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The Block Glasshouse Terrace Reveals: Tears, Triumphs and Terrace Hatred!

It was another week of tears and triumphs on The Block Glasshouse, with teams that executed knockout spaces and the usual suspects who tried but never quite got there. The biggest question of all, though, is whether you thought Shaynna’s hatred for Shannon and Simon’s terrace was justified or too harsh. I have some feelings on this that I think it’s time to share!

The Block Glasshouse Michael and Carlene Terrace

Michael and Carlene

Now don’t get me wrong; the timber cladding was divine, the brick wall was a morsel of magic and I do love me a slice of astroturf. But the proportion in this space was all wrong. With everything crammed up one end of the terrace, the grass area felt bare. They should of used one end for a table setting and the other for a lounge area – unifying the two zones through colour or pattern.

Best Bit: The timber cladding was a delicious moment.
Worst Bit: The bare astroturf was a lost opportunity.

The Block Glasshouse Chris and Jenna Terrace

Chris and Jenna

Oh no; these were the first words that came to mind when I laid eyes on Chris and Jenna’s terrace. It felt bare, cold and sterile. Using all of those clean lines in one direction didn’t work for this space. Zoning it off into different areas would have been a better move. A few lonely cushions on a long, hard bench does not a terrace make.

Best Bit: The walls were nice.
Worst Bit: Everything else.

Max and Karstan

Yes, yes and did I mention yes? I’m head over heels in love with Max and Karstan’s Terrace. Industrial, colourful, warm, charming and eclectic. I can’t say anything bad about it. They featured my favourite colour palette as well, with stunning pots and plant life to boot. The blinds were a gorgeous, added moment of magic and the stools were clean and quirky. Can I please move into this zone right now?

Best Bit: The plants under the bench seating – genius!
Worst Bit: Nothing!

The Block Glasshouse Shannon and Simon Terrace

Shannon and Simon

Not a lot was going on in Shannon and Simon’s terrace design at first. I was very underwhelmed. Then, as the critique went on and I saw more of the space, I started to feel completely aligned with Shaynna; I don’t get it either. Borderline boring is exactly what it was – and I couldn’t help but feel the space seemed like they were trying too hard to be quirky, but failed! What do you reckon?

Best Bit: The table was gorgeous.
Worst Bit: Hated the hanging pots too.

The Block Glasshouse Darren and Dee Terrace

Darren and Dee

I thought this was a charming zone, full or warmth and character. The lounge was just glorious – perfect for curling up on with a glass of wine. The layering was done to perfection, with tonnes of cushions, candles, pots and prettiness. It was almost better than Max and Karstan’s. Almost.

Best Bit: The coffee table was nothing short of stunning.
Worst Bit: The fairly lights were a bit Christmas-comes-early.

What did you think of the Terrace reveals this week? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

(All images in this post come courtesy of jump-in.com.au)

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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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5 Responses

  1. I liked the D’s terrace the best as it was the most comfortable looking. I think Max & Carstan’s terrace just didn’t look very comfortable…a tiny bench seat and some stools does not make a space where I want to laze around for hours and relax. And agree re Michael and Karlene’s space – the astroturf area was just too naked!

    1. D & D’s was pretty dreamy – totally with you there. I was just so taken aback by the beauty of Max and Karstan’s! But if someone bought it, they’d probably put a lounge setting out there for sure.

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