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The Block Elsternwick- What We Know!

This season of The Block is set to be one of the most jaw-dropping seasons yet. With the returning component of making the homes feel as though they belong in a Period home while making them still look modern. As well as this, the land is heritage listed meaning that when the build is finished, the Glen Eira heritage officer will also have to undergo observations and conduct a report on each of the homes when they’re completed to make sure that they’re up to scratch be sold as a Period Home.
This season will be very similar to the Season 5 format. They’ll return the eliminations competition in the first week of filming then begin with their final round contestants. They will also return to the highly desired format of renovating homes rather than units or apartments. Viewers were quickly tired of the apartment format but the producers stuck with it because of the difficulty of securing 4-5 vacant home next to each other. But they made the genius decision to relocate homes to the site t…

Addicted to Bargains- Recreate the Block look without the expense!

In October, I was lucky enough to be invited to help style a sanctuary for the amazing non-profit charity, Friends with Dignity (FWD).The charity assists men, women and children who have been affected by domestic violence and FWD help find a suitable new home for them to move into. I was in charge of selecting all the d├ęcor and any additional items for the bedroom, living and dining rooms, bathroom and kitchenette which were all purchased and donated from the stores in the Grand Plaza. We had the luxury of being able to use up to 18 stores to purchase everything we needed.


The first room we focused on was the living and dining room.Because this area was quite compact we didn’t want to overcrowd this space.This space needed to be functional so we kept it simple yet stylish.Details of everything we used in the living room are as follows: 1.Kmart – fern, floor lamp, cushions, throw, geo candle holder, book, rug, wall shelf, pegboard, white canister 2.Dusk – candle 3.Villa 9 – Side/coffee tabl…