HEAD JUDGE - LAURENCE LLEWELLYN BOWEN - INTERIOR DESIGNER, TELEVISION PERSONALITY
“I believe wholeheartedly in design as a reflection of personality, so my style is big, bold and beautiful.”
Expect nothing less than star style from Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, the UK’s favourite interior designer and home renovation host. Laurence is a familiar face worldwide, best known for his appearances on the BBC television program ‘Changing Rooms’, and most recently for his work on ‘House Gift’ and designing the Queen’s Jubilee decorations with the W1.
Laurence’s whole life revolves around designing, even when he’s not working. He feels that it is vital for the creative process to always look at the world from a design perspective, constantly learning and drawing inspiration from your environment.
A hard task master with exacting standards, Laurence is not planning to go easy on the contestants, commenting, “I love the enthusiasm, dedication and commitment from the teams, but they had better watch out because if I feel they are getting it wrong, they will be getting it in the neck from me.’. You can expect to see some serious tough love from flamboyant Laurence!
When it comes to the competition, Laurence will be looking for originality, individuality and well thought-out designs from the contestants. He plans to urge them to stay as far away from their decorating comfort zone as possible and think outside the box.
Laurence is ever mindful of his audience at home, encouraging first time home owners and renovators to be brave, true their hearts desires and most importantly, enjoy the process. “Don’t forget, where you live is one of the only places in life where you have complete control, so live up to that responsibility and really enjoy yourself.”
Laurence will be an integral part of the series as head judge, providing constructive advice and giving the contestants the benefit of his extensive design experience in the judging room. “I am very excited about the energy that exudes from The Apartment as a series,” says Laurence. With his fabulous sense of style and larger-than-life personality, Laurence is sure to make an impression the contestants under his judgement and the viewers at home in this brand new season of the Apartment.
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