We love a good bathroom and Master Ensuite week is always one we wait for with great anticipation.
Luckily for us, this week on The Block delivered 5 stunning bathrooms, each with a distinctively different and bold design.
This master ensuite exudes a “finer things in life” vibe and will have many a buyer dreaming about a long soak in their divine Roca Inspira freestanding bath. For us, the styling was the icing on the cake in this 1930s bathroom, creating a space to relax and unwind, and not just for amenities.The monochrome colour palette has carried through Daniel & Jade’s bathroom designs, along with their period touches.
The shaker style Kado Lux all-drawer vanity is an appropriate choice and brings a heritage feel to the room, along with the Kado Neue arched mirror shaving cabinet. The Roca In-Wash Inspira Smart Toilet is among the many high-end inclusions that we love in this space with in-built wash and dry technology and its sleek back-to-wall design.
When it comes to incorporating the judge’s feedback into their design, Harry & Tash are top of the class. Their tile selection is an excellent combination of period touches and modern luxury. Their consistency between guest ensuite and master ensuite was achieved through their second installation of the Kado Neue all door black vanity, which, when paired with the ISSY Halo triple mirror cabinet, provides ample storage for the most important bathroom in the house.
The inclusion of the LAUFEN The New Classic freestanding bath is possibly our favourite heritage look piece this week. Its gentle curves pay homage to the period of the home and tie in with the classically beautiful LAUFEN’s The New Classic basins.
Palm Springs has well and truly been channelled in Jimmy & Tam’s bubblegum pink and nougat master ensuite. Despite the change in colour scheme between their guest and master ensuites, there is a strong connection between the two.
Their use of the Milli tapware in living tumbled brass in both bathrooms and a stunning terrazzo floor tells a cohesive story. They have also opted for the high tech Roca In-Wash Inspira Smart Toilet, a popular choice among the contestants for their ensuites with its visual appeal and technology. We love this bathroom for its beachy, bold and brilliant looks. It’s perfectly at home in the coastal suburb or Brighton.
We loved the decision of all 5 houses to keep a connection between their guest and master ensuite, and the fluted glass shower screen and Mizu Drift tapware in gold continued the elegant vision Luke & Jasmin are creating for their period home. It's a beautiful extension to their guest ensuite, and it's no surprise that they won with this elevated version.
There was so much we loved about Luke & Jasmine’s master ensuite but we feel the black bath was a little too modern and dominant for a house paying homage to the 1910s.
The bold black fittings and fixtures in Sarah & George’s 1940s ensuite evoke feelings of romance and glamour in their large and luxurious bathroom. Taking centre stage is the Kado Neue freestanding bath in matte black, bringing a touch of drama to this pretty pastel colour scheme. Their guest and master ensuite are sisters, but not twins – with overlapping fixtures and finishes, but their own unique touches and luxury inclusions.
We love the Posh Domaine Plus wall hung vanity and Posh Canterbury tapware in black, bringing a perfect fusion of old world charm and modern sophistication to their design. Sarah & George are consistently delivering high end finishes and hitting their design brief and we can’t wait to see wait they deliver next.
Consistency is key for creating a cohesive feel and look to their homes, and so far the 5 teams appear to have a clear vision of the colour palette and finishes that will make their homes unique.
Whilst incorporating modern and historically accurate design principles has presented its challenges to each of the couples, it is clear they are growing more confident in their unique design briefs.
Alisa and Lysandra xx