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the block 2017 josh and elise guest bedroom blue velvet headboard and black wall sconces

Get the Look: The Block 2017 Josh and Elyse’s Guest Bedroom

On The Block 2017, Josh and Elyse’s guest bedroom was a standout space for me. 

In a series that had so many amazing design moments, it’s hard to pick out just a few faves. But of course, I’ve managed to do it. And over the coming weeks I want to share tips with you on replicating the best Block looks in your own home.

Tips are great and all, I hear you saying, but where can I buy the products from? Don’t worry; I’ll be sharing all those juicy details with you too.

So let’s dive into the first of The Block 2017 style steals: Josh and Elyse’s guest bedroom. And stay tuned next week for the second instalment (Ronnie and Georgia’s guest room!).

the block 2017 josh and elise guest bedroom with blue velvet bedhead

Let’s start with the shell

Now don’t be getting too excited by the bells and whistles in this space just yet. I know, the bedhead is orgasmic. But before you hand over your credit card, you need to get the foundation of the room right.

As you can see, it’s an all white affair. That’s because the bedhead is the focal point in the room. You gotta have the other design elements be the supporting players in this show, and let the bedhead be the star.

So, the walls are white. But they’re not boring, are they? That’s because they’re packed with detail like moulding on the lower half – taken all the way around the room. Consider something like this (or vertical panels like in this post), to give the room a sense of (subtle) drama.

You can purchase wall moulding from Bunnings if you’re feel a DIY spell coming on.

Then comes the contrast

Josh and Elyse’s guest bedroom has a second important layer, and that’s contrast. The shell is all white, right? So to create balance in the space, they’ve used black in smaller moments throughout the space.

The devil is in the detail here. In an all-white room, here are some ways you can use black pops to create contrast and interest:

  • Try black door handles and hinges to make entryways pop
  • Consider black hooks on white walls to give a blank canvas some detail
  • Wall sconces in matte black create some drama but don’t detract from the focal point
  • You might even like to install black light switches and power points
  • Bedside tables in black are a great idea in a space like this too

Bonus Tip:

Don’t be afraid to mix interior design styles in a space. In Josh and Elyse’s guest bedroom, there’s a distinct combination of industrial and period features. These styles are made contemporary thanks to modern artworks and that bright headboard.

The moral of the story: mix it up and experiment. If you’re not sure what your style is, this post has a showcase of the most popular interior design styles with inspo on how to get each one right.

the block 2017 josh and elise guest bedroom artwork

Shall we Shop?

So now you have an idea of how to put together Josh and Elyse’s guest bedroom. That’s the hard work done. Now comes the easy part: shopping!

It’s important to note that not all of the products below are exact replicas of what featured in the room reveals. That’s because some of the stock is no longer available. Where this is the case, I’ve found equally amazing substitutes for you.

I’ve also, in one instance, given you a cheaper alternative. The original headboard, for example, is from Heatherly Design (see it here), but below I’ve given you a bargain find from Brosa that looks just as divine if cash it scarce.

the block 2017 josh and elyse guest bedroom products

Shop the Mood Board

Simply click on the links below to head over to the retailer website and shop yourself silly!

Industrial Wall SconceBlue Upholstered Headboard Beige Linen Cushion

Abstract ArtworkTan Leather Cushion Black Bedside TableHand Wash

Blue Flat SheetsBlack Plant StandWhite Quilt Cover Set

The block 2017 josh and elyse guest bedroom blue headboard

If there’s something I’ve missed…

Do ask in the comments below and I can let you know where a piece is that’s not in the mood board if you need. Just ensure when you comment that you tick the box to be notified of the reply comment.

Oh – and if you’re obsessed with all things The Block and where to find stuff like it, you might wanna join my Private Facebook group here. We discuss decorating and design on the daily!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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