Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

The New ‘It’ Plant: The Olive Tree

For a while we’ve been obsessed with the fiddle leaf fig for interior decorating thanks to it’s large, luscious hand-sized leaves. Its vibrant green leaves were a favourite when it… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan N

1 Hotel Central Park, New York City

Escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City was quite a task… until now. Thanks to 1 Hotel Central Park, visitors and locals alike can enjoy some peace and… Read More.

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Caitlan N

Glow With Gold

Copper has been the dominating metal over the last couple of years, and I think our obsession with the rose-toned metal has sadly come to an end this year. For… Read More.

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Jessica

Decorate Your Bedroom Like a Boutique Hotel

When traveling I always like to rent an apartment to try and experience the area like a local, but occasionally I love to treat myself with a night or two… Read More.

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Jessica

Design-Savvy Fashion Week Stays

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the works of top fashion designers grace the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. During fashion week the ‘big four’… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Nicole

Interior Designer of the Year: Fiona Lynch

This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of triple-threat designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, What's On

Caitlan N

The Alex by Arent & Pyke

Arent & Pyke have garnered widespread praise for their beautiful residential projects but this year took out Best Hospitality Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards for The… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, Places & Faces

Anthony

Best Kitchen Design by Whiting Architects

Fresh, innovative and contemporary describes this residential kitchen by Whiting Architects. The project won Carole and Steven Whiting the award for Best Kitchen Design at the highly competitive Coco Republic… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan N

Paramount by The Office Space; Designed by Woods Bagot

Another brilliant project by Woods Bagot, Paramount by The Office Space launched last year and this week won the firm Best Commercial Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design… Read More.

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Alexandra

Winners of the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential Interior for the… Read More.

Category: What's On

Caitlan N

Selecting The Perfect Sized Rug

As a design consultant for Max Sparrow, I can’t stress enough how important a rug is into completing an interior scheme. From the size, colour, feel, and type of material, finding… Read More.

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Jessica

Last Minute Gifts For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day that always seems to sneak up on me and I’ll usually leave the perfect gift to the last minute. Like most… Read More.

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Caitlan N

Bronte House by Arent & Pyke

Australian interior design favourites Arent & Pyke create a youthful, playful family home in their Bronte House project. It’s no surprise the project has led to the design studio being… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, What's On

Beth

Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas

A finalist stand out, for me, in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016, is the cleverly re-imagined Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas. Achieving luxury in the finest… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, What's On

Beth

Warmth With Terracotta

From marble and copper to bright whites and pastels, over the last few years we’ve seen these cooler combinations prevalent in interiors around the globe. But earthy hues are burgeoning as the… Read More.

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Jessica

Five Minutes With Dean Boone On Outdoor Design

Sydney interior and landscape designer Dean Boone of Distinctive Living Design has a wealth of experience in creating inspirational, functional and aesthetically beautiful outdoor spaces.  As an educator at the Coco… Read More.

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Caitlan N

Finalists Announced: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards are one of the most anticipated events on the Australian design calendar celebrating excellence in Australian interior design and decoration. Now in their… Read More.

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Caitlan N

The Contemporary Window Seat

The window seat has been fully adopted into the modern home. What once was traditional and classic is now a contemporary design feature. Whilst the traditional window seat is synonymous with… Read More.

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Caitlan N

The Concrete Interior

The concrete interior. A contemporary minimalist designer’s dream. There is simply no stopping the top tier status that grey has been enjoying over the past few years. Whilst concrete in… Read More.

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Caitlan N

Maximising Space In Your Home

It’s one of the main questions my interior consultants get asked on a daily basis: “how do I maximise space?” Large open plan spaces, narrow and long living rooms, cosy… Read More.

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Jessica

Gracias Madre, West Hollywood

Gracias Madre is my go-to whenever in Los Angeles. Located in the vibrant West Hollywood area, this Mexican eatery opened in 2014 and I’ve been making it a stop on every trip… Read More.

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Caitlan N

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

X It’s not often that you come across spaces that are whimsical yet still highly elegant and sophisticated, however, celebrated Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, has managed to just that –… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

The Perforated House, Brunswick

The Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design is a home unlike any other you’ve seen. A modern residence in Melbourne’s Brunswick with a striking façade of printed perforated steel. A piece of architecture… Read More.

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Jase

Flinders House by Canny Architecture

It’s not often that you come across a farmhouse that exudes rich, moody sophistication. But Flinders House in Victoria does it well. A bespoke renovation by Canny Architecture has transformed this former traditional Australian… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan N