Brought to you by The Block Shop
The contestants on The Block Sky High have hit the ground running and delivered their first room reveal...and they've only been residents on The Block for 48 hours! There's no easing into this season at all. The first challenge...create a 5-star hotel room and ensuite, with a budget of only $10,000! The winner of the challenge would be rewarded with first pick of apartments...with the penthouse being the most coveted position on The Block.
QLD - Johnno and Trixie
Johnno and Trixie, proved themselves to be a surprise package. They may be the oldest couple on The Block, but their style is fresh and fun! Johnno and Trixie made a bold choice with their paint colour; a deep green, that may not be to everyone's taste, but it certainly set their room apart from the competition. I'm really impressed with the mix of colours they've used here...the teal of the side table, and bold yellows and pinks of the bedding and cushions, all work really well together. Using the Kip & Co Desert Caviar graphic print sheet as a valance was a great touch, adding some much needed pattern into this space.
Major Mitchell cushion. I would have liked to have seen either a bedhead, or a larger piece of art (it looks a little lost floating above the bed). I love the Muuto pendant lights that flank the bed...modern, and simple in design, they add loads of impact to the room, and free up space on the bedside tables that would otherwise be taken up by lamps.
|1. Kip & Co Desert Caviar Flat Sheet | 2. Bonnie & Neil Major Mitchell Cushion ||
3. Muuto E27 Pendant Lamp
NSW - Jarrod and Madi
I must say...I love this room! Jarrod and Madi have achieved a really light and airy space, with loads of white and just the right amount of black and yellow. The stand out feature...a plywood ceiling that adds warmth to the space...an inspired installation that can easily be translated to your own home. The ceiling, and pendant lights give this bedroom a real loft feel, don't you think?
Vic - George and Bec
I was so surprised by this space! Black as a cosy colour...why yes! George and Bec created such a moody bedroom, and I just love it. To me, a hotel room should feel luxurious and inviting, and George and Bec nailed it. The bold pops of colour really work, with just the right amount of red and lime. The chrome elements are perfectly balanced, and definitely amp up the luxe value. The Lovin is Easy canvas fills the space behind the bed, and further enforces the urban feel of this space.
City Kids, hangs on the wall opposite, giving the room another impressive vista. Unlike the other couples, George and Bec fully utilised this room by adding a table and chairs...an essential in any hotel room. I'm really impressed with this space...I think George and Bec will be the couple to watch.
|1. Lovin Is Easy print | 2. City Kids print | Artist Lindsay Blamey|
WA - Matt and Kim
Matt and Kim delivered a bedroom with plenty of vintage appeal...a necessity thanks to their tight budget after paying their tradies. There's some really great details in this space, and I hope that over the coming weeks, their design ethos will be fully realised. The soft wall colour really works, as does the bedding (love that teal floral cushion!)....I beg of you though...ditch the fake flowers scattered around the room!
SA - Alisa and Lysandra
The sisters delivered an elegant bedroom, that feels beautifully soft and feminine...with pale blue and gold wallpaper, layered sheer curtains, and dark timber furniture. I love how they've elevated the bed, making the whole bed area a stand out feature in the room. The design of this space really set Alisa and Lysandra apart from the rest of the contestants, who all took a more modern approach to their design.
I can't wait to see their styles develop over the coming weeks. Do you have a favourite couple yet? Who are you predicting/hoping will win The Block?
[Room reveal images sourced from the official The Block website]