The Block NZ: Shock scores in master suite week despite great bedrooms – Stuff

REVIEW: It’s master suite week on The Block NZ: Redemption, and there’s something we need to get off our chest right away, and that’s the big question: “What’s the deal with all the curved mirrors?”

Every bathroom, and some bedrooms and wardrobes have almost identical mirrors, and quite frankly, they look prissy, especially when teamed with gold tapware and handles. This is a look that is really going to date these bathrooms.

Yes, we know curves are “in”, but why not bring that look in with the furniture, as some teams are doing?


This is Maree and James’s master bedroom, which features light-grey walls and a mix throws and cushions in tan and deep neutral tones.

The other thing that has us a little awed is Quinn and Ben’s orange terracotta-tiled bathroom floor. It feels a little soon to be stepping straight back into the early ‘90s when everyone was bringing a touch of Italy into their homes. Some of us have only just got rid of it, and others are wishing we could. Quinn and Ben probably chose the tiles because terracotta as a colour is in vogue, but it may have been better to leave it in the accessories.

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Let’s see what the judges think.

Maree and James – judge’s comments don’t match the score

First impressions for this suite are extremely favourable –judge Jason Bonham loves the fact the walls aren’t white. And Shelley Ferguson feels it is very soft and calming, which it is. She also loves the little makeup nook in the walk-in wardrobe.

We agree, the bedroom, especially, is wonderful. We love the reading corner with the curvaceous chair and reading lamp beside the window. It’s a little place to escape, but the judges don’t comment on that.

There are lovely side tables, but Bonham would have preferred drawer storage. Also, his comment about needing colour on the bed is weird, because they do have colour on the bed with a throw and cushions. It’s enough.

Maree and James have nailed the hotel-style bathroom, which the judges describe as “beautiful”. And gold handles and mirrors aside, we would agree. The large shower box with built-in shelf is luxurious. Everything flows visually, and there are visual links with the family bathroom.


All the gold tapware, pulls and accessories are a bit much in Maree and James’s bathroom, but we love the size of the shower.

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