6 May 2009 words & images: MiSociety
‘homeMADE’ – NINE Networks’s biggest yet.
‘homeMADE’ with a Nine Network investment of $1 million is the largest renovation competition ever attempted on Australian television. The show features ten up and coming building designers, all pitted against each other in the re-design of 100 rooms, in their quest to claim the $100,000 prize money.
The young designers will be judged by an impressive panel of experts including David Heimann owner and founder of the design empire Orson & Blake, whose Surry Hills Emporium was the venue for ‘homeMADE’’s launch party. The panel of design gurus, led by Neale Whitaker, Editor-in-Chief of Belle, Australia and international interior stylist Sibella Court, will include, as guest judges, design heavyweights Paul Hecker, Deborah Bibby, David Hicks and Greg Natale.
The launch party pulled together some of Sydney’s top journalists (not normally an easy accomplishment) along with Channel Nine Management and on screen personalities for a bubbly and enjoyable event highlighted by the screening of the ‘homeMADE’ ‘promo’.
But the stars of the night were the design contestants with their contagious enthusiasm and camaraderie. MiSociety has to confess that our time allocated to television viewing is limited but now, having met this very likeable and vibrant group of young design hopefuls, we feel compelled to watch their progress. And, importantly, ‘homeMADE’ is home made.
The 10 designers chosen for ‘homeMADE’ are: Matt Derrick (34) VIC, Leonie Edwards (27) WA, Stacey Kouros (26) NSW, Chontelle Samios (23) NSW, Tonie Sauers (26) ACT, Matthew Simpson (36) SA, Richie Stevens (29) QLD, Jason Sullivan (37) NSW, Darren Palmer (31) NSW, Annie Vodicka (44) NSW
‘homeMADE’ premiers May 10 and will be screened on Sundays at 6.30pm and Tuesdays at 7.30pm.
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