Are you sick to the teeth of staring at your living room walls? Does your bedroom bore you? Your TV room bother you? Does it feel like your old kitchen tiles are draining the energy out of your morning cup of coffee?

Well, maybe it's time for a change.

On RTÉ Radio 1, Kathryn Thomas (filling in for Ray D'Arcy) spoke to Creative Director of Ventura, Arlene McIntyre. The interior design expert is looking for participants in a new RTÉ / Indiepics series called Designed for Life.

The six part series will see an area of each of the participants' home transformed under the guidance of Arlene, a woman known for working with the ultra-stylish Pippa O' Connor and Vogue Williams.

"We're looking at a range of different properties. From a typical family home with teenagers, period homes, compact city living spaces, terraced houses - everything," Arlene told Kathryn.

"If you have a living space that is off the kitchen, it will be that whole general space. If you have a master bedroom that is off a bathroom and has a walk in wardrobe, we'll review the entire space," she explained.

The show kicks off in July and will provide a full design plan, devised by Arlene and her team, but it is important to note that participants will have to have the budget for the work carried out.

"We have had an incredible response so far. Some really amazing people have come forward and I'm just really excited about meeting them all. It will be an interesting journey for everyone."

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Giving us an example of her expertise on air, Arlene guided Kathryn through her own interiors dilemma.

Bringing her strong sense of style to her home, Kathryn explained how she had painted her living room walls a bold navy which she paired with a mustard yellow couch - a combination she has "loved for the last three years".

However, having stared at the walls a bit too frequently through various lockdowns, she says she's ready for a change and wants to paint her north-facing walls all white for a fresh summer look. Seeing as how she had an expert on the line, Kathryn asked what shade of white (there are many) she would recommend.

"There are so many beautiful warm whites," explains Arlene. "I would probably be bringing in something that has a warmer tone or pigment in it. I think going for blue in a North facing room is zoning in on the north light, which is quite blue."

"You probably need to warm up your space with a warm tone with a sandy base so you're picking up on a warmer vibe. Maybe rather than painting your walls in the blues, bring in those colours in accents - in your armchair, scatter cushion, rug or in smaller ways that are easier to live with."

To find out more about Designed for Life, contact or apply here.