It’s that time of the year again - THE BLOCK is back for 2019 and while we’re back in St. Kilda, the property is certainly different.
Welcome to the Oslo - Built over 150 years ago on the back of the Victorian gold rush, the Oslo was one of Australia’s premier addresses – home to the rich and elite.
Now 5 couples have been selected to transform the run-down space into multimillion-dollar masterpieces to be sold at Auction.
The first week saw shocks, challenges and a whole lot of tears – but more importantly some great designs, new trends and plenty of inspiration.
For the first reveal of the week - contestants had to produce a guest bedroom in what felt like no time at all.
Predictably, many did not get to complete their rooms, but those who did create some amazing spaces.
Mitch and Mark’s room was stunning!
I loved their bold colour pallet of slate grey, greens, and blues, which worked beautifully against the spectacular tiled feature wall.
The room had a grand ‘Old Hollywood’ glamour feel- and it continues into their ensuite.
In their ensuite the seasoned renovators continues the glamour using several different white tiles all working beautifully together in the pared-back space.
I loved the touch of gold used in both the bedroom and ensuite, as well small but effective attention to detail like the use of blue patterned towels added a pop of colour.
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While their ensuite didn't quite make it to the finishing line, I loved the guest bedroom from Jesse and Mel.
Taking inspiration from their gorgeous artwork, the couple used the colours - featuring; dusky pinks, greens, and blues, subtly through the room.
But my absolute favourite element had to be the velvet wall panel - such a cool and modern element, that also gave the room a sense of warmth.
My final favourite (finished) room was the ensuite from Andy and deb.
You know you've created a great space when Neale Whitaker says he'd “pick it up and put it in my home!” - and who could blame him, it's simply stunning and elegant.
The obvious standout here are the floor tile, a little personality without feeling overwhelming, that create warmth in an otherwise simple bathroom.
The back-light is a lovely touch, which amplifies the space and the pop of colour from the plant adds that final detail.
Next week is set to be a showstopper with some incredible living spaces.
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