The Block’s Luxury & Lacklustre Laundry Reveals
What’s a Sunday night without a few good laughs from The Block Glasshouse judges? This week’s reveal was all about the laundry, staircase and powder room – with the entire world unanimous on which one was downright wrong. Let’s take a stylist’s-look at why they did and didn’t work.
As The Block’s self-appointed fourth judge (couch-bound and unpaid!), I had to agree with Neale, Shaynna and Darren this week. Michael and Carlene’s laundry and powder room was a space that felt grand and luxurious – with just enough surprising, designer elements that it felt interesting without being overwhelming.
As a space that’s not necessarily going to be used daily (as opposed to a main bathroom, for example), a space like this can take a reflective surface. They were smart not to go too overboard with shimmer and shine though. They nailed the balance in this area and it looks considered and complete as a result (love that brass inlay, don’t you?).
Michael and Carlene’s staircase was also particularly dreamy. It’s definitely one that comes to life at night when it’s lit like in the image above. I’m not entirely sure I like the plant choices (feels a bit like a corporate office space), but I’ll let it slide just this once.
Related Read: Shaynna Blaze on how to revamp your room.
Darren’s reaction above sums up Chris and Jenna’s laundry and powder room perfectly, but if we were after further clarification, Shaynna’s “this is awful”, and Neal’s “everything feels wrong”, certainly confirmed that this space was a dud.
Competing tiles were an issue here, as were the pull-out drawers that looked budget and out of place. My biggest issue, however, was the height of that basin area – flanked with two tall drawer units. Few things were working in this space and I’m struggling to find some good things to say about it (the succulent was nice…?).
What’s your take on this week’s The Black Glasshouse reveals? I’d love to hear your thoughts below. Which team are you picking to win?
Related Read: My interview with Belle’s Neale Whitaker.
All images in this post courtesy of jump-in.com.au
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