Carlisle Train Station Makeover
There’s a buzz in Carlisle, England around the bold DIY makeover of its railway station, finished late last week for the filming of a Homebase TV commercial.
Production designer Darrell Cooke and designer Kate McConnell created the metamorphosis of the station for the home improvement giant’s advert. Purple damask wallpaper, comfy couches and floor lamps adorn one platform, and even kitchen units were brought in.
But my favorite is the station’s bridge that was transformed in this celebration of paint and glitzy chandeliers.
According to Homebase spokesperson Rebecca Brock, “The campaign is about inspiring people with ideas…so the bridge was completed to demonstrate the range of Homebase paint colors–where any paint color can be mixed in store.”
Here are some shots of the bridge “before.”
And a peek at some of the platform decor:
The makeover was intended as temporary, but some station passengers wish otherwise. The event has even resulted in a Facebook fan page as locals are keen to keep the station under its new guise.
What do you think? Should the makeover, or parts of the makeover remain?