Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

About Alison L

Alison is a content aficionado by day; immersed in the world of breathtaking interiors and exquisite outdoor spaces as Marketing Executive for Coco Republic and Max Sparrow. A global traveller, having lived around the world including Saudi Arabia, United States of America and now Australia, Alison loves hunting for the latest international finds - be it an interior trend or a dining destination.

Bowral Project: A Q&A With Joy Simonsen

This week we chat with Joy Simonsen, seasoned Interior Designer for Coco Republic with over 25 years of experience regarding her newest project, Bowral House with Clarendon Homes. Read More.

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The New World: The New Hotel

Transform your bedroom into a luxury hotel with our three design tips to enjoy a blissful night sleep every day. Here’s how you can get the look. Read More.

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Luxurious Leather: Sofas & Occasional Chairs

To guide your selection and help create a cohesive living room aesthetic we’ve selected our favourite timeless leather pieces. All in-stock and ready to be styled in your home. Read More.

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Discover Our Winter Lookbook

The 2020 Coco Republic Winter Lookbook has arrived. Inspired by minimalist alpine interiors and the effortless sophistication of a Parisian aesthetic, this collection is largely focused on textures and feelings of winter warmth. Read More.

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Our Latest Project: Bentleigh Home

Coco Republic Interior Design recently completed a full interior project in collaboration with Porter Davis Homes in bayside suburb Bentleigh. Drawing inspiration from nature, our designers created a calming haven with an upscale aesthetic for potential buyers. Read More.

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Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Browse a selection of beautifully crafted pieces and thoughtful ideas to treat mum. Read More.

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Design Goes Virtual

To help you create your dream interiors and adapt to the ‘new normal’ we are offering clients virtual design consultations and private appointments to create your dream interiors. Read More.

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The At Home Bar

We’ve rounded up our favourite stylish picks so that you’ll emerge isolation an expert mixologist, complete with beautiful bar storage and a signature cocktail to serve at your next dinner party. Read More.

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Bobby Berk’s Collection Launches At Max Sparrow

Bobby Berk’s highly-anticipated furniture collection launches at Max Sparrow. Read More.

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Shades Of Grey, Our Bestselling Beds

The importance of a well-designed bedroom starts with the focal point of the room, the bed. To create a tranquil space we love the look of a warm and soothing colour palette of warm grey upholstery Read More.

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Heartwarming Pasta: A Recipe For Two

Few dishes can compete with a bowl of fresh pasta, and L’Americano’s fettuccini pasta is no exception. A heavenly pair of al dente pasta tossed with a rich melt-in-your-mouth pork ragu. Read More.

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It’s Trending: Brilliant Blue

Be inspired by our collection of blue furniture and homewares to create your own take on the classic blue colourway. Read More.

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Tom’s Picks: An International Feast

Transport yourself to the Italian Riviera, wine, dine and indulge. Tom Isaacs, our international Food & Beverage Manager at L’Americano shares his list of must-try dishes and drinks at our Newmarket, Fortitude Valley and Alexandria sites. Read More.

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Your Checklist This Entertaining Season

With the end of the year fast approaching, the holidays are spent with the ones we love. Entertain in style with our checklist for a seasoned host.   A Feast… Read More.

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Modern Statement Makers: Arcadia Collection

Introducing Arcadia, the newest collection by Max Sparrow. Offering unparalleled luxury for a modern contemporary home. Elegant pieces tailored to perfection, the furniture is defined by clean lines and exquisite… Read More.

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A Summer Soiree

Coco Republic celebrated the official grand opening of the first New Zealand boutique by hosting a Summer Soiree within the 1,000 sqm spacious showroom in the newly opened Westfield Newmarket.… Read More.

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How To Style: Gold Leaf

For a truly opulent touch to your home, you’ll love the impact gold leafing has on furniture. Each piece has a lustrous shimmer that fits effortlessly into any interior. Read More.

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A Day At Design School: Interior Decoration Masterclass

A fun and immersive day spent learning about the world of interior decorating at the Coco Republic Design School. Read More.

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Rich Character At Home: Introducing Nolita

Max Sparrow’s newest collection has just landed online, introducing Nolita. Read More.

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A Recipe You’ll Love…

Transport your dinner guests to the Italian Riviera with a dish they will love, recreate L’Americano Espresso Bar’s Signature Salad at home.

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Timothy Oulton: The Experience

Timothy Oulton is famed for its handcrafted leather furniture, unique lighting and providing a sensorially rich experience amongst other things. Influenced by a love for antiques and affection for British… Read More.

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Styling Essentials 101 With Vanessa Colyer Tay

The Coco Republic Design School offers comprehensive design courses with flexible learning options for students of all expertise levels. Unleash your creative potential with Styling Essentials 101, starting this Thursday… Read More.

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Fortitude Valley Welcomes New Max Sparrow Gallery

Bustling Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley is home to the latest Max Sparrow showroom. Previously adjoined to the Coco Republic upper level, Max Sparrow now sits proudly next door. It’s… Read More.

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On Trend: Woven Furniture

Woven furniture evokes relaxed coastal ambience unlike any other material. The textural playfulness is truly unique, where pieces balance breezy casual style with understated elegance. In other words, you can… Read More.

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