Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Vintage Rugs: No Two The Same

This coming winter, the easier way to inject warmth into your home is through laying a rug over your flooring, whether it be timber or tiles. Not only do rugs… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Mid-Century Modern Style

Diana Ribarevski, Head of Design Services NSW at Coco Republic, speaks of her passion for Mid-century design, and shares how we can incorporate it into our own homes.  Diana: Mid-century is… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

New York’s Coolest Townhouse

The World of McIntosh Townhouse has a storied past. Currently located in the bustle of SoHo, it once supplied electrical power to the city, and in the 1980s and 90s… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Where Design Meets Nature: The Retreat At Blue Lagoon Iceland

On April 1st 2018, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland opened its doors for the first time to guests.  Located in the heart of an 800-year-old, moss-covered lava flow, The… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Styling An Artist’s Former Retreat.

Coco Republic Property Styling recently styled a character filled home for sale in Sydney’s prestigious Watsons Bay, a residence once belonging to legendary Australian artist John Olsen, painter of the… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

When Your Art Is Above A Sofa Or Bed…

Creating a gallery wall is a design trend more popular than ever before, and is an expressive and creative way to show personality. Here are a few tips for hanging… Read More.

Joy Simonsen

Minimalist Perfection In Portsea

FGR Architects has brought the best of minimalist design to Wildcoast Road, by creating a rectangular module home that effortlessly stands out amongst its Portsea surroundings.  The true beauty of… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Get The Look: Timeless Chic

If you’ve recently seen our new photoshoot and fallen in love with our above living interior, then we’re here to help recreate that timeless space in your own home. With… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

How To: Create A Gallery Wall

Creating a gallery wall is a design trend more and more people are embracing. A wall of artwork is an expressive and creative way to show personality; this is how… Read More.

Joy Simonsen

Channelling Industrial Chic: Barbacoa

Returning to the studio after a recent vacation to blissful Bali, I’m feeling creatively inspired and my batteries are recharged. I couldn’t believe how many amazing eateries there were (within… Read More.

Sarah Muir

How To: Style A Home Study

Good design is imperative for maximum productivity in home offices, especially for those increasing number of people opting to work from home. How do you create a harmonious home study… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Creating The Dream Mudroom

While not prevalent in Australian homes, mudrooms are instrumental in keeping a home organised and clutter free. The most important element… It’s important not to overthink or clutter the mudroom.… Read More.

Alexandra
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On Trend: Haute Bohemian

Each Bohemian home is different in design, energy, taste and scale. Rather than being about a particular look, Bohemian interiors are more about the intuit soul and spirit of a… Read More.

Lily

Trends Of 2018: Abstract Modernism

Abstract expressionism and modernist art appeared to be a key influence behind the accessories on show at Maison et Objet 2018. My pick of the bunch was the delicately and… Read More.

Beth

Nod To A Bygone Era

The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic landmark in Chicago. Reserved for the elite and privileged for 122 years, today the hotel is both a novel downtown destination… Read More.

Anthony

Trends Of 2018: Ripe Red

From ripe red to dusty pink, Maison et Objet in January 2018 was overflowing with clashing berry tones, making it a trend to watch out for in 2018.  Spanish furniture designers… Read More.

Beth

2018 Bathroom Tile Trends

Selecting bathroom tiles can be overwhelming. From synthetic and natural, shiny and matte, to large and small tiles, the choices and combinations are endless. Diana Ribarevski, Head of Design Services… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Investment Piece: The Sofa

Whether you have just bought a new home, changing location or simply considering a refresh; something which is almost always considered is a new sofa. The sofa is often seen… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

From 1950s Motel To Retro-Cool Boutique: Sound View Greenport

A slew of 1950s motels have recently been transformed into retro-cool boutique hotels in North Folk, in New York’s Long Island district. The Sound View Greenport is one such place.… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

A Romantic Escape On The Italian Riviera

It is hard to believe that Cabanon was once a derelict cabin situated on the Italian Riviera between Bordighera and San Remo. However until architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet of… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Modern Elegance; Styled For Sale

This residence styled by Coco Republic Property Styling is a private sanctuary of grand proportions in the hub of Rose Bay.   The home’s striking formal living and dining room is… Read More.

The Editor

1880: The Modern Members’ Club.

Timothy Oulton Studio – the interiors and construction design studio of Timothy Oulton – showcases its largest project to date: 1880, the modern antidote to the typical members’ club. Overlooking… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Belle Luxury Home Building Awards

The Belle Luxury Home Building Awards showcase the best of building craftsmanship across Australia, from new builds and landscape design, to alterations and joinery construction. This year’s judging panel -which… Read More.

The Editor

70s Glamour Reinvented; Meet Inception

Inspired by vintage infinity mirrors from the 1970s, the Inception Mirror by Timothy Oulton is a spectacular showcase of urban glamour for people who love to entertain. Inception was launched… Read More.

The Editor