Design Field Notes

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Swedish Minimalism Meets Colour

A Scandinavian interior has been really popular especially over the last few years. The light, monochromatic and minimalist aesthetic really appeals to our friends in Northern Europe as they’re often… Read More.

Caitlan

Natural Luxury: Deep Green & Timber

With all of the natural elements we’ve seen in interior design recently it’s really no wonder that the hues of green have been trending also. Associated with nature, tranquillity and… Read More.

Jessica

Q&A With A Colour Consultant

An expert in the field of colour, I sat down with experienced colour consultant Sharon Gage to get the scoop of what it’s like to work in the industry. Sharon teaches… Read More.

Caitlan

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.

Caitlan

2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

The design age is dawning and one of Australia’s most recognised paint brand Dulux has revealed their colour forecast for 2016. And this is one of my favourites to date. Explaining… Read More.

Caitlan

In Vogue: Petrol On Trend

Petrol continues to make its presence felt in the home. A colour that grew in popularity late last year, it’s as intriguing as ever. A cross between blue and teal, petrol… Read More.

Caitlan

How To: Choosing Bold Upholstery

The shelf life of an upholstery piece is often only as long as the fabric it is covered in.  And choosing the right fabric for your sofa or occasional chair… Read More.

Beth

Talking Trends with The Life Creative

I have a love-hate relationship with trends. I love to be constantly inspired by beautiful interiors that transcend the season’s fashions whilst I can’t help but get excited when various… Read More.

Caitlan

Introducing Marsala: Pantone 2015 Colour of the Year

A chic burgundy hue, the colour experts at Pantone have debuted their 2015 Colour of Year as the strong and warm, marsala. Described by Pantone as a “naturally robust and… Read More.

Caitlan

Summer Cool: Minty Hues

I’m constantly on the hunt for new finds to update my home. If you’re like me then you love giving new life to your interior – from the addition of… Read More.

Caitlan

Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.

Nicole

Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014. WHAT IS… Read More.

Caitlan

Walls That Talk

When Porter’s Paints asked me to create a series of striped wallpapers for them, I welcomed it as a chance to extend my love of bold colours and patterns into… Read More.

Greg Natale

Punchy Colour: An Artist's Home

Artist and former band member of Sneaky Sound System, Daimon Downey, inspires me on so many levels – his style, his music, his art and now his home! I always… Read More.

Lisa

Painting by Halves

Choosing the perfect feature wall colour can be a gruelling decision – you narrow it down from 10 to 5, 5 to 2 and then you’re stumped for weeks!  But… Read More.

Beth

The Magical Cinque Terre

Although the Cinque Terre has become one of the most overcrowded tourists hotspots on the Italian Riviera, it has avoided modern development almost entirely.  From the perspective of a designer,… Read More.

Lily

Emerald: 2013 Colour of the Year

Exciting news!  Pantone has named Emerald as Colour of the year for 2013: science plan dog food  “Green is the most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more… Read More.

Julien

Easton Pearson for Designer Rugs

On Tuesday night, Designer Rugs unveiled their new and exclusive collaboration with Australia’s iconic fashion designers Easton Pearson.  The striking collection features eight artisan rugs made from New Zealand Wool,Viscose… Read More.

Beth

The Beauty of Grey

When we first walked into this Victorian terrace in Sydney’s Inner West, it was bland and dark and not functional. Working together with the client and their architect, we came… Read More.

Greg Natale

Gone Fishing: Mr Jason Grant for Murobond

Dreaming of a coastal holiday?  I know I am. come curare i funghi della pelle Sydney based interior stylist Mr Jason Grant, has released his highly anticipated fourth collaboration with… Read More.

Field Notes

Green with Envy

Green is a colour I have always been afraid to consider for my home. Until now. Recently I have stumbled across (thanks to endless exploration on Pinterest) a selection of… Read More.

Beth

New York Gift Fair 2012 – The Latest Trends

The New Gift Fair brings together the best in decorative accessories and furnishings from around the world, but the highlights would definitely have to be from the local markets including… Read More.

Field Notes

Colour Love: Red-Purple

Enigmatic, bold and alluring, red-purple is one of my favourite colours. Radiating energy, this colour makes me think of exotic flowers such as orchids or fuschias. It’s a colour I… Read More.

Field Notes

Sweating In Style

William Sofield is one of my all time favourite interior designers. His work radiates masculinity and style and is executed in a totally unexpected way. Studio Sofield has designed the… Read More.

Lily