TV: Makeover for lucky homes - Deko Idaman Pasti Jadi Kenyataan
Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:36 PM
Fashion designer Syaiful Baharim and actor-cum-architect Azhar Sulaiman team up to give homes a makeover in Deko Idaman. BIBI NURSHUHADA RAMLI writes.
CASA Impian, the first locally produced reality programme with a interior design makeover concept, was introduced by Eric Leong over Astro in 2001.
TV3 new series Deko Idaman is similar, but with a difference.
Unlike Casa Impian in which Leong was both the host and the designer, Deko Idaman host Faizal Ismail will be joined by fashion designer Syaiful Baharim and actor Azhar Sulaiman.
Many may not know that Azhar is an architect, apart from being a successful actor.
He has even lent his talent on the set of his dramas and movies.
Over the years, he has worked on several buildings in Malaysia and London, ranging from bungalows and commercial buildings to Government institutions.
The award-winning Syaiful said that working on Deko Idaman gave him the opportunity to explore his talents in design.
“We prefer to use designs that suit every generation and lifetime,” said Azhar.
“As people evolve, designs evolve too, but we like to create designs that will remain fresh in the long term.”
Apart from adding practicality to the designs, Azhar and Syaiful will also be taking the house owner’s characteristics into account.
“We will determine what designs suit the contestants. Then we come up with five choices for them to choose. So, they have a say in the designs,” said Azhar.
“This is to ensure that the contestants will be comfortable with the designs.”
To take part in the show, contestants were required to send in an application.
From the information, Azhar, Syaiful and the production team analysed their characteristics and homes.
“We needed to make sure contestants are comfortable in front of the camera,” said Syaiful.
Twelve contestants made the cut. Ten are from the Klang Valley, one is from Penang while another is from Johor.
“There were not many applications from other states, and they didn’t have the qualities that we were looking for,” said Deko Idaman producer Wahyu Nursubiyakto.
Azhar added that contestants with different kinds of houses were selected.
In every episode, Azhar and Syaiful meet the contestants and they have three days to develop a design and proceed with the make-over.
An average of RM10,000 was spent on each house.
Deko Idaman will not only be “changing the furniture into better-looking ones”, as Azhar had put it, but will also solve the contestants’ everyday problems regarding their homes.
“For example, if a family with children have difficulties in storing toys, we will provide them with the suitable furniture that is both stylish and practical,” he said.
Viewers at home are given the chance to be win exclusive prizes by entering the Deko Idaman Pasti Jadi Kenyataan contest, which offers kitchenware prize vouchers worth RM35,000 courtesy of Signature Kitchen.
All they have to do is to watch Deko Idaman and identify the keyword that is announced during the show.
For more details, log on to http://www.tv3.com.my.
Deko Idaman is sponsored by Nippon Paint, Courts Mammoth, Floor Culture, Lightmakers, Signature Kitchen and Eagle Carpets.
• The 12-episode Deko Idaman airs every Sunday at noon over TV3 beginning this Sunday.
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