Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Putty Hues

Shadow tones and purer whites are set to give way to green cast graphites. Putty hues are on trend. 2017 echoes this message but will see more depth to grey and cleaner… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Mondo Deli, Portugal

Let me introduce you to Mondo Deli. Amongst the cobblestone streets of Portugal’s northwest riverside town of Porto is an excellent newcomer to the gastronomy scene.  Designed by German born industrial… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan Nagle

Buona Bocca, Beijing

Mirroring Italian food, Beijing’s newest wine bar Buona Bocca is full of colour and vibrancy. A lively establishment seen through by Beijing-based design firm Studio Ramoprimo, Buona Bocca is a… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Q&A With A Colour Consultant

An expert in the field of colour, I sat down with experienced colour consultant Sharon Gage to get the scoop of what it’s like to work in the industry. Sharon teaches… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan Nagle

Hotel Vernet, Paris

Along the Champs-Elysées, not far from the iconic Arc de Triomphe, you’ll find another Parisian great: the Hôtel Vernet. Its long 100 years on the busy Parisian avenue meant that… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Anthony

Tiles For A Statement Interior

I’ve taken a particular interest in tiles over these last couple of weeks after having been inspired by the stunning Moroccan Zellige, which you can read more about here. As… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Pretty in Pink

From potted geraniums and soft wisteria in the garden, to grapefruit sorbet and understated stylish napery, pale icy pink is the colour inspiring me most. Adding a slight tint of… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

On Trend: Wild Wallpaper

Wallpaper has become a staple in the contemporary and traditional Australian home. From a design perspective, wallpaper provides instant gratification. A brilliant update for a room that needs a touch of personality or… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

The Allure Of Grey

Grey has been the new black for some time now. The idea that grey is drab is a myth – when used in the right way, grey can be atmospheric, elegant and… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Lily

Hotel Panache, Paris

Set in Paris’ historic red light district lays the Hotel Panache: an Art Nouveau-inspired hotel that, thanks to its elegance and design flair, has recently become the talk of the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Raffia, A Textural Touch

As we’re diving into our chillier months, our good friends in the USA are enjoying the sun and surf as they experience summer. While we enjoy luxuriously plush velvets and… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

The Apollo, Tokyo

Greek cuisine meets raw Japanese design at The Apollo in Tokyo’s affluent Ginza area. The Australians behind the popular Sydney destination, Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess have taken their hit menu… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan Nagle

Toorak Residence by Coco Republic Interior Design

One of Coco Republic Interior Design’s latest Melbourne projects is a beautiful apartment in Toorak by Senior Designer Candice Stroud. For clients who were downsizing, Candice has nailed a refined,… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

Luxe, Calm, Modern: Christian Liaigre

French national Christian Liaigre is one of the world’s most sort after interior and furniture designers. The 72 year olds exacting eye produces one of the most considered interior styles… Read More.

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Anthony

Decadent Duo: Marble & Brass

Marble and brass is one of the all time classic combinations, from interior design to furniture and homewares. Think a marble benchtop and brass hardware in a kitchen, elegant light… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage

Tucked away in the exquisite rolling pastures of the Scottish Highlands lies Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage; a 17th Century farmhouse that, thanks to Swiss interior designer Ruth Kramer, has evolved into a sophisticated… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Often overlooked due to the dominance of both Los Angeles and New York, Chicago still has a soul that is hard to ignore. Although not an ancient city and with the… Read More.

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Anthony

Luxe Textures For Winter

Winter is all about warm textures. Velvet and mohair add opulent sophistication with rich warmth. Hides and furs add tactile luxury. Knits and woolly materials add texture in winter. Add a… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Square Detail: Moroccan Zellige

Tiles are a fantastic way to update any space; from the bathroom to the kitchen, a great feature tile can come a long way, incorporating pattern and colour into an… Read More.

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Jessica

The Restaurant By The River

A new luxury dining venue has been added to the list of Antwerp’s illustrious food scene; designed by renowned architect Bob Van Reeth and local interior design studio Co. studio,… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Trending: Moody Blues

It is really just a coincidence that it’s getting colder and a cooler tone is on trend right now. None other than the moody and calming appeal of a deep, dark… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

The Hermitage, Sydney

With an exquisite raw and natural palette, The Hermitage is one of the most stunning properties in Sydney. Originally built in 1831, it has recently been reimagined by Architecture firm… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Lily

Study Interior Decorating And Styling

For those who are interested in a career in interior decorating or styling or simply have a love of all things home and design, then let me introduce you to… Read More.

Category: What's On

Caitlan Nagle

Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán, Madrid

Ham sandwiches don’t usually go hand-in-hand with champagne and luxurious fittings, but thanks to Lucas y Hernández-Gil, Madrid’s Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán proves otherwise. The gastronomic delight serves humble… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica