Lyndsay Lamb & Leslie Davis discuss “Rock the Block”

Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis

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Twins Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis star in HGTV’s Unsellable Houses.

Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis compete to be crowned “Rock the Block” winners. The twins, who are currently starring in Season 3 of the HGTV competition, spoke to Heavy about their experiences.

The ‘Unsellable Houses’ stars go up against three other teams: Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson from ‘Married to Real Estate’; Jenny and Dave Marrs from Fixer to Fabulous and Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas from Bargain Block.

Each team has $225,000 and six weeks to renovate identical homes in Charleston, South Carolina to achieve the highest estimate.

Here’s what they said:


on their competitors

For Lamb and Davis, “one of the most exciting parts” of competing on Rock the Block was meeting other HGTV stars.

“Given the current climate, we haven’t met many HGTV stars,” Lamb admitted. She went on to say that her competitors were “just so much fun to be around and to be able to work with.”

After the show, the twins admitted they hear from Jenny Marrs and Keith Bynum “on a daily basis.”

Lamb also called host Ty Pennington “an absolute screamer and exactly who you think he is.”


About starring in a competition

Lamb and Davis called attending “Rock the Block” a “completely different experience.”

“We’re naturally competitive people, but I think that was a whole different level because we’re not competitive when it comes to design,” Davis told Heavy. “I mean, we feed on each other. We look at the ideas of other designers that motivate us. It helps us move on, gives us creativity. So not being able to see what they’re doing, collaborating or talking or really being able to be influenced, and that was definitely difficult for us.”

She added, “We figured that out pretty early on, you know, like, ‘Ok, this might not be something we like to do or want to do on a regular basis.’ It was very different in difficulty on a whole different level.”


About catering at the Charleston Market

Lamb and Davis traded in the Pacific Northwest against the East Coast on “Rock the Block” which supplies the Charleston, South Carolina housing market. This transition made the twins “a little nervous.”

Davis admitted that the area “has a lot of coastal inspiration, but it also has a lot of, you know, eclectic and deep colors and tones that we also have out here in the Pacific Northwest.”

“Although we’ve worked really hard to bring a lot of the Charleston influence into our home, we definitely have a lot of, you know, the Pacific Northwest and a lot of things that fit with who we are there as well,” added she added. “And I think if we were somewhere, you know, in, you know, Florida or maybe Texas or something that has very, you know, unique specific styles, maybe it would have been a little bit more difficult for us. But I think Charleston was a great melting pot of styles.”


About wearing the same outfit every day

The Rock the Block competitors wore the same outfits day after day.

As Lamb explained, “You had to choose your outfit before you got there and tell the network what you were going to wear.”

So the couple opted for comfort, wearing lamb jumpsuits and a button-up shirt, while Davis wore jeans and a t-shirt.

“I wanted to look like me, but I also knew I wasn’t going to look super cute all day. I wanted to roll up my sleeves and work hard,” Lamb explained. She added: “We were also super smart to bring spare outfits, while some of the other talent didn’t think to bring an extra shirt or another pair of shoes or whatever. We each had two pairs of shoes, three pairs of pants and three of our shirts.”

She explained that after 10 to 12 hours of work, they would do the laundry. “We’re driving home and we’re an hour’s drive from our Airbnb,” Lamb told Heavy. “Immediately threw all the clothes in the laundry. Wait until it’s done. Throw it in the dryer. Go to bed, get up. We have a clean set from yesterday. I mean, it was like that routine, so we always had one on deck, one that we carried and one that was packed in a bag in case we fell in the mud that day.”

The pair said it made it easier to have one less thing to worry about by equating their outfits with “uniforms.”

“It got kind of like, oh my god, like an on-set joke,” Lamb continued. “‘Hey, what are you wearing today?’ ‘Hey, your outfit looks good.’ Like we’re all teasing each other like, ‘Oh my god, you have the best outfit today.'”


About the only sibling duo

Lamb and Davis are the only sibling duo in this season of “Rock the Block” to compete against three couples. The twins told Heavy that it gave them “a little bit of the upper hand” as they don’t have the same arguments spouses might have.

“It allowed us to keep it a little bit lighter and funnier,” Davis explained. “We didn’t get frustrated as easily as maybe some of the others because we’re sisters, you know, we’re not spouses. So there’s a lot less dynamic in that sense.”

She continued, “And we’ve been partners for 40 years. We have been working together in one capacity or another for 40 years. So we know each other, but we know how to get on each other’s nerves if that’s what we want to do that day, or we know how not to get on each other’s nerves. So we’re a pretty good team and we know how to hold back when it’s time not to irritate each other.”


Finally see the other houses

“Rock the Block” prevents the competitors from seeing each other’s houses before the finals. However, they get hints during the judging.

“You’re like, ‘Okay, Keith and Evan, your shower looks like a lock.’ And then that would make your mind wander, like, what do you mean? It looks like a castle. How is that even possible? So it’s definitely like you had these thoughts in your head of what it would look like or what you would see,” they explained.

The twins called it “amazing” to go through all the houses, especially Bynum and Thomas’ house.

“The creative genius these guys are just you think you know what you’re going to see but until you step onto their property it’s just mind-blowing,” he continued.

The house next door was owned by Jenny and Dave Marrs, with the sisters revealing he built “everything”, with some items not being shown on TV for a long time.

“He built everything, literally everything, all the vanities, closets. I mean, the guy builds everything and he built it in about 30 seconds,” they told Heavy. “That’s it. Like we were out in our driveway because we were neighbors of his and we worked on something for three hours and we checked and he finished building a whole house.”

She added, “So it was pretty amazing to walk through the houses and take the time to look and be like, ‘Wait, what is this? How did that happen? Where did that play into?’ So yeah, it’s pretty incredible.”


About her favorite and most challenging rooms in her renovation

Lamb and Davis renovated their Rock the Block property room by room. As it turns out, though, they’re most proud of their looks.

“I would say our absolute favorite spot was outside,” Lamb said. “The side courtyard, the backyard, in which we put a lot of heart and soul. So that was definitely our favorite spot.”

Her biggest challenge, however, was her cooking in the season premiere, because “it just hit us all at once”.

“That was the beginning,” the Lamb & Co. co-owner continued. “You didn’t really know what you were getting yourself into. So much is thrown at you that you first, you know, spend a week and a half trying to pull out a design and, you know, pull out the overall aesthetic for this whole huge house that you’re seeing us in person for the first time.”

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