Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

From The Runway: Vermillion Red

Last week I wrote about the close connection our interior design world has with the fashion industry, and spoke about how the all-white interior trend was mirrored in the various… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan

Chicho Gelato, Perth

Located in Perth’s inner-city suburb of Northbridge you’ll find Chicho Gelato: an establishment that is one part vibrant gelataria and one part moody espresso bar. Surrounded by landmarks such as the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

Q&A With A Floral Stylist

We’ve all heard the phrase before – your home is your sanctuary. I often think there is nothing better than a clean and tidy home with fresh blooms and candles… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan

Trending: 70s Glam

70’s Glam: No, I’m not talking about brown suits and corduroy (there’s nothing glam about that) – I’m talking more about the glamorous 70’s style that came with gold hoop… Read More.

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Jessica

White Out

Fields within the creative industry are always influencing each other, and I have always maintained that fashion and interior design are especially connected. Just recently we saw Men’s Fashion Week… Read More.

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Caitlan

Wishlist Of A Furniture Buyer

I’m frequently asked the question – what’s on my wishlist as a Buyer? So I’ve compiled the pieces I’m coveting from the latest arrivals and best sellers from Coco Republic and Max… Read More.

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Alexandra

Modern Brazilian Flair

In the spirit of the Rio Olympic Games 2016, I thought it would be fitting to write about fresh and light-filled homes that offer an exotic South American touch. When… Read More.

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Jessica

Beautiful Baths

Forget the feature tile (but not really) – a beautiful bathtub is the way to go for achieving a standout bathroom that exudes style and luxury. From a bright green… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Putty Hues

Shadow tones and purer whites are set to give way to green cast graphites. Putty hues are on trend. 2017 echoes this message but will see more depth to grey and cleaner… Read More.

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Caitlan

Mondo Deli, Portugal

Let me introduce you to Mondo Deli. Amongst the cobblestone streets of Portugal’s northwest riverside town of Porto is an excellent newcomer to the gastronomy scene.  Designed by German born industrial… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan

Buona Bocca, Beijing

Mirroring Italian food, Beijing’s newest wine bar Buona Bocca is full of colour and vibrancy. A lively establishment seen through by Beijing-based design firm Studio Ramoprimo, Buona Bocca is a… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Q&A With A Colour Consultant

An expert in the field of colour, I sat down with experienced colour consultant Sharon Gage to get the scoop of what it’s like to work in the industry. Sharon teaches… Read More.

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Caitlan

Hotel Vernet, Paris

Along the Champs-Elysées, not far from the iconic Arc de Triomphe, you’ll find another Parisian great: the Hôtel Vernet. Its long 100 years on the busy Parisian avenue meant that… Read More.

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Anthony

Tiles For A Statement Interior

I’ve taken a particular interest in tiles over these last couple of weeks after having been inspired by the stunning Moroccan Zellige, which you can read more about here. As… Read More.

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Jessica

Pretty in Pink

From potted geraniums and soft wisteria in the garden, to grapefruit sorbet and understated stylish napery, pale icy pink is the colour inspiring me most. Adding a slight tint of… Read More.

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Caitlan

On Trend: Wild Wallpaper

Wallpaper has become a staple in the contemporary and traditional Australian home. From a design perspective, wallpaper provides instant gratification. A brilliant update for a room that needs a touch of personality or… Read More.

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Caitlan

The Allure Of Grey

Grey has been the new black for some time now. The idea that grey is drab is a myth – when used in the right way, grey can be atmospheric, elegant and… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Lily

Hotel Panache, Paris

Set in Paris’ historic red light district lays the Hotel Panache: an Art Nouveau-inspired hotel that, thanks to its elegance and design flair, has recently become the talk of the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Interiors Inspiration: Powder Blue

Powder blue, baby blue, ice blue, angel blue – whichever term you choose, a light blue colour palette creates a really calm and serene ambience. Despite often being associated with a… Read More.

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Jessica

Raffia, A Textural Touch

As we’re diving into our chillier months, our good friends in the USA are enjoying the sun and surf as they experience summer. While we enjoy luxuriously plush velvets and… Read More.

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Jessica

The Apollo, Tokyo

Greek cuisine meets raw Japanese design at The Apollo in Tokyo’s affluent Ginza area. The Australians behind the popular Sydney destination, Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess have taken their hit menu… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan

Toorak Residence by Coco Republic Interior Design

One of Coco Republic Interior Design’s latest Melbourne projects is a beautiful apartment in Toorak by Senior Designer Candice Stroud. For clients who were downsizing, Candice has nailed a refined,… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan

Luxe, Calm, Modern: Christian Liaigre

French national Christian Liaigre is one of the world’s most sort after interior and furniture designers. The 72 year olds exacting eye produces one of the most considered interior styles… Read More.

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Anthony

Decadent Duo: Marble & Brass

Marble and brass is one of the all time classic combinations, from interior design to furniture and homewares. Think a marble benchtop and brass hardware in a kitchen, elegant light… Read More.

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Jessica
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