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Welcome Blockheads to the first official room reveal of this season on The Block! Each and every season, the couples have been presented with a seemingly impossible space to work with, and time and time again they manage to deliver. I'll be honest. This week I was worried. This is the first time in Block history that the couples had absolutely no walls to work with as a starting point. Every space, every measurement is purely up to them. I think this has been the most anticipated room reveal to date!
Judges Neale Whitaker, Shannya Blaze, and Darren Palmer are back on The Block this year, with the unenviable task of judging the rooms. This time however, they weren't advised whose room belonged to which couple. Love that twist! It totally put all of the couples on a level playing field.
Alisa and Lysandra
If you watched The Block Sky High, you can really see how Alisa and Lysandra's style has developed. This room is mature, moody, and spot on. The twins have really embraced loft style living, incorporating loads of different materials...exposed brickwork, stunning timber feature wall, and bold black staircase, which perfectly contrasts against the softness of the sheer curtains, carpet, and indigo bedding.
|1. Typhoon metal blade fan | 2. Genie Wooden Flare Pendant | 3. Indigo Deer printed canvas | 4. Gap bedroom furniture|
Brad and Dale
Brad and Dale's guest bedroom is like a breath of fresh air. The boys have nailed this room, delivering a space that is simple, yet full of impact. The amount of light flooding this space, and the attention to detail is what sets them apart this week.
|1. & 3. Original artworks by Megan Weston | 2. Airfusion Climate II fan in charcoal|
Chantelle and Steve
For these diehard Block fans, now's the time it all becomes very real. Unlike the other couples, Chantelle and Steve created a dedicated study space, with hidden guest bed. The dimensions of this room are smaller than the other couples' guest rooms, and I feared it would be poky and claustrophobic...
|1. Sydney retro poster | 2. Melbourne retro poster|
Kyal and Kara
After winning this week's lighting challenge, Kyal and Kara had a lot to live up to. This Sydney couple are proving to be a force to be reckoned with, with skills and creativity in abundance. Their first room delivery didn't disappoint...featuring soft sorbet colours, natural timbers, and of course, their winning lighting challenge pendant lights. How long until we see something similar on the market?
|1. Artwork by Christopher Cayetano | 2. Things I Love by Megan Morton | 3. Gypsy by Sibella Court | 4. A Place Called Home by Jason Grant | 5. Copper round mirror|
Following the blind judging, Alisa and Lysandra come out the clear winners, further cementing their place on The Block. Which room is your favourite? Do you have a favourite couple yet?The Block, it's onto reveal number two...a bathroom, laundry, and outdoor terrace! Hold onto your hats Blockheads...it's going to be a bumpy ride!!
ps. Speaking of laundries...stay tuned for later this week when I give away a Panasonic front loading washing machine to one lucky reader!