House 2: Mixing things up
Colour and Design professional Kaela Turgeon created her own colour and design flatlays for each of the five houses on this year’s Block.
House 2 embodies a classic mix of materials and colours – it is that mix that very much inspired Kaela’s thinking. “House 2’s design concept is focused around a modern version of mid-century design both internally and externally. Mixed materials were a huge influence in mid-century design including the use of mixed shapes like linear and curved lines”. Kaela also used this link to the past when choosing colours, with the use of rich, bright and earthy tones also widely used in mid-century design.
Image Caption: Emphasis on a luxe and modern feel with a mid century undertone amidst the use of curves and rich earthy tones.
Her stylish flatlay for House 2 takes a lot of inspiration from this distinctive design era: “There’s the use of curved wood, earthy tones like olive green and rich burgundy, and sleek minimalistic elements. I wanted the focal point to be the mixed materials of timber, COLORBOND® steel and bricks and how they work together to create a visually appealing scheme”. While being inspired by some elements of design history, Kaela wanted to make sure it was definitely a modern take on it. “When creating this flatlay, I wanted it to emphasise a luxe and modern feel with mid-century under tones”.
Succinctly summing it up in five well-chosen words, she describes it as “Mid Century Modern, Curved, Sleek, Commanding, and Luxe”
Whether you’re planning a new home that’s built to last, levelling up your outdoor space or just need some spending money, here is your chance to WIN $35,000 to help complete your transformation thanks to TRUECORE® steel and COLORBOND® steel.
This season on The Block, COLORBOND® steel is set to feature in all sorts of exciting and innovative ways across this year’s five houses.
It’s that time of year again when The Block is back to grab the attention of millions of viewers across Australia. Let’s quickly dive back through our time on The Block and share some of the highlights.
We’d like to take a moment to compliment the skill and dedication of a select group of customers and partners that have enabled us to showcase COLORBOND® steel and highlight the attributes it can bring to a construction project like The Block.
COLORBOND® steel launched three new colours in 2022, and all three feature on The Block this year. These new colours bring a fresh direction to the COLORBOND® steel palette, along with the durability to perform in some of Australia’s harshest conditions.
Ever wanted to see The Block houses in your favourite COLORBOND® steel colours? Now you can!
The COLORBOND® steel visualiser now has House 1 and House 5 included in the library- for a limited time!
Part of the challenge this year on The Block, is to work with the architect's exterior scheme from the very start!
House 1’s façade has a modern coastal feel, but with elevated profiles and materials that pay homage to the coastal environment and the home’s history with the repurposed warm toned bricks.
House 3's exterior already makes a strong colour statement, with a dark upper level and lighter colours below.
House 4 is possibly the most “traditional” house on the Block, with the external look highly inspired by the so-called board-and-batten style of modern cottages.
The neutrality of the Bluegum® colour works perfectly within House 5's design concept which blends urban aesthetics with a bohemian feel.