Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

About Liz

Liz is an avid traveller and has spent time living in the UK and traversing Asia, Africa, America and Europe.  Applying this global perspective to her love for the home, Liz works in the Coco Republic Buying team as a Planner, assisting with sourcing and product development.  Liz was raised by a family who worked in the furniture industry and who were constantly renovating and redecorating – providing constant inspiration and creativity growing up.

Room Spotlight: The Nursery

Welcoming a new little baby into the world is an amazing time in any parent’s life, amazing and overwhelming! One of the many things on the to-do list is setting… Read More.

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Interiors Inspiration: White Out

There is something about an all white interior that captures my eye each and every time. It is the fascinating contrast of minimalism yet warmth that makes these spaces so… Read More.

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Styling Luxury With Velvet

I’ve really come around to working with velvet in the home. With the right amount, the luxurious texture can enhance any room with elegant flair. It’s no surprise that velvet… Read More.

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The Modern Victorian

For a traditional home with contemporary influences, be inspired by the Victorian period. Think of the genteel of mid 19th Century ladies, romantic flowers and a soft feminine feel, complemented… Read More.

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The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton is a unique, energy-giving space located in the heart of southern China in Gaoming. I’ve had the privilege of visiting Timothy Oulton’s headquarters for… Read More.

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Hotel G, San Francisco

Hotel G, San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel, is just a stone’s throw from Union Square. Located on the corner of Geary and Mason Street near the city’s Union Square neighborhood,… Read More.

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Alfresco Dining

I get more than a little excited at this time of year – not only is there festive cheer in the air but Summer is here, which means long warm… Read More.

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The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

I love a beautifully designed hotel, but then again who doesn’t? Next stop on my bucket list is Barcelona, Spain – to stay in the impressive Mandarin Oriental.  An elegant,… Read More.

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On Trend: The Butterfly Chair

You’d know a Butterfly Chair if you saw one. Splashed across the pages of interiors magazines and spotted on the top design blogs around the world. The original Butterfly Chair… Read More.

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Dreaming of qualia; Hamilton Island

Now that the mornings are blistering cold and the nights frosty, my mind has been wandering off in search of warmer climates. Next on my wish list is qualia resort (pronounced… Read More.

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On Trend: Indigo

Whoever thought to associate a feeling of melancholy with the ‘blues’ must have been colour blind.  Blue isn’t a depressing colour to me at all: it’s soft, strong, calming and… Read More.

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The All Rounder: Working with Teak

Meet teak, the popular all-rounder of the timber world.  Heralding from South East Asia, it’s highly durable, water resistant and versatile enough that it can be transformed into anything from… Read More.

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Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Colour of the Year

The much anticipated Pantone Colour of the Year has been announced and it’s quite a surprising one.  It looks like we’ll be playing with purple for the next 12 months,… Read More.

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New on the Block: Pig and Pastry Cafe

Husband and wife team Kath and Iain Smart started their dream business just a few short months ago – the motto is simple; great food, fresh ingredients and most importantly… Read More.

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