Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Design Detail: High Gloss Interiors

I recently came across a design detail that pre-empted the focus for this week’s blog post. I was on the hunt for colour inspiration when I came across a photo… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Summer Redecorating

Summer, to me, is synonymous with happiness and health – it’s the festive season and the season for new beginnings and resolutions. All of this combined with heat-induced beach trips… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Jessica

Dark, Moody & Minimal

Being a self-diagnosed design geek, inspiration comes from anywhere. This week, as I was gathering clippings from the latest Belle and Vogue Living Magazines I came across one of my… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Pony, Brisbane

Hovering above the Brisbane River, in a plaza that lies amongst the glamorous office towers of Eagle Street in the CBD, you’ll find one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, Pony. Chef… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

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.

Category: Interior spaces

Anthony

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.

Category: How To

Jessica

Fat Noodle, Brisbane

Tucked away in the Treasury Casino Building in Brisbane’s CBD is a hidden Asian gem bursting with both colour and flavour. With the popularity and success of Fat Noodle in… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

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.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Bathroom Design; The New Warm

The bathroom should be a tranquil environment. An oasis where you can look forward to at the end of a busy day. A space where the hustles and bustles of… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Metallics Revisited

If you’re looking to update your home by injecting some drama and elegance into the space, then adding metallics is a sure way to achieve this. From copper and brass… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Bold Eclecticism At Lulu’s

Bob and Cortney Novogratz have proved, yet again, why they are the power-couple of all power-couples when it comes to the interiors industry. The design duo has absolutely transformed the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

An Interior Review: SpoonBill House

Nestled in the picturesque bush setting of Perigian Bay, SpoonBill house was designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings whilst still preserving and complimenting the natural vegetation surrounding its perimeter.… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Jessica

Colour Code: Clashing vs Complementary

Colour is a significant element in interior design; not only is it an immediate eye catcher, it can also help open up spaces, it can effect mood, and is a… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Restaurant Michel, Helinski

Restaurant Michel is the fresh face in Helsinki’s fashion district – its crisp and contemporary interior a warranted transformation from the dark interior of the former traditional restaurant, König. And… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

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.

Category: How To

Lily

Church Bells; An Inspired Family Home

I’ve always been a fan of design that involves repurposing and reviving the old and transforming it into the new. Linc Thelen Design with the help of Scrafano Architects have… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Jessica

On Trend: Patterned Tiles

Gone are the glory days of white and beige floor tiles. Flicking through the latest Belle and Indesign magazines, I couldn’t help but notice the new focus. From international homes to… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

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.

Category: How To

Lily

Perfectly Pretty Sorbet

Inspiration comes from so many places when it comes to interior design and decoration. It is one of the things I love the most about the industry. You can be… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Alexandra

A Clear Design Direction

Lucite, often coined acrylic in Australia, is such a luxurious finish to use within the home. First introduced to the marketplace in the 1920’s (believe it or not!), the beauty this… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

The Spare Room

What makes the ultimate spare room? What is the art to creating a guest room where visitors love to stay or the dream home office that inspires creativity? Think about function.… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

The design age is dawning and one of Australia’s most recognised paint brand Dulux has revealed their colour forecast for 2016. And this is one of my favourites to date. Explaining… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

Anthony

Fine Dining In Paradise; Merah Putih

Located in the overwhelmingly busy streets of Bali’s up-and-coming area of Kerobokan, is the architectural masterpiece of Merah Putih – a luxuriously modern interpretation of Indonesian dining. Owner Jasper Manifold… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica