The Block 2023 room reveals: Leah and Ash's master ensuite

Most of Leah and Ash's styling choices were a hit, but the finishings needed work.

It was a week of drama and reflection for Leah and Ash, with a lot of interpersonal issues playing out with their friends Kristy and Brett. But when it came to their master ensuite, the couple pulled off an impressive room. Their finishing choices were polarising and the judges felt they were somewhat juvenile.

Points: 23.5

Spend: $26,014

Judges comments:

“I love the proportions in here” - Darren.

“It’s cavernous, that shower!” - Shaynna.

“I just find the styling is so child-like that it takes it down a notch” - Shaynna.

“What I do like is that the proportion issues we’ve seen in the bedroom and the walk-in seem to be a bit more balanced here. I feel that this space actually elevates the rest of the master bedroom”- Marty.

A shot of Leah and Ash's vanity, with an orange bath mat that says 'nudie rudie', black drawers and hanging mirrors.
Leah and Ash's ensuite had some winning elements. Credit: Channel Nine
A shot from inside the shower, looking through the arched doorway to the rest of the bathroom.
Leah and Ash's 'cavernous' shower. Credit: Channel Nine

Week 7 - Kitchen and Laundry

Leah and Ash have the smallest kitchen space on The Block this year. After initially deciding to delete the butler’s pantry, they decided to reintroduce it, and unfortunately it didn’t pay off for them with the judges. While they loved the aesthetic, they thought having the butler’s pantry was a mistake given the size of their kitchen.

Points: 23.5

Spend: $22,083

Judges comments:

“This aesthetic they’ve chosen for themselves not only is it polarising but it’s interesting” - Neale.

“Besotted, everything in here is bold and courageous” - Darren.

“Is this enough island bench for a multi, multi million dollar home?” - Darren.

“I think it’s a disadvantage to this house to have a laundry that is so snug where you have to walk through that bathroom to get to it” - Neale.

A shot of the kitchen with four purple coloured stool in front, a large vase on the bench
Leah and Ash's kitchen. Credit: Channel Nine
A side-on shot of the kitchen island and stools.
Leah and Ash kitchen. Credit: Channel Nine
A photo of a washer and dryer with bench space above them and a hanging red button up shirt.
Leah and Ash's laundry. Credit: Channel Nine

Week 6 - Master bedroom and walk-in robe

The Block's Leah and Ash undertook a massive experiment in their master bedroom with a ‘very large curved ceiling’. After managing to pull it off, the judges were definitely big fans. However, the couple’s styling choices for these rooms left them scratching their heads.

Points: 23 ½

Spend: $32,371

Judges comments:

“How good is that!” - Marty.

“That is art” - Darren on the ceiling.

“I think last week they sold the dream… whereas this is not so much selling the dream, it’s saying we are eclectic.”

“This is where all the work came unstuck”- Shaynna on the walk in robe.

“It feels dramatic and it feels expensive” - Darren on the walk-in robe.

Leah and Ash pose smiling in the middle of a bedroom with a bed behind them
Leah and Ash's master bedroom. Credit: Channel Nine
A pink textured wall with makeup mirror and black wardrobes on the left
Leah and Ash's walk-in robe. Credit: Channel Nine

Week 5 - Living and Dining

Leah and Ash chose to switch their living and dining spaces around, and went ‘full throttle’ with their design, and it certainly paid off. The judges loved the polarising nature of this team’s design, their boldness and confidence in their design choices.

Points: 29

Spend: $38,209

Judges comments:

“Woah! This just hits you between the eyes” - Shaynna.

“It’s f*ing phenomenal” - Shaynna.

“This is so hot” - Darren.

“I love it, I absolutely love it. But let’s be honest, it’s polarising” - Neale

“These guys are next level” - Shaynna.

“We have never seen this aesthetic on The Block before”

A wide shot of the living room with the large curved lounge on the right a tv on the far wall and a purple arm chair to the left.
Leah and Ash's living room. Credit: Channel Nine
A wide shot of the dining room with the table in the centre, a red drinks cart and a circular artwork on the far wall.
Leah and Ash's dining room. Credit: Channel Nine

Week 4 - Downstairs Bathroom

The Block's Leah and Ash had a turbulent week with some clashes with trades people and changing their floor plan, but they made it through and it definitely paid off. The judges loved their downstairs bathroom this week, but there are some concerns about their overall cost effectiveness and budget as the competition progresses.

Points: 27 +1

Spend: $25,389

Judges comments:

"It's tonal, it feels luxurious. I love that herringbone pattern" - Darren.

"They're consistent in their use of stone, and that quality is now really evident. Every room that we're going through has that element of featured marble" - Marty.

"I think they're giving themselves a little bit of leeway which is really making me feel a lot more comfortable" - Shaynna on the floor plan.

Leah and Ash pose in their bathroom smiling.
Leah and Ash won the judges over with their downstairs bathroom. Credit: Channel Nine
Wide shot of the bathroom, with the vanity, towels hanging on the left wall and toilet to the right.
Leah and Ash's downstairs bathroom. Credit: Channel Nine

Week 3 - Work From Home

Points: 22.5

Spend: $37,586

Judges comments:

"We know you copped it the worst, you could have been defeatist about it, but you kept going and that is a credit to you both... this is glamourzon" - Shaynna

"This is a really big swing... we said go bold again, and it's definitely bold"- Darren.

"They're in a family area and we don't have one single bedroom on the ground floor... they're sitting in a lane that's very dangerous" - Marty.

A bold shelf with trinkets.
Leah and Ash's bold work from home space didn't win the judges over. Credit: Channel Nine
Leah and Ash pose sitting in the seats at the desk in their room.
Leah and Ash took a big swing with this room. Credit: Channel Nine


Week 2 - Guest Bedroom

Points: 21

Spend: $20,219

Judges comments:

"It's a really odd placement of furniture, we've got 5 side tables, we have 2 chairs and no one can talk to each other" - Shaynna

"This is giving me, no offence to you, like a real estate show room kind of vibes."- Darren

"The pull down Murphy bed is actually the wrong choice." - Darren.

Chair on the right, table centre with a brown wall of cupboards on the left.
Leah and Ash's guest room furniture choices confused the judges. Credit: Channel Nine
Two black leather chairs on the left, white tables in the middle and brown wall of cupboards on the right.
Leah and Ash's guest bedroom. Credit: Channel Nine
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Week 1 - Guest Bathroom

Points: 24.5

Spend: $19,484

Judges comments:

"Like I'm in a nightclub... there's a lot going on" - Marty.

"I love it! I love the details in here" - Darren.

"I absolutely love love love... but it can be polarising, to me I keep thinking I hope you know your market." - Shaynna

Leah and Ash pose smiling and hugging in their bathroom
Leah and Ash's design choices took the judges by surprise. Credit: Channel Nine
Black textured wall and vanity.
Leah and Ash's guest bathroom. Credit: Channel Nine

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