Loved the stylish rooms the teams from The Block NZ created for apartment five this week? Here’s how to shop the looks for your own home
Stacy and Adam
Total spend: $6,676.50
Tasked with creating a relaxed and welcoming living room for apartment five this week on The Block NZ, Stacy and Adam opted for a cosy and warm colour palette of browns, greens, greys and white. The judges commended them on their layering of textures on the couch. To re-create this look, pair velvet, linen and wool cushions with a brown leather couch and a grey textured rug.
To add interest to the walls as Stacy and Adam have done, consider tongue and groove panelling in a saturated pastel tone, such as avocado green. The judges liked the pendant lights but didn’t like their position on either side of the TV.
Sophia and Mikaere
Total spend: $6,676.50
Sophia and Mikaere had apartment five’s kitchen and dining area to complete this week. It was a small space, so they decided to install an L-shaped kitchen and use lighter, brighter colours to give the illusion of more space.
They chose glossy, white-grey tiles, light wooden and white cabinetry and a white benchtop. A light wooden dining table complemented this look and was anchored by black dining chairs. A black pendant tied the look together and accessories in soft shades of spice helped to create an inviting, and well-thought-out kitchen.
Lisa and Ribz
Total spend: $8,150.82
It was another bedroom for Lisa and Ribz this week on The Block NZ, which should have been a walk in the park after winning master bedroom week. They took inspiration from Amy and Stu’s bathroom and decided to work with terracotta, pink and white as their colour palette.
They layered the bed in varying shades of saturated pink, terracotta, cream and charcoal. Two pendant lights hanging on either side of the bed added some visual interest, the round exposed bulbs referenced the round bedhead.
Ethan and Sam
Total score: $6,484.68
60:30:10 was Ethan and Sam’s design mantra this week whilst they were creating their bedroom inside apartment five. And it paid off. They presented what was easily their best room to date, with cream, beige, navy blue and terracotta reigning supreme.
They worked hard to make a feature out of the exposed brick of the old building and considered lighting and storage.