Rock the Block Season 3 | The Main Suite

Written by Jenny Marrs on . Posted in .

The main suite challenge was intense this week!! We were all pretty exhausted by this point and we were working in our own little silo without any clue as to what was happening in the other houses. It was the most stressful and pressure-packed week of the competition so far. Dave arrived at the house everyday by 4am and stayed way, way too late building this week. I was honestly worried about him and said we would never do anything like this again because it was just so dang stressful.

At the end of the day, we are so proud of our main suite. Every single thing in here is custom and hand-built and flows consistently with the rest of the home. We wanted the calm, soothing and peaceful aesthetic so characteristic of the Low Country to infuse this space.

We planned this home for a family and we wanted this beautiful main suite to serve as a retreat for mom and dad. Yes, we got rid of a small closet (simmer down, Twitter 😆) but we carved out a little nook where I visualize a momma snuggling with her baby or reading a book with her toddler tucked in the crook of her arm.

The Closet

Of course, the closet was a point of contention but we love how sophisticated the space is thanks to the custom build by Dave. I think the gorgeous, custom cabinetry and natural light in this space feel both luxurious and practical. We live in an old home with limited closet space so we took a risk here and went with what works for us: less stuff but ample storage. (And, don’t worry, there is a door to the closet/bath hall). 

The Main Bath

The main bath has more personal touches with the custom built vanity and hand thrown tile. I love how it feels like stepping into a high end spa. I’ve personally always wanted a dry sauna because of the health and relaxation benefits so this little luxury felt like the perfect addition to the main bath. When we were presented with the “Ty Challenge” and had the option for sea glass, we knew exactly how we would use it. Dave built the entire dry sauna, including the gorgeous door, and we made a custom sea glass window that shines the most gorgeous light into the space. It is truly unique and one-of-a-kind.


Bed and Nightstands | Dave Marrs

Turkish Bench, Turkish Rug & Pillows | Zuma Imports

Bedroom Chandelier | HK Living

Art |  Charleston Artist Collective

Sitting Room Wallpaper | Kelly Ventura 

Main Bedroom Paint Color | Farrow and Ball Blue Gray No 91

Olive Jar and Ottoman in Closet | Zuma Imports

Shower Tile | Bespoke Studio

Bathroom Floor Tile | DalTile

Bathroom Sconces | Kichler

Plumbing Fixtures | Kohler

Bathroom Vanity | Dave Marrs

Hand Towels, Robe and Turkish towel | The Loomia

Hardwood Flooring | Bruce

Photographer: Margaret Wright