This reality-competition show pits 10 aspiring interior designers from various backgrounds to compete against each other in the search to find the top designer in the UK. Over the course of the 8-episode season, the designers get to work overhauling restaurants, salons, retails, showhouse, lackluster hotels, and more with their unique POV in an attempt to stand out and win the grand prize: A life-changing design commission to design a historic hotel’s bar.
Who is the Host?
Interior Design Masters is hosted by Fearne Cotton, who is most known in the UK as a presenter on Celebrity Juice and Top of the Pops.
Who are the Judges?
Michelle Ogundehin serves as the show’s head judge who determines who will be going home in every episode. She is the Editor-at-Large of ELLE Decoration UK and she previously co-hosted Grand Designs: House of the Year.
Other judges featured throughout the season include Matthew Williamson, Mary Portas, Jade Jagger, Naomi Cleaver, and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Who is the Winner of IDM?
The winner for this season is Cassie Nicholas. She is an antique dealer that goes head to head against interiors stylist Frank Newbold for the final challenge. Cassie ends up being crowned the winner and leaves the series with the impressive interior design hotel contract.
“I never thought this would be the kind of thing I would do but so glad I said yes,” Cassie says on her website, where she promotes her skills in interior design, photography, and styling. “From start to finish I loved everything about taking part in interior design matters. There were times it broke me, times I never thought I would finish, a crisis in confidence and a hell of a learning curve in designing for commercial clients.”
But the hard work sure paid off as Cassie managed to wow the judges week after week with her eye for detail and beautiful taste in design style. “Winning the competition was an overwhelming whirlwind feeling that I am sure I will never feel again,” she continued. “I am really excited to explore the field of interior design as well as continuing my passion for being an antique dealer.”
Now that she’s won, she’s recently finished the project for the Jin Bar at the Dorsett hotel. “I hope I created for them a timeless, practical, beautiful space that nods to the building’s heritage and that can see them through many different types of functions over the coming years,” she said on her Instagram page, a must-follow for any Pinterest-er who adores design.