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What’s your view on the Celebrity Big Brother House?

Thursday 15 January 2015, by
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This week we caught up with Gumtree fan and lifestyle blogger Lela London, who also happens to be a massive CBB fan. We wanted to get her views on all things interior design, fashion and CBB – and sure enough, here views are as readable as ever…

  • What do you think of the design of the 2015 Celebrity Big Brother HouseIt is absolutely unreal! I am a massive fan of OTT opulence… and I think that’s the only word to describe this year’s House!
  • What is your favourite item in the House and why? Probably the gorgeous ornate mirrors in the living area – is that bad?!
  • What do you think of the 4 items Gumtree put in the house? Awesome. I particularly love the 6ft chaise longue in the bedroom. It is an absolute gem.
  • What would you like to buy from this year’s house? If I wrote a wish list of items in the house, there wouldn’t be many item not included.  From the hot tub to the leather armchairs to the candelabras – it’s all to my taste.
  • How do you think the design of the House will affect the housemates behaviour? The opulent design of the house has celebrity written all over it, so I think it will make them feel at home – maybe even like being on the stage!
  • If you could design the CBB House, what would you do? To be honest, I love the house so much I would probably do something exactly like it is. Or go in completely the other direction and opt for complete minimalism. When the housemates are stuck in one place for such a long time, the design needs to be impactful, one way or another.
  • Any funny stories behind any of the furniture in your own house? I don’t have it anymore, but I did once buy a chaise longue without checking the measurements. I thought I was getting an absolute bargain, but when it arrived it was barely big enough to seat a chihuahua. Whoops!
  • Describe the style of your own house? A real mixture of high and low cost items. There is a lot of white, with a few little special extravagances. It will always be a work in process as I love adding details and textures. The CBB show always gives me great ideas of things I could buy second hand.
  • Where do you buy/find your furniture? Everywhere! New or old, I love finding unique items. I live close to an amazing antiques shop and love to upcycle with stuff I find online.
  • Have you ever upcycled? Haha – speak of the devil! All the time. Gold spray paint and matte white paint are practically handbag staples.
  • What would be your top tips for transforming a room with a £1000 budget? Make a plan and focus on the details! You can find great pieces at all sorts of price points (especially on Gumtree!), so ensure you have a strong theme going in and invest in a few small pieces that will make you smile. That’s what makes a house a home.

Thanks Lela!

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