Design Field Notes

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Trends Of 2018: The Return To Handmade

It’s undeniable that we are all looking for an anecdote to our fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle. The answer at Maison et Objet 2018 was the home accessories world’s continued obsession with hand-crafted, artisanal… Read More.

Beth

Trends Of 2018: Abstract Modernism

Abstract expressionism and modernist art appeared to be a key influence behind the accessories on show at Maison et Objet 2018. My pick of the bunch was the delicately and… Read More.

Beth

Nod To A Bygone Era

The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic landmark in Chicago. Reserved for the elite and privileged for 122 years, today the hotel is both a novel downtown destination… Read More.

Anthony

Pretty In Pink

Tucked away on 9 Conduit Street in London’s Mayfair is sketch, a discreet townhouse that houses several highly theatrical restaurants and bars, one of which is the Gallery – the… Read More.

Anthony

From 1950s Motel To Retro-Cool Boutique: Sound View Greenport

A slew of 1950s motels have recently been transformed into retro-cool boutique hotels in North Folk, in New York’s Long Island district. The Sound View Greenport is one such place.… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

A Romantic Escape On The Italian Riviera

It is hard to believe that Cabanon was once a derelict cabin situated on the Italian Riviera between Bordighera and San Remo. However until architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet of… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Modern Elegance; Styled For Sale

This residence styled by Coco Republic Property Styling is a private sanctuary of grand proportions in the hub of Rose Bay.   The home’s striking formal living and dining room is… Read More.

Caitlan

1880: The Modern Members’ Club.

Timothy Oulton Studio – the interiors and construction design studio of Timothy Oulton – showcases its largest project to date: 1880, the modern antidote to the typical members’ club. Overlooking… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Q&A With A Designer On Redecorating

Ever thought about redecorating but don’t know where to start? Or felt the process is overwhelming so you have considered engaging in professional services? I sat down with with designer… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

Contemporary Coastal Styling in Collaroy

In a contemporary new development at Frazer Street in Collaroy, Coco Republic Property Styling styled five apartments for sale with Belle Property, each tailored to stand out in the local… Read More.

Caitlan

The Drexel Around The Globe

Born in a cattle ranch in the jungle of the remote Paraguayan Chaco, the Drexel Dining Chair, as it’s coined in Australia, combines local South American craftsmanship with European design. Designed from leather… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

Henrietta Red, Nashville

Nestled in Nashville’s trendy Germantown neighbourhood, strands of twinkling lights hang above friends and families piling their plates with fresh and roasted oysters, lies a communal, convivial and delectable Henrietta… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

Luxe Design At Brunetti, Melbourne

Brunetti, one of Melbourne’s most iconic eateries, has unveiled its flagship Melbourne inner-city emporium – a commanding venue with multiple zones spanning almost 850 square metres. It was designed by… Read More.

Caitlan

Retail Design That Redefines: House Of Dior, Seoul

It’s been two years since Christian Dior announced the opening of its flagship Dior Boutique in Seoul, and still we’re transfixed by the innovative and sculptural design of the building.… Read More.

Anthony

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.

Daniela Frougas

Indigo by TomMarkHenry

A dynamic design studio in Sydney, TomMarkHenry are renowned for their remarkable commercial, hospitality and residential interiors. Indigo in Sydney’s Double Bay is no exception; a bustling cafe with beautiful… Read More.

Caitlan

Timothy Oulton Opens First Restaurant In Hong Kong

Timothy Oulton is renowned for many things. This British furniture and interiors company not only offers handcrafted and uniquely authentic furniture pieces, but its boutique design service, Timothy Oulton Studio,… Read More.

Anthony

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.

Daniela Frougas

La Mamounia, Marrakech

When I think of Morocco I think of clay and colour – an abundance of earthy architecture with beautiful bursts of colour  and pattern in intricate tiling. There’s truly something magical, historical… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Romantic Revival: Gilles & Boisser Parisian Apartment

The modern day design war of our lust for perfection through minimalistic design is influenced by our inability to turn away form the beauty of tradition and history. This preconceived… Read More.

Grace Fernan

Tips For Visiting Milan During Design Week

The world is still centred around Europe in my opinion. The proximity of the countries mixed with the bursts of deep history and culture make it still, centuries on, the… Read More.

Anthony

Grand Opening: Chadstone Boutique

Coco Republic has opened a beautiful new boutique at Chadstone Shopping Centre, the fashion capital, in Melbourne. The opening marks the second Victorian store for Coco Republic and the first permanent shopping… Read More.

Caitlan

Grand Opening: Max Sparrow Now On The Gold Coast

A purveyor of beautiful furniture and homewares from travels around the globe, Max Sparrow is delighted to announce the opening of a new gallery at Southport, on the Gold Coast.… Read More.

Caitlan

Granger & Co, Kings Cross

Aussie restaurateur Bill Granger took a piece of Sydney side into his third and largest London restaurant, Granger & Co. Bringing sunny relaxed vibes and a matching laid back menu… Read More.

Emily Penson