Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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

Balwyn House by Fiona Lynch

Situated on a beautiful oak tree lined street is Balwyn House, the latest project by Fiona Lynch. A finalist last year in the residential interiors category for the Belle Coco Republic… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

The Ultimate Leather Travel Bag

Sometimes there’s nothing more luxurious than the smell and feel of leather. Weather it’s a timeless tufted sofa or a handsome leather bag, leather is a material that exudes luxury… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Two Kitchen Trends for 2016 You Need To Know

Coming into the New Year I’m always looking for new interior design trends that I think will be popular throughout the up-coming year. Last year we saw a lot of… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Gracia Studio Architects

‘Award Winning, Unique Design’. This architects motto is certainly true. Senior Architect Jorges Gracia heads up his namesake architecture studio founded in 2004 working on projects that are challenging and… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

New Jonathan Adler To Hit Our Shores

Jonathan Adler is world renowned for his glamorous, chic and fun interiors. His furniture, from sofas to side tables and chesterfield sofas, never disappoint and always add interest to an… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Anthony

The Statement Bathroom Mirror

I find that when it comes to designing and decorating a home, the bathroom is one of the more difficult spaces to inject style and personality. It’s often daunting to… Read More.

Category: How To

Jessica

Enter Now: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

A highlight on the Australian design calendar, it is time again for the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Entries are now open. Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design and… Read More.

Category: What's On

Caitlan Nagle

Interiors Trend: Natural Raw

Naturally as the New Year rolls in we start to recognise new styles and trends emerging with the release of new season product. In 2016, one of the most significant… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Amber

Tailored Elegance: Navy And Gold

The relaxed coastal-country home incorporating natural textures and light, fresh colours is a dream for many Australians. But so too is a glamorous home where interior designers are asked to… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Design Tips For Hanging Art

Hanging art can be a tricky task, and one that many people struggle with. Whilst reconfiguring my room this week I decided to shake up my art arrangement in my… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

L’Horizon Resort and Spa, Palm Springs

In a location known worldwide for its rich iconic heritage, modern mid century architecture, endless blue skies, desert plains, trendy boutiques and timeless Hollywood references, L’Horizon in Palm Springs is a… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Alexandra

Design Focus: The Showstopping Hallway

Hallways are often forgotten when it comes to an interior – but why keep this space bare when it is such a fantastic opportunity to create drama! If you don’t… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

A Masculine Interior For the Everyday Gentleman

Ever wanted to create a trendy bachelor pad or man cave? No, I’m not talking about a den that features glossy black leather lazy boys and a giant TV –… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Polperro Winery by Hecker Guthrie

Situated amongst a sea of Eucalyptus trees in the green hills of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful Polperro Winery, which, for just an hour drive from Melbourne, is the most exquisite backdrop… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Palm Springs Modernist Landscapes

Palm Springs in California is synonymous with sleek, modern houses built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed to embrace and celebrate the desert environment and dramatic cinematic landscape of the Coachella Valley… Read More.

Category: How To

Nicole

Design Spotlight: The TV Room

The living room is a special space, often comforting us at the end of a long day. Some may use it as a space for relaxation, some for entertaining; either… Read More.

Category: How To

Jessica