Sian Astley will lead a VIP Masterclass at the Crown Decorating Center

A TV presenter and property expert stepped back in time and literally put herself in her mother’s shoes before hosting a VIP property masterclass in St Helens.

In preparation for the event she is hosting at the new Crown Decorating Center in Ravenhead Retail Park, Sian Astley unearthed a photo of her mother, Dorothy Cooke, who modeled for Walpamur, now Crown Paints, in the 1960s.

Dorothy was a secretary at Walpamur at the time and was chosen for her modeling looks to star in the new ad campaign.

The original image (left) and Sian recreating it

Of course, her daughter also became famous in the world of interior design and real estate and thought it would be fun to recreate the original image from the photoshoot. .

READ > Home checks begin for those who have applied to sponsor Ukrainian refugees

Sian from TV’s DIY SOS is hosting the VIP Masterclass at the Crown Decorating Centre, Ravenhead Retail Park, St Helens on April 28th to an invited audience from the world of sports and celebrities, VIPs, home and interior influencers and media.

Sian and a panel of experts will answer questions and offer advice on home improvements and interior design.

St Helens Star: Sian Astley to Host VIP Masterclass in St HelensSian Astley will lead the VIP Masterclass in St Helens

The panel will include color and paint professionals from the Crown Decorating Centre, St Helens store manager Rich Cartlidge and luxury wallpaper designer Eloise Olde-Wolbers from the Wallcoverings Gallery.

Customers will have a chance to win £200 to spend in-store and, at a time that suits them, a private two-hour consultation with Sian to help with some of their decorating or renovation challenges.

During the evening, a basket of goods will be raffled off for Ukrainian refugees and guests can enjoy canapes, a glass or two of bubbly or a color-matched mocktail from sponsor The Salty Rim Co’s Crown Decorating Center.