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The most disappointing week on The Block yet!

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What a disappointing week it was on The Block Glasshouse. The living room is hands-down my fave room of the house and four out of the five teams created dud spaces – and then felt offended when qualified judges called them out on it. It was the first week I felt rather annoyed by the reveals. Letโ€™s examine why!

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Maxine and Karstanโ€™s room lacked some serious cosiness. The judges were delighted with it but I was let down. The light coming in from the window was doing a lot of the work to create mood in the space, but at night all of those hard surfaces would make for a very cold room. The coffee table was also way too small and too for away from the couches. It felt like a hotel suite, but not in a good way.

Related Read: Shaynna Blaze on 3 ways to revamp your room.

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Shannon and Simon usually wow be but again I was let down. That lonely, black TV against the light, paneled wall made for a horrible contrast, and the dining table and chairs felt dated and done to death. I am with Neale on the artwork; not a fan at all (except for the one panel with the charming text – I would take that one on its own). The sideboard was their one wow moment in the space. I wish theyโ€™d have carried it through the rest of the room.

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Chris and Jennaโ€™s space was so wrong – and despite their getting offended with the word โ€˜soullessโ€™, thatโ€™s exactly what it was. To me, it felt like a movie set. Nothing felt real or inviting or lived-in at all. The mammoth TV was not right in the space and the blind covering the window – which did look like a projector screen – was a bad choice. The wall colour is the biggest issue in the space; cold and muddy.

Related Read: My interview with The Block’s Darren Palmer.

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Darren and Deeโ€™s kitchen was my fave last week but this week their lounge and dining room was the fourth let down of the episode. It was just a bit… blah. The zone under the stairs, which they complained was hard to style, would have looked great with a hall table, a lamp and some flowers or art – easy! The room did have a lot going on in it and made the place feel cramped.

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Hallelujah to Michael and Carlene! I was beginning to think all hope was lost until time came to reveal their room. They clearly saved the best for last because this space was a real stunner. The exposed bright wall was amazing, the shelf was magical, the furniture choices were perfection and there really wasnโ€™t a bad word to say about it! I could happily live in that space for years. Let me at it!

What did you think of this weekโ€™s reveal? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Reply
    Margaret-Anne Kerschke
    15 September, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Michael and Carlene did an amazing job! It actually looks like people could use that room ๐Ÿ™‚

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    15 September, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Not a fan of any of the spaces but I did like a fair few of the furniture choices individually.

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