In the penultimate show of the series, the pressure is really mounting as our two designers go head to head to claim that final position. The challenge our two designers have to conquer to get there is transforming two rooms in pretty thatched cottages in Ashby St Ledgers. Both designers will be tasked with transforming a living room and a dining room. Judging them are of course regulars Kelly Hoppen and Daniel Hopwood and back to help them, acting as an extra pair of eyes is guest judge Michelle Ogundehin, Editor in Chief of Elle Decoration. The designers will again have two rooms to transform over 48 hours across three days, a team of two builders and two decorators, a budget of £2000 to use for both rooms and again they will both have to complete one room on day two. Their imaginations and design juices will be put to the test again as they will both be given a surprise item to cleverly incorporate into their overall schemes. This time both designers are unwittingly using the same colour - blue – but will this help or hinder their chances with the judges ? Will one designer be able to reassure their client that blue is the way forward and be able to fulfill the brief especially since Dan isn't sure the colour works for dining rooms? Meanwhile the other designer is seriously out to impress; but will the use of a very detailed and over -powering matching blue print for wallpaper as well as curtains impress the homeowners or put them off? It could be a design risk too far. Will Michelle Ogundehin agree with Daniel and Kelly or put a cat amongst the pigeons? Meanwhile architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff discovers the beauty and origins of olde, world picturesque country cottage living and the characteristics of thatched dwelling.