Be inspired by The Block
24 October 2019
As proud lighting suppliers of this year’s epic renovation, we followed the fabulous five as they used our products and consulted with our expert lighting designers to transform the drab Oslo Hotel into the most sought-after address in St Kilda. We look back on 11 weeks of stunning room reveals and pick the ones that took our breath away.
Week 1 – Jesse & Mel’s guest bedroom
Their lighting choice: Our Abella pendant
The verdict: All three judges adored this heritage-marries-contemporary styled room. Designed as a modern spin on a classic chandelier, our Abella pendant in French grey perfectly matched their grey velvet feature wall and defined their style. Spot on styling!
Week 2 – Deb & Andy’s formal lounge
Their lighting choice: Our Pheonix pendants
The verdict: There’s a sense of warmth and liveable luxury as soon as you walk into this lounge. Our Pheonix pendants in antique bronze have a sculptural effect and their open design lets light flow out to cast a warm glow around the space. We love the happy hues and how each item is in harmony with the next.
Week 3 – El’ise & Matt’s master bedroom
Their lighting choice: Our Corbelle pendant + Pharos pendants
The verdict: The judges were blown away by the detailing in the ceiling which was enhanced by the warmth and glamour of our Corbelle pendant. Not to be outdone, our Pharos pendants complimented the stunning artwork and provided bedside sophistication in this showstopper bedroom.
Week 4 – Jesse & Mel’s bathroom
Their lighting choice: Our Marcel pendant cluster
The verdict: “Fantastic!” was how Darren described the cluster of our Marcel pendants which added to the modern deco theme. By clustering the lights at different heights, they created a simple yet impactful design feature sure to impress.
Week 5 – Tess & Luke’s second guest bedroom
Their lighting choice: Our Callam pendants
The verdict: “Accomplished and beautiful” – the judges adored the Scandi meets deco style of timber wall panelling which was highlighted by the glow of our Callam pendants. So warm and inviting!
Week 6 – Tess & Luke’s master ensuite
Their lighting choice: Our Strix pendant
The verdict: Tess and Luke showcased the power of minimalism in black and white by using our Strix pendant over their vanity to create this simply stunning ensuite. Neale described the room as Scan deco (Scandinavian meets deco) while Darren got a sense of “lushness and finesse”.
Week 7 – Jesse & Mel’s kitchen
Their lighting choice: Our Avenue pendant
The verdict: Designed exclusively for The Block, Shaynna declared that our new Avenue pendant in brass was “gorgeous”. It was one of the luxurious details that added to the glamour of the kitchen space and their beautifully refined house.
Week 8 – Mitch & Mark’s living and dining area
Their lighting choice: Our Lugano pendant
The verdict: With its soft antique brass finish and bezel set jewel like glass, the Lugano takes centre stage in Mitch & Mark’s dining and living area exuding an art deco elegance. We designed this stunning pendant exclusively for The Block and there are just 200 of these in existence. (Psst, if you want one, you’ve got to hurry!)
Week 9 – Deb & Andy’s courtyard
Their lighting choice: Our strip lighting + Sentinel up/down wall brackets
The verdict: Andy and Deb created a calm, inviting “inner city oasis” in their courtyard. They used our Sentinel wall lights to highlight their beautiful vertical garden. And what a clever idea to use our strip lighting below the timber bench seat to draw attention to the strategically placed floor plants!
Week 10 – Deb & Andy’s studio
Their lighting choice: Our Herman pendants + Tahitian fan
The verdict: Andy and Deb delivered an “aesthetically perfect” and serene, gentle space with our Tahitian fan and bedside Herman pendants that even moved Shaynna to tears. It was a room with a “healing interior” and radiated the same “built with love” vibe that’s present in the entire home.
Week 11 – Mitch & Mark’s verandah
Their lighting choice: Our Miami wall sconce
The verdict: “What a sanctuary!” Shaynna exclaimed as the judges admired the chilled out, comfy space that Mitch & Mark had created outside their guest bedroom. Shaynna gushed about our stunning Miami wall sconces which added to the homey look of the space.
It's been a sensational season so far with inspiration overload from all the houses. We can’t wait to see what wonders the last few weeks will reveal!