It’s living and dining room week and THANK GOD because if we had to sit through another bedroom renovation I’d put my head through a freshly wallpapered wall.
It’s also the week that nearly broke Sticks and Wombat and please judges no. Be kind to them. These two are our country’s chosen ones. I know they’d eat timber for dinner if it was an option but just… be nice, okay?
Speaking of Sticks and Wombat...
Sticks and Wombat, 20/30
I can't bring myself to recap what the judges said about the boys' room, so instead I'll just give you the quotes and you guys can make your own mind up:
On the boxy things surrounding the TV: “They look like ugly and complicated Tetris pieces which don’t really fit.”
On the furniture: “They need to take these couches back and they need to redesign their furniture layout.”
On the full room: "This room is totally lacking in any warmth. It has no soul.”
On their design skills: “I want to shake them and say stop.”
On their... personalities: “[They need to] sit down and rethink who they are and bring it all together."
Brutal. For what it's worth (I am a non-interior designer, non-aesthetically gifted writer person) I thought it was cool.
Click through to see Sticks and Wombat's living and dining room...
Hannah and Clint: 23.5/30
These two probably headed in the wrong direction when, after the judges and hosts and producers told them to do an "open plan room", Hannah and Clint said, "Nah mates. We're gonna put a big ass dividing wall in our room instead."
Oh... um... ok?
Maybe - just maybe - that was where those 6.5 points were deducted. I'm not quite sure.
Regardless, the room made Le Vogue Man feel "strangely disconnected" which... isn't a good sign.
Click through to see Hannah and Clint's living and dining room...
Sarah and Jason, 26.5/30
OK so these two give us an adorable family moment every bloody episode. Normally, it's the delightful mushy stuff that comes out of Jason's gob. But this week?
It's this, you guys. It's this.
SARAH AND JASON PUT THEIR FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER'S DRAWING IN THEIR ELSTERNWICK MANSION AND MY HEART IS NOW GOO.
Their room was fab, but the judges had one big gripe: the feature light didn't align with the dining table. Dun dun dunnnnn!