It’s been great watching this season’s contestants grow and evolve over the course of the series. They’ve all listened and put what they’ve learned into action over the season. Tonight’s guest bedroom reveal is just another step in that evolution with some amazing rooms on show, and scores that reflect the care and respect with which they’ve been renovated. It’s fair to say this year’s couples done our period properties proud and I for one can’t wait to see the results come auction day.
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Jason & Sarah
Jason and Sarah gave us an amazing blend of a contemporary colour palette and timeless style in their guest bedroom, creating a tranquil oasis that will have the eventual owner’s friends and family queuing up to pay a visit! Their room was big on period features but they pulled off a delicate balance that honoured the heritage of the home without overwhelming it. They got big ticks from me for their storage, hydronic heating (we sure appreciated it on judging day), their gorgeous choice of chair and another great Australian native artwork. Their best room so far.
Hannah & Clint
I love a statement wallpaper, and Hannah and Clint’s choice made immediate impact as we walked into their guest room for judging. Another beautiful colour palette – overall the couples’ use of colour has been fabulous this season – with lots of texture too (which is the secret to contemporary interiors at the moment). Personally, I think they could have put the interior together in a more balanced way to stop the wardrobe dominating. With the dark wardrobe and the graphic wallpaper the room feels much smaller than it actually is. The same applies to their lighting choices. There was just too much going on with the down lights, bedside lamps and the pendant above the bed. It was all too crowded. Walking in from their bottleneck hallway I was hoping for some visually relief but we didn’t find it. Nevertheless, their overall execution was great and they’re definitely absorbing all our feedback each week.
Ronnie & Georgia
Another high-impact guest bedroom with another fantastic wallpapered feature wall, and another stand-out colour palette – our judging panel was reeling with all this impact this week! The raspberry-burgundy bed head was a stand-out for me and, as you can imagine, I adored that it had built-in storage. That’s what I call functional! And speaking of functionality, how about that pièce de résistance guest bedroom ensuite??? Ronnie and Georgia were exceedingly canny with their budget on this room, mixing luxe and less expensive tiles to great effect, and adding the cherry on top: a salmon pink concrete basin. Who knew?
Sticks & Wombat
More hygge from Sticks and Wombat this week. They’re really starting to make this cosy Danish vibe their trademark, and there was great synergy between this room and their winning hallway last week. Who would have thought that when they revealed their first couple of rooms this season? It’s out with the fart books and railway sleepers and in with comfy, fluffy, ambience. The boys instantly won me over with the framed picture of one of my favourite pairs of shoes (I know, they’re like children, it doesn’t feel right playing favourites). The colour palette was gorgeous and their inclusion of a full-length mirror was very smart, as was the TV that drops down from the ceiling. What a lovely surprise for the eventual owner’s houseguests.
Josh & Elyse
Josh and Elyse’s guest bedroom took the colour palette prize – no easy feat on a day of beautiful colour palettes. Their room had it all: glamour, sophistication, luxury, while still delivering a level of relaxed comfort that will have the eventual owners’ friends and family queuing up to pay a visit! I’m usually a dainty teacup type of person, but I was won over by their choice of oversized mug – I just wanted to grab it and settle down in their inviting chair. And, if they hadn’t won me over with the styling and their drinking utensils, they included enough storage to keep the most extreme excess baggage offenders (and me) happy. Their selection of book titles to reflect the vibe of the room ‘Chaos to Calm’ showed an incredibly mature level of detail, underlining this room’s broad appeal to both the older and younger markets.