With the house rules stipulating bursts of colour and a retro vibe, House Rules’ judge Wendy Moore feels the kitchen really hits the mark. The splashback tiles (Myaree Ceramics) add a wonderful burst of colour but Wendy says that it would have worked better as one solid colour. ‘Zoom’ cylinder rangehood by Smeg.
The judges feel the room is impressive to enter and the exposed brick a great idea. “The rug gave a retro vibe as did the pendant lights,” says Wendy. While the room lacks pop art, one of the house rules, Wendy enjoys the geek chic elements with the storm trooper and framed pictures (Etsy). The rug is from Miss Amara, furniture is from The Furniture Gallery and accessories are from Target.
The ensuite gets mixed remarks from the judges but all three like the basin. Wendy loves the black floor and wall tiles but Jono prefers the feature wall tiles (Myaree Ceramics). The continuation of geek chic is evident here with a Darth Vadar print on the toilet seat. Wendy feels the shower head (Highgrove bathrooms) is a little close to the wall and the cabinet needs more storage.
Overall, the judges love the living room. Here, the yellow and orange stripes and wallpaper really achieve the 70’s feel. The only negative for Wendy is the lamp shade which appears to be upside down and the wallpaper on the ceiling, which is too rough.
According to Wendy, it is good to see the retro red chair and geek chic elements such as the identical mini Andrews and wall art.
Wendy feels that the laundry is a “great room”, and despite the lack of windows feels spacious and bright. The bold aqua cabinetry (Polytec) gives the space a nice vibe as does the big Lebowski painting (Jos Coufreur). Wendy says the tiles (Myaree Ceramics), plants (hanging basket) and timber benchtop (Polytec) are all great choices.
With the house rules stating the bathroom must be ‘steampunk’ the teams had their work cut out. The judges are blown away by the quality of the space and are impressed with the amount of copper (S&L Salvage) used, they also love the the vanity and tile choice (Myaree Ceramics). The layout and lighting get a thumbs up whereas the judges feel that the room lacks storage. Accessories and ware are from Highgrove Bathrooms.
The judges deemed this as one of their favourite rooms in the house. They called it sophisticated and had a real vintage feel. They loved the wall treatment too (Pickawall).
Judges love the copper-look bathtub.