There’s something fascinating about design shows – whether it’s run-down establishments getting a classy, gorgeous makeover or simply designers showcasing their art, we just can’t stop watching shows with design at their core. There’s plenty of shows on Netflix showcasing the beauty of design, art and architecture that we recommend you watch, whether you’re a connoisseur or not. Here’s a handy list.
‘Restaurants on the Edge’
Restaurant on the Edge follows three food and design experts travelling the world to give restaurants with a view, a much-needed facelift.
Creator: Courtney Hazlett
Cast: Karin Bohn, Nick Liberato, Dennis Prescott
Season: 2 (2020)
‘Interior Design Masters’
Decor reality show Interior Design Masters is an eight-part series that sees 10 designers compete for a contract to renovate a London bar.
Director: Ali Deacon, Martha Delap, Ollie Elliott
Cast: Fearne Cotton, Michelle Ogundehin, Matthew Williamson
Season: 1 (2019)
‘Tiny House Nations’
Renovation experts John Waisbarth and Zack Giffin embark on a cross-country trip transforming spaces smaller than 500 square feet into the mini dream homes.
Director: Nate Hamlin
Cast: John Weisbarth, Zack Giffin, Conrad Foxx
Season: 2 (2019)
‘Abstract: The Art of Design’
Created by the former Editor-in-Chief at Wired, Scot Dadich, Abstract: The Art of Design (pictured above) profiles designers from varied disciplines.
Creator: Scot Dadich
Cast: Platon, Cas Holman, Ian Spalter
Seasons: 2 (2017, 2019)
Amazing Interiors (pictured above) is 12-part series that chronicles offbeat homes that double up as part-time museums. For instance, English novelist John Trevillian’s ‘Talliston House’ where the decor in each room takes you to a different era and place.
Creator: Paul Woolf
Cast: Wesley Cannon, Nicholas Laschkewitsch, Will Pemble
Season: 1 (2018)
‘Lego House: Home of the Brick’
Danish town Billund houses a 1,30,000 square foot Lego-inspired house that scales brick to a human scale. The 47-minute long documentary Lego House: Home of the Brick follows Danish architect Bjarke Ingels through this house.
Director: Anders Falck
Cast: Bjarke Ingels
Stay Here is an eight-part design series that follows interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate broker Peter Lorimer helping homeowners across America turn their properties into money-making rentals.
Cast: Genevieve Gorder, Peter Lorimer
Season: 1 (2018)
‘World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’
Originally produced by BBC Two, World’s Most Extraordinary Homes is a docu-series presented by architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin. It follows the duo across the world, visiting residential properties designed to combat the challenging surroundings such as a house built into a cliff.
Directors: Will Hustler, Emma Webster, Mike Ratcliffe, Ed St Giles
Cast: Caroline Quentin, Piers Taylor
Seasons: 2 (2017, 2018)
‘Cabin in the Wild’
English engineer Richard Strawbridge along with craftsmen William Hardie follow teams competing to build unconventional mobile cabins in the Welsh countryside.
Cast: William Hardie, Richard Strawbridge
Season: 1 (2017)
Instant Hotel, an Australian reality show follows homeowners as they transform a portion of their house into a makeshift hotel and grade other participant’s transformation.
Cast: Juliet Ashworth, Luke Jacobz
Season: 2 (2017, 2019)