Ahead of their first room reveal on The Block Triple Threat last weekend, Gold Coast couple Ayden and Jess took some time out to talk relationships, interior trends and how they found their signature style.
How would you describe your experience on The Block?
Jess: It’s going really well so far – it’s a bit of a rollercoaster, one minute it’s up and the next it’s down but at the end of the day it’s been really great.
How do you feel about having your lives captured on camera?
Jess: It’s not as weird as you think actually. The first little while it’s really strange but after a day or so you just forget they’re there. Then before you know it you start talking to them like they’re an old friend or something!
How is the dynamic between you guys? There have been some heated moments…
Jess: And plenty more to come!
Ayden: Yeah there’s always going to be heated moments – it’s how we roll.
Jess: In that environment, the worst is bound to happen but we’re strong and we’ll get through pretty much anything and at the end of the day we’ll remember the good times.
Ayden: It’s going to take more than a little TV show to separate us!
How do you think you weigh up against your competitors?
Ayden: I think we’re strong.
Jess: I don’t know, I think we’re lacking in a bit of something. Everybody brings a different element to the table. I feel like Josh and Charlotte really are the favourites and they bring the edginess – they’re young, they’re on it and they know what they’re doing.
Ayden: They make me feel really old!
Jess: Hopefully for everyone else watching we do bring something. We’re just doing what we love and we think it’s great so we hope that translates.
You have a reputation as being a bit of a funny man on the show, how do you feel about that Ayden?
Ayden: I know! I don’t know if I’m going to be able to live up to this reputation… Too much pressure.
Do you guys have a signature style, and if so how would you describe it?
Ayden: They did tell us our style… But I’ve forgotten it now (laughs).
Jess: I think it’s really evolved. In the first half of the show we were experimenting and by the end I feel like we have a pretty simple style. It’s not minimalist but it’s got a nice homely feel about it with neutral colours.
Ayden: I think they said it was cool and youthful?
Jess: No babe, that was in the eliminations.
Ayden: Oh so we’re not cool and youthful anymore… must be old and mouldy! (laughs).
What homewares trends are you into?
Jess: I love the industrial thing and I also like the retro stuff… I like a bit of everything and there is something good in every style.
Ayden: Natural timber.
Jess: Yeah we love natural timber, and it’s in pretty much every era so there’s something to take from every look. That’s what I like about what we do, it doesn’t have to be a particular style – it’s not industrial, it’s not minimalist, it’s not modern. It’s just a bit of nice.
Ayden: A blend of homely… with half a cup of sugar!
Catch Ayden and Jess on The Block: Triple Threat at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.