Shelley Ferguson - Challenge Host

Returning for her sixth year as Challenge Host on The Block NZ, Interior designer Shelley Ferguson has a real passion for décor, design, real estate and renovation.

“It’s been a while since we’ve had the luxury of large homes on The Block NZ, but this year is bigger than ever with four gorgeous vaulted ceiling residences in the sought after suburb of Point Chevalier. The seaside location, lifestyle and great community are big draw cards for high-income earners so there is real potential for profit here, but they are discerning buyers so I’m hoping for high quality results and attention to detail from our teams. This is an area full of families so these homes also need to be practical, hardwearing and have great layouts to achieve top dollar.”

Shelley’s appreciation of design has been nurtured over a 20-year career as a stylist and editor of interior and fashion magazines, including Editorial Director of HOME, Simply You, Your Home & Garden and Fashion Quarterly. She has been awarded numerous high profile awards over her stellar career and two years ago she ventured out on her own, setting up Shelley Ferguson Studio interior design. Four years ago she also joined forces with foreman Peter Wolfkamp to host Three’s property show, Slice of Paradise which followed the journey of first home buyers around New Zealand.