One of Australia’s most loved interior designers and television presenters, Shaynna Blaze, is set to take on her biggest and most personal project yet in DEADLINE DESIGN WITH SHAYNNA BLAZE, an inspiring new renovation series premiering Wednesday, October 19 at 9.30pm AEST on Lifestyle HOME
For the very first time, Shaynna will invite viewers into her own creative and complex world as a working interior designer, as each one-hour episode follows the journey of a real-life home owner who employs Shaynna and her design company to renovate their space.
From an $80,000 makeover of a one-bedroom inner city apartment, to a $500,000 fit-out of a four-bedroom home, these are real clients with very specific tastes and a very real budget. Adding to the tension is a pressing deadline for every job – from joint birthday celebrations to the arrival of overseas visitors and family reunions.
Throughout it all, Shaynna has the uncanny ability of knowing what an owner needs, often before they do. She pushes her clients out of their comfort zone as she challenges their tastes, yet always delivers an incredible interior that fits their needs and personality like a glove. The resulting designs are fabulous, ingenious and sometimes, jaw-dropping.
To help her through each renovation, Shaynna will be joined by experienced builder Mike Griggs and emerging designer Yasmine Ghoniem – a perfectly balanced team of opposites who will tackle design aesthetics as varied as modern industrial, minimalist and eclectic.
In episode one, viewers will meet Peter and Debbie from Blackburn, Melbourne, who purchased their beautiful family home eight years ago when their children were young - but now their children are adults, they want to renovate it for their next chapter as empty nesters. With a budget of $500,000, can Shaynna deliver the glamorous retreat they are hoping for in time for their joint 50th birthday celebrations?
Other episodes feature Joe and John who would like to makeover their dated warehouse conversion in time for John’s parents’ 70th birthdays; Kirby and Max, a 30-something couple who want to overhaul their heritage-listed home before Max’s relatives visit from Germany; and parents to three young children, Martin and Teresa, who need to revamp their 1930s clinker brick house before winter arrives.
Shaynna Blaze is one of Australia’s most recognised interior designers, with over 20 years’ experience. She is well-known for her roles on the popular television series Selling Houses Australia and The Block.
The 10 x 60 minute series DEADLINE DESIGN WITH SHAYNNA BLAZE is a brand new format jointly developed by Foxtel and Beyond Productions, who produce the Lifestyle Channel’s hugely successful Selling Houses Australia.