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The Block 2016: This Season’s Top 10 Design Moments

The Block 2016 has come to an end. And upon reflection, it has to be said that this season produced some of the best design moments since Shannon & Simon and Darren & Dea’s work back in 2014.

It was quite a mixed bag this year in terms of the teams and their ability to design and decorate. Every week I dropped truth bombs about what I did and didn’t like as the spaces were revealed. There were some shockers, for sure. But on the most part this season delivered some truly inspiring spaces. And that’s really all I look to The Block to do; give me ideas and inspo for my own home.

Want to know more about The Block? Read our ultimate guide to every season!

I told you in this post that walking through The Block apartments in-person made me see the rooms in a whole new light – literally. So while I wasn’t keen on some of the spaces when I saw them on the tele, many of them were truly awe-inspiring in-the-flesh.

So let’s take a look at the top 10 design moments from The Block 2016. And definitely drop me a comment below if there’s a space you think I missed!

Top 10 Design Moments from The Block 2016


Have a scroll through the slideshow below as we look at the best spaces in order of their appearance this season. It has to be said that Julia and Sasha produced the best rooms out of all the teams, and I can’t wait to see what these gals do after the show wraps up!


Julia and Sasha’s week 1 ensuite set the benchmark for the entire season.


Karlie and Will’s guest bedroom feature wall was an absolute stunner in-person.


Dan and Carleen finally got it right in their guest bedroom. I can’t fault a thing!


Dan and Carleen continued their winning streak in their unbeatable living room.


Julia and Sasha’s dining room was a sophisticated dream (and that artwork is everything!).


Will and Karlie once again dominate in the feature wall domain. This space was amazing.


Julia and Sasha made laundry feel glamorous in this ultra-chic space.


The girls just kept getting better – and this kitchen proved it. The gold taps are stellar.


The girls re-do room brought more layers to their already luxe guest space.


Andy and Ben proved their style had evolved in the challenge apartment bathroom.

What was your fave room this season? I would love to know if you think I missed something in the comments below. 


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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