In amongst The Block NZ babes Niki and Tiff’s hectic schedule leading up to the final stages of the Open home, we managed to squeeze 5 minutes out of them to talk Interiors, Fashion, Summer and favourite things. Check out what they said below.
Tiff wears the Winona Aura Dress & Niki wears the Bella Dress by Steele.
If you could pick one room with it's goodies to take away with you, which one would it be?
Tiff: Can’t go past the beautiful French dining table and bistro chairs. Swoon.
Niki: The Master bedroom because of all the amazing art work.
What was your most favourite purchase from The Block NZ?
Tiff: The Icelandic sheepskin rug from society of wanderers.
Niki: The incredible French antique table, lovingly restored by our builder Ryan Wilkinson.
Do you think your experiences from the show will affect how you shop from now on?
Tiff: Because I’m a buyer as part of my job I feel pretty confident with my sourcing skills and I’m a super good op shopper! So dont think its changed that too much.
Niki: I really do not enjoy shopping, so was very lucky that Tiff loves it! She has definitely instilled in me that you need to shop for beauty and quality. I am used to going straight to the sale rack! So yes, I am likely to shop differently now.
Tiff, we noticed you have a love for Stevie May and their dresses which is so special to see, especially here in New Zealand. Do you shop their pieces often? Yes i absolutely love Stevie May. It’s a brand I discovered in Melbourne and they have the most gorgeous floaty dresses that are so easy to wear. So I treat myself when I can!
How would you describe your day to day style?
Tiff: Floaty, boho, quite girly when I’m out sourcing or in the office but pretty boyish when I’m onset or bumping in or out of sets because I get pretty dirty!
Niki: Smart casual. Comfort is essential for me. I love a funky pair of shoes!
Do you have a favourite piece of clothing at home?
Tiff: I have too many favourite pieces! My Stevie May dress I wore on family fued and my new Stevie May Zombie Goddess top. Other than that I have a pair of one teaspoon ripped baggies that I live in.
Niki: Pretty much any of my skinny jeans. I love a good skinny jean with high waist. Then I use a top and jewelry to dress them up or down.
Tiff in her Stevie May Zombie Goddess Top.
What are you most excited about heading into Summer?
Tiff: I have the beach at the end of my street in Elwood in Melbourne and I am in love with my morning beach walks and swims so looking forward to that!
Niki: Warmth and waking up to the sunrise. I feel so much more internal motivation to be a better person when the sun is out!
Do you have a favourite Ellis and Friends piece?
Tiff: My Aura Dress. It’s insanely gorgeous and not a colour I would normally wear but I feel so good in it!
Niki: My gorgeous black Steele dress from The Block Open homes! I got so many lovely comments about it on the day!