Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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

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

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

Dark, Moody & Minimal

Being a self-diagnosed design geek, inspiration comes from anywhere. This week, as I was gathering clippings from the latest Belle and Vogue Living Magazines I came across one of my… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Caitlan Nagle

Pony, Brisbane

Hovering above the Brisbane River, in a plaza that lies amongst the glamorous office towers of Eagle Street in the CBD, you’ll find one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, Pony. Chef… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Max Sparrow

Window Spotlight: An Industrial Look

I am a firm believer in that the detail within a space is what transforms it from an ordinary to extraordinary home design. Throughout this week, I have been on… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Anthony

Bookshelf Styling 101

A must-have piece for any interior, you ask? There are lots that come to mind and the humble bookshelf is definitely up there. Not only does it serve a practical purpose… Read More.

Category: How To

Jessica

Fat Noodle, Brisbane

Tucked away in the Treasury Casino Building in Brisbane’s CBD is a hidden Asian gem bursting with both colour and flavour. With the popularity and success of Fat Noodle in… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jessica