In Week 2, our VIC Colour + Design professional Ali Fenton, visited the Gisborne site to have onsite catch ups with House 1 and Scott Cam’s house.
For Scott’s house, he wanted to reinforce the “Country Simplicity” styling. When Ali met with him, she said Scotty was open to ideas though fairly confident around colour choices and aimed to keep the palette simple.
The aim was to create an overall flow of colour & texture from building to building and to achieve consistency & unity.
Ali commented, “There is an undeniable sense of nostalgia upon walking through the grounds of the original homestead. The gardens have been renovated and brought back to life, enhancing the home with symmetrical paths, arbors, and avenue plantings. The way the COLORBOND® steel colours and the exterior palette reflect the varying depths of green from the surrounding trees, it’s a perfect match! While inside the homestead he casually notched up the warmth through rich & inviting colours, textural shiplap panelling, layered patterns, and natural materials that all conveyed a sense of relaxed charm.”
Over at House 1, Ali met with Tom - who had knowledge of the COLORBOND® steel colour palette - which made the consult easy!
They worked through the idea of a monochromatic composition; which is a colour palette that doesn’t date. The contemporary style and lux surface finish of the Monument® Matt creates a juxtaposition to the elevated yet traditional purity of the Surfmist® roofed, white-on-white homestead.
Be sure to tune in every week to see how the colours progress and evolve as the houses near completion this season!
This year might be the biggest Block ever, but it also features a very exciting small addition for the very first time.
This season, COLORBOND® steel is seen on The Block from Day 1.
The move to Gisborne in regional Victoria provides COLORBOND® steel with the opportunity to use more colours then ever before!
We were able to showcase our stunning COLORBOND® steel products because of the support of our fantastic customers and partners: LCS Plumbing + Civil Drainage and Nine In Six.
We’ve had an incredible time on The Block where we’ve had the chance to showcase a range of our colours, textures and applications. We thought we’d share some of our favourite moments from the past few years.
Since their stint on The Block in 2012’s ‘Fans vs. Favs’, Kyal and Kara have been busy in the design and building game.
After winning The Block Glasshouse with his brother, Shannon in 2014, Simon has stayed in the property game and recently finished his own home renovation with his designer wife, Ash.
Ronnie and Georgia’s Contemporary Barn House.