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6 Design based shows to binge

Prep the charcuterie board, pour the wine, switch your VPN on and enjoy hours of these binge-worthy shows

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By Amy Saunders | February 6, 2021 | Travel Leisure

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Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and various levels of lockdown, binge-watching series has become a standard pastime, basically the homebody’s dream. Whether you’re into art, décor, home renovation or everything luxury lifestyle you will love this list of bing-worthy shows.

The Block

Hosted by television personalities Scott Cam and Shelley Craft, The Block is an Australian reality television series broadcast on the Nine Network. Each season follows five teams of two who compete against each other to renovate and style houses/apartments and sell them at auction for the highest price. Season 16 was filmed in 2020 amid the pandemic and offers some extremely nail-biting entertainment.

Restaurants On The Edge

This series features a team of three experts, restaurateur Nick Liberato, designer Karin Bohn and chef Dennis Prescott who travel the world and help struggling restaurants in beautiful locations live up to the standards of their surroundings. The seasons follow them as they tap into each restaurant's surroundings and remodel each business.

Selling Sunset

This series based more on the lives of the agents who sell luxury properties in Los Angeles but the amazing locations make it worth a watch. The series follows a group of agents who are part of the Oppenheim Group's real estate brokerage firm as they navigate their personal and professional lives.

The Great Interior Design Challenge

This show is a competition based series with one goal, finding Britain's best amateur interior designers. Each episode introduces a new location where contestants are tasked with two challenges which are usually to make-over a room in the home of their allocated client and an additional small task such as refurbishing an old item.

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Hosted by award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress and property developer Caroline Quentin this series explores architect-designed houses in extreme locations around the world. In each episode, the hosts stay overnight, eat meals and spend time in the homes which are mostly themed and named according to their environments or location.

Blown Away

Season 2 of this Canadian reality glassblowing competition recently released on Netflix. Judged by industry experts, each episode sees 10 contestants compete for the $60,000 prize and an artist residency at the Corning Museum of Glass