The Block Room Reveals – Master Bedroom (week 7)

Last night was yet another exciting evening of TV viewing with not one, not two, but three verdicts for Scotty Cam to reveal. First up was closure to the wine audit from way back in week 4 and thank goodness it’s all over – that drama was well and truly past it’s bed time! In a nutshell, Darren & Deanne were officially cleared from all the gossip while Tim & Anastasia were left red faced as they had been pushing so hard to prove the Double D’s were in the wrong – the whole situation really portrayed a good life lesson about taking the high road. But getting back to that bed time point  (and Scotty’s second and third verdict) this weeks reveal was all about the master bedrooms and boy-oh-boy there was some good eye candy….

Josh & Charlotte – Setting the bar exceptionally high, Josh & Charlotte revealed a bedroom and walk-in robe with gorgeous exposed ceilings and a lounge area that would make any parent wish they had a bedroom like this. The space Josh & Charlotte created is refined, elegant and tranquil and I absolutely love the little sitting area! Their choice of sofa with simple ottomans and minimal cushions is paired back luxury and suits the rest of their apartment to a T. However, In the ‘sleeping zone’ I was left feeling a little like the space could have had a bit more added to it, some art or some more depth & texture on the bed would be just enough. But Josh & Charlotte have been working with this look throughout their whole apartment, and this style could just be genius in allowing buyers to love the space but still add some of their own style.

The Block Room Reveals: Josh & Charlotte's Master Bedroom

Josh & Charlotte’s Master Bedroom

As with the Bedroom, their walk-in robe is refined and elegant. Ample space and an abundance of storage is their biggest selling point here and I think they have used this space wisely, however I would have loved to see the space under the window utilised a little more.

The Block Room Reveals: Josh & Charlotte's Walk-In

Josh & Charlotte’s Walk-In

Tim & Anastasia – This week Tim and Anastasia produced another beautiful bedroom, which was almost a replica of the previous second bedroom (see my comments for that room here). While I think this look is beautiful, I would have liked to see something different for the master room as now all three bedrooms have a very similar look and feel.

The Block Room Reveals - Tim & Anastasia's Master Bedroom

Tim & Anastasia’s Master Bedroom

As with their bedroom, I was quite underwhelmed with their walk-in wardrobe. I’ve always thought walk-in robes should have open shelving and hanging space so was disappointed to see so much cabinetry. With very little colour variation in the space, the area also feels closed in and a little bland.

The Block Room Reveals - Tim & Anastasia's Walk-In

Tim & Anastasia’s Walk-In

Jess & Ayden – Created a master bedroom that would be perfect for a hip, young couple. Their space is bright, fresh and very inviting. I really love the oversized rug and pendant lights  – the combination of these textures creates a beautifully relaxed, coastal feel. And while their “look” may not typically be for the Yarra Valley I think Jess & Ayden have created a space that is still high-end and lovely.

The Block Room Reveals - Jess & Ayden's Master Bedroom

Jess & Ayden’s Master Bedroom

In their walk-in robe I really loved the contrast of surfaces, the laminate and veneer selections work beautifully together to give the space some interest and depth. Their shining star here is the floor to ceiling mirror, making the space appear much larger than it is, and I was also quite happy here to see the return of open shelving and hanging spaces. Jess & Ayden did an excellent job of utilising the space and providing a lot of storage.

The Block Room Reveals - Jess & Ayden's Walk-In

Jess & Ayden’s Walk-In

Darren & Deanne – In a fortunate twist of events, Darren and Deanne took out the prize this week due to Josh & Charlotte not using their bedhead from the challenge in week 3. Rules are rules, and while disqualifying Josh & Charlotte (verdict #2) may have seemed a bit harsh, I’m sure the prize money will be much appreciated for Darren and Deanne (verdict #3). Personally I absolutely loved the Double D’s room, from the Indigo Seagrass wallpaper through to the four poster bed and paisley cushions – I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again – Deanne has a way with style and a way of pulling items together that portrays and sense of quality and level of luxury like no other!

The Block Room Reveals - Darren & Deanne's Master Bedroom

Darren & Deanne’s Master Bedroom

For their walk-in robe, Darren and Deanne created a space that perfectly compliments the bedroom. Subtle LED lighting, the most beautiful pendant light I’ve ever seen in a walk-in and display cabinetry create a space that oozes luxury and sophistication. While their are some elements similar to Tim & Anastasia’s walk-in (namely the glass toped display), Darren and Deanne have executed their version of this beautifully by placing under the window – It’s what I wished to have seen in Josh & Charlottes walk-in…

The Block Room Reveals - Darren & Deanne's Walk-In

Darren & Deanne’s Walk-In

 

Liv Loves

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. On Wednesday I had my wisdom teeth removed, so have been a little sore and off work for the back half of this week. All the same, I’m glad it’s friday! This weekend we have the whole family coming around for lunch so we’ll be having lots of fun getting everything together for that. But before I get too deep in planning and prepping, below are a few things that have kept me distracted from the pain this week…

Hanging indoor plants

English Ivy - Indoor Plants

Lauren Conrad

Get away style

escape

Forestbound

The beach – any beach will do, but this one looks perfect – Noosa

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Leflaneur

White on white

villa

Wimco

 

 Bathrooms with Persian Rugs

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Domaine Home

 

A charming farmhouse

This month’s feature home is a stunning farmhouse from Georgia USA. I found this home through the Home Adore website and felt like I’d stumbled upon a little pot of gold! Oh, to the people that get to live here – what a dream! This home looks like it’s come from a bedtime story of my past, perfected with wrap around porch, colonial columns and pretty little garden. It’s the kind of home I’ve dreamed of living in for a long time, so excuse me while I dream a little longer here.

There is a lot of American architecture that I really love, from Colonial or Cape Cod to Classic Farmhouses – and this home in no exception. The casually furnished wrap around porch right through to the classic fireplace and panelled ceilings create something very special that make this house feel like a loving, family home. It’s casual elegance captures a perfect balance between a laid-back and luxurious lifestyle and it’s all been executed brilliantly. In part thanks to light and neutral furnishings and in other ways, thanks to an abundance of windows that wrap around the lower level. This home is totally about the architecture and the way it has been furnished really allows the home’s detail to be the shining star….

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Home Adore

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Home Adore

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Home Adore

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Home Adore

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Home Adore

Check out the Home Adore website for more images.

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh-Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones is one exceptionally talented designer and my newest design crush. If you haven’t seen her work, you need to keep reading this because it is totally breath-taking. It’s people like Justine that make me realise how much talent there is in the world, kind of like when you watch an episode of “The Voice” or “My Kitchen Rules” and have your mind blown at how everyday people can create such incredible pieces. But to say that, is to almost say that Justine is a novice entering a TV competition, which she is most definitely not.

Built from over 10 years experience in Europe and now over 10 years practicing in Australia, Justine has a refined level of design that is pure perfection. As she says in her biography “As a designer, I look beyond aesthetics and pursue a philosophy of reclaiming and reintegrating an element of humanity into the home. My client’s homes feel like they have evolved and acquired character and layers over the years and are immensely comfortable and welcoming. An eye for detail, style and luxury distinguishes all of my work.” And after taking a look at her expansive portfolio, she definitely does just that…

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh-Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh-Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh-Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh-Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones

Designer Crush: Justine Hugh Jones

Justine Hugh-Jones

To see more of Justine’s gorgeous portfolio click here

The Block Room Reveals: Ensuite (week 6)

This week we enjoyed the luxury of ensuite bathroom reveals. And luxury is an understatement – this week all of the couples delivered ensuite bathrooms that went above and beyond. There’s something special about creating a master suite with ensuite and walk-in robe that tends to make designers go that extra mile and it is always a huge pleasure (and a little painful) to watch. It makes my heart yearn for a master suite like no other with a walk in wardrobe Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous of and an ensuite I’d never want to leave. But for now those dreams remain just that while we get to enjoy the reality of The Block’s exquisite ensuites…

Josh & Charlotte – Delivered the winning bathroom and it was well deserved. The combination of timber with matt black and crisp white was well received and proved that elegance is found in the details. Beautiful plantation shutters that are a feature throughout Josh & Charlotte’s apartment were used along an entire wall giving the space an abundance of light. I absolutely loved all the details and the simply styling – setting the scene of a luxurious and relaxing space.

Josh & Charlotte - Ensuite

Josh & Charlotte – Ensuite

Josh & Charlotte - Ensuite

Josh & Charlotte – Ensuite

Tim & Anastasia – Delivered a really beautiful bathroom that fell short due to the detail of the finishing. I loved the architecture of this room with the nib wall by the toilet and the inset shelves for the shower and vanity. The marble subway wall in the shower is a beautiful, yet subtle feature that is elegant and timeless. And lets not forget about that bath sitting pretty with a flatscreen television for relaxation to the max.

Tim  & Anastasia - Ensuite

Tim & Anastasia – Ensuite

Tim  & Anastasia - Ensuite

Tim & Anastasia – Ensuite

Jess & Ayden – I really agreed with Neil for this ensuite and thought it was a brilliant modernisation of a retro look. The honeycomb flooring was a very smart way to tie together all three bathroom spaces (with the others featuring the marble mosaic). I loved the combination of this with the hand-made vanity and timber flooring in the shower. I think Jess did a great job with styling of the bathroom and of all the couples, I really loved their bath style and setting. The only item in this space that threw me was the pendant light – which I thought was unnecessary.

Jess & Ayden - Ensuite

Jess & Ayden – Ensuite

Jess & Ayden - Ensuite

Jess & Ayden – Ensuite

Darren & Deanne – This week Darren & Deanne closely mirrored that of the design for their first bathroom. Making use again of the black and white colour scheme with screened off wet area, double vanity and linen cupboard. They really nailed the design here and the addition of a seat in the shower is genius! Looking back to the first bathroom, I feel this one is a little more refined with the colour palette, yet still ties in beautifully to their other wet areas. If we’re me completing this bathroom I like to think I would have done the same but with a softer colour palette in shades of coffee and taupe with crisp white.

Darren & Deanne - Ensuite

Darren & Deanne – Ensuite

Darren & Deanne - Ensuite

Darren & Deanne – Ensuite