Design Field Notes

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About Daniela Frougas

Interior Decorator and Design Consultant for Coco Republic, Daniela Frougas has spent over eight years in the design industry. With qualifications from studying in Sydney, New York and Florence, she is an avid traveller. Her passion for both exploration and old world glamour, sees her rummaging through history books to get inspiration to bring the old and new together and collecting curiosities from flee markets across the world to find treasures for her home. When she is not decorating (or treasure hunting) you could find her in her kitchen cooking recipes from her Neapolitan ancestors for her beloved husband and German Shepherd.

5 Minutes With Verandah House

Judy Elliott and Jess Bandiera are the mother-daughter duo behind the award-winning interior design firm Verandah House, a firm which celebrates and creates coastal, Hamptons style interiors. “Our design aesthetic… Read More.

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Five Minutes with Denai Kulcsar

Denai Kulcsar defines luxury by comfort and successfully achieves a sense of harmony and relaxation by combining different textures, a complementary palette and never skimping on detail. Denai started her career as… Read More.

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Interior Decorator Melinda Hartwright

I’ve been a follower of Melinda Hartwight’s work for a number of years. A brilliant interior designer and stylist, her roots in the Southern Highlands of NSW influence her design schemes… Read More.

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Minetta Tavern, Greenwich Village

On approach to the Minetta Tavern it is quite easy to miss the entry. Located in beautiful and bustling Greenwich Village in New York City, you could be forgiven for walking… Read More.

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The Plaza Hotel, New York City

When it comes to historic hotels in New York City, none is more famous than The Plaza Hotel by Fairmont, with breathtaking views over Fifth Avenue and Central Park. The only hotel in… Read More.

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The Palace of Versailles

There is something about walking the halls of Palace of Versailles that makes time stop. You can almost hear the orchestra playing in the theatre and see Marie Antoinette sitting on… Read More.

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Dreaming Of The Pink Palace

Ever since I was a little girl I would dream about going to The Beverly Hills Hotel. There was something about the hotel that just took my breath away. It could… Read More.

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