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The Block Winners: What Happened Next

The Block Winners: What Happened Next

Design Duo Alisa and Lysandra have teamed up with artwork supplier and industry leader United Artworks, to launch their exclusive new artwork range available at Temple & Webster. So what can you expect from The Block’s Sky High Winners? A contemporary artwork collection that’s representative of Alisa and Lysandra’s styling, while reflecting current interior trends and colour forecasts.

The Block Winners: What Happened Next

Pastel Skies, from $349.00

Here, Alisa and Lysandra answer all our arty and styling questions…

Q. What inspired your collaboration for the collection?
A. “As interior designers we know that our projects become complete when all the finishing touches are in place and this includes artwork which can deliver enormous emotional power in a space, more than homewares or other accessories. We have always wanted to create a collection that will compliment our design style, our colour forecasts, and a collection that matches the tone of our work.”

The Block Winners: What Happened Next

Test Of Time, from $349.00

Q. What is your advice for choosing artwork?
A. “Artwork can create a magnitude of emotions. When you look at a specific piece of artwork, whether it’s a photographic print or a hand painted abstract piece, you feel… a certain way. Attraction is important, and you know you’ve found the right piece if you are visually drawn to it.

Artwork can be used to enhance your interiors by drawing visual interest and amplifying your space. Use your existing colour palette as a guide to select a piece that will create colour continuity but also allows the introduction of an accent colour. In contrast to common opinion, it is perfectly acceptable to freshen-up or redesign your space around a piece of artwork you love.”

 

The Block Winners: What Happened Next

Lone Sky Ranger, from $349

Q. Tell us about the theme…
A. “This collection is moody, raw and very ethereal. It harnesses the power of visual detail, bringing to life elements that are usually seen only when the naked eye mindfully focuses and zooms in on the beautiful details of an image. This collection features a series of visually powerful prints that create aesthetic polarities and perfectly balance masculine and feminine tones and textures through the abundance and colour palette of nature.”

The Block Winners: What Happened Next

It’s A Happening Place, from $449

Q. What is your ‘signature style’ when it comes to interior design, and how does this print series reflect your design aesthetic?
A. “Our design style is based on a philosophy that remains consistent through evolving times; it’s about the Love! It’s about the harmonious energy you feel when you enter a space, it’s the feeling of warmth and yearning to be, grow, and do things in the interiors you love and the spaces that nurture you. Minimalist yet luxe, masculine yet soft, contemporary yet understated, our design represents a world of contrasts, of opposites that attract and build a cohesive visual interest that is seductive, unique and refreshing. We have applied the same design ethos to our new collection of artworks.”

The Block Winners: What Happened Next

Desert Isle, from $349

Q. Can we expect more? What’s coming up next?
A. “We are very excited about launching this collection with United Artworks, who understand our vision and our design philosophy; that’s really important in translating our ideas into physical artworks. We’re one step ahead and already collating ideas for subsequent collections that we know our audience will love!”

The new collection is available now at Temple & Webster.

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

In 2003 Franki immersed herself in all things teen as Deputy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of teen Bible DOLLY magazine. Following this, Franki was made Editor of COSMOPOLITAN Hair & Beauty, COSMOPOLITAN Pregnancy and COSMOPOLITAN Bride magazine, where she held the helm (and tiara) for more than 10 years. Franki was also the launch editor of COSMOPOLITAN Health magazine, and is an accomplished Homes Editor and Travel Editor, covering honeymoon destinations, family travel, luxe abodes and health retreats. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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