An Open Letter to The Block’s Chantelle

VIC couple Chantelle and Steve

Dear Chantelle from The Block Fans Vs Favorites,

You probably won’t like what I have to say, but I know that what I am about to say is an opinion backed by many. Steve and yourself should never have made it past the elimination rounds of The Block and last nights (Thursday) episode once again, cemented my belief.

When compared to the two couples who battled it out in round one of the eliminations, both you and Steve and Chris and Pascale’s efforts were dangling on the mediocre and uninspired.  While Steve, I think, is just along for the ride, you, however have proven yourself to be the queen of Scrooge McDuck shopping.

When asked to replicate the design aesthetic of a $300,000 room – Designed by Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer –  and to do so spending the least amount of money possible, your answer is to hit the thrift shops, ignore the design brief and buy a BRIGHT YELLOW WINNIE THE POOH CUSHION.  It’s no surprise that your team mate for the challenge, Kara was ready to throw your head into one of the newly scraped clean brick walls.

Now don’t get me wrong, i’m all for a bargain, but trying to recreate a $300,000 room by hitting local $2 shops and believing those cushions are perfect, I mean…Chantelle, they have Winnie the Pooh on them.  As much as a favorite childhood story he is, Winnie the Pooh does not belong in a high end luxury apartment.  Never.  Ever.  Were the cushions 50% off?  Yes.  Did they provide a pop of color?  Yes.  Do they belong anywhere near this project?  NO!

Joke or no joke, it wasn’t appreciated.

I think your team-mates may have been a little too nice towards you in (mostly) biting their tongue when proudly showing off your discount wares.

It’s here I put to you, to prove us disbelievers all wrong and put forth an amazing apartment with immaculate finishes and a tasteful design aesthetic.



Update: Chantelle talks about ‘pillow gate’.  Was it a joke, bad editing or is someone trying to back-track?

Update: Read my Open Letter part Two to Chantelle 

4 thoughts on “An Open Letter to The Block’s Chantelle”

  1. it was clearly a joke 😉 knew her a longggg time ago and she’s always been pretty quirky and keen to brighten up someone’s day – maybe it’s one of those situations where you have to know her to get it?

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