Design and property big wigs are joining forces to decide the winner of 'I Own Australia's Best Home'.
Designer, Collette Dinnigan, Selling Houses Australia property expert, Andrew Winter and Vogue Living editor, Neale Whitaker, are teaming up for Lifestyle's biggest new program, I Own Australia's Best Home.
The three leading names will join the show's expert team, Gillian Khaw, Nick Tobias and Tim Leveson for the finale episode in November.
Collette, Andrew and Neale will then decide from the nine finalists - as voted by the Australian public - which home should be crowned the best in Oz.
Fashion guru turned interior designer, Collette Dinnigan, is looking forward to examining the personal values and tastes of the nine finalists.
"Creating a home is a very intimate process, reflecting each of our personal journeys. What we surround ourselves with speaks about our memories, our hopes and our dreams," she said. "They are often quite eclectic pieces, some old, some new, but I try to present them with cohesion so that there is a sense of a story. That to me makes a home."
Andrew Winter is also keen to have a say in the final decision.
"If this was 'Who Has the Biggest House', or 'Who Has the Most Expensive Kitchen' then that would be so much easier," Andrew commented. "I’m now pleased and excited I’ll be able to discuss the homes with fellow guest judges - although I know my opinions will be right of course!”
Similarly, Neale says the beauty is in the details.
"To me a home tells a very different story to a house. It's about the life that is lived there and the way the building supports that lifestyle. I'll be looking for all the details that make the winning home truly special,” he told Lifestyle.
With their powers combined, we know they'll uncover Australia's very best home.
[Images of Collette and Neale via Facebook]