The Block Triple Threat: Newbies and All Star Bedroom Reveals
The emotions were running high on The Block Triple Threat last night and I kinda hated myself for get swept up in the emotion of it all. Bec and George – I heart you guys – and I also heart your room (wasn’t it dreamy?). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves with the lovefest, because not all the rooms were stunning, right?. I’m sure you already know the culprits I’m talking about, but let’s take a quick examination anyway and work out where some of them went wrong – and why others were oh-so-right!
Charlotte and Josh
I really admire that the guys wanted to play with colour. They were answering all of my prayers in that respect. Sadly though it was not done well, because the colours in the prints fought against the furniture choices in the rest of the space. It didn’t really know what it wanted to be, I’m afraid. Take the prints away and bring in some soft-coloured bedding and it’s heading in a good direction.
Tim and Anastasia
I don’t like it when teams choose technology over taste. In this space, there were so many juvenile things going on. ‘Kids room’ was my first thought when I saw the space too, and the yellow and blue colour choices were too OTT for the space. It was just… pedestrian. It’s certainly not a room you want to spend time in. I’ve come to learn that people find colour hard to execute well. I need to host a styling class stat!
Ayden and Jess
Ooh, thank the decor gods. Ayden and Jess brought it a bit this week. There is something so charming about this room. It’s bight, it’s colourful, it’s crisp and clean, but it felt sophisticated too. Layers, yes, there were too many of them, but at least this space had ambience. The pendants just needed to be a bit lower and a bit bigger and I think it would have been sublime.
Bec and George
Wow. Wow, wow and wow. I want it, I need it, give me everything (except that creativity cushion). If that could find its way into the cupboard I will buy the entire apartment. The textural story here was superior, sublime, stunning. Good Lord, I don’t know what else I can say about this space – it’s just amazing. The indoor plant was really tapping into the Botanic theme that’s so prevalent at the moment – and I loved it.
Matt and Kim
Ok, it did feel elegant and romantic, it’s just very much not my cup of tea in terms of interior aesthetics. That said, I can look past that and point out some amazing moments in it. The wall mounting, for example, really made the room feel formal and luxurious. The colours were soft and sophisticated, but it was a bit too feminine. It needed a few harder, more rustic elements to give it a bit of balance. It was slightly off-kilter.
Darren and Dea
I think Darren and Dea have a lot of promise. I mean, they showed us this last season. The room has gorgeous moments, but it does feel a but cookie-cutter, which often happens when designers are emerging and finding their feet. The powder pinks and blues against neutrals just feels a bit expected. Proportionally it is amazing though. They didn’t pack to much in and spatially everything is where it needs to be. It just needs some more interest. I didn’t think it deserved to win, though.
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