Midweek Minute: Week 1

What did the others do this week that you really liked?
Shannon loved everything about Michael and Carlene’s room and I thought Karstan and Maxine had amazing lighting. It’s a shame they weren’t able to finish.

You can get Michael and Carlene’s look here, and if Karstan and Maxine’s lighting impressed you too, their Black Ziggy Table Lamp is available now.

Having seen the other spaces, is there anything you wish you’d done differently?
No… We’re building with our buyer in mind, and we’re pretty stoked with how ours turned out.

What was your favourite item this week?
The cactus – that was decided pretty much last-minute before Scotty’s whistle. Shannon didn’t want to keep it in there, and I said, “Go on, let’s keep it, it’s kinda cheeky.”

And it worked. The judges loved it!


What’s one Melbourne store you couldn’t have lived without?
Does it have to be a styling shop? Could it be a coffee shop? [Laughs] Probably Matt Blatt Furniture, to be honest. We spent lots on the build and architecture, and it allowed us to get high quality but affordable stuff.

Have the boys impressed you? You can shop by couple, visit Simon and Shannon’s page throughout the season to emulate their look in your home.