Interior design viewers slammed last night’s contestant after she built a “tree fort” in a wedding lodge makeover.
Designer Monica Charshula, from Nottingham, appeared on the program along with three other contestants as they battled it out for a place in the semi-finals.
The four designers are challenged to turn two lakeside inns into a wedding venue in Rutland for £1,500 each, with Monica paired up with fellow contestant Tom.
Monica ended up painting the bedroom a dark khaki green, while building a wooden A-frame structure over the patio table on the porch.
However, many viewers were highly critical of Monica’s efforts, with one writing: “Monica literally did 5 strands over a really ugly patio set.” That was it.
Designer Monica Charshola, from Nottingham, was slammed by interior design viewers last night after she built a ‘tree fort’ into her wedding lodge makeover.
“I can’t get my head around Michelle.”
Another wrote: “Come on Monica has one good week and she’s in her last three?” You should have already gone.
“Jesus also, did you start crying every time I spoke?” Surely consistency must matter to something and Terry has always been better.
A third added, “I can’t believe Monica is still around.”
“Monica put a few sprigs up against the patio set and it looked amazing!” wrote another.
And they didn’t work together until they realized they weren’t short! Should have gone last week!
One added, “How is Monica still there?” Cages above the bed in a black room with a dead duck on the wall? ‘
This week, the four designers were commissioned to transform a lakeside lodge in Rutland, featuring high ceilings and exposed beams.
Working in pairs, one designer was responsible for the indoor area, while the other worked in the bedroom and outdoors.
Monica is challenged to redeem the groom’s house with her classmate, Tom.
Monica said she wanted to “go with a dark elegance and noir romance”, while Tom said they shouldn’t turn out “too masculine”.
Several viewers admitted they were left confused by Monica’s styling choices, with one describing the yard’s transformation as a ‘monster’.
“I wish I could show more of my style and my true self,” Monica said, “I just can’t let it go.”
She said: My vision is dark romantic. Almost like a dark academic atmosphere.
Meanwhile, she admits she’s been struggling with outdoor space, saying, ‘This space is really hard, the porch. I don’t know how to convert space.
This week is the week where I show my all. I feel like I convinced Tom, and I’m the one who said, “Let’s do what we want, instead of doing one design.”
Meanwhile, Tom said he would have liked the designs to have more coherence, adding, “But I support Monica in her decisions.”
Monica was challenged to redeem the groom’s house with her teammate Tom and said she was keen to make the venue “dark and romantic”.
The four designers are challenged to turn two lakeside inns into a wedding venue in Rutland for £1,500 each, with Monica paired up with fellow contestant Tom
Monica painted the bedroom a dark khaki and added a dramatic chandelier to the space
But by day two, Monica had doubts about her styling choices, saying, “I hope by the end of the day I’ll feel better.”
When the designers finished the rooms, Shane Brady joined forces with Michelle Ogunden to judge the bridal lodge.
He said he hoped the buildings would not be “special”.
Monica said she felt “very proud” of her bedroom, adding that it was “everything she had hoped for and more.”
“It’s dark and moody yet elegant and charming,” she insisted.
The judges said they felt the bedroom was “very well hung”, with Shane saying he “loved the bedside tables”.
On the other hand, Michelle said the patio was “very romantic,” adding, “It’s just a beautiful continuation of what we saw inside.”
Shane said he “loved the A-frame structure,” saying, “Sitting under this while the sun goes down and enjoying the view of the lake, that’s a really special moment.”
In the end, the judges decided that her work was strong enough to make her through to the semi-finals alongside fellow contestant Tom and fellow contestant Jack.