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Seven weeks have now passed on The Block Sky High, and the couples have finished their apartment interiors! What a wild ride they've taken us on...the drama, the challenges...and the stunning spaces they've delivered. With only three weeks to go, let's see how they tackled the foyer and laundry...
This week's winners! Alisa and Lysandra delivered a simple foyer, which on first impression is high on quality inclusions, and colour. The wall to wall Black Wood cabinetry wowed the judges, disguising a plethora of storage hidden behind.
|1. Fenton & Fenton - Bone inlay frame | 2. Protea by Emma Cleine | 3. Multi-stripe dhurrie runner | 4. Japanese Garden print | 5. Retro Chic Squares rug|
Kim and Matt have continued the reclaimed timber feature walls in their foyer, complimenting it with an incredible piece of art. It's bold and beautiful...a great selection. You may recognise the timber bench from the screen printing challenge. The tram track print, and teal number suit the look and feel of this space, however the bench appears to be a little out of scale compared to the artwork.
Bec and George
Bec and George were criticised by the judges this week, stating that it appeared to be the foyer of an upmarket office building, and I tend to agree. Unfortunately, the black rug reminds me of a wet weather safety rug. I would have liked to have seen a console table, or perhaps a chair or two in this space to soften it up. At the moment it just feels like a hallway, not a place to welcome a guest.
|1. Lineare pendant light | 2. Graphic Fan Girl by Sarah Carter Jenkins|
Madi and Jarrod were heavily criticised by the judges for their foyer, and many were left wondering why they were given the same scores as Bec and George. This is just my opinion...the feature wall looks cheap...which I'm sure it wasn't. The grey is just all wrong, and when you view the work close up, the quality just isn't there. Like Bec and George, instead of achieving a welcoming entry way, it looks a little like an office foyer.
Trixie and Johnno
Last, but certainly not least...the penthouse. Once again, Trixie and Johnno have delivered my favourite space of the week. The Prussian Blue tapestry wallpaper is just delightful, and gives this foyer loads of impact! Unlike the other foyers, this entrance is incredibly warm and welcoming. Trixie and Johnno have managed to balance casual elegance beautifully. The side table is perfect for this space, and has substance in spades (unlike Madi and Jarrod's selection). Loving the Spun pendant lights as well. Like I said...perfect.
the artwork on the wall opposite. Trixie and Johnno have selected a piece that picks up the colours of the wallpaper, but in a much simpler design. They compliment each other incredibly well.
|1. Quercus & Co wallpaper "Prussian Blue" | 2. Quercus & Co wallpaper print "Prussian Blue" | 3. Quercus & Co wallpaper print "Emerald" | 4. Spun pendant lights | Fenton & Fenton "Blooming" dhurrie rug|
Which foyer would you prefer to see when the lift doors open...and who do you think created the best laundry and powder room?