Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

About Beth F

Homewares Buyer and Product Stylist 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.

On Trend: Designer Butchers

One of the trendiest retail interior design trends I’ve kept my eye on lately is the emergence of Butcher shops with great fit-outs. Traditionally butchers have been designed based on… Read More.

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Casa No Tempo, Portugal

Aires Mateus Architecture Firm, together with the owners João and Andreia Rodrigues, transformed an old family farm into a modern retreat in the rural landscape of the Alentejo region of… Read More.

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Tongue in Chic: Interiors with Humour

In the after math of the Christmas ‘silly season’, I thought it fitting to take a look at some of the interiors spaces I love that don’t take themselves too… Read More.

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Hermes Windows By Christopher Boots

Australia’s favourite lighting designer, Christopher Boots, has leant his vision to the Holiday windows of luxury retailer Hermès, in NYC.  The result?  A crystalline installation of light, colour and texture.… Read More.

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Designer Profile: Jessica Zoob

Often described as “Contemporary Impressionism”, the vibrant work of artist and designer Jessica Zoob is a lyrical interplay of coarse and fluid textures and a brilliant palette of layered colours.… Read More.

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Electro Orchid by Del Kathryn Barton

Driven by her curiosity, Del Kathryn Barton explores new mediums and technologies that connect to her symbolic language of femininity, folklore and the cosmos. This exhibition presents a new series… Read More.

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Field Notes Pick: Top Interior Instagrams to Follow

For all your instagram-ing needs, Field Notes has compiled a list of our top interior accounts to follow at the moment: @stevecordony  Coco Republic’s favourite Interior Design Editor and all-round… Read More.

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Grandeous Glamour: Intercontinental Opens Sydney

The stately Double Bay hotel formerly known as the Ritz Carlton, then the Stamford, is reopening in November as the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay. The refurbishment will transform the hotel… Read More.

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Poolside Dreaming

It’s one of the things I notice most about flying over Sydney, coming in to land after an adventure overseas – the surprising amount of blue dots scattered in between… Read More.

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David Shrigley Design’s Sketch – London

UK artist David Shrigley is no stranger to whimsy, so it came without surprise that his take over of esteemed gallery-come-restaurant space Sketch was realised with such an amusing aesthetic.  239… Read More.

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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.

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“Prey” by Leila Jeffreys

This week, renowned Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys opens “Prey”, a powerful exhibition of hunter bird portraits, to follow on her highly successful past series of Australian budgerigars and cockatoos. Eagles,… Read More.

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The Parker, Palm Springs

When Jonathan Adler comes to town, it’s hard not to get swept up in his playful, kitsch-y design aesthetic.  So while we’re all on the bandwagon, I thought it’d be… Read More.

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The British Museum, by Softroom

Architecture and design studio Softroom has renovated a restaurant beneath the glazed roof installed by Norman Foster over the Great Court of the British Museum in London. Situated at the… Read More.

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A South Hampton Home, by Christopher Maya

Christopher Maya’s designs hold timeless appeal. His work is tailored and historically referenced with understated elegance.  Based in NYC, his work has an all-American flair that has playful appeal One… Read More.

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The Apothecary of Santa Maria Novella, Italy

For those who know the Timothy Oulton brand well you’ll be familiar with the soft odours of frankincense and myrrh that permeates the galleries. Each Timothy Oulton gallery around the… Read More.

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Hang Ups: The art of the Modern Mobile

No longer just a kitschy accessory for a children’s room, the modern mobile has all grown up. The art of the hanging sculpture first captured my imagination last Christmas, when… Read More.

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Styling with Crystals

Thinking about adding some positive energy to your home?  Some people subscribe to the healing powers of crystals strategically placed in the home to eliminate negative energy and add balance. … Read More.

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A Return to Tradition: James Michael Howard

I spent my childhood in a beautiful leafy suburb in Sydney’s North, in a house that had belonged to my great-grandfather, my grandad, then my father.  The home was a… Read More.

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Make me Blush: Pastel Pink on Trend

It’s a colour combo the fashion world have found impossible to resist this season – pastel pink paired with monochrome black and white.  Its soft and elegant, yet unexpectedly mature. … Read More.

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Casual Luxe: Cashmere Throws

Coco Republic is now stocking a selection of four new cashmere throws from local Sydney based brand, IN BED. The throws are made from the highest quality 100% pure Mongolian… Read More.

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Embracing Winter in Style

The winter chill has well and truly set in, and with it brings an urge to update my home with anything furry, warm and snuggly. My go-to this season?  An… Read More.

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Introducing New Timothy Oulton Lighting

The hype surrounding the launch of Timothy Oulton’s new collections at Coco Republic recently has not gone without special attention to the incredible new lighting pieces introduced. A favourite with… Read More.

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Swedish Simplicity

Recently I stumbled across the stunning home of interior stylist, Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen.  I’d collected various snaps of this paired back abode throughout my (late night) Pinterest trawling journeys, so… Read More.

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