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Room Reveal Week 5!

Another big week for house number 5 at The Block! For those of you familiar with Melbourne, you’ll appreciate the need for warm, cosy interior spaces to hide away from the chill. Josh and I have had experience in this department with our own home – so we had a few ideas. And of course an epic fire place was at the heart of our plans.

Laying the concrete for our fireplace/bench proved to be a little tricky with a couple of set backs but thanks for Josh’s clever ideas to speed the process up – we got it done in the nick of time! The fireplace sits in heart of the room & is surrounded in leathery, wooly & earthy goodness! The room is designed to both relax & entertain with family and friends. This is made possible with out gigantic, yummy couch & the more sophisticated dining table. Multi use space – tick tick!

This week I’ve styled the room with lots of layered throws & cushions to make sure it feels homely. Tassles, patterns and varying textures definitely worked well in the room & thank god the judges agreed! Melbourne is full of lush green goodness because of the climate. Josh and I love to bring inside where possible using potted plants and hanging plants. Bringing the outdoor elements inside gives a home a pop of vibrancy and life so we will defiantly continue to do this in future rooms. Plants can change the entire feel of a room, so we highly recommend this styling tip at home. And the best thing - it’s a cheap and cheerful interior trick!

We are stoked with the draw win this week! Very happy the hard work & long hours paid off. Exhausted now but ready for Week 6! Bring it on! 

Links to our room goodies below! Don't forget to hop onto The Block Shop for more goodies from all weeks! I've popped some individual pics of some of the rooms pieces... We were absolutely in love with them!