Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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

LA Luxury: Rocker Eclectic

Perched in the Los Angeles hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, is a traditional home which evokes a cool artistic flare, partnered with a understated elegant aesthetic, in all the right… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Max Sparrow

Sustainable Living in the Tropics: Green School, Bali

As we become more and more aware of the impacts technology has on the environment, sustainable design has become a concept grasped by many interior design and architecture professionals. This… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Dream Galley Kitchens

Galley kitchens, often associated with ships and airplanes, tend to be small yet highly efficient spaces that feature two rows of countertops and cabinetry, divided by a narrow walkway. Although… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Hotel Hotel, Canberra

Australia’s capital is undergoing a boom of sorts – new bars, hatted restaurants and one striking new hotel. Aptly located in the Nishi building, a multi-function world-class structure in Canberra’s… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

The Dark Side: How to Master Black Walls

Sometimes there’s nothing greater than a light-filled room complete with crisp white walls complimented by neutral-toned styling. However, with a glamorous interior making a come back, introduce a high-impact dose… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Colour Inspiration: Olive Green

When designing for an interior space, I believe it is important to create a space that will stand the test of time and not one that is going to go… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Reinventing the Kitchen

Kitchens are no longer a stock standard feature in today’s homes. No longer confined to a separate room off a living or dining space. No longer for the sole purpose… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Jessica

The Canopy Bed

Nothing demands attention or says luxury more than a beautiful canopy bed. There’s something warm and whimsical about these grand beds, with or without styled drapery, that transports you to… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Anthony

Interiors Inspiration: Animal Instincts

For those that know me, I am quite the animal lover; from stallions to deep sea creatures – I love them all! I’ve taken a look at interiors that incorporate animal… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Design Duo: Brass & Copper

Gone are the days of glitter gold and sterling silver. Nowadays, the focus has shifted towards copper and brass. After countless seasons, where the idea of chromed metals have been the… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

La Mamounia, Marrakech

When I think of Morocco I think of clay and colour – an abundance of earthy architecture with beautiful bursts of colour  and pattern in intricate tiling. There’s truly something magical, historical… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

Corner Store Café, Brisbane

Visiting the local corner store is a tradition that I think most of us have adopted. From post-sport lolly purchases as a kid, to lazy Sunday morning strolls for the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica

Armani’s Best Retail Experience

When I started in the business of buying furniture, I would visit Milan every year and my fondest memory is of visiting the 8000 ft sq Armani megastore. The building was… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Wharf Road; By Coco Republic Property Styling

Coco Republic Property Styling have been fortunate to work on some incredible residences over the years and this one is no exception. Located in Birchgrove in Sydney, the home was… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Caitlan Nagle

Interiors Inspiration: White Out

There is something about an all white interior that captures my eye each and every time. It is the fascinating contrast of minimalism yet warmth that makes these spaces so… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Liz

A Perfectly Wrapped Gift

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to consider gifts. Whilst I haven’t yet purchased my gifts yet for family and friends, I already have the wrapping paper, ribbons and cards… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Fine Dining In A Sydney Cafe

L’Americano Espresso Bar was an idea first conceived over five years ago by Coco Republic. We wanted to put a cafe in the heart of our flagship Alexandria showroom, to enrich… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Techne’s Latest: Mammoth Café, Melbourne

A unique triangular tenancy wedged between Malvern Road and Beatty Avenue in Armadale, is Mammoth Café. For the duo behind Touchwood, Pillar of Salt and Barry, this is the next chapter… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Caitlan Nagle

Vintage in a Modern World

Vintage inspired interiors offer a sense of modern luxury with a charming and nostalgic twist. Timeless, character filled and full of personality. Let me share four top tips with you on… Read More.

Category: How To

Alexandra

How To: Mix & Match

A little bit of versatility never hurt anyone, especially when it comes to interior design. A home that has layers of different styles, colours, patterns, and textures is interesting and… Read More.

Category: How To

Max Sparrow

The Right Sofa: Leather or Fabric?

The living room is usually the heart of the household; for most of us it’s where we gather together and catch up on each other’s day, or where we sit… Read More.

Category: How To

Jessica

Design Detail: High Gloss Interiors

I recently came across a design detail that pre-empted the focus for this week’s blog post. I was on the hunt for colour inspiration when I came across a photo… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Summer Redecorating

Summer, to me, is synonymous with happiness and health – it’s the festive season and the season for new beginnings and resolutions. All of this combined with heat-induced beach trips… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Jessica