Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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

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

Dreaming of a Daybed

A daybed is surprisingly one of the most versatile additions to a home. Both functional and inviting aesthetically, the humble daybed can shape a space. From a living area to bedroom… Read More.

Lily

The Modern Victorian

For a traditional home with contemporary influences, be inspired by the Victorian period. Think of the genteel of mid 19th Century ladies, romantic flowers and a soft feminine feel, complemented… Read More.

Liz

Parisian Chic by Tatiana Nicol

I recently came across the work of French interior designer Tatiana Nicol. Based in Paris, she is renowned for bright and airy spaces, accented by pops of colour. Her work… Read More.

Lily

Design Crush: Herringbone

I’m currently renovating an apartment and my ultimate design feature crush is herringbone. Not restricted to just the floor, I’ve fallen in love with a herringbone or chevron pattern as a… Read More.

Caitlan

Design Statement: Timber Feature Walls

Adding natural textures into an interior is one of the easiest ways to create a welcoming and inviting aesthetic. And a timber feature wall is a trend on the rise.… Read More.

Caitlan

On Trend: Moody Luxe Minimalism

A new trend is gaining momentum with high end edge – moody luxe minimalism. Moody isn’t restricted to dark hues like black and navy – dusty pinks and soft blues enrich… 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

Travel Destination: Byron Bay NSW

For so many years Australia’s Byron Bay has existed as a stunning corner of the world; a summer haven attracting hippies, surfers and travellers alike. Travel there today and you’ll… Read More.

Beth

Styling Cushions 101

Savvy styling with cushions is an art. There is so much more to consider than simple colour or pattern selection. I speak with Wendy Schmalkuche, Property Stylist for Coco Republic… Read More.

Caitlan

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

A Buyer’s Guide to Sofas

Deep, comfortable sofas in neutral tones with hard wearing and soft to touch, textured fabrics are the focus for 2015. For a Family I’m often asked what sofas are the… Read More.

Polly Gillman

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

Holiday Home With Mr Jason Grant

Open any dictionary and a home is defined as the place where one’s domestic affections are centred. I’m a firm believer that your home is your sanctuary – not only… Read More.

Caitlan

Styling for Sale: A Mosman Home

In a beautifully restored 1900s house in Mosman overlooking Sydney Harbour, Coco Republic Property Styling created a luxurious scheme to showcase the home’s high end, contemporary finish to potential buyers.… Read More.

Anne

Mondrian London by Tom Dixon

This September, the hotly anticipated 359-room Mondrian London at Sea Containers, opens to guests, complete with stand out interiors by Designer Tom Dixon. Although initially intended to be a luxury… Read More.

Beth

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

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

Kelly Hoppen New Releases

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Kelly a little bit over the past year, having launched her new furniture line in Australia, and I have to say that… Read More.

London, United Kingdom

Anthony