Part 2 of The Block Triple Threat challenge just wrapped up and didn’t the couples deliver?! Let’s get straight to the photos and highlights from The Block living and dining room challenge.
Josh and Charlotte
In first place again (at 18 1/2 out of 20) are Josh and Charlotte for their industrial yet warm and edgy space. Neale’s reaction when he walked in went like this:
“Can you believe they did that [expose brick wall]?
To say he was impressed is an understatement. And Shaynna loved the space just as much — with the exception of the under-sized rug that Charlotte placed on a 45 degree angle to try and disguise its size. Sorry hon, they saw right through that trick 😉 We loved the painted brick wall and use of timber which added so much warmth.
Jess and Ayden
Wow, these guys aren’t afraid of colour or mixing patterns and didn’t the results impress?! The judges gave them 18/20 and said the space was ‘youthful, sleek, modern and perfectly styled’! We loved the concept of their custom made mirror and wooden shelf/drawer piece (how would you describe it?) in the entry — such a clever alternative to the traditional sideboard. Those copper pendant lights also made our hearts skip a beat. Great work guys!
Ebony and Luke
We told you these guys were the ones to watch and wowee wasn’t their room amazing!! That pink feature wall is just like the one seen in Haymes 2015 colour forecast — talk about being a trend leader Ebony! Neale said he loves the colour and that it’s ‘the return of pink’. If it were up to us, we would have scored this room in first place but 17 1/2 out of 20 is still a great score.
Tim and Anastasia
After landing in the bottom two last elimination, Tim and Anastasia worked hard to deliver their living and dining room, powering ahead of the other couples to finish three hours early! Shaynna’s first words when she entered the apartment were ‘It’s beautiful’. The judges loved the softness of the space, giving the couple big ticks for their artwork, and complimenting them on the high quality finishes (less the uneven curtain rail). Like last week they also scored well for their use of textures — especially the paper pendant light and knotted rug. But not having a TV let them down (16/20) and they also didn’t take a big risk like the top three couples… playing it safe when the competition is this high won’t cut it.
Aimee and Brooke
These ladies were feeling super confident coming into this elimination round — they scored second highest in the last elimination and while shopping for this space they thought everything they found was ‘perfect!’… Ummmm sorry to speak so honestly but we have to disagree. Like the judges we felt the furniture was the wrong scale for the small space and we were not a fan of most of their choices. Neale said if he were writing their school report card he would put ‘shows promise’. Ouch! Scoring the lowest at 15 out of 20, we say goodbye to these ladies tonight.
Now it’s down to four couples for what will be the toughest part of the elimination challenge — delivering a bathroom in just 72 hours. Sooooo glad that’s not us! Good luck to the teams and we can’t wait to see the results soon.
What was your favourite room? What did you love or hate most?