Thursday, May 17, 2012
Dan and Dani have won the lions share of the prize money, about $18k so far, so they've got more to spend than everyone else. Personally, I loved the bold choice of paint and thought their room was the best by far (even though they won by default using their bonus point).
Brad and Lara are still developing on the design front. But I'll give them a bouquet for their fresh looking bedroom. A brick bat for the powder room though, where functionality trumped design. The hand basin on top of the toilet seemed odd to me.
Dale and Sophie showed so much promise with their dining room in the first week but I've been disappointed ever since. Their Guest Bedroom didn't work (photo above). The twigs on top of the bed head looked like they'd been left there by Big Bird. The school desk was too small to be useful. The curtains were an unusual length. Would anyone actually use that skinny built in bench? Overall, a room that didn't function well.
But I liked their powder room the best. Their choice of basin was both stylish and practical (photo above).
The brothers, Andrew and Mike, won on points this week for their kids bedroom (photo above). This room would no doubt appeal to young brothers. From my point of view, the linen was too matchy-matchy. Less striped pillows and a print may have worked better.
I really liked the height ruler on the wall. It was designed by Mike and Andrew and created by sign-a-rama. Do you think this series is as good as the last one?
About Spots and Stripes
When I began my third renovation, I swapped the corporate ladder for the rusty paint ladder and began my website and blog, Spots and Stripes, which chronicles the restoration of our 'Queenslander' in Brisbane. I'm also an interior editor helping clients to create a home which is not modern, nor traditional, rather it's interesting. For a home that is unlike any other, I can assist with the selection of lights, tiles, mirrors, wallpaper, paint, furniture and fabric.
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