They shared the dubious honour of being equal-Chumps with Brad and Lara — and Mike and Andrew aren't happy about it. Despite finishing up with just moments to spare, the brothers went into this week with a sense of optimism, believing they'd created yet another first-class room. They were happy with their decision to swap their living and dining area, and couldn't wait to hear what the judges had to say.
Needless to say, they were disappointed not to win.
"It's a shame," Mike admits. "Because no one hasn't come in and gone, 'Wow, this is really cool.' There were a couple of things, like, they wanted more magazines and books on the table, and flowers over here, which we tried to organise, but we missed the deadline."
Although the judges admittedly had issues with all that, for the most part, they were impressed with what Mike and Drew had tried to achieve. And while they may not have been enamoured with their styling, believing the grand artwork and rug were at odds with one another, they still found a lot to like.
The ethanol fireplace was a big winner. As the focal point in the room, it was designed to give the area a sense of cosiness and homeliness.
"They have gone back to the proportions of a classic, old terrace with the formal living room in the centre," Neil said on seeing the space.
Shaynna and John were also impressed with their use of historical documents, found behind the fireplace in their front room, as a feature on the walls.
"If they have discovered that on site and framed it, that's very clever," John remarked.
"The prints give 150 years of history on the house, which is priceless," explains Mike. "You can't put a value on that. It's just a nice piece of history."