There was laughter and tears on The Block this week because the groups revealed their remaining upstairs rooms. However neglect the design; this week Neale Whitaker delivered among the best insults to ever come out of the collection, and it’s a time period I’ll be utilizing on-the-daily whether or not it is sensible in context or not. Let’s speak it out …


Sarah and George lastly took out first place this week, delivering three zones on the higher stage. The workplace is scrumptious in each manner doable, though what in God’s title is occurring with the artwork? Positive I had extra Spice Women footage blu-tacked to my wall than I care to confess, however I used to be 16 on the time and never making an attempt to promote a luxurious house. I’ll let you know what I would like, what I actually need – that artwork to stop manufacturing instantly.

This is not what spice it up means. Picture: Channel 9
media_cameraThis isn’t what spice it up means. Image: Channel 9

The powder room wants an enormous wall of mirrors to provide it a moodier vibe and blend up the supplies. It feels claustrophobic. You’re meant to urinate, not hyperventilate. Within the child’s room although issues obtained wonderful. Neale is correct that it might remodel right into a visitor bed room instantly, and the wallpaper selection is genius. I can’t fault it. Though what child would think about being despatched to that room as punishment? It’s too cute to curb unhealthy behaviour. A well-deserved win this week.

An office space that you will make you want to get to your desk. Picture: Channel 9
media_cameraAn workplace area that you’ll make you wish to get to your desk. Image: Channel 9
And a children’s bedroom that could easily transform into a guest room.
media_cameraAnd a youngsters’s bed room that would simply remodel right into a visitor room.


Harry and Tash delivered a bed room and examine zone on their first ground. Whereas the concepts are nice, the color palette is soothing, and the person items are pretty, there are points to speak by means of.

The desk zone must cater to a couple of particular person. I’d rip the bench seat out and make this a two-person scenario. The skinny oak desktop, like the complete forged of Geordie Shore, comes off as a bit low cost. Skinny tops could be a pattern, however not if you’re dropping a couple of mill on a house.

The bench seat needs to go.
media_cameraThe bench seat must go.

The mattress half of the bed room is dreamy, however the sloping ceiling with the wallpaper on it seems like a second from Willy Wonka’s chocolate manufacturing facility. The room will get smaller and smaller as you progress into it. I anticipated to see a tiny door within the nook that I can crawl by means of to seek out the eternal gobstopper. Love the wallpaper; don’t adore it on that wall.

Loved the wallpaper.
media_cameraCherished the wallpaper.
Just not on this sloping wall. Picture: Channel 9
media_cameraSimply not on this sloping wall. Image: Channel 9


The thought of a multipurpose TV and examine zone is an effective one, however like my pores after a giant night time out, it’s so clogged and congested. The TV unit must be floating and hooked up to the wall to provide the room a way of luxurious, whereas the couch is just too massive to permit sufficient room for the chairs on the desk. Your complete desk zone itself is unattractive. Nice thought, poorly executed. I agree with my lady Shaynna: Approach an excessive amount of occurring right here.

There is a lot going on here and not in a good way. Picture: Channel 9
media_cameraThere’s a lot occurring right here and never in a great way. Image: Channel 9
The bedside table seemed like an afterthought – and they needed two of them.
media_cameraThe bedside desk appeared like an afterthought – they usually wanted two of them.

Within the bed room issues are the alternative. Positive it’s a small area, however you may nonetheless match two bedside tables with cheap lamps on them. It felt like an afterthought. They get factors for the space for storing although. A purchaser will adore it.

Buyers are going to love this storage space.
media_cameraConsumers are going to like this space for storing.


That is the perfect multipurpose zone of the week. It feels refined, costly, calm and alluring. In a small area they obtained loads in and but it didn’t really feel overcrowded. Lovely joinery, pretty color palette, nice artwork selections. Sure, plantation shutters can be higher and there’s a difficulty across the desk drawer. However total I’m smitten.

I love this room but not sure about that green wall.
media_cameraI like this room however unsure about that inexperienced wall.

On a aspect be aware, being in Luke and Jasmin’s house can be the perfect weight loss program plan ever. All that white furnishings deems consuming something close to it completely not allowed. Signal me up. It’s been a troublesome winter.

That’s a lot of white.
media_cameraThat’s lots of white.

Shaynna mentioned the bed room didn’t really feel relaxed sufficient however I say it’s too relaxed. I’m lacking the grandeur. A cloth headboard and bigger bedsides would give this area extra wow-factor. It’s presently Kevin Jonas however it has Joe or Nick potential. The VJ panels are wonderful, however I don’t see the inexperienced wall working with the remainder of the house’s vibe. Total this area is somewhat Adairs catalogue. There, I mentioned it.

The joinery is beautiful.
media_cameraThe joinery is gorgeous.


Jimmy and Tam’s media room was an odd selection. I’ve to agree with the judges; it’s too small and has ‘house workplace’ written throughout it. Even when they’re going to do an workplace of their studio zone, an area right here for teenagers to check appears smarter than a chiropractic torture chamber. It’s much less Netflix and extra neck-fix.

This is too small for a media room.
media_cameraThat is too small for a media room.

The bed room is best and speaks to the fashion of the opposite room on this stage. The 2 areas seem like sisters and never twins, which is at all times a pleasant design strategy. The wallpaper is attractive however it does make the room really feel slender, and I’ve to say no due to the bedside tables; too small, too low cost. Like Shaynna, I don’t see the place they spent their cash.

Neale did not like those flowers.
media_cameraNeale didn’t like these flowers.
And no amount of cupboard space could make up for them.
media_cameraAnd no quantity of cabinet area might make up for them.

However it was Neale’s touch upon the dried flower association that stole the present. He referred to as it “funerial in its ugliness” – and that’s going to be my new insult for something I don’t like. Dangerous house supply order? Funerial in its ugliness. Grim climate? Funerial in its ugliness. The supply Jimmy and Tam will get for his or her house come public sale day? Funerial in its ugliness.

Deliver on subsequent week!

Chris Carroll is the Melbourne-based designer behind TLC Interiors; an inside design studio and residential fashion weblog serving to on a regular basis Aussies remodel their areas with out breaking the financial institution. | Instagram

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