The Great Interior Design Challenge is back with a brand new series, this time with 16 episodes and 27 talented amateur designers battling it out for the title. Presenter and Architectural Historian Tom Dyckhoff oversees proceedings while judges – President of the British Institute of Interior Design, Daniel Hopwood and interior stylist and magazine journalist Sophie Robinson – must decide who has got what it takes to be the next big thing in design. The series travels across the country and though the ages, from medieval homes and Victorian Terraces to 1920s beach huts and contemporary eco blocks. Each time three would-be Interior Designers take on similar rooms in three neighbouring properties. They'll get three days, £1000 and the help of a small team to interpret homeowners' briefs and bring their designs to life. In the first heat amateur designers Scott, Fiona and Francesca take on three living rooms belonging one family in neighbouring 17th century cottages in the Cotswolds. Accustomed to working to precision, oilrig draughtsman Scott struggles with the uneven 300 year walls to deliver his modern design. While young mum Francesca must find a way to display her homeowner's treasured heirlooms, in keeping with her shabby chic scheme. College Lecturer Fiona shows off her skills when she reupholsters a coffee table in her industrial themed room but will it be enough to impress the judges? All three rooms throw up a different set of challenges for the designers, but only one can make it through to the second round.