Changing Rooms viewers are divided over a very green office space09/01/2022
‘It like the Wizard of Oz!’ Changing Rooms viewers are divided over a VERY bold 1970s-inspired makeover complete with green velvet curtain hiding an olive office nook from view
- Changing Rooms viewers were divided over a green office nook behind a velvet curtain in a living room
- Christian Jaemes, of Haworth, used the space as a living room and a study but wanted something bolder
- Interior designer Whinnie Williams gave the couple a neutral room with a curtain separating both
- One viewer said the velvet curtain looked like something from the ‘Wizard of Oz’ – but others were impressed
Changing Rooms viewers were left divided over a bold green office space hidden behind a velvet curtain on last night’s episode, with some comparing it to something from the Wizard of Oz.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and guest designer Whinnie Williams visited the town of Haworth in City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, to meet photographer Christian Jaemes and his girlfriend Charlotte.
The couple swapped homes with Christian’s mother Sonya, who lives next door, in the hope of fixing their design dilemmas in 48 hours with the help of the Channel 4 team.
Christian and Charlotte’s sitting room and work space needed some TLC as the photographers work and home life was blended into one.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and guest designer Whinnie Williams visited the town of Haworth in City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, to meet photographer Christian Jaemes and his girlfriend Charlotte, who’s sitting room and work space needed some TLC as the photographers work and home life was blended into one. Pictured, the room before the makeover
Whinnie wanted to bring 1970’s Hollywood glamour to Yorkshire by keeping the living living space neutral with plenty of textures and using rich dark colours for the office. But the green office nook (pictured left) divided opinion online
Photographer Christian James and his girlfriend Charlotte, pictured, wanted to find a way to revamp the living space in the 1770’s cottage. They swapped homes with his mother, who lives next door, on last night’s episode
One viewer compared the velvet green curtain that separated the living room and office space to the ‘Wizard of Oz’ as it is similar to a scene in the film
Meanwhile Sonya and Nathaniel wanted to find a way to revamp their kitchen in the 1770’s old workers cottages.
Working with Laurence, Christian and Charlotte gave Sonya’s dated kitchen a vibrant yellow makeover complete with a hilarious faked Georgian portraits of the family.
But it was Sonya and Nathaniel’s transformation of Christian and Charlotte’s cottage under the watchful eye of Whinnie that really had viewers talking.
Many pointed out the ‘hideous’ green velvet curtain which the designer placed in the living room to make a separate office space.
One viewer compared it to the ‘Wizard of Oz’, while another added: ‘That green velvet is hideous against the olive walls.’
Another tweeted: ‘On which planet does the colour of those curtains go with the horrible green colour on the walls?’
Many pointed out the ‘hideous’ green velvet curtain which the designer placed in the living room (pictured) to make a separate office space
However others insisted it was one of the best makeovers they have seen on the show with many loving the wooden art 3D panel. Pictured, the Seventies-inspired renovation
Many others pointed out that the Artex added to the walls was dated with one person writing: ‘Well that tops it off, hospital curtains! I thought it couldn’t get any worse after the Artex!’
Another tweeted: ‘I think I’d prefer marmite on my walls instead of artex #changingrooms.’
However others insisted it was one of the best makeovers they have seen on the show with many loving the wooden art panel.
One person wrote: ‘Love that 3D wooden panel art #ChangingRooms’.
While another said: ‘What’s going on? We’re well into the series and not one room I hate???!!! And I think I have a crush on LLB!!!.’
The sitting room was previously a dark space with a navy couch and plain white walls with an old-fashioned dark wooden coffee table in the centre of the room, pictured
Many others pointed out that the artex added to the walls was dated with one person writing they thought it ‘couldn’t get any worse after the artex’ which was placed on the ceiling and the walls. Pictured, after the transformation
The room was split in half with a large green curtain which behind was an olive green office space.
The small area featured a dark green desk which Christian’s computer sat on and a vibrant orange lamp.
The other side of the room Whinnie brought 1970’s Hollywood glamour to Yorkshire.
She created a luxurious neutral living space for the couple to relax, complete with the 3D wall art.
Explaining the new look, she said: ‘ [the artex] is such a Marmite feature in this room so they are either going to love it or hate it. I just wanted it to be all about the textures.
‘The brief I was going for was a Californian cottage and I just wanted it to feel very 70’s really retro and I was all about texture but keeping it very calm and muted.’
The room left viewers divided, with some criticising the green curtains, saying it looked like the Wizard of Oz or Sound of Music
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