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Steve + Holly: ‘It was insane!’

Talking to Steve and Holly, their sense of humour is instantly apparent. It’s rare for a sentence to go by without it being punctuated by laughter – even when they’ve woken up at half-past-six for our interview because, time zones.

“Reno Rumble was insane,” Holly tells The Block Shop. “It was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before in our lives.” She laughs.

The two hail from Western Australia, and despite having renovated their own home, they always knew renovating others’ entire homes in a week, in a different style, would be a challenge.

“Everything you know gets thrown out the window in a one-week renovation,” Steve says. “You start to understand the crazy process in the second week, but still…”

“We were terrified about the design side of things,” Holly admits. “That’s not our strength.”

Their terror was misplaced. They stayed true to their clients’ briefs, and while this week’s effort may not have been enough to keep them in the competition, they should be proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish under some tough circumstances.

While their brief this week was to keep the natural light out – the homeowners are shift-workers – their selection of lighting was inspired, from their bedroom’s wooden pendant  and floor lamp to their wardrobe’s ribbon lights. The skylight in the ensuite was the icing on the cake.

The warmth of Steve and Holly’s bedroom was a hit with the owners, and you can emulate their look with this charcoal knit rug and linen combination.

The warmth of Steve and Holly’s bedroom was a hit with the owners, and you can emulate their look with this charcoal knit rug and linen combination.

And looking back on their work, the couple has no regrets.

“Meeting everyone, be it the builders and tradies, the other couples, the crew … It was just an awesome experience. It was exactly what we wanted,” Steve reflects.

“It was so crazy but at the end of the whole thing, it was a great experience,” Holly adds. “Getting to deliver the house to the homeowners, it was so special.”

“You could never recreate that. You cannot create what that show is,” her husband says.

Elsewhere on Reno Rumble…

Last week’s Immunity winners Dane and Leanne’s confidence was on show in their bathroom this week, and you can own their stunning vanity.

Sarah and Renee stunned viewers with their bedroom’s marble glass pendant, add it to yours today!

Red Team Captains Jim and Hayley added wow-factor to their kids room with a coloured rug, get the look!

Lisa and John demonstrated their eye for art with their framed ‘Talk and Move’ print.

Blue Team Captains Scott and Nadia’s round mirror impressed the judges – get the look now.

Steve and Holly’s Reno Rumble journey may be over, but you can browse their best for inspiration here at the Block Shop.