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£70 vouchers for grooviest retro design selfie

WE loved watching the BBC's Great Interior Design Challenge where creative contestants get three days, a wad of cash and some professional help to transform everything from characterful cottages in the Cotswolds to Victorian terraces and 1920s beach huts.

Episode 13 was especially fab as the three would-be designers got to grips with makeovers in an iconic 1960s housing complex known locally as the Elephant Houses.

Two of the contestants really went for it. Martin − eventual winner of this week's final − was given free rein with a bright, bold Austin Powers-inspired brief while Fiona, who went on to become Martin's fellow finalist, used colour blocking to pick out the strong architectural features of her open-plan room with a "fab and groovy" midcentury modern look.

It's amazing how much we still love design from the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. You've only got to look at the Habitat section of your local Homebase or browse through the pages of an online retailer like Achica to see how strong it is as an influence.

Modern classic Eames-style chairs are very much in demand, original 60s/70s Ercol daybeds and vintage Danish teak furniture can fetch crazy prices on eBay, and Sanderson's fun and funky Dandelion Clocks wallpaper and fabrics are everywhere − including the sets of telly soaps EastEnders and Emmerdale.

We know some of our shared ownership buyers are into this retro look − and would love it if you shared some selfies that show your fab home stylings.

It doesn't have to a complete room makeover. It could be a photo of you relaxing in a favourite funky chair or focusing on a feature like some crazy 70s wall stripes.

Don't worry. We won't be asking Great Interior Design Challenge judges Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood to cast their critical eyes over your handiwork!

But we would welcome the chance to celebrate your creativity and style choices by publishing your photos on our website and Facebook page.

We're offering £70 in shopping vouchers to the retro fan − you don't have to be a Bromford Homes customer − who sends in our favourite photo(s). You can send them via Twitter or Facebook.

05 December 2014