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They transformed a holiday lodge at Blenheim Palace.

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The winner of Interior Design Masters 2024 has been announced in a gripping finale.

In the fifth series of the BBC show, Roisin Quinn was victorious, and upon hearing the news she became emotional.

‘This is a dream come true,’ she said.

‘The whole thing has been the biggest achievement in my whole life.’

Roisin shed tears discussing how she just wanted to make her family proud – we think she’s certainly done that! Her mum was the first person she called after the win, and she screamed in excitement down the phone.

While discussing why she would like to win with main judge Michelle Ogundehin, and guest judge Jonathan Alder earlier in the show, Roisin even made host Alan Carr ‘well up’.

‘In a world of doom and gloom, to create joyful spaces that people feel special is what interior design is to me,’ she told the trio.

Roisin said the win was a ‘dream come true’ (Picture: BBC)

Despite having the least design experience, her passion led her to the top spot, and the prize – an opportunity to design a homeware collection for La Redoute. Michelle explained how she reached the decision: ‘She’s got a strong sense of who she is and what she stands for.’

She added that Roisin thinks of the bigger picture and brings joy to her designs.

Runner-up Matt Smithwood was gracious in his defeat – he gave Roisin a congratulatory hug and shared his intention to carry on with interior design.

‘The whole thing has been the biggest achievement in my whole life.’ (Picture: BBC)

Matt and Roisin faced each other in the final (Picture: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions)

The show challenges amateur designers to transform spaces each week. In the previous eight episodes, they’ve turned their hand to an eclectic mix including offices, a B&B, a wedding hotel, beach huts, and hair salons. In the penultimate episode, they were asked to redesign dressing rooms at OVO Arena Wembley and the episode featured pop icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Throughout the weeks, those who failed to impress interior expert Michelle were eliminated from the competition, which meant the group of ten – Roisin, Ash, Domnall, Francesca, Hannah, Sheree, Benat, Anthony, Matt, and Jess – was whittled down to just two for the grand finale.

Before they could even think about earning the accolade of being champion, first former travel advisor Rosisin and bathroom designer Matt had the final task to contend with.

Roisin, Ash, Domnall, Francesca, Hannah, Sheree, Benat, Anthony, Matt, and Jess made up the 2024 cast(Credits: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions)

The pair were set their hardest and most prestigious challenge – to redesign holiday lodges at the 500-year-old Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

To help them do a good job, two previously axed contestants – Jess and Anthony – returned to give them a hand, and they were assigned two carpenters and three decorators each. With their teams assembled, they had three days and £6000 to get the work done.

Despite being given two identical lodges, they both chose completely different styles.

Jess helped Roisin with her countryside theme (Picture: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions)

Roisin and Matt were given identical lodges (Picture: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions)

Roisin chose a countryside theme with leafy wallpaper that covered the ceilings in the kitchen, which was complimented by bold sunshine yellow paint and multi-coloured soft furnishings in the lounge. The bedroom was also covered wall to ceiling in wallpaper, this time in a floral design.

‘I want it to be a memorable getaway to get away from the mundane,’ Roisin explained.

Alan remarked: ‘It’s like you’re walking into Balamory, not Blenheim Palace but I like it.’

On the other hand, Matt opted for a sophisticated, regal aesthetic. He ambitiously decided to cover the wooden cladding and add panelling. The labour-heavy task meant a slow start to proceedings with Matt noting after day one: ‘Everything feels a bit of a concern to me.’

He also added to the luxurious feel with a gold-leafed kitchen island, silky cushions, and a chandelier. The bedroom was painted completely black, with a pop of colour in the burnt orange headboard. ‘You need a torch,’ joked Alan.

Roisin began to get self-doubt about her bold choices as the hours went on, especially after seeing her competitor’s polar opposite design.

Both ploughed on and completed beautiful spaces which they were both proud to have created, that gave the judges a tough decision.

Monika won in 2023 (Picture: BBC)

Last year’s winner Monika Charchula, won after delivering a masterful pub design in the final complete with a stunning copper-gilded bar. The furniture artist from Nottingham’s prize was a contract to redesign a top cocktail bar in central London.

Her appearance on the show led to ‘a lot of messages’ from people who have ADHD, who told her that ‘it’s so good’ that it’s being spoken about on TV.

‘They see a lot of resemblances in what I’m doing, the stresses and the crying. Being emotional is also unfortunately one of the things – it gets to the point where it just becomes overwhelming and the only way for me and for a lot of other people with ADHD to get rid of all the stresses is to unfortunately have a meltdown,’ she told

Alan, 47, recently revealed how the production company deals with the clients being unhappy with a design: ‘What we do is we go back and paint it back to how it originally was so no one is offended.’

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr series four is available to watch on BBC iPlayer

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