Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

The Holiday Retreat

I’ve been dreaming of an escape and the holiday retreat is the ultimate dream for many. An all year round sanctuary. Imagine your own paradise. The vibrant green views met with the… Read More.

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Anthony

Five Minutes With Textile Designer Grace Garrett

I love the idea of designing your own rug completely tailored to your own space. As Homewares Buyer for Coco Republic, I wanted a bespoke touch to our rug collection and… Read More.

Beth

The Making of The Grenade Vase

Jonathan Adler is renowned for making unique homewares and has never shied away from anything too audacious.  The Grenade Vases certainly do not lack in the craftsmanship and detail that Jonathan has… Read More.

Caitlan

Coveted By A Homewares Buyer

As Homewares Buyer for Coco Republic and Max Sparrow, I have a daily source of inspiration for the home. Working with beautiful quality crafted pieces day to day is what… Read More.

Beth

Metallics Revisited

If you’re looking to update your home by injecting some drama and elegance into the space, then adding metallics is a sure way to achieve this. From copper and brass… Read More.

Jessica

Winter Decorating Trends

As the cooler weather sets in, all eyes are on decorating trends this winter.  Creating comfortable spaces that make you want to stay indoors are more desirable than ever. Entertaining… Read More.

Beth

The Tray; A Decor Essential

A tray is the new must have decor essential for every home. There, I’ve declared it and I’m not taking it back. Just as cushions and throws have become a… Read More.

Caitlan

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

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

Contemporary Cosmopolitan Living; By Coco Republic Interior Design

Harnessing the natural surrounds of Sydney’s inner west, Coco Republic Interior Design worked closely with Mirvac to create a contemporary interior scheme for the new Harold Park development. Harold Park… Read More.

Alexandra

2015 The Year of the Artisan

I was recently asked about my thoughts on the next big thing in interiors with the new year upon us. Last year we saw the resurgence of the Butterfly Chair,… Read More.

Natasha

Introducing Max Sparrow Homewares

Our favourite online furniture store – Max Sparrow – launches into the world of homewares with an eclectic collection of over 200 stylish accessories for the home. Max has travelled… Read More.

Caitlan

In His Words: Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler is arguably one of the world’s most exciting and celebrated designers. He is a man I have admired for a number of years, first on my radar with… Read More.

Anthony

Casual Luxe: Cashmere Throws

Coco Republic is now stocking a selection of four new cashmere throws from local Sydney based brand, IN BED. The throws are made from the highest quality 100% pure Mongolian… Read More.

Beth

Making the Most of the Mantle

A statement fireplace can have a dramatic impact on a living space. The perfect perch for displaying collected curiosities and your favourite décor pieces, a fireplace becomes a focal point… Read More.

Caitlan

Tabletop Glamour: Oscar de la Renta Home

A homewares collection with history – each unique piece significant in design and material – is exactly what Oscar de la Renta Home is all about.  The exquisite range of… Read More.

Beth

Maison et Objet 2012-13 – Inspired Homewares & Lighting

When you really look at it, the majority of the Maison et Object Fair is homewares. There are halls full of suppliers with a variety of products from children's toys,… Read More.

Anthony

Maison et Object 2012/13 – Favourites from the Fair

At most furniture fairs there is just too much to see and buy and Maison et Object in Paris is no exception – halls as far as the eye can… Read More.

Anthony

Super Stylin’ Steve Cordony

Steve Cordony is one of the best in his game and currently on the front line of cutting edge interiors and styling. As Interior Design Editor of design bible Belle… Read More.

Natalia

Oly Concept Store Launch Party in Melbourne

Melbourne just can’t stop talking about the launch of Australia’s first Oly San Francisco concept store on Church Street, Richmond.  The exquisite Oly furniture and homewares collection came alive last… Read More.

Beth

Oustanding Stand Styling at Maison et Objet 2012

hidradenitis suppurativa diet Stand styling at Maison Objet was pretty varied in scale and style, perhaps one common denominator was a natural element running through most stands. Flamant Flamant used… Read More.

Jodie

Hob-Knobbing in London

From high streets to local markets, I found some beautiful designs for door hardware in London; bejeweled ceramic, heavy steel, glass, leather and resin. From Large plate handles to delicate… Read More.

Natalia

Lions, Tigers and Bears… in Paris

While recently in Paris for the Maison et Objet home products fair I had a chance to visit Deyrolle, a 170 year old shop in the St.Germain district of Paris.… Read More.

James

Hidden gems at the Australian International Furniture Fair 2012

As Australia’s own International Furniture Fair draws to a close, here are some of the treasures that were lurking in the vast expanse of the Sydney Exhibition Centre. It took… Read More.

Natalia