Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

About Anthony

Anthony is the Buying Director for one of Australia’s leading furniture and homewares retailers – Coco Republic. In that role, Anthony has been traveling to many of the world's leading furniture trade shows for over 10 years and is also the brains behind starting Design Field Notes.  "I wanted to launch a blog that was both an inspiration to our clients, our staff and myself – drawing on the experience of all our friends and colleagues in the industry. Traveling to many countries, suppliers and trade shows, we cover so much in the amazing world of interiors and Field Notes will bring it all to you. Hopefully the result is a collation of reports and posts with something to inspire everyone".

Art Deco Style by Max Sparrow

Art Deco was a style popular in the 20’s through to the 40’s, exuding glamour and luxury through the rich colours, bold geometry, and impeccable detail. The mixture between soft… Read More.

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L’Hôtel du Ministère, Paris

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in the world for its architecture. Think cobblestone streets and heritage buildings from periods including Gothic and Renaissance blended amongst contemporary design. My love for the… Read More.

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Barn-Style Living Reimagined: Shadow House

Tucked away amongst the leafy landscape of rural county Wiltshire, England, you’ll find a very English-looking Chapel accompanied by an equally English garden. Its façade, though very charming, leaves nothing… Read More.

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Summer Style: Introducing Outdoor 2017

Coco Republic is redefining the outdoor space with the brand’s largest collection launch for the year. I’m delighted to introduce our newest collection, Outdoor 2017 with more than 120 new… Read More.

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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.

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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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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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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Often overlooked due to the dominance of both Los Angeles and New York, Chicago still has a soul that is hard to ignore. Although not an ancient city and with the… Read More.

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The Restaurant By The River

A new luxury dining venue has been added to the list of Antwerp’s illustrious food scene; designed by renowned architect Bob Van Reeth and local interior design studio Co. studio,… Read More.

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The Alex by Arent & Pyke

Arent & Pyke have garnered widespread praise for their beautiful residential projects but this year took out Best Hospitality Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards for The… Read More.

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Maison & Objet 2016

Every January, the global design industry congregates in Paris for one of the top interiors trade shows, Maison & Objet. This show brings together all things design; from furniture and lighting,… Read More.

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Gracia Studio Architects

‘Award Winning, Unique Design’. This architects motto is certainly true. Senior Architect Jorges Gracia heads up his namesake architecture studio founded in 2004 working on projects that are challenging and… Read More.

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New Jonathan Adler To Hit Our Shores

Jonathan Adler is world renowned for his glamorous, chic and fun interiors. His furniture, from sofas to side tables and chesterfield sofas, never disappoint and always add interest to an… Read More.

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Polperro Winery by Hecker Guthrie

Situated amongst a sea of Eucalyptus trees in the green hills of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful Polperro Winery, which, for just an hour drive from Melbourne, is the most exquisite backdrop… Read More.

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Hotel Hotel, Canberra

Australia’s capital is undergoing a boom of sorts – new bars, hatted restaurants and one striking new hotel. Aptly located in the Nishi building, a multi-function world-class structure in Canberra’s… Read More.

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The Canopy Bed

Nothing demands attention or says luxury more than a beautiful canopy bed. There’s something warm and whimsical about these grand beds, with or without styled drapery, that transports you to… Read More.

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Armani’s Best Retail Experience

When I started in the business of buying furniture, I would visit Milan every year and my fondest memory is of visiting the 8000 ft sq Armani megastore. The building was… Read More.

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Fine Dining In A Sydney Cafe

L’Americano Espresso Bar was an idea first conceived over five years ago by Coco Republic. We wanted to put a cafe in the heart of our flagship Alexandria showroom, to enrich… Read More.

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Window Spotlight: An Industrial Look

I am a firm believer in that the detail within a space is what transforms it from an ordinary to extraordinary home design. Throughout this week, I have been on… Read More.

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Hotel Hotel, Canberra

Approximately one hour’s flight from the buzz of Sydney, you’ll find Canberra – the Bush Capital, known for incredibly hot summers and ice-cold winters and of course the centre of government. I… Read More.

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The Perfect Desk: My Top Three

As a furniture buyer, my desk at work is surrounded by moodboards of next season’s collections, mail that piles up whilst I’m overseas and subscriptions to the local and international… Read More.

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10 Inspired Outdoor Spaces

Most Australians share a love of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Embracing the great outdoors, we entertain, dine, relax and play outside almost all year round. In celebration of the start of… Read More.

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Eco Cool in NYC: Happy Bones

In a dilapidated New York City warehouse loft, Happy Bones is one part recycled white paradise, two parts local coffee dream store and all intuitive eco-friendly design. Netherlands bred Ghislaine Viñas… Read More.

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Five Minutes with Designer Allegra Hicks

I’m excited to be speaking at Decor + Design in Melbourne next month as part of the International Seminar Series about finding success in the Australian design industry. I’ll discuss curating… Read More.

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