Tonight’s House Rules reveal showcased some amazing design ideas and a few that left a lot to be desired. The walk-through from Brooke and Grant did illustrate that there actually are moments in time when Brooke seems genuinely happy. It’s just that they don’t last long. On with the House Rules recap!
“It’s Floral, it’s green, it’s ugly – Brooke will love it”.
Truer words were never spoken during Adam and Lisa’s shopping adventure for the tiles in Brooke and Grant’s laundry. The end result (as much as it pains me to admit this) was actually rather lovely – and did look every bit the quaint, country laundry it was intended to be!
Predictably, Brooke hated the graffiti and I loved every bit of it.
It’s no secret that I’m smitten with street art, but even I was concerned that the graffiti wall in the boys’ bedroom was going to be overkill. The end result was an amazing one though, with white furniture that allowed the wall to be the main player in the space. A real wow moment indeed.
“Never mix sharp cords and sharp edges with sleeping”.
I’m no electrician and I don’t have any children of my own, but the lamp and shelving idea in the boys’ bedrooms was never going to work. Bags not being the kids that have to sleep in those beds. Move in the middle of the night and you will get cut. I feel sad that the original plan for this room didn’t work out though. A jungle gym sounded like fun!
“It’s just a bit of plywood with some things stuck on it”.
The judges were right to point out the obvious failings in Mel and Bomber’s designs this week. The half climbing wall, half animal cemetery needed to be completely scrapped, while the wall colour and horror-movie scooter hanging from the roof where perhaps my greatest concerns in this space. Of course, Brooke loved this room the most.
Was it ‘go easy on Carole and Russell’ week?
I don’t meant to say that the main bedroom was completely wrong, but there were some obvious failings here. The chair in-between those monster cupboards was complete off-scale, as were the bedside tables. The room felt rather snoozy to me (and terribly green), but I will give them kudos for those bedside lights. Truly stunning!
A moment of genuine happiness.
After pointing out their likes and dislikes, Brooke and Grant had an embrace at the end of the house reveal. It was a rare moment that, if I had not captured it in still, you might not believe had happened!
The smiles didn’t last long.
Candy was right to point out that strategy was coming into play at this stage of the game, after Brooke and Grant scored their designs a 5 out of 10. After having received great scores from Joe and Wendy, this was a real slap in the face – and Candy and Ryan weren’t afraid to show it!