The Block Season 16 returned to our screens on Sunday August 23rd at 7pm on Channel 9.
This season of the reality renovation show is based in Melbourne’s beautiful bayside suburb of Brighton. Featuring 5 teams bringing 5 family homes from 5 different decades back to life.
Five period homes from the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s were transported to much sought after and expensive land on New Street in Brighton. In the heart of Bayside, close to beaches, shops, restaurants, cafes and prestigious schools, the teams must turn these run-down houses into homes worthy of the Brighton postcode and location.
Not only do they face structural and functional design challenges, they must remain sympathetic to the era of the home in their choices of finishes, colours, fit outs and furnishings. Consideration also needs to be taken in their design choices of furniture and décor to complete each space, to ensure it also best represents the decade of the home.
The following contestants take on Block 2020!
DANIEL and JADE – Farmer and Hairdresser from Wandearah, South Australia.
HARRY and TASH – Father and Daughter team from Melbourne. IT Manager and Project Manager.
SARAH and GEORGE – Teacher and Electrician from Sydney
LUKE and JASMIN – Chippy and Teacher from Perth.
JIMMY and TAM – Plumber and Bar Manager from Brisbane.
As always, judges Darren Palmer, Shaynna Blaze and Neale Whittaker will cast their eyes over each room reveal and with years of design experience, provide advice, critique and choose a weekly winner.
Keekï features in the Block 2020!
This year keekï will be featured in the Guest bedroom of Daniel and Jade’s 1930s home.
Daniel and Jade identified that much of keekï’s product is reflective of this era.
In the 1930s polished metal furniture with dramatic curves and arcs finished in metallic finishes were popular for tables and dressers. A trend developed towards reflective surfaces in the home such as mirrors and mirrored surfaces. Gone were the bold colour schemes of the 1920s, a more subdued palette was introduced. Neutral wall colours of cream and ivory were paired with shades of grey and pastels. Rose pink was a popular pastel choice.
The meticulous research of 1930s homes paid off for Daniel and Jade. All three judges were impressed and noted that all of their period finishes were faithful to the era right down to the pendant light the couple found in the house and restored.
Shaynna was pleased that Daniel and Jade incorporated an Asian influence with the Artwork (our featured keekï Delicate Chinosierie I Framed Print). It was a feature representative of Art Deco in the period.
They also felt that our featured side table with the Parker Deluxe Table Lamp and Sahara Emilia Cushion with the accent chair were considered choices. They all agreed that the combination of greys and pastel greens in the bed linen had been beautifully done. We also agree and feel they work back beautifully with the pastels in the Artwork.
“How is this week one?” Darren said and Neale agreed that they had set the bar high. Darren finished by punching the air for Daniel and Jade in celebration of a successful first week room.
We look forward to WEEK 2 – Master Bedroom Reveal this Sunday 13th September to see how more of our keekï pieces have been used in Daniel and Jade’s renovation.
Keekï products can be purchased through our online shop for delivery or free contactless pick up.