In 2019, Deb and Andy Saunders were introduced to the world as contestants on the biggest Block ever.


Their epic challenge - to renovate and restore The Oslo Hotel in St Kilda - saw them take the old backpacker’s hostel and help turn it into five luxury homes, acknowledging the building’s past while adding a modern flair. 

Although they found themselves up against some challenging conditions during the show, Andy and Deb managed to make their mark. They won over everyone's hearts with their easy-going nature, fun-loving attitude, and incredible style. This made them an unstoppable team.

Deb's trademark for coastal styling evoked so much emotion that it even reduced judge Shaynna Blaze to tears on one occasion (tears of joy, that is). Shaynna loved Deb's eye for design so much, she ended up encouraging her to pursue a path in professional interior design.

Deb did exactly that. She completed her studies in 2022 and is now a certified Interior Decorator and Stylist.

Together, Andy and Deb now help all Aussies find inspiration and get through their design dilemmas with helpful tips, insights, and knowledge that span across all kinds of interior and exterior styles.

Everything they now do is an extension of their easygoing philosophy that's made them so popular with The Block viewers in the first place. In DNA of Design, you can expect to see sophisticated, yet accessible design that every Aussie can bring into their own home. By thinking a little outside the square and doing what they love, Andy and Deb bring such a fun and unique energy to everything that they do.

WHAT DEB & ANDY SAY ABOUT DNA OF DESIGN

We are excited to be bringing you a new web series where we will again be tackling house renovations head on and having fun in the process. This is a brand-new lifestyle home & renovation series with a focus on creating beautiful spaces inspired by wellness, lifestyle, togetherness, and the stunning natural surrounds of the QLD bush where we kick off with House 1 in Mudgeeraba. 

House 1 is a sophisticated re-design. A complete transformation. A mix of refined curves, earthy warm neutrals and beautiful texture. Elegance underpins the entire design and we can’t wait for you to see it. 

House 2 will soon follow and will be another complete transformation that will see us overhaul every corner of the home. 

This series is one to watch.

MEET ANDY AND DEB

Deb owns and runs a fashion and homewares store, The Shed Luxe, with her sisters on the mid-north coast of NSW and because of the beautiful range of products she has in store, she wowed the judges with her styling on The Block in 2019.

Deb is an expert at juggling work and home life; the driving force of their family of six, which includes the couple's two kids, Luca, 14, and Tyler, 9, as well as their foster children Leilanie, 22, and Gregg, 21.                                                                                          

             

You may recognise Andy Saunders, a regular on the Melbourne comedy circuit who has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy festival and at other sold-out comedy tours around the country. He also works for TAFE designing training packages for disadvantaged communities and individuals. He is extremely proud of his heritage. "I am Australian Aboriginal, from Biripi country, which is beautiful Taree," he says. Andy will take every opportunity to raise a good laugh – just what you need when you're renovating non-stop and running on empty.

Deb owns and runs a fashion and homewares store, The Shed Luxe, with her sisters on the mid-north coast of NSW. A qualified Interior Decorator/Stylist Deb loves nothing more than transforming spaces from the floor plan to the aesthetic. 

Deb is an expert at juggling work and home life; the driving force of their family of six, which includes the couple's two kids, Luca, 17, and Tyler, 12, as well as their foster children Leilanie, 25, and Gregg, 24.

You may recognise Andy Saunders, a regular on the Melbourne comedy circuit.  He has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy festival and at other comedy tours around the world. He also works for TAFE. Andy is extremely proud of his heritage. "I am Australian Aboriginal, from Biripi country, which is beautiful Taree," he says. Andy is a whizz with numbers, can always find a way to improve a floor plan and will take every opportunity to raise a good laugh – just what you need when you're renovating non-stop and running on empty.

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