Terraces are hard. Especially for Blockheads who’ve been doing interiors for months. To suddenly have to switch your brain to external-area-mode is no easy feat, so I was really looking forward to seeing this week’s reveal ep and how the teams executed outdoor spaces. I have to say, all in all, that I was pretty damn impressed.
But before we get into the recap; guys… as the show’s fourth judge (couch-bound and unpaid), I was not invited to pop open the champers with Shaynna, Neal and Darren at the end. What gives Channel 9?
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As always, I have no idea what happened throughout the week with all of the Tim-and-Anastasia-walking-away-drama, but I do know that I was hoping their terrace was completed more than their study was last week. And to my delight, it was!
Let’s take a look at how the terrace reveals went down.
Josh and Charlotte
I was a bit smitten with this area upon first look. I adored the tiles they used on the floor and I thought their pared back, subtle colour story really worked in this space. The timber was really lovely and made the whole space feel organic and natural.
The furniture on wheels was a nifty idea, but that said, there wasn’t enough of it. I thought they could have put more on the terrace in the way of couches. The couple of small stools felt odd next to the large lounge. An armchair would have been a nice edition.
Tim and Anastasia
OK, the vertical wall was a revelation. So, so amazing. I love it, I can’t get enough of it, I want it in my own home ASAP.
I really liked the wood panelling and the laser-cut metal on the walls. I thought all of the texture was dreamy and the mood here felt intimate and a little romantic. The only thing I didn’t like was the glossy flooring. I would have loved a matte finish here.
I’m with the judges on the bad furniture choice. I actually would have had lounge seating out there, not a dining table. I think the way people live these days, you’d have a BBQ and kick back on a lounge eating your dinner, not sit at a formal dinner table. But that’s just me.
Ayden and Jess
I can’t help but feel disappointed in this space, especially after seeing Tim and Anastasia’s dreamy terrace. While T&A’s felt dark and moody in an amazing way, A&J’s felt a bit off.
The gate was not cool guys, sorry. I get it, I appreciate wanting to add some quirk, and I’m all for some history, but I thought it looked odd.
I agree with Neale about the over-styling and I don’t think they styled it well, actually. The furniture was positioned in a really formal way, but the accessories themselves looked too pedestrian and relaxed. This terrace felt confused to me.
PS: The shot above from the Jumpin website is different to how the terrace was styled during filming.
Darren and Dea
I’m a sucker for a well executed synthetic grass scenario and this one nailed it. That was the first thing that caught my eye. Then it was the amazing finish on the wall, then it was those divine tropical cushions and the gorgeous lanterns. And the wood panels on the bench seat were also amazing.
I want a drink on that deck ASAP. Who wouldn’t want to live here?
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