Inspiration

An inside look at The Block NZ: Villa Wars cover challenge

Article by Homes to Love

Teams on The Block NZ: Villa Wars were given an epic task – to style a bedroom for the flip cover of Your Home and Garden magazine, with the best cover shot chosen to appear in the upcoming January issue.

Each and every issue, Your Home and Garden magazine style and photograph some of the most beautiful rooms in New Zealand… but this time it was the teams on The Block NZ: Villa Wars’ turn.

Interior designer and YH&G contributor Alex Fulton was on-hand to offer advice, and to judge their efforts. Alex asked teams to stamp their style on the cover shot, while thinking about perspective, space and depth. Since this room was being styled for a magazine cover and not a room someone can walk into, composition was important, and how the space would look when layered with coverlines.

Each team was allowed two hours to shop and one hour to style the room to a very specific brief. Each of the four spaces came pre-painted with colours from the Dulux range and with a piece of furniture that the teams had to incorporate. Check out the teams’ efforts in this gallery…

Words by: Johanna Thornton
Photos by: Melanie Jenkins & Todd Eyre

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