Described as young, modern and sophisticated, The Block AU judges were impressed by Will and Karlie’s bathroom. Here’s how you can recreate the look at home
The Block AU: Will and Karlie’s master bathroom
The Block Australia served up five bathrooms that got us in a lather. There was plenty to covet during the renovating reveals, from textured tiles to statement tapware. All five teams went for a simple and elegant colour palette in their bathrooms; blinding whites with hints of black and metallics were the order of the day.
But each managed to add their own twist to the theme, whether it was a pop of colour in an artwork or statement styling with geometric patterns. Here we profile the bathroom details that got our attention and made a splash this season.
Master bathroom style
“Glamorous,” said Shaynna, as she looked around Karlie and Will’s main bathroom. “It’s young and modern, but also very sophisticated.” The black vanity was a stunning choice, as was the artwork showcasing the Melbourne of yesteryear. It was a bathroom that would “really satisfy buyers”, said Darren, who thought the panelling on the walls was a great idea as it accentuated the height of the ceilings.
Neale was impressed that the bathroom complemented the ensuite Will and Karlie had already presented. But then Shaynna looked more closely at unfinished details such as blobs of silicone around the shower grate. Yes, The Block Australia is often a scramble to the finish and, while these details detracted from the room reveal, they were fixed before open homes.
Bathroom tips to get your style right
- Matte black basins make a dramatic statement when contrasted with a white shimmer Caesarstone top.
- Tapware can make a statement in a bright metallic like rose gold.
- If you have high ceilings, save money by using large-format tiles on the walls.
- Hanging urban artwork reflects the cityscape outside and gives the bathroom a homely feel.
- To break up the monochrome theme, introduce a hint of pattern in bathroom accessories such as towels.
- Use durable tiles in a dark colour on the floor and add underfloor heating to keep those tootsies warm.
Words by: Erin Miller and Chris Pearson. Photography by: Tess Kelly and Channel 9 Australia.