Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Country Meets Coastal Design

Coco Republic Interior Design created a luxurious family home with a high end Hamptons feel in Greenvale in Victoria, combining beautiful interiors with outdoor living. The project was a display… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

Contemporary Edge in Kew

Coco Republic Property Styling completed a luxurious multi storey residence for sale in Kew, Melbourne. Creating contemporary living spaces, stylists considered the locale when devising the overall scheme. With a client brief… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

Tropical Oriental Design in Boracay

An ‘East meets West’ interior aesthetic is on showcase at its finest at the luxury Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa in the idyllic Boracay in the Philippines. A resort with no neighbours, the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Rustic Luxury At Daylesford Organic

‘Going organic’ has become a popular trend within the food scene. Think garden grown ingredients, sustainable farming and a focus on local artisans. Casual city dining has seen an influx of… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

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.

Category: How To

Lily

The Hamptons At Home

A trip to NYC in the summer is never complete without a stop at The Hamptons. When I’m on a stateside buying trip, I cannot resist the urge to escape… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Max Sparrow

Five Brisbane Interior Designers To Follow

Brisbane is a growing city, with trendy restaurants and luxurious homes popping up all throughout the River City. With this, the demand for interior designers is at a peak, and… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Eclectic Chic in Cabarita; Halcyon House

The little surf spot of Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW is not where you’d normally look for an iconic boutique hotel. That being said, Brisbane-based sisters Siobhan and Elisha Bickle… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

On Trend: Coloured Marble

For a little while now marble has been well and truly on our radar – from coffee tables to fashion accessories, the appeal of this elegant natural material has been… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

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.

Category: How To

Jessica

The Rose Hotel, Venice USA

Fashion photographer Glen Luchford and his business partner Doug Bruce are by no means the first owners, nor shall they be the last, but they are the current and indeed… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

Le Bar Long, Paris

Paris is synonymous with style and sophistication; from the fashion boutiques to the illustrious Champs-Élysées and various charming historical landmarks, the city has everything a person could want, and more!… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

The Drexel Dining Chair

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. Now recognisable… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Eco Cool in NYC: Happy Bones

In a dilapidated New York City warehouse loft, Happy Bones is one part recycled white paradise, two parts local coffee dream store and all intuitive eco-friendly design. Netherlands bred Ghislaine Viñas… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Duck and Rice, London

On a recent work trip to London, I couldn’t resist the allure of Soho; a destination in itself that draws flocks of tourists and locals alike with a vibrant nightlife and the trendiest of restaurants. One… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

Bedroom Art Inspiration

I read an interesting Editor’s Letter recently by Wendy Moore of Home Beautiful magazine. In it, she comments on the shift of focus from fashioning our personal selves to our homes. If you’re… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

No doubt on your travel itinerary at one stage or another is Singapore. A vibrant city where east meets west and heritage, modernity and opulence combine. The changing skyline is… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Monochrome Opulence by Greg Natale

Two time winner of the Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year, Greg Natale has always been known for his glamorous interiors. This Brisbane family home is certainly no exception. The… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Tom Matosin

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.

Category: How To

Caitlan Nagle

Winter Decorating Trends

As the cooler weather sets in, all eyes are on decorating trends this winter.  Creating comfortable spaces that make you want to stay indoors are more desirable than ever. Entertaining… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

1890s Grandeur by Brendan Wong

On the cover of last month’s Belle magazine was an incredible project by Brendan Wong. The interior designer is renowned for his luxury aesthetic, always producing ‘wow’ worthy interiors where opulence meets refinement.… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

The Apartment by The Line, NYC

A light-filled aerie on SoHo’s Greene Street, The Apartment by The Line the latest venture from trendsetting NYC duo Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn. A dedicated haven for all things… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Beth

The Tray; A Decor Essential

A tray is the new must have decor essential for every home. There, I’ve declared it and I’m not taking it back. Just as cushions and throws have become a… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Personal Accessories by Timothy Oulton

With a talented eye for design, it was no surprise to me that Timothy Oulton looked elsewhere to offer his signature leather craftsmanship. The lifestyle collection of personal accessories, available exclusively… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle