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The Block NZ recap: Mastering the master bedroom

27 Jul 2017

The teams have eased into the rhythm of The Block NZ life, and got to work on their master bedroom and ensuite for their latest room reveal. Here's who came out on top.

Ling & Zing

This week, the judges felt that the Christchurch brothers had stepped up their effort and improved on last week. 

While the colour blocking in the master bedroom was fun, it felt like they were in a concrete bunker – the colour scheme felt grey on grey on grey, could have been better if it included colour accents. Apart from that, the light features were too high, the wardrobe was incomplete, and the layout of the room just didn't work, they said. As for the ensuite, it was too rustic and felt too dark, especially with the inadequate lighting. 

Get the look: Bedroom walls painted in Resene Alabaster and feature wall painted in Resene Black using Resene Zylone Sheen. The featured wallpaper is 46555, available from Resene ColorShops.

Ensuite ceiling painted in Resene Alabaster, using Resene SpaceCote Flat Kitchen & Bathroom. Custom blinds, bed, bedding and towels from   Freedom.  

Andy & Nate

The judges were impressed with Andy and Nate's master bedroom this week. The judges also noted that there is a clear cohesive direction and design throughout the house, with the boys using a lot of colour and bold choices in fantastic ways.

For this bedroom, the judges felt that the colour scheme worked really nicely together, and commended the boys on their use of textures, with wallpaper on the ceiling, as well as leather, wool, and velvet throughout the room. They also thought the ensuite was an improvement on their family bathroom. Once again, Andy and Nate's room reveal was the winner of the week.

Get the look: Bedroom walls painted in Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream, and feature wall painted in Resene Madison using Resene Zylone Sheen. Wallpaper (NOVT2001C) on the ceiling is available from Resene ColorShops.

Ensuite walls painted in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel in Resene Eighth Thorndon Cream. Custom curtains, Ecoya candle, Ecoya diffuser and large basket from Freedom.   

Julia & Ali

The judges felt there was a lot going on in the twins' master bedroom. The feature wall looked like it was straight out of the Twilight movie, and the foggy image made the room feel cold, they said. Although they praised the large wardrobe, they thought the storage shelves should have been painted to suit the bedroom. 

The judges were much happier with the ensuite, calling it sophisticated and a complete contrast to the master bedroom.

Overall, the room reveal was a miss this week, they said.

Get the look: Bedroom walls painted in Resene Quarter Bison Hide using Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel, with a feature wall custom made Resene WallPrint wallpaper.

Ensuite ceiling painted in Resene White Linen, using Resene SpaceCote Flat Kitchen & Bathroom. Bed, cushions, wall panel, custom curtains, tallboy drawer, and bath towel from Freedom

Stace & Yanita

The judges thought that Stace and Yanita's concept for their bedroom was interesting. The judges loved the storage space in the bathroom but not how it sacrificed storage in the bedroom, saying that the bathroom felt too big and the bedroom felt too small. In their favour though, Stace and Yanita have created a real point of difference with such a beautiful bathroom, said the judges. 

Get the look: Bedroom walls painted in Resene Half Black White, using Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel. The wallpaper is custom made Resene WallPrint.

Ensuite ceiling painted in Resene Half Black White, using Resene SpaceCote Flat Kitchen & Bathroom. Bed, bedding and custom curtains from Freedom

Catch The Block NZ on Three every Sunday at 7pm, and Mon-Wed 7.30pm.