Gemma Collins 'plans to turn new £1.3m mansion into the 'Buckingham Palace of ...

Gemma Collins is reportedly planning to turn her new £1.3million mansion into the 'Buckingham Palace of Essex'. 

The former TOWIE diva, 40, wants to call in her friend and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Dawn Ward, 47, who owns an interior design company to help, according to The Sun. 

Dawn runs Arista Design from her own £14million home in Cheshire which she shares with husband Ashley Ward and is reportedly going to transform Gemma's new pad. 

Exciting! Gemma Collins is reportedly planning to turn her new £1.3million mansion into the 'Buckingham Palace of Essex'

Exciting! Gemma Collins is reportedly planning to turn her new £1.3million mansion into the 'Buckingham Palace of Essex'

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A friend revealed to the publication: 'Dawn's designs are jaw-dropping and life changing. She's going to make Gemma's house the Buckingham Palace of Essex.

'It is going to be off the scale when she and her team have finished the work. Even the GC will be lost for words.'  

Dawn's company has helped design the interiors of multi-million homes in London and Cheshire, plus a clothes franchise in Harrods. 

New place: The former TOWIE star, 40, moved into the five-bedroom barn conversion in January and is now planning a design makeover

New place: The former TOWIE star, 40, moved into the five-bedroom barn conversion in January and is now planning a design makeover

Pals: Dawn runs Arista Design from her own £14million home in Cheshire which she shares with husband Ashley Ward and is reportedly going to transform Gemma's new pad

Pals: Dawn runs Arista Design from her own £14million home in Cheshire which she shares with husband Ashley Ward and is reportedly going to transform Gemma's new pad

A representative for Gemma has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.   

Gemma moved into her new dream home back in January. The five-bedroom barn conversion comes with an acre of land, a sprawling living area and four en suite bathrooms.  

The property's master room features its own en suite bathroom and dressing room with plenty of space for the star's lavish celebrity wardrobe.

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Plans: A friend revealed to the publication: 'Dawn's designs are jaw-dropping and life changing. She's going to make Gemma's house the Buckingham Palace of Essex'

Plans: A friend revealed to the publication: 'Dawn's designs are jaw-dropping and life changing. She's going to make Gemma's house the Buckingham Palace of Essex'

The rooms are all designed with a neutral colour scheme, with predominantly plain white walls and carpets, and three of the other bedrooms also have their own bathrooms. 

The main bathroom features an enclosed bath as well as a separate rainfall shower and sink, all in a muted tiled colour scheme, the perfect base for Gemma to make the space her own.  

The reality star's living area has floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the surrounding countryside, with the open-plan design allowing for a flow between the lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. 

Picturesque: Gemma's new home boasts a total of four en suite bathrooms and is placed on approximately an acre of land in the Essex countryside

Picturesque: Gemma's new home boasts a total of four en suite bathrooms and is placed on approximately an acre of land in the Essex countryside

In the kitchen Gemma also has plenty of space and cook and entertain her celebrity pals, with granite surfaces, a double sink and a contrasting breakfast bar with blue wood cupboards.

As well as a study and utility room, Gemma's new house also features a gated driveway and garage area, and a large Sandstone patio that leads off the

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