The Block 2019 - The oslo hotel


Courtyard Week - Winners!

Our first experience working on The Block was for Courtyard Week in house 5 for Jesse and Mel. We were only asked on the Wednesday night of the week prior to courtyard week if we’d like to build a courtyard on The Block! No pressure!

The size of the courtyard was around 5x5m, which is the same as the Boutique Gardens we’d built 5 times at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, so we felt confident we could pull this off.

We teamed up with Melbourne Landscape Designer Lily from Sabo Design, and along with Jesse and Mel’s builders, Durance Construction, set about on building Lily’s beautiful design.

Due to scaffolding being in the courtyard until Friday at 1:30pm, we barely had any time to work, but thankfully were able to pre build some of the seating and planter boxes in our Geelong Shed during the week.

The end result is such a beautiful looking space, with the cushions from Inform Upholstery, Timber battens from Radial Timber, Pots from The Balcony Garden and dining table from Satara Living.

Scoring 29.5 out of 30 was beyond what we could’ve asked for but it was a great results for the hard work that went into the room, especially from Jesse and Mel, who among other roles, laid the Grafico mosaic tiled wall.

An amazing result to win the first room we’d been a part of on The Block 2019!