Huddersfield architect beats Leeds NHS worker in West Yorkshire final of BBC Two’s Interior Design Masters

An architect from Huddersfield has bagged the crown on the final episode of BBC Two’s Interior Design Masters.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:09 am

The West Yorkshire strong final episode of the eight-week design show aired on on Tuesday, March 23.

Siobhan Murphy from Castleford, and Lynsey Ford, from Slaithwaite, went head-to-head to redesign two holiday homes in Cornwall.

The show is judged by Michelle Ogundehin and presented by comedian Alan Carr, who joked during the show: “Well it’s a good day for Yorkshire, innit?”

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Runner-up Siobhan Murphy. Photo: BBC

The guest judges were designers Matthew Williamson and Sophie Robinson.

Siobhan, a Communication Manager for NHS digital, was joined by former contestant Paul Moneypenny to create a family friendly home.

Included in her design was a floor-to-ceiling gold leaf mural, black and white wallpaper and a “kid’s hideaway”.

In her design, the judges praised her fun designs, confident use of colour and gold leaf detailing.

Winner Lynsey Ford working on the show. Photo: BBC

However, the judges were unsure if the design had met the “family friendly” brief.

Lynsey, a former architect, bought back former Leeds PR consultant Amy Wilson to create a girls getaway.

In her design, she included statement parrot wallpaper, oversized chandeliers and a bespoke, hand-crafted wooden wall feature.

She was praised by the judges for her use of textures, colour choices, warmth and transforming the hallway into a luxurious dressing room.

The contestants of Interior Design Masters on BBC Two. Winner Lynsey Ford pictured in green dress. Runner-up Siobhan Murphy pictured in multicoloured dress. Photo: BBC

Inviting all the former contestants back to look around the homes, Michelle announced that Lindsay had won the competition and the prize of a contract with a luxury hotel.

Speaking on the show, Lindsay said: “I’m in shock. Totally and utterly blown away.”

Siobhan added, “Always a bit of disappointing but I’m really chuffed for Lindsay, she’s done amazing through the whole competition and she pipped me to the first post at the end."

Lynsey, who was pregnant at the time of filming, gave birth in March.

She was a project manager for a construction company but revealed that she quit her job during filming to focus on her interior design career.