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Another tough week on The Block Sky High! Demolition, renovation and decoration of two rooms in one week is hard enough...Scotty threw a spanner in the works, and made the couples' judge each other's rooms to determine the winner! Let's see the rooms...
Alisa and Lysandra
The twins delivered a spacious, welcoming and light-filled living and dining room. There are so many elements in their rooms that I love. As always, Alisa and Lysandra have selected simple, comfortable, and timeless pieces that will be enjoyed for many years to come.
|1. Adam Cullen Growler (magenta)...also available in blue, orange & green | 2. Baila Spheroid pendant | 3. Pinno floor lamp | 4. Takahashi dining chair | 5. Designer Boys "Love at first sight" print|
Kim and Matt - this week's winners!
Kim and Matt's apartment is definitely designed for a professional couple without children. It's sleek, and modern, and earned them the win this week. I do like this space, and there's loads of elements that I like, but I can't help but feel that there's something missing. I guess that's because I'm looking at it through a family person's eyes. I want warmth in a home, and I feel this has been neglected in this space.
|1. Copine dining chair by Sean Dix | 2. Cumulus pendant light by Curious Grace|
Bec and George
Like the twins, Bec and George delivered an open, light and airy living and dining space. The timber flooring they've used is stunning, and adds a real warmth to their home. There's that word again...warmth. Isn't that what everyone wants in their home? I would have liked to have seen some sheer curtains on the windows...however they've chosen block out blinds instead...and with good reason. One of the bones of contention with this space is the projector. If you're a lover of watching films at home, you won't care one bit that the projector is hanging from the ceiling.
|1. Artwork by Sarah Carter Jenkins | 2. C U C-Me round pendant | 3. Artwork by Lindsay Blamey | 4. Marine table runner, napkin set & placemats | 5. Black & white chevron cushion | 6. Bally sketch|
Madi and Jarrod
Madi and Jarrod delivered a beautiful living and dining room this week, and their scores from the judges didn't really reflect it. Check out this view from the lounge through to the kitchen! Madi and Jarrod included a big hit of colour with their dark teal and mint coloured media area and cabinetry.
|1. Lumina cone pendant|
Trixie and Johnno
Surprise, surprise...Trixie and Johnno have once again delivered my favourite space of the week. By adding a breakfast table in their kitchen last week, they have been able to create a much, much larger living space. The other couples were confused by their lack of a dining room, but once the terrace is revealed, it will all become much clearer.
Last week, I mentioned how much I liked Trixie and Johnno's study space. This week, it's even more obvious that this was a great decision...it completely fits in with the overall design of these spaces. I'm not 100% sold on the lilac artwork though...hmmm. One the plus side...I just love all of those cushions! Is there anything better than lying on the lounge with a tonne of pillows for extra comfort? Trixie and Johnno have included a great mix of patterns and colours for the cushions thrown onto their lounges.
|1. Skandi 5 drawer dresser | 2. Pacific double vase | 3. Temple jar - denim | 4. Tulip side table | 5. Manana floor lamp|
I'll leave you with a quick design tip...one of the fattest and most economical ways to change up the look of your living room, is by swapping out the cushions. Here's a few favoured by The Block Sky High couples...available at The Block Shop right now!
|1. Cross French Blue | 2. Coral Dot | 3. Le Corbusier | 4. Fluro Necklace | 5. X-cushion | 6. Yellow Silver Birch | 7. Yellow Dot | 8. Scallop French Blue | 9. Charcoal Fennel|