Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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

Miami Basel

Design Miami is THE leading venue for the design world, bringing together the most influential buyers, designers and exhibits from around the world. The exhibitions that present at the venue… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

10 Inspired Outdoor Spaces

Most Australians share a love of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Embracing the great outdoors, we entertain, dine, relax and play outside almost all year round. In celebration of the start of… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Anthony

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