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Changing Rooms viewers are VERY divided over living room with ‘Mr Blobby’ color scheme – Daily Mail

The rebooted Changing Rooms, fronted by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, returned for a second series on Channel 4 - and the results were as boring as ever.  Llewelyn-Bowen and guest designer Whinnie Williams visited neighbors in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to renovate two living rooms in 48 hours.  Pictured, Lotte and Eddie's double-fronted living room before the makeover
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Changing Rooms viewers were stunned by a ‘Battenberg cake’ inspired living room transformation in last night’s episode.

The rebooted home makeover show, fronted by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, returned for a second series on Channel 4 – and the results were as boring as ever.

Llewelyn-Bowen and guest designer Whinnie Williams visited neighbors in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to renovate two living rooms in 48 hours.

One received a maximalist makeover complete with clashing wallpapers, bright blue paint, and vibrant orange upholstery. The other was based on ‘granny chic nostalgia’ and had a bold yellow and pink color scheme that proved more divisive.

‘What have #changingrooms done to this poor couple’s house. Waiting for Mr and Mrs Blobby to walk through the door,’ tweeted one viewer.

The rebooted Changing Rooms, fronted by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, returned for a second series on Channel 4 – and the results were as boring as ever. Llewelyn-Bowen and guest designer Whinnie Williams visited neighbors in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to renovate two living rooms in 48 hours. Pictured, Lotte and Eddie’s double-fronted living room before the makeover

The living room make-up was based on 'granny chic nostalgia' and featured a bold yellow and pink color scheme that proved divisive.  Designer Whinnie Williams added yellow walls, pink furniture and touches of green for a truly retro finish

The living room make-up was based on ‘granny chic nostalgia’ and featured a bold yellow and pink color scheme that proved divisive. Designer Whinnie Williams added yellow walls, pink furniture and touches of green for a truly retro finish

Eddie and Lotte were wide-eyed when they were shown their living room for the first time, pictured.  While they liked elements of the design such as the built-in storage, they admitted they would remove other elements because it was too 'trippy'

Eddie and Lotte were wide-eyed when they were shown their living room for the first time, pictured. While they liked elements of the design such as the built-in storage, they admitted they would remove other elements because it was too ‘trippy’

Viewers compared the bold pastel color palette to a Battenberg cake, while others said it looked like Mr Blobby's house

Viewers compared the bold pastel color palette to a Battenberg cake, while others said it looked like Mr Blobby’s house

Another post: ‘#changingrooms if someone painted my sitting room barbie pink and yellow and thought it was appropriate to add asparagus green I wouldn’t be responsible for my actions… what a bloody mess @Channel4.’

A third wrote: ‘Unpopular opinion but the pink battenburg living room on #changingrooms is absolutely gorgeous. Granny chic all the way.’

Parents Eddie and Lotta had moved six months ago on the street wanted to put their own stamp on the 1930s family.

The dual aspect front room was spacious but lacked cohesion – and colour.

‘The dysfunctional broken family room did not work as one space. It was dull. It was busy. It was hard,’ said Laurence.

The couple entrusted friends and neighbors Charlotte and Stuart with transforming the space by bringing in bold designs and eye-catching color palettes.

The dual aspect front room was spacious but lacked cohesion - and colour.  'The dysfunctional broken family room did not work as one space.  It was dull.  It was busy.  It was hard,' said Laurence.  Pictured, the front living room

The dual aspect front room was spacious but lacked cohesion – and colour. ‘The dysfunctional broken family room did not work as one space. It was dull. It was busy. It was hard,’ said Laurence. Pictured, the front living room

Parents Eddie and Lotta had moved six months ago on the street wanted to put their own stamp on the 1930s family.  The couple trusted friends and neighbors Charlotte and Stuart with transforming the space (pictured earlier)

Parents Eddie and Lotta had moved six months ago on the street wanted to put their own stamp on the 1930s family. The couple trusted friends and neighbors Charlotte and Stuart with transforming the space (pictured earlier)

The couple live in a large detached house from the 1930s, pictured, and wanted to draw on the time period for inspiration in the design

The couple live in a large detached house from the 1930s, pictured, and wanted to draw on the time period for inspiration in the design

Neighbors Stuart and Charlotte, pictured, were not convinced that Lotte and Eddie are 100 per cent sold on the design

Neighbors Stuart and Charlotte, pictured, were not convinced that Lotte and Eddie are 100 per cent sold on the design

Whinnie, who is known for her vintage-inspired designs, guided the couple to a yellow and pink scheme with patterned wallpaper and matching curtains.

Stuart wasn’t convinced his friends would be happy. ‘I’m worried there’s too much yellow, and too much pink,’ he said, ahead of the reveal.

Charlotte agreed: ‘[I’m not sure] Lotte and Eddie can relax among the rather large amount of color. We have to wait.’

Stuart added: ‘There are a lot of positives but I’m sure we’ll be back with a brush before too long.’

Describing the new aesthetic, Laurence said: ‘Whinnie has put her own glamorous, sweet and sugary spin on 1930s nostalgia to create a bright family space. She has gone all out on texture, scale and color to unify the two rooms, while giving each a clearly defined purpose.’

Describing the new aesthetic, Laurence said: 'Whinnie has put her own glamorous, sweet and sugary spin on 1930s nostalgia to create a bright family space.  She has gone all out on texture, scale and color to unify the two rooms, while giving each a clearly defined purpose.'  Pictured, the room after the makeover

Describing the new aesthetic, Laurence said: ‘Whinnie has put her own glamorous, sweet and sugary spin on 1930s nostalgia to create a bright family space. She has gone all out on texture, scale and color to unify the two rooms, while giving each a clearly defined purpose.’ Pictured, the room after the makeover

Explaining her thought process, Whinnie said: 'The house was 1930, I really wanted to use pretty pastel colours.  But what I've tried to do is I've mixed up the color palette in each room to zone each room but they still feel unified'

Explaining her thought process, Whinnie said: ‘The house was 1930, I really wanted to use pretty pastel colours. But what I’ve tried to do is I’ve mixed up the color palette in each room to zone each room but they still feel unified’

Homwoevers Lotte and Eddie love the choice of the pink sofa, the green built-in cupboards and the flexible dining table.  She confessed that the shade of pink is 'bolder' than what she chose for herself

Homwoevers Lotte and Eddie love the choice of the pink sofa, the green built-in cupboards and the flexible dining table. She confessed that the shade of pink is ‘bolder’ than what she chose for herself

Eddie and Lotte were wide-eyed when they were shown their living room for the first time.

‘It feels so much bigger,’ said Eddie. Lotte agreed: ‘It feels like a different space. I have the feeling that we are not in our room.’

Explaining her thought process, Whinnie said: ‘The house was 1930, I really wanted to use pretty pastel colours. But what I’ve tried to do is I’ve mixed up the color palette in each room to zone each room, but they still feel unified.

‘Of course the stove had to be pink and yellow. The little one nods to the deco era. I tried to bring back grandma chic nostalgia but make it feel really fresh. I wanted to give you a really mature lounge and set the tone for each room.’

Viewers were up in arms over the redesign, comparing the color scheme to candy, Mr Blobby and Battenberg cake

Viewers were up in arms over the redesign, comparing the color scheme to candy, Mr Blobby and Battenberg cake

The couple loved the choice of the pink sofa, the green built-in cabinets and the flexible dining table. She confessed that the shade of pink is ‘bolder’ than what she chose for herself.

Whinnie admitted that Charlotte and Stuart were ‘worried’ for most of the experience.

In the end, the couple were not completely convinced and confessed that they could return the bold living room.

Away from the designer, Lotte added: ‘We are quite speechless. We are relieved, excited. We’re shocked that it’s pretty full, pretty trippy… I think we can back it up a bit.’

Other viewers insisted they loved the 'retro' design and were fans of Whinnie's signature 'granny chic' aesthetic

Other viewers insisted they loved the ‘retro’ design and were fans of Whinnie’s signature ‘granny chic’ aesthetic

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