Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Interior Design In Pet Loving Homes

There’s nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail after a day in the office, even though there is a lot of up-keep involved. From shedding hair to dirty… Read More.

Jessica

Repetitive Design

Repetition in interior design is powerful. It often goes unnoticed but pay attention and you’ll see it everywhere. Patterns, architectural features in a row and even symmetry create repetition. Subtle details in… Read More.

Jessica

The Statement Bathroom Mirror

I find that when it comes to designing and decorating a home, the bathroom is one of the more difficult spaces to inject style and personality. It’s often daunting to… Read More.

Jessica

Palm Springs Modernist Landscapes

Palm Springs in California is synonymous with sleek, modern houses built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed to embrace and celebrate the desert environment and dramatic cinematic landscape of the Coachella Valley… Read More.

Nicole

Design Spotlight: The TV Room

The living room is a special space, often comforting us at the end of a long day. Some may use it as a space for relaxation, some for entertaining; either… Read More.

Jessica

Vintage in a Modern World

Vintage inspired interiors offer a sense of modern luxury with a charming and nostalgic twist. Timeless, character filled and full of personality. Let me share four top tips with you on… Read More.

Alexandra

How To: Mix & Match

A little bit of versatility never hurt anyone, especially when it comes to interior design. A home that has layers of different styles, colours, patterns, and textures is interesting and… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Right Sofa: Leather or Fabric?

The living room is usually the heart of the household; for most of us it’s where we gather together and catch up on each other’s day, or where we sit… Read More.

Jessica

Bookshelf Styling 101

A must-have piece for any interior, you ask? There are lots that come to mind and the humble bookshelf is definitely up there. Not only does it serve a practical purpose… Read More.

Jessica

Achieving A Relaxed Interior

I cannot deny the appeal of a relaxed interior. Whilst tailored schemes still have their place, many designers are creating casual and imperfect spaces as client’s look to their homes to find a sense… Read More.

Lily

Hide Away

If you didn’t have a giant black rectangle in mind for the focal point of your room, there are many beautiful ways you can cover your television up. Two way mirrored… Read More.

Lily

The Perfect Floral Arrangement

Often there is nothing better than coming home to beautiful fresh floral at home. Even just one vase is such a simple way to introduce colour, subtle scents or layers of lush foliage.… Read More.

Lily

How To: Styling Your Rental Home

Gone are the days where renting a house or apartment limited your sense of style. Lifestyle is often a big factor in the rent vs buy debate and with no… Read More.

Jessica

Styling for the Foreign Property Market

As a result of the substantial influx of foreign investment in the Australian property market, it is no surprise that property stylists are now considering the Asian purchaser more than… Read More.

Caitlan

Wallpaper: Pattern on Pattern

I love to add interest in an interior with beautiful wallpaper and my number one rule is; patterns don’t have to match. One of the best ways to mix patterns with… Read More.

Lily

How To: Choosing Bold Upholstery

The shelf life of an upholstery piece is often only as long as the fabric it is covered in.  And choosing the right fabric for your sofa or occasional chair… Read More.

Beth

How To: Selecting The Right Rug

Adding a rug is a powerful thing and I like to give credit where credit is due. Not only can they define a space, they inject colour, texture and often a soft… Read More.

Alexandra

The Bohemian Home

This month I’m taking cues from the gypsies and the bohemians when it comes to styling my home. There is something irresistibly relaxing about a space layered with carefree style.… Read More.

Beth

Styling Cushions 101

Savvy styling with cushions is an art. There is so much more to consider than simple colour or pattern selection. I speak with Wendy Schmalkuche, Property Stylist for Coco Republic… Read More.

Caitlan

Breakfast Bars: The New Dining Room

The breakfast bar has become a staple in new build homes and apartments with open plan living more desirable than ever. Casual living is enticing and the kitchen has quickly… Read More.

Caitlan

A Buyer’s Guide to Sofas

Deep, comfortable sofas in neutral tones with hard wearing and soft to touch, textured fabrics are the focus for 2015. For a Family I’m often asked what sofas are the… Read More.

Polly Gillman

Tongue in Chic: Interiors with Humour

In the after math of the Christmas ‘silly season’, I thought it fitting to take a look at some of the interiors spaces I love that don’t take themselves too… Read More.

Beth

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.

Liz

On Colour and Pattern: Where to block, where to pop

Many people feel utterly daunted by the prospect of working with colour and pattern. While they may know what they like, they also know, usually from bitter experience, how easily… Read More.

Greg Natale