It's the first round of the first heat and the group of amateurs taking on the design challenge this week are retired actor and director Nicholas, marketing assistant James and event stylist Anna. They must each transform a living room in three Grade 11 Listed former workers' cottages in the pretty town of Saltaire. Nicholas is reaching out to his spiritual side as his client wants a Zen inspired relaxing consulting room but he may have bitten off more than he can chew and gone too far with an elaborate Japanese inspired scheme. Will his client like it? Anna meanwhile has to breathe new life into a lack-lustre living room for her client but will she be able to give it a modern masculine bachelor pad makeover? And will the judges think her schemes are manly enough? James is also going to have a testing time trying to fulfill a Scandi brief for his homeowner but can he finish it to his own high standards? And they'll have a three hour window in which to complete this week's Creative Challenge. They'll each have a thousand pounds, three days and a small team to help deliver their schemes. Expectations are high from their clients and the judges and they will decide who has done enough to stay in the competition – and who will go home.