Judges said the beautiful ceiling was hidden by the over-sized pendant light and the wall colour doesn’t meet the house rules of a watery colour palette as it was too rich.
Aaron and Daniella were given the dining room to transform this week on House Rules. Laurence commented that while the dining room was one of the better rooms in the house, there were a few problems such as design and layout. Wendy pointed out that the dining table (Matt Blatt), while nice, was dwarfed in the space. The room had no warmth or personality and needed a ‘human’ touch as it didn’t feel inviting and there was no softness to the space. Try Icon by Design for the armchair and grey throw. Remaining furniture and accessories are from Life Interior.
Wendy commented on how beautiful the atmosphere was in the kitchen and praised Andrew and Jono for selecting blue cabinetry (Polytec) as it perfectly met the house rules. Wendy also loved the splashback and benchtops (Ceasarstone) but felt the boys needed to work more on their angles and design as the space felt a little awkward. Drew echoed this by stating he thought the planning was incorrect. Appliances from Smeg.
For the judges, the worst part of this room was the television as it was placed way too high on the wall to allow for homeowners Troy and Bec to comfortably watch. Wendy said the room felt hard and uninviting, “not a room to live’ in”. Wendy felt the coat hanger wall art was lovely but judges were divided over the coffee table with Laurence saying a dirty engine in the lounge room was against his very nature. Another issue for Laurence was the colour of the walls. He felt the room would have been better painted in a crisp white, not cream white. Wallpaper is from Pickawall, entertainment unit from POCO Crossroads and sofa bed from Matt Blatt.
Wendy sung high praises for the bedroom, commenting on the lovely colour palette, gorgeous feature wall (Pickawall) and clever design features – particularly the painted wall niches. Judges agreed that it didn’t quite hit the ‘king and queen’ rule however it hit other house rules like colour scheme. Rug is from Miss Amara, canvas print from Urban Road, furniture and accessories are from Brosa.
With house rules stipulating it to be fit for a king and queen and to also be ultra-modern, Wendy praised Sean and Ella for their ensuite design. Wendy felt the tapware and blue tiles (Beaumont Tiles) were perfect for the space and her only criticism was that the vanity would have been better centred.
Drew commented on the great ensuite and how brave it was to make such a big shower. In this case, however, he felt it worked. He also commented on how cool the recess was. Wendy loved the black fish scale tiles (Beaumont Tiles) but didn’t like the shower niche. Bathroom fittings are from Highgrove bathrooms.
While ultra-modern, the judges felt the space was too bright. It had the potential to be incredible but didn’t deliver. Wendy said the concept of building a stage for the bath and shower is not a natural design idea, Drew and Laurence agreed. Wendy felt the tile (Beaumont Tiles) choice was great, bath was perfect, vanity and mirror choice excellent as they added much-needed warmth and texture to the zone. Bathroom fittings and accessories are from Highgrove Bathrooms.
With a soccer field ceiling, wall niches and plywood features the judges really loved this room. Wendy said, “you really smashed this one out of the park”. Table is from Icon by Design, sport accessories and toys are from Kmart, Rebel Sport and Toys R Us, the rug is from Miss Amara.
Bonus room – Hayley’s Kim Kardashian-inspired room
Wendy loved this room and thought Kate and Harry interpreted the rules really well. The colour scheme was lovely, grey and pink, and had just the right amount of OTT ideas to create a chic, inviting and luxurious space.