The Living Room 2017 : Design Challenge One

It feels like yesterday I was writing about Design Challenge One 2016 – and now a whole year has passed! I have to admit, there’s been a lot more to think about this time around with little Ziya in tow. I’m not ready to part with him for more than a couple of hours at a time (and I’m still breastfeeding) so he comes everywhere with us.  But what a lovely ‘on-set’ distraction he is!

We also helped celebrate The Living Room’s 200th episode and Ziya was our extra special guest.


Ziya helping us to celebrate 200 episodes


Design Challenge One was all about creating a colourful bedroom for two beautiful young girls – Chloe and Maddie. We were entrusted with three year old Maddie’s bedroom, and the brief was to ensure we up-cycled the existing chest of drawers and bed, as well as creating plenty of storage for all her toys.


On location with Barry Du Bois


Maddie’s favourite colours are purple and yellow. We tied these colours in by designing a custom made circus tent-inspired canopy to sit over the toy wall. Walking through the door your eye is instantly drawn to the colour.


A colourful canopy with plenty of storage for toys.


To refresh the bed and chest of drawers, we repainted them and replaced the existing knobs with cute little cloud-shaped handles.

Maddie was quickly attracted to the custom fold-down craft station that has plenty of space for her colouring pencils and a roll of butcher’s paper for drawing.


Ziya making his Living Room debut


To watch the full episode, and for supplier information including paint colours, head to TenPlay.