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About Alexandra

Alexandra is an Interior Designer with Coco Republic, having long been a design enthusiast immersed in the world of design, styling and decorating. Taking her cues from both global and local adventures, Alexandra sees colour, pattern and texture in unique combinations as a strong starting point for her designs. With a particular interest in the ways a space can make people feel something extraordinary, Alexandra is always looking to add the personal touch to complete an interior.

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.

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Imagining A Life Alfresco

Quintessential Australian living embraces an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Think sunset BBQs with family and friends, tranquil moments along the vast shoreline and an enviable culture of late brunches and long lunches.… Read More.

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A Touch Of The 70s

It was evident at the world’s finest furniture fairs that a touch of the 70s are in. We’ve seen an increase in the use of bold colours and pattern, and… Read More.

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Vintage in a Modern World

Vintage inspired interiors offer a sense of modern luxury with a charming and nostalgic twist. Timeless, character filled and full of personality. Let me share four top tips with you on… Read More.

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Pure Luxury: The Upholstered Bedhead

Hotel luxury at home. Think sumptuous velvets, linens, and leathers. Dreamy spaces to rest and unwind. Breakfast in bed and time out from a busy travel schedule. Introduce a boutique hotel… Read More.

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Time Warp: The Durham Hotel

It’s not just the exterior of Durham’s former Mutual Community Savings Bank that will take you back to the 1960’s… Thanks to the work of LA studio Commune Design the… Read More.

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Wishlist Of A Furniture Buyer

I’m frequently asked the question – what’s on my wishlist as a Buyer? So I’ve compiled the pieces I’m coveting from the latest arrivals and best sellers from Coco Republic and Max… Read More.

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Paramount by The Office Space; Designed by Woods Bagot

Another brilliant project by Woods Bagot, Paramount by The Office Space launched last year and this week won the firm Best Commercial Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design… Read More.

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1930’s to the 60’s: Hollywood Regency

With pattern, colour and texture at its core, the Hollywood Regency design style has been reimagined over the decades to still remain relevant today. Synonymous with glitz and glamour, extravagance… Read More.

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L’Horizon Resort and Spa, Palm Springs

In a location known worldwide for its rich iconic heritage, modern mid century architecture, endless blue skies, desert plains, trendy boutiques and timeless Hollywood references, L’Horizon in Palm Springs is a… Read More.

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Perfectly Pretty Sorbet

Inspiration comes from so many places when it comes to interior design and decoration. It is one of the things I love the most about the industry. You can be… Read More.

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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.

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Malachite: The New Marble

Creating a statement, malachite is on trend for 2015. It’s a bold call, but some have said that this luxurious green mineral is the new marble. Marble is timeless, clean and… Read More.

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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.

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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.

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Winner: House & Garden Top 50 Rooms

Announced this week as a finalist for House and Garden’s annual Top 50 Rooms and awarded the coveted Best Use of Soft Furnishings, I am thrilled to share with you… Read More.

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Winter Entertaining

Entertaining friends and family in Winter is the perfect excuse to warm up the house and have fun with decorating your dinner table. I like to use simple, crisp white… Read More.

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Kilim Dreaming

Thinking back to my childhood, I will always remember those long hours waiting for my mum to choose her perfect kilim in Istanbul’s souk markets.  At the time, I could… Read More.

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A Compact Christmas: Decorating a Small Space

With Christmas just around the corner, the count down is on for adding the final decorative touches to your home.  If you’re one of the growing number of people living… Read More.

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Gatsby: A Kaleidoscopic Carnival

There is much hype surrounding the opening of Baz Luhrman’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and with it comes a new design trend – it’s time to revisit the… Read More.

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Studio Toogood Designs

At first glance of Studio Toogood‘s portfolio, it is clear that there is an innovative and fearless creative force at the wheel.  The driver is Faye Toogood, a London based… Read More.

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Objets Nomades: Louis Vuitton Pays Tribute

Louis Vuitton was originally founded in 1854 in Paris as a specialist leather trunk and travel bag producer.  In tribute to this historical craft, last December the legendary fashion house… Read More.

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Flower Power: Your Own Window Box

It really is true that the simple things in life bring us the most pleasure.  On my travels through Europe and again in Charleston USA, I was enchanted by the… Read More.

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Australia’s Got Talent: Christopher Boots

I’m sure you know what I mean when I talk about the creative vibe you find in Melbourne. You can sense it when you walk down the streets, in cafes,… Read More.

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