dave Grohl because there he is, standing at a bus stop, and people come up to him and ask ‘well, what colour carpet should I put with my curtains?’”
Made by Marianne: Marianne Shillingford, Dulux Creative Director, shares her take on Laurence’s colour palette: “We can’t get enough of the (literally) Heritage feel of the ‘gin lounge’ created by Laurence in this week show, using a backdrop of grown-up moody Mallard Green. There is nothing like a darker colour to add some drama to a space. If you aren’t feeing brave enough to colour-drench your space in a dramatic shade, perhaps use it more sparingly in your scheme in a certain area of your room where to add a feature. You could add a darker colour in the shelves of a bookcase, in a corner to create a cosy reading corner with a high back chair, or as a zone around your bar cart to set off those cocktails.”