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Anyone watching George Clarke's Old House New Home?

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WashboardAnkles Thu 30-Jun-16 08:35:31

Argh!!!! It's driving me mad. What is with all the dark, dark walls everywhere, whole rooms reduced to caves?!
Oh and the museum-seque recreation of the period rooms. Pah.
The structural stuff is great but the decorating <hyperventilates>

wobblywonderwoman Thu 30-Jun-16 08:38:00

I watch it. They do use a strange mix of dark colours but I do like George in this programme. I don't usually. Bring back Sarah Beeny

Cherrypie32 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:01:40

I didn't enjoy this offering from George. Love the one where he follows people on their bigger projects though. He's an architect so I don't think the decorating concentration of this programme really suited him. Hated the style of those beautiful old houses.

BluePitchFork Thu 30-Jun-16 14:08:34

I live in a victorian building.
anytime someone (usually a builder) says 'original to the house' I get a bad itch.
there is a reason drafty fireplaces were covered up or replaced with better heating sources. and upvc double/triple glasing is a good thing!

danTDM Fri 01-Jul-16 16:41:11

Oh, I love George and thanks, as I have just watched these because of this thread!

Did anyone see the first episode, he made a cottage in Devon so lovely for a girl who had quite clearly had a tragedy recently. He did a really good job I thought and seemed to really care.

Spot on about the museum esque quality of some of the buildings he does though. Stuffed birds anyone?

samsam123 Sun 03-Jul-16 20:54:03

I love the dark walls - my dressing room is black and looks brilliant - at least i love it anyway

Gatekeeper Mon 04-Jul-16 10:18:42

I hated the one he did with the flat in St Leonard' was so bloody dark that you couldn't see the rooms properly

Cherrypie32 Tue 05-Jul-16 21:18:32

Looking forward to seeing what he does with this Art Deco house (on catch up) what an amazing house in its day.

danTDM Wed 06-Jul-16 21:04:36

Fantastic transformation. Amazing house and lucky couple.

dollylucy Thu 07-Jul-16 13:13:46

Loved the Art Deco transformation

Cherrypie32 Thu 07-Jul-16 14:02:40

Wasn't keen on the pink, green, stripe ceiling decor but an amazing house transformation in a dream location.

Gatekeeper Thu 07-Jul-16 14:16:32

not overkeen on some of the internal decoration but I thought the exterior was fabulous. I think they should have reinstated the rails above the front door though

Cherrypie32 Thu 07-Jul-16 17:45:47

The hall was my favourite part!

ppeatfruit Fri 08-Jul-16 15:10:55

Oh I only watched the art deco house , it was fabulous, the walk across that bridge to it would've done my head in though grin.

I love his understated "The last owners were insensitive" They had murdered a beautiful house!!!!

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