A Corbridge-based architect is due to make her TV debut this Monday.

Lynsey Elliott, who runs Elliott Architects with her husband Ben, is one of five new architects who will appear on Your Home Made Perfect, where she’ll go up against another architect to create a dream home using virtual reality.

Lynsey said: “We had a phone call out of the blue and we’re very proud to have been asked. A lot of architecture programmes are very London centric, but they wanted to see what people were doing in different parts of the country.”

“The programme is really positive about architecture and what an architect can be. Some shows can bring in disaster and trauma, but the VR is a positive in showing what’s possible – like try before you buy rather than an idea in our heads.”

“It was a lot of fun, but the days were long and very tiring. Appearing on the show was about putting myself out of my comfort zone.”

Lynsey’s appearance on Your Home Made Perfect follows meeting Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who officially opened the Owners and Training Building at Catterick racecourse designed by the team at Elliotts.

In recent years, the practice has won a slew of awards – it was a double winner at the RIBA Awards in both 2016 and 2018, Overall Winner at the Environment Awards in 2017, and Highly Commended for Newcastle’s Earl Grey House at the RICS Awards in 2018. The practice was also named as one of the 25 best architectural practices by Elle Decoration in November 2020.

In April 2021, the practice was featured as Architect of the Month in global architecture magazine Enki, where Lynsey said: “We describe our work as quiet architecture, our buildings are striking without shouting”.

Ben added: “I think everything we do is considered and not flashy or trendy. Hopefully it is more subtle and timeless and that comes out in all our projects.”

The third series of Your Home Made Perfect airs on BBC2 at 8pm on Mondays.