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This week on The Block Sky High, the couples were tackling their first bedroom and ensuite. Looking at the basic floor plan for the apartments, there's still plenty more to go! The first room is usually an indicator for how the rest of the home will develop...let's see what direction The Block couples have gone in...
This week's reveal winners! Bec and George delivered this stunning bedroom, with a bold striped wallpaper feature wall that gives the room the illusion of extra height. It's striking and graphic, yet not too overpowering in this space. I love that it's not placed behind the bed, where you'd normally find it. The bed, simple linens and bold side tables look quite restful together. This is an impressive and mature bedroom, with just the right amount of whimsy. Bec and George have made great use of space, recessing a bookshelf underneath the window...styling the shelf with a few books in the same colour scheme, finishing it off with a fun pair of Skipping Girl bookends.
|1. Bally vintage canvas print | 2. Three Wise Bunnies | 3. Skipping Girl bookends|
Trixie and Johnno - NSW
Trixie and Johnno came in a very close 2nd...just half a point behind Bec and George. I adore this room! The colour combination is so fresh and gorgeous. The stand out feature of the room is the hand painted wood tile feature wall, giving this room a modern Moroccan feel. If I were to replicate any of the rooms delivered this week, this would be it. The artwork and feature wall work so well together. The judges suggested that they didn't need to add the timber wall vases, but I disagree. That natural element helps bring this room alive; softening the hard wall, and adding a little extra dimension
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo lamp...it's kitsch, it's fun, and it seriously works! Trixie and Johnno have a great eye for design...raising the height of the doors, and installing flush skirting boards, lift this room to another level. They are THE couple to watch imho.
|1. Timber wall vase | 2. Sulpher Crested Cockatoo lamp base|
Madi & Jarrod - NSW
My home team! Madi and Jarrod are the youngest couple on The Block, and their first room delivery is fun, young, and hip, just like them. Their colour scheme of hot pink, orange, and yellow works really well together, in what is essentially an all white room. This room does feel a little immature in it's design, and that's not a bad thing. Given that this is a three bedroom home, this room would suit a tween/teen to a tee.
Alisa & Lysandra - SA
As with their room challenge, Alisa and Lysandra have delivered a soft and feminine bedroom. I really want to like this room, but for me it's a little flat. I really like the glass pendant lights, and artwork, and unfortunately not much else. Don't get me wrong...this is a nice room...but this is The Block, and I want more than just nice. This space has been restyled since the room reveal. The original room featured the most stunning teal floral bench seat at the end of the bed. The judges commented that it was too large for the space, which was true, however it could have been moved where the mirror is, perhaps? I hope it turns up again in another room. On the plus side, the girls did pare back the pillows...down from eleven to eight.
Matt & Kim - WA
THE single most controversial room reveal in The Block history! I'll admit, this room scares the living daylights out of me. Matt and Kim had serious guts to deliver this Jackson Pollock inspired space. This couple certainly thinks outside the square. I'm surprised that twitter didn't collapse last night, with the number of Blockheads expressing their opinion...to me, it looked pretty divided. You either love it, or you hate it. I will be honest and say that I could never sleep in a room that looks like this...however, that's not to say there aren't some elements worthy of mention. The simple white bed, with built in storage, and floating side tables are fab, though I would have liked to have see them stay white.
|1. Ceramic Jam Jar | 2. Ceramic High Tops|
This week, the couples will be tackling the "his and her's" bathrooms of the master bedroom. Will they remain gender neutral to cater for any couple combination? Will they stick to one bathroom, and use the remaining space for another purpose? Stay tuned for the next reveal.
So, which bedroom is your favourite? And more importantly, what do you think of THAT room?
[Room reveal images sourced from the official The Block website]