Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

The Fondazione Prada

Stepping above ground from the Metro you would be excused for feeling like you have arrived in the industrial centre of Milan. The suburban landscape is underwhelming and grey. However,… Read More.

Stephanie Sanders

On Trend: Wild Wallpaper

Wallpaper has become a staple in the contemporary and traditional Australian home. From a design perspective, wallpaper provides instant gratification. A brilliant update for a room that needs a touch of personality or… Read More.

Caitlan

Design-Savvy Fashion Week Stays

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the works of top fashion designers grace the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. During fashion week the ‘big four’… Read More.

Nicole

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.

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.

Anthony

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.

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.

Jessica

Achieving A Relaxed Interior

I cannot deny the appeal of a relaxed interior. Whilst tailored schemes still have their place, many designers are creating casual and imperfect spaces as client’s look to their homes to find a sense… Read More.

Lily

On Trend: Patterned Tiles

Gone are the glory days of white and beige floor tiles. Flicking through the latest Belle and Indesign magazines, I couldn’t help but notice the new focus. From international homes to… Read More.

Beth

10 Inspired Outdoor Spaces

Most Australians share a love of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Embracing the great outdoors, we entertain, dine, relax and play outside almost all year round. In celebration of the start of… Read More.

Anthony

On Trend: Coloured Marble

For a little while now marble has been well and truly on our radar – from coffee tables to fashion accessories, the appeal of this elegant natural material has been… Read More.

Beth

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

Timeless Trend: Tufted Upholstery

I can’t deny the sophistication of tufted upholstery. I love clean, contemporary lines but there is something so beautiful and elegant about pieces that tufted detail. Think of a luxurious… Read More.

Caitlan

Designer Highlights: Milan Furniture Fair 2015

Last month the city of Milan was flooded with events, presentations and exhibits of all sizes and content as the design crew hit the town for the annual Salone Internazionale del… Read More.

Caitlan

Interiors Inspiration: Mid-Century Modern

The mid-century modern style has really come back to life over the past decade. This paired back, sculptural interiors aesthetic is perfect for mixing and matching the old and the new.… Read More.

Caitlan

A Coastal Abode, Hope Island

Coco Republic Interior Design recently finished working on Metricon’s new Hope Island development and the results are stunning. They have created a versatile scheme for luxury living on the Gold Coast. The… Read More.

Caitlan

Past Trends That Keep Giving

There are some 2014 trends that I hope will linger a little longer. As interior styles come and go from Pantone’s latest colour statement to animal motifs, there are a few… Read More.

Caitlan

How To: Selecting The Right Rug

Adding a rug is a powerful thing and I like to give credit where credit is due. Not only can they define a space, they inject colour, texture and often a soft… Read More.

Alexandra

Stockholm Design Week 2015

Having returned for its 13th year, the Stockholm Design Week is an institution on the global calendar. As the Scandinavian trend of bold minimalist style continues, I’m more and more excited each year… Read More.

Caitlan

Walk on the Wild Side: EcoCamp, Chile

Set amongst one of the most breathtaking scenes is EcoCamp in the heart of Torres Del Paine in Chile. Think spectacular trails, local delicacies and waking up to the sounds… Read More.

Caitlan

International Influences: Maison & Objet 2015

Maison & Objet is always conceptual, a highlight on the international design calendar. Loan Resnekov of Coco Republic travelled to Paris this month and shares her insights into the key… Read More.

Caitlan

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton is a unique, energy-giving space located in the heart of southern China in Gaoming. I’ve had the privilege of visiting Timothy Oulton’s headquarters for… Read More.

Liz

L’Americano Espresso Bar, Alexandria

I’m excited to reveal Coco Republic’s first hospitality offering with the opening of L’Americano Espresso Bar – a welcome addition to the Sydney coffee scene. Set in our flagship Alexandria showroom,… Read More.

Anthony

Five Minutes With: Helen Lennie of Signature Prints

Working with textiles and playing with pattern and colour is often one of the most exciting aspects of working in the design industry. I had the opportunity to speak with… Read More.

Julien