As the place they will first sleep in their new Block homes and a room that will set the tone for their house, the contestants know just how important it is to get their guest bedroom right.
But who will get it right and who makes a mistake that leaves the judges wondering how – or if – it can be fixed and most importantly, will the gnome come into play?
Sharon & Ankur Guest Bedroom
26 + 1 Gnome Point = 27
“Ankur and Sharon are back in the game!” said Neale as he walked into a room he found warm and welcoming, with a traditional colour palette, heritage details including skirts, architraves, cornice and the original fireplace. Not everything worked, they said, with the ceiling rose too close to the skylights and a pendant Shaynna felt could have been lower, but a stunning bedhead - the same as Scotty’s - lamps instead of sconces and mismatched items that gave everything a “real” feel added up to a room Neale said “feels like home” with character and charm that was sophisticated and (most importantly) saleable.
Dylan & Jenny Guest Bedroom
With their trademark perfect execution, the tradies from the Gold Coast delivered a room all judges agreed ticked al the boxes. “I’m in heaven!” said Darren as he took in the over-sized check pattern in the blanket, the complementing wallpaper, the wainscoting, skylight, cornicing and another archway. “It’s all so luxe!”. He did point out an issue with the sheers not working with the shutters, and Shaynna said the bedsides and Sconces could have been bigger, but for Neale it was a room very hard to fault and one that left him asking: “More please!”
Rachel & Ryan
With bespoke panelling, a smart use of space and a striking feature wall, loads of space and attention to detail, the judges declared this a “contemporary take on country”, marrying a modern style with traditional cornices and architraves. But there were, they pointed out, downsides. For Darren it was the too-bold colour and a “Scandi” style chair, Shaynna wanted higher curtains and a lower fan while Neale felt the slim styling choices let an otherwise impressive room down. They could all see the contemporary direction the pair was taking, but Shaynna summed it up by saying the rooms still should “hug her” a little more.
Omar & Oz
Equal Fourth Place
Expect the unexpected, Omar and Oz keep telling the judges, and this week that’s exactly what they got. From the Herringbone floors to VJ panelling and desk, this was a room that was certainly unexpected… but does it all work? Shaynna loved the shelf behind the bed, but found the multiple horizontal lines confusing, Neale loved the bed dressing, but found the artwork generic and while Darren was happy with the way the view had been made a feature, he wasn’t quite sure it was enough to fill the styling gaps. Unexpected? Definitely, but enough to win? Not quite.
Tom & Sarah Jane
Equal Fourth Place
“Very Autumn!” declared the the judges as they walked into Tom and Sarah-Jane’s guest bedroom, loving the warm colour palette and the soaring ceiling and textures on the bed that brought the outside world into the home. From the bedside tables to the wainscotting, cornices and lighting, this was a room that showed, Neale said: “A real sophistication and consistency!”. The Kinsman wardrobes however, brought up a problem the judges couldn’t see past. With the window not centred to the room, the wardrobe door won’t open once shutters are installed. And that, said Shaynna, is an error that might need major work to fix. If it can be fixed at all.
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