House Gift

Monday, 31 August 2009, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

House transmits all this week, Monday to Friday at 2pm.

House Gift on ITV1 sees three interior design experts descend on an ordinary home and compete to find a House Gift which will win a permanent place in the heart of the household.

But there is a twist – each expert is armed with a different budget as they head off in search of the perfect House Gift: £1000, £300 or £80. We follow them as they hunt down hidden gems – everywhere from antiques markets, to the UK’s best known high street stores. From auction houses to charity shops – and salvage yards to designer boutiques…

They might choose a reproduction mirror, an antique sideboard, or a contemporary leather sofa. It might be a modern Italian chair, a huge piece of art or a delicate china figurine. Whatever it is, it must compliment the home and appeal to the homeowners.

At the end of the day, the homeowners must pick which House Gift they want to keep. Will they be driven by gut instinct or greed? Will the £80 gift triumph over the £1,000 gift? And which of our highly competitive experts will come out on top?

House Gift combines intense competition with in-depth curiosity about other people’s homes and tastes.

And at its heart, there’s the constant play-off between what something is worth, and how highly it’s valued.

The experts appearing during the week are: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen; Philip Chklar an accomplished building renovator and restorer, Stephen Collins, an expert on furniture, Danielle Proud, interior designer and weekly columnist for Sunday Times Style Magazine, antique dealer Tom Keane and Gillian Anderson Price, whose vintage interiors boutique is a celebrity favourite.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1