Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

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

Plan A Relaxing Outdoor Space

The idea of bringing the outdoors in is nothing new. Design schemes around the world are incorporating natural elements more and more. Just flick through the pages of Vogue Living… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Hamptons vs French Provincial Interiors

Hamptons style is timeless. It never goes off trend – it’s hard to deny the allure of sophisticated, neutral and relaxing interiors with coastal edge. I know I can’t and you’ll see this by… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Max Sparrow

Primus Hotel Sydney

Built in 1939, the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building on Pitt Street is now home to a luxury hotel. One of Sydney’s finest examples of art deco glamour… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan Nagle

Romantic Mediterranean Interiors

I’m looking to the Mediterranean for interiors inspiration. Creating a dreamy country-coastal Spanish style home that combines expansive interior spaces with outdoor living all year round. It’s not hard to appreciate… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

1930’s to the 60’s: Hollywood Regency

With pattern, colour and texture at its core, the Hollywood Regency design style has been reimagined over the decades to still remain relevant today. Synonymous with glitz and glamour, extravagance… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Alexandra

Rose Quartz And Serenity

Rose Quartz and Serenity were recently introduced as Pantone’s 2016 Colour of the Year. Blended together for balance between warmer rose tones and cooler tranquil blues to create a calming… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

The South Beach, Singapore

The name Philippe Starck, is synonymous with influential and inspiring design. A man of many talents Philippe Starck nails a whimsical and innovative design aesthetic from furniture to interiors and architecture. Nothing… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

Mirror Image

Mirrors are one of the most versatile features in a home, as they not only help create the illusion of a more expansive space, but they also prove to be… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Repetitive Design

Repetition in interior design is powerful. It often goes unnoticed but pay attention and you’ll see it everywhere. Patterns, architectural features in a row and even symmetry create repetition. Subtle details in… Read More.

Category: How To

Jessica