‘It’s a trick on the eye’: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen stuns dressing room participants as he unveils garish blue optical illusion panels across lounge walls
- Amanda and her daughter Rachel, from Leeds, transform lounge for neighbour
- Join Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to create a showy Art Deco living room
- Designer reuses an optical illusion panel technique he claims to have invented
- The dressing rooms will be broadcasted on channel 4 tonight at 8 p.m
A few participants in the dressing rooms were stunned when Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen created a showy blue optical illusion panels over the walls of a lounge.
The revamped series, which airs at 8pm on Channel 4, features two sets of neighbours, from Leeds, who are sprucing up each other’s rooms with the help of the designers.
On tonight’s episode, Amanda and her daughter Rachel are tasked with turning her friend Pauline’s bold purple living room into a colorful space with the help of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
He called the technique his ‘spécialité de maison’ that he made in the dressing rooms 23 years ago. Laurence used paint to highlight and shade a square, creating a panel shape that shocked Amanda and Rachel.
Amanda and her daughter Rachel, from Leeds, are stunned by tonight’s program as Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen created a showy blue optical illusion panels across the walls
He stated that the technique was his ‘spécialité de maison’, which he created in the dressing rooms 23 years ago. Laurence used paint to highlight and shade a square, creating a panel shape that shocked Amanda and Rachel
When the makeover began, Pauline confessed that she liked “double colors and vibrant things.”
Lawrence immediately captivated Amanda and her daughter Rachel, saying that Pauline’s living room “literally looked like someone took Prince and smeared him all over the walls and carpet.”
Amanda said, “Pauline is very art deco and vintage.”
They said they hoped to create a “daring” living room with a little “more flavor.”
Every wall in the room got a special makeover, with Lawrence revealing it was a paint effect he “invented in dressing rooms 20 years ago”
Lawrence revealed, “This is all about colors that aren’t quite purple. I like the idea of some art deco vibes.’
Rachel said, “Lawrence said it was all different kinds of purple, but not purple…I trust him.”
The designer continued: ‘Something I’ve always wanted to do is flirt, but not kissing purple.’
By using different colors in the space and placing carpet tiles diagonally across the floor, Lawrence hoped to break up the boxy room shape.
Mom Amanda confessed that she liked the paneling before Lawrence and the locker room team took the plaster off
Lawrence said he hoped to fill the room with “every color under the sun that isn’t purple.”
He revealed that he planned to create a panel impact on the wall, as well as a glitzy white and gold tacky plastic backing across the ceiling.
Every wall in the room was given a special makeover, with Lawrence revealing that it was a paint effect he “invented on dressing rooms 20 years ago.”
The optical illusion saw Lawrence create a panel using paint to highlight and shade a square, creating a panel shape on the wall.
Meanwhile, Pauline (left) and her daughter Pauline teamed up with Russell Whitehead and Jordan Clurce to transform Amanda’s lounge
He revealed that he intended to “trick the eye” with the effect, while Rachel and Amanda confessed to being surprised by the effect.
Amanda said, “I liked it before you took the tape off!”
The new show, entitled ‘Changing Rooms with Dulux’, is introduced to Anna Richardson, while Tibby Singh is the regular carpenter-joiner.
Changing rooms with Dulux starts tonight at 8 p.m. on channel 4. Watch the series on Alle 4.