Things got a little crazy this week leading up to the master bedroom reveals, and, during judging, there were times where me, Neal and Darren had to agree to disagree. Fortunately the couple’s walk in wardrobes worked wonders where sometimes their bedrooms fell short…
Kerrie and Spence
Walking into Kerrie and Spence’s master bedroom, you couldn’t deny the impact of the double doors, the dramatic scale of the room, the romantic colours, or the sumptuous texture. Unfortunately the room’s grandiose size created a vacuum that drained the personality from the room! The timid furniture simply didn’t match the grand scale of the place. It was a case of luxe meets clinical, and sadly the latter vibe won.
Their super-sized walk-in robe won me over big time however. Forget bedroom, this was a wow-drobe packed with fixtures and fittings that will have potential buyers buzzing come open for inspections.
Courtney and Hans
Courtney and Hans’ mustard and burgundy colour palette was a surprise winner with me, and they lit their master bedroom beautifully with a great mix of functional and mood lighting that gave the space a lovely feel. None of us were convinced by the strangely placed entry hallway which took up valuable space that would have been more useful elsewhere. There was no denying the impressive size of the master bedroom in apartment 2, but the vacant space between the bed and the seating area, and the questionable artwork, left the room falling short of grand.
Happily for Courtney and Hans, the same couldn’t be said of their walk in robe. With it’s ample storage and little study nook, they created a strut-worthy walk-in that left us with a great overall impression of the space.
Hayden and Sara
Happier days for the couple in apartment 3 as they finally nailed the stylish opulence they’ve been striving for all season. From the majestic double doors to the sophisticated coffered ceiling, they achieved the bold, statement ideas they envisaged, without overdoing it. By paring back their original vision they created a master bedroom that was a study in elegant restraint. They also got bonus points for positioning their air conditioning duct above the double doors, and overall they balanced Art Deco and contemporary beautifully although their artwork was on the bland side, and some of their execution wasn’t up to standard.
Their walk in wardrobe was another winner with its his and hers zones, ample storage, essential sensor lights, and full-length mirrors galore. Hopefully they revisit last week’s master ensuite with the same light touch.
Norm and Jess
Norm and Jess kicked things off well with a spectacular door to their master bedroom, but their no holds barred bed left me feeling claustrophobic and distracted. From the outdated niches with their slightly odd styling, to the overbearing TV, their master bedroom missed the mark to the same degree that their guest bedroom hit the mark a couple of weeks ago.
Happily, there was better news in their walk in wardrobe. The linen look laminate was exquisite, as were the marble touches and the herringbone floor. Generally Norm and Jess are nailing their colour palettes and styling, they just need to recalibrate in terms of scaling.
Bianca and Carla
We loved Bianca and Carla’s lush monochrome colour palette, with plenty of texture thrown in. Their signature cabinetry is rocking my world, and I loved their clever hybrid TV/artwork. Where they fell short with their master bedroom this week was with the feature wall above the bed, which didn’t quite fit, and with their style over substance elements, from the missing aircon vents to the dysfunctional over-bed lighting.
There was better news in Bianca and Carla’s walk-in robe which won them some love back for its matt black and brass combo, although it was noticeably smaller than the other walk-ins we saw on Sunday.
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