Design Field Notes

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About Beth


Homewares Buyer for Coco Republic, Beth is constantly immersed in the world of interiors.  An avid traveler, Beth draws ideas from all four corners of the globe - finding just as much inspiration in the new and unknown, as right here on her doorstep.  Beth's travel essentials: Moleskin note book, an ipad, good quality headphones and the most recent issue of Elle Décor.

Trends of 2018: Cool Tones

In between the more adventurous reds, blush and berry tones found everywhere at Maison Objet 2018, in calming contrast, many exhibitors chose to showcase their wares in shades of forest… Read More.

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A Spotlight On India Mahdavi

In a city of restrained classicism and cloudy grey winter skies, the sister showrooms of Parisian-based designer India Mahdavi are an unexpected explosion of colour and forward thinking design. Sitting… Read More.

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Trends Of 2018: The Return To Handmade

It’s undeniable that we are all looking for an anecdote to our fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle. The answer at Maison et Objet 2018 was the home accessories world’s continued obsession with hand-crafted, artisanal… Read More.

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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.

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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.

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Potted Bliss: Indoor Plants 101

I have been inspired recently to add something living to my interior design scheme – something green and sculptural, to add interest, height and balance to my living room. Here… Read More.

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Luxurious Luminosity

Instant ambience. Elegant design.  Coco Republic is delighted to introduce their latest lighting collection, featuring 14 showstopping pieces that represent the season’s latest global design trends. From striking contemporary chandeliers,… Read More.

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Dream Space: Natural Curiosities’ LA Art Studio

Talk about #officegoals.  As Coco Republic launches it’s exclusive new art program with Natural Curiosities, Field Notes delves into the light-filled warehouse where all the magic happens. Natural Curiosities is… Read More.

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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.

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Creating A Sanctuary

Do you ever feel the need to retreat from technology and the stresses of every day life? Well this article is dedicated to the little nooks and small sanctuary spaces found in… Read More.

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Wow Factor: Lacquered Walls

Over the last few years we’ve seen bold patterned wallpaper, deep saturated wall paints and fabric wall treatments admired within the interior design world. If you’re looking for something different,… Read More.

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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.

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Bronte House by Arent & Pyke

Australian interior design favourites Arent & Pyke create a youthful, playful family home in their Bronte House project. It’s no surprise the project has led to the design studio being… Read More.

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Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas

A finalist stand out, for me, in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016, is the cleverly re-imagined Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas. Achieving luxury in the finest… Read More.

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On Trend: Patterned Tiles

Gone are the glory days of white and beige floor tiles. Flicking through the latest Belle and Indesign magazines, I couldn’t help but notice the new focus. From international homes to… Read More.

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On Trend: Coloured Marble

For a little while now marble has been well and truly on our radar – from coffee tables to fashion accessories, the appeal of this elegant natural material has been… Read More.

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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.

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The Apartment by The Line, NYC

A light-filled aerie on SoHo’s Greene Street, The Apartment by The Line the latest venture from trendsetting NYC duo Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn. A dedicated haven for all things… Read More.

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The Tavern, Los Angeles

For those who haven’t yet discovered the work of US based Interior Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks here’s a little intro the talent that is #JAM Design. Feast your eyes on… Read More.

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The Ludlow, NYC

During my recent stay in the city that never sleeps, I had the fortune of getting a fair amount of sleep at The Ludlow, a boutique hotel tucked among the… Read More.

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Youth and Romance; Ryan Korban Interior Design

Before hitting the age of 30, Ryan Korban has already managed to build a profile to make many of the world’s leading interior designers green with envy.  His extensive work… Read More.

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How To: Choosing Bold Upholstery

The shelf life of an upholstery piece is often only as long as the fabric it is covered in.  And choosing the right fabric for your sofa or occasional chair… Read More.

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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.

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The Bohemian Home

This month I’m taking cues from the gypsies and the bohemians when it comes to styling my home. There is something irresistibly relaxing about a space layered with carefree style.… Read More.

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