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Room reveal night is my favourite hour of television all week, and last night's reveals on The Block did not disappoint. Oh how I wish I could share the challenge apartment floor plan so that you could get a feel for where the following rooms are situated...but that may let the cat out of the bag for next week's reveal! You'll just have to wait. In the meantime, let's drool over the design goodness from last night's show.
Madi and Jarrod - bedroom and ensuite
This week's challenge winners, winning $20,000 off their auction reserve price. Madi and Jarrod delivered a simple bedroom, with a built in bed, which they've painted in their favoured colour...teal. Personally, I don't understand how Madi and Jarrod won this week. Yes, it's a nice room, but this was meant to be a challenge that pushed the couples outside their design box.
Bec and George - bedroom, ensuite and walk in robe
Second place, winning $15,000 off their auction reserve price. In my humble opinion, Bec and George should have won this week. The bedroom they delivered was inspired. They took a negative (the metal beam running through the bedroom), and turned it into a feature. Filling the recessed area behind the bed with photo wallpaper was just genius. It adds serious impact!
|1. Ceramic Doe lamp | 2. Bedside table | 3. Tomson Armchair | 4. Desk chair | 5. Forest wall mural|
Third place, winning $10,000 off their auction reserve price. The instant the judges walked into the master ensuite, Shaynna declared that this what they wanted to see in the penthouse! Harsh really. 1. There wasn't this amount of space to use in the penthouse, and 2. There wasn't the budget. I'm so thankful that Trixie and Johnno had the opportunity to create the luxury bathroom they had dreamed of.
|1. Countryside tealight | 2. MUD Australia Dome light | 3. Black Muuto Dots|
Kim and Matt placed fourth this week, which is a little disappointing considering how lovely this master bedroom is. Even though the design is great, and the finishes are excellent...the judges felt that they'd seen it all before. The challenge apartment was an opportunity to get really creative (without, you know, replicating the crime scene room from Week 1!), and unfortunately, this space would have fit perfectly into their Level 2 apartment instead. Personally, I like it! The pink, blue, and purple colour scheme is really striking...as is the timber feature wall with floating shelves. On first glance, I thought they had two abstract pieces of art in the room, however it turns out that the navy/grey vertical piece is actually a heater! Very smart choice.
|1. JuJu Hat in cerise | 2. Blue Cargo Stone Heater | 3. Glasshouse Candle - Monet's Garden | 4. Retrojan Desk | 5. Keith Melbourne Ellis Full Cover Chair|
Alisa and Lysandra probably had the most difficult task this week...create an entry/hallway, laundry and powder room...all while the other couples and tradies were using their space as a major thoroughfare. They were also faced with a design challenge...let's face it, there's not a whole lot you can do to a hallway to make it look outstanding. Alisa and Lysandra chose to polish the concrete floors throughout the three spaces. I love the industrial feel it gives the floor, however I can't help but feel they will be freezing in the Melbourne winter. They also created a series of hanging pendants that would double as an art installation. I think they look fab, but the judges weren't all that impressed. The console table was a really nice addition to this space as well.
|1. Create single pendant in black|
Next week, the couples will complete the challenge apartment, revealing the kitchen, dining, and living rooms, as well as two courtyards! They sure have their work cut out for themselves. Sunday night also sees the finale of The Block for this season. Doesn't the time just fly when you're watching your favourite show!?
Which couple delivered your favourite space this week?