Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

Seventies Styling in 2016

We’ve seen an increase in the use of bold colours and pattern, and it seems that these details, along with a bit of kitsch thrown into the mix, will be… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Alexandra

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 Nagle

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 Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

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 Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

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.

Category: What's On

Caitlan Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

On Trend: A Green Palette

We’re definitely seeing a shift in interior design aesthetics, where more earthen materials and colours will outshine light and bright palettes. Expect timber, stone, terracotta, and rattan to feature in our homes,… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

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.

Category: What's On

Caitlan Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

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.

Category: Trends & Finds

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 Nagle

Lighting Innovations For 2016

There are certain items within a home that can easily be updated to upgrade your interior and lighting is one of them. These decorative items are just as important as… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Maison & Objet 2016

Every January, the global design industry congregates in Paris for one of the top interiors trade shows, Maison & Objet. This show brings together all things design; from furniture and lighting,… Read More.

Category: What's On

Anthony

Amsterdam’s Newest Hotel: The Hoxton

Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow