The Block 2011 – My Winners

I have been watching the block every night since it started, I love renovating shows.  I have enjoyed watching all the fun, decorating and effort that each of the couples have put into their rooms.  I have found in previous years some contentants have the same style taste with room reveals being very similar, but this year shows how individual the couples styles are. Below are my top winning rooms with details on where you can get some of my favourite pieces:

Bedroom 1

I didn’t think I was going to like Josh and Jenna’s style, but I did love this room.  The bed made a great statement and I love the shabby chic feel.

Suppliers:

BedAdairs – Claremont Queen Size – antique white

Cushions – Fenton & Fenton – Turquouise cushion

Wall colour paint – Wattyl – Snowdonia ¾ strength low sheen

Bedroom 2

Rod and Tania’s room was my favourite this week.  Although, I am definatley not a fan of the shag flooring.  This boys room feel very homely and really like the use of their 2nd hand items.

Suppliers:

As this was 2nd hand week most of the items have been found at local 2nd hand shops, auctions, cash converters or ebay.

Bathroom

I struggled with deciding between Rod and Tania and Polly and Waz’s rooms this week.  However, I really didn’t like Rod and Tania’s basin, not functional for a family and was wasting space below which would of been great for storage.  So this week’s winner goes to Polly and Waz.  I do hope they move the plant away from the loo before auction day. The clever use of space above the sink for drying clothes is a fantasitc idea.

Suppliers:

Laundry Powder tin – Bed Bath n Table

Master Bed and Ensuite

I really like the little office nook that Rod and Tania created in the upstairs area.  Every house needs and office and look area looks comfortable enought to work in.  The use of mirrors on the wardrobes makes this small room appear larger.

Suppliers:

Unfortuantley I can’t find out where they brought this gorgeous wooden love letters from, very sweet matches the room beautifully.

Living Room

Hands down to Katrina and Amy, I love the unit they created around the TV, a great use of space to store decorative items.  I really like the floor lamp, very stylish

Suppliers:

Lamp Beacon Lighting – Cyclops Floor Lamp

LoungeKeeki – Madeleine 3 Seater

Built-in cabinet – Darragum Cabinets

Kitchen

This week was a hard choice.  I really didn’t like the wood like finishes found on some kitchen doors, reminded me of a caravan. A mirror in a kitchen is a turn off, I could imagine how hard it would be to keep clean.  I reallly did like Rod and Tania’s kitchen but was dissappointed it didn’t have a dining table, just something little would of been great to see.  However despite this Rod and Tania caught my attention this week, I would love to renovate my kitchen to something similar.

Suppliers:

Kitchen Freedom Kitchens

BenchtopFreedom Kitchens

Espresso Machine – Clive Peeters- Delonghi Lattissima, Premium Coffee Machine

Outside

Clearly you can see who my favourite couples are, again I loved their outdoor area.  The backyard is a perfect haven for entertaining and most favouirte feature…no not the spa…is the window between the kitchen and outdoor sink.

My favourite’s to win

Rod and Tania, they are such a lovely couple.  I didn’t hear many if any disagreements in the show, they both worked so well together and I love their style.  Wishing you both the best of luck on auction day!

Tune in 6.30pm Sunday August 21st to see The Block Finale, followed by the new season of Underbelly.

 all images above credit to Ninemsn – The Block – Gallieries

 

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10 comments

Kate Puddles August 16, 2011 - 9:48 PM

I don’t watch The Block but that first bedroom is gorgeous 🙂

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Tmbrew71 August 16, 2011 - 11:23 PM

My daughter was home sick from school yesterday and compiled a list and photos of her favourite block rooms too. You have chosen exactly the same except for the bathroom. Although she didn’t like the basin in Rod and Tania’s bathroom she loved the ‘reece beast’!

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waybalu August 17, 2011 - 1:29 AM

I found them all really boring lacking totally in imagination, they look like something you’d buy out of a catalogue or had that hotel feel. How many people in 5-10 years time are going to look at there beige bathrooms with ‘imaginative’ sink and maybe a feature tile of brown kitchen cupboards or just bloody brown in general. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying they don’t look nice, Just get creative whilst still making them saleable.

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waybalu August 17, 2011 - 1:29 AM

I found them all really boring lacking totally in imagination, they look like something you’d buy out of a catalogue or had that hotel feel. How many people in 5-10 years time are going to look at there beige bathrooms with ‘imaginative’ sink and maybe a feature tile of brown kitchen cupboards or just bloody brown in general. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying they don’t look nice, Just get creative whilst still making them saleable.

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Christeen August 17, 2011 - 2:56 AM

Hi
Our house has been watching The Block every night since it started too. We found ourselves liking different rooms in all the houses and not just one house totally. Although we think it will be between Rod & Tania and Josh & Jenna our favourite couple through the series has been Polly and Waz. We got to met them at the Ekka on Friday and they were super sweet. Polly was really lovely even when my 9 yo daughter couldn’t talk because she was ‘star struck’ So we hope they get a great result for their hard work.

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Christie Childhood 101 August 18, 2011 - 1:45 PM

I think I have to go with Josh and Jenna for the winners as I love their larger living spaces. Though I loved Rod and Tania’s backyard and many of their kitchen features!

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tania Walsh September 14, 2011 - 7:35 PM

Hey There, Just went looking on the internet for Images of Rod & I from the block to save and seen on here your gorgeous website…
Thankyou so much for the lovely comments on our house….The Block was one of the hardest things we have ever done in our lives but at the same time We had the best times as well….
Great to see all the photos on here and all your thoughts

🙂 Tania & Rod
(The Block 2011)

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Katrina September 14, 2011 - 9:28 PM

Wow Tania, you have made my day replying. I loved your house, especilaly the kitchen. My fingers were crossed for you both to win! I am so happy to hear that your house sold for a great profit and you recieved something out of all the hard work and effort you both put in. ~ Kat.

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Mel Taylor June 20, 2013 - 7:05 PM

I just purchased the clairmont bed (queen) from Adairs! Still lovely two years later, and 35 percent off too 🙂

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Katrina June 20, 2013 - 7:10 PM

ooh wow, gorgeous and bargain!!

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