Now I don’t want to say that House Rules has been disappointing, because some of the spaces revealed so far this season have been truly beautiful. But, I’ve yet to see a reveal where I thought so many of the rooms were exceptional. Until now. Not perfect, of course, but pretty sublime and really easy to make a few tweaks to in order to correct the shortfalls.
Cassie and Matt requested a modern take on a 60s vibe for their home makeover, which certainly isn’t out of the ordinary in homes at the moment. It’s a trend we’re seeing a lot of, so perhaps the teams found it a really easy brief to interpret. The one thing that was odd was the guest bedroom being nautical, so that it didn’t fit in with the rest of the house. Odd, but it’s what Cassie and Matt wanted.
Above, the ply board wall in the master bedroom is rather lovely and I like that they recessed it. I spot a ceramic pineapple (you know I hate those), but the colours used here are divine and the room feels fresh and vibrant. Ben and Danielle did a good job here (love that throw!).
Above, the kitchen has a lot going for it. Bronik and Corrine chose to run small white tile around a lot of the walls and I adore it. The pendant lights are spot on (albeit not low enough), the flooring is divine, the lines are clean and sleek and I do enjoy the colour pop of blue in that oven. That said, the mirrored wall about it was a step too far and stopped the oven from being the standout moment.
Even the dining room was gorgeous (I’ve never been so impressed room after room this season). Karina and Brian made the space feel cosy and inviting by using a warm wood table and upholstered chairs; total comfort. The space was grounded with a gorgeous rug (always a good move) and the pendant light capped off what was a pretty unified space. That said, the table styling was a bit OTT. They went a bit mad there, don’t you think? It cheapened the room a bit.
OK, so the ensuite was probably my least favourite space, but that’s because I don’t like old wooden cabinets in a space like this. I enjoy a modern and clean bathroom far more. This piece of furniture felt rather heavy in the space. That said, Steve and Tiana chose some killer floor tiles which tapped into the retro theme perfectly and are one of the standout moments this week. Pity the styling of the space was so drab. There’s certainly nothing luxurious about this ensuite.
The guest bedroom by Ryan and Marlee was very deserving of its high score. It has so many divine moments. Granted, it is very literal, but I’m in a good mood so I won’t be too picky. The array of pillows and cushions are just right – what exceptional colour and pattern play. I like the chest of drawers at the end and the bedhead is also really spectacular. If I had to remove one thing, it would be the shelf. It’s what pushes the theme over the edge and it’s all rather cluttered. I hate shells in a coastal room.
>>> What are your thoughts on this week’s reveal. I’d love to hear which was your fave room in the comments below!