Hebden Bridge restaurants transformed in West Yorkshire semi-final of Interior Design Masters

Two West Yorkshire restaurants were completely transformed during the latest episode of Interior Design Masters.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 10:55 am

The BBC Two series, hosted by comedian Alan Carr and judged by design expert Michelle Ogundehin, sees ten talented new designers all looking for their big break in the fast-paced world of commercial interior design.

This week’s episode, which aired on Tuesday, March 16, saw the remaining four designers head to Hebden Bridge, in Calderdale, to compete in the semi-final.

Pairing up into two teams of two, the designers helped to completely transform the Chapter 17 restaurant and Square One Coffee Co cafe.

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Alan Carr in Hebden Bridge. Picture: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay
Alan Carr in Hebden Bridge. Picture: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay

Taking on the Chapter 17 restaurant was Lynsey Ford and Siobhan Murphy, both from West Yorkshire

NHS Worker Siobhan, 42, took charge of the downstairs room, foregoing her usual love for bright colours for more natural tones such as olive and muted mustards.

Siobhan, from Castleford, commissioned Leeds artist Kieran from Third Eye Designs, to design a bespoke over-the-bar glass storage unit as well as a bright 'Ey Up' mural, giving a cheeky nod to Yorkshire.

Upstairs, architect Lyndsey Ford, 36, took charge, also utilising natural, earthy tones and warm lighting to create a cosy depth to the room.

Lyndsey, from Slaithwaite, also used artwork from a local designer which she placed next to a large mirror, inviting more warm, rusted red tones into the room.

Judge Michelle Ogundehin and guest judge Nisha Katona praised Lyndsey - who was pregnant at the time of filming but welcomed her new child in March 2021 - for creating a "plush and luxurious" feel to her room.

Micaela Sharp and Paul Moneypenny were tasked with redesigning the Square One Coffee Co in St George's Square..

Paul, a 32-year-old retail manager, took charge of the downstairs, using wood panelling and earthy tones to create warmth, while adding in nods to the owner's love for geology.

Upholsterer Micaela, 33, transformed the upstairs room into a bright and airy space, using peach and violet colours to create a fresh and calm room.

At the final judging, Lyndsey and Siobhan were praised for showcasing their own distinct styles, whilst also making sure the whole restaurant had a cohesive design.

The judges praised many elements of Paul and Micaela's designs but felt they did not work as one restaurant.

Paul and Micaela were sent home, meaning Lyndsey and Siobhan will compete in the last episode, making it an all West Yorkshire final.

The Interior Design Masters final will air on BBC Two on Tuesday, March 23 at 8pm.

The series so far, including the Hebden Bridge episode, can be viewed on the BBC iPlayer.