Harry and Tash presented a contemporary bedroom with subtle Art Deco references. The fit-out, and Tash’s clever styling, means buyers can interpret the room as a kids or adults space. The fitted desk could also be a dressing table, and they could add shelves for more storage space. The lighting and sheers gave the room a calm feeling, and the storage in the wardrobes was fantastic!
In the bathroom their tile choices were all spot on and, despite the crooked wall, they presented a beautiful bathroom with a colour palette that was a youthful version of their choices downstairs, and just the right amount of base level storage. That skewed wall is going to cost them, but in spite of it Harry and Tash’s bathroom is beautiful, and kudos to them for forging on to finish knowing that they’re going to have to pull much of it out to start again.
As much as we hate the word ‘whimsical,’ Sarah and George achieved exactly that with their upstairs bedroom this week. Sophisticated and childlike at the same time, their wallpaper cleverly highlighted the soaring ceiling, and the layout and palette made you feel this room could belong to anyone, child or adult, which is a great selling point.
The vanity and shaving cabinet in Sarah and George’s bathroom was absolutely stunning and a strong masculine take on Deco that contrasts nicely with the softer Chinoiserie used downstairs. The only oddity was the positioning of the toilet which would have benefitted from a little partition so that you don’t have to look at it while you are lying in the bath!
Daniel and Jade’s floor plan gave them the space to create an extra bedroom so they went for it – a really good decision to set them apart and add value to their house. The styling of their two bedrooms makes a beautiful statement and is ambiguous enough to suit adults or tweens.
Their boys bedroom, set against the backdrop of that incredible wallpaper, could easily be adapted to suit a young adult.
I loved Daniel and Jade’s girls bedroom too, with its beautiful, feminine colour palette and restrained styling.
And, while their execution was a bit off point this week, it was understandable with how much they had to achieve.
Daniel and Jade’s bathroom was nice and big for a family and I loved their subway tiles, which looked handmade, and the soft grey grout. I also liked the mint green of the basins, but it was polarising. I thought their rooms this week had a sense of fun and youthfulness.
Luke and Jasmine presented an extremely cute kids room that would appeal to boys and girls equally. There’s a fine line between fun and whimsical when you’re designing a kids space, but they managed to make the room feel child-appropriate and sophisticated at the some time. The feel had a lot to do with the colour palette, which was warm and strong in the best way. It wasn’t till I went home after judging that I realised the true source of the room. Tune in on Tuesday night to see the outcome of that discovery!
They brought that natural, burnt palette through to their bathroom. We haven’t seen a lot of colour from Luke and Jasmine, so the bathroom’s beautiful explosion of which was a beautiful surprise because we haven’t seen a lot of colour from Luke and Jasmine. The beautiful explosion of warmth gives the space lots of energy. With its sophisticated styling and functional layout there is a lot to love in this bathroom.
It’s no secret that I wasn’t a fan of the colour Jimmy and Tam picked for their bathroom – it was not kind to the skin tone – but Darren and Neale loved it so it’s just a personal taste thing, and if they do decide to tone it down, it’s a relatively cheap fix. Everything else about their bathroom was stunning, from the incredible architectural ceiling feature, to the lovely terrazzo and simple, functional fittings.
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Blank Canvas Interiors
598-600, Burwood Road
Hawthorn East, VIC AUSTRALIA 3123