Despite the fact that Channel 9 are yet to call and ask me onto The Block Triple Threat, I’ve always considered myself the unappointed fourth judge on the show. I’ve interviewed all three of the current judges – Neale, Shaynna and Darren – and I am a qualified interior stylist, so I figure it’s only a matter of days before the phone rings and I am on your TV screens!
I never get too involved in all the drama each season of The Block brings – but I do love the room reveals. Each week I’ll be here weighing in on who should of won, who should go and sharing my “what were the judges thinking?” moments.
Let’s look at the week one room reveals!
The winning room.
I won’t lie, I’m a bit baffled by Josh and Charlotte’s room. The word glamorous was being thrown around to describe this room but to me it feels cold and lacklustre. I do have to keep reminding myself that these contestants are not professionals, so I should give them some leeway, but there are basic design concepts here that have been ignored – like the balance of cold and warm elements as well as the rules of proportion.
The room is lacking in warmth and there is no journey for the eye to go on. There’s just a great honking bed in the middle of the room and nothing on the walls. I feel a bit sad in this space, don’t you? It all just feels a bit unimaginative if you ask me.
The best bit of the room was the lime green armchair across from the bed. Charge it to my account!
The losing room.
OK, so it actually wasn’t the worst room of the lot (that was Aimee and Brooke’s, whose bed you couldn’t actually get around), but this space did pack in waaaay too many elements. It’s a rookie mistake that a lot of novice decorators make and it’s really important to know when to stop, take stock of the room concept, and take some things away that are making the space feel confused.
The striped wall was possibly the biggest blunder here, as was the mirror over the bedhead. The window treatments were also trying to swallow the space. Mark and JJ really just needed to take a few elements away and they would have been in the clear.
On a side note, the cushions on that bed are just dreamy and I must have them in my own home ASAP if not sooner.
The overlooked space.
I am going to completely ignore the fact that the cupboard was not complete in Luke and Ebony’s room because this space is an absolute knockout if you ask me. Well, maybe not absolute – but it comes pretty close to it! The only team of the lot to layout the bedroom in this way, they created a space that didn’t feel cramped like so many of the others, plus they used colour in divine and unexpected ways.
The dark blue feature wall is a stunner and pulling colours from the painting and featuring them in the bedding and accessories was a genius move. If I was to improve this space, I would bring in some coral or warm metallic tones, because it’s just shy of feeling a little too cold. But in my opinion, they were robbed of a win!
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