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.

Safari on Trend with Aje

Post their incredible Australian Fashion Week collection;, I spoke with Edwina Robinson – Design Director at Aje – about their brand and the stunning safari themed set. 1. What is… Read More.

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Winners of the 2014 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards revealed

Now for everyone’s favourite part of the annual Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards – the big reveal of the winners in each category and inspirational work completed by each… Read More.

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2014 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

Australia’s interior design community came together on Wednesday evening to celebrate the creative and professional brilliance exhibited by our local talent for the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014.… Read More.

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Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014: Finalists Announced

It’s my favourite time of the year again – when the count down to celebrating Australia’s most adventurous, stylish and unforgettable interior designers begins. After a grueling entry and judging… Read More.

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Stylish Staircases

Ever since I was young, I’ve always had a fascination with beautiful staircases – I think it’s a Disney princess thing –that dramatic cliché moment of majestically entering a room… Read More.

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Celebrating Easter with Coco Republic

For many of us in Australia, the Easter holiday is about the four big F’s – family, friends, food and fun. I know in my household, it’s the perfect excuse… Read More.

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Wecome to the Americas: Papi Chulo Manly

Never one to shy away from a creative brief, Sydney based interior design firm Akin Creative have nailed it again. Teaming up with restaurant kingpins, Merivale, Akin’s latest interior project… Read More.

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Bike About: Interior Styling for your Two Wheels

The inner city slickers I know who bike about town are extraordinarily attached to their bikes.  Storing them outside their homes, tethered sadly to a streetlight, is not an option. … Read More.

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American Trade Hotel, Panama

A cultural revolution is afoot in Panama City. No stranger to international visitors, the tropical metropolis has just welcomed a particularly special new arrival in the shape of the American… Read More.

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Lit Up: Styling with Sconces

Let’s be honest here – nothing says casual elegance like a beautifully styled wall sconce.  Sconces are a simple way to add ambience, glamour and bold style to any home. … Read More.

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Light of Heart Wallpaper by Sarah Ellison

Not shy of a new adventure (or a bold pattern here and there) stylist Sarah Ellison, of Real Living Mag, has launched a fresh, energetic new wallpaper collection. Named ‘Light… Read More.

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On the Radar: 2014 Home Décor Trends

The new year is always an exciting time in the realm of interior design as the top trends in home decoration emerge.  There are always a few that stand out… Read More.

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En Francais: Paule Marrot Art

In a stunning addition to their art collection, Coco Republic celebrate the work of Parisian textile designer Paule Marrot (1902-1987).  Widely known for her work in textile printing with a… Read More.

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Down Mexico Way: Coqui Coqui Tulum

If coconut trees and the white sand beaches of Tulum weren’t enough to lure you down Mexico-way, then brace yourself for this tiny slice of paradise – Inspired by the… Read More.

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On Trend: Liquorice Allsorts

Bold, simple and effortlessly glam, the black and white stripe is decorating at its most confident.   Horizontal, vertical, wide, short, pinstriped, candy striped; either way, a commitment to the black… Read More.

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Metallic Accents: New Coco Republic Art

Coco Republic have just received a new shipment of stunning hand painted wall art to accent your home.  Each created by a studio based in LA, every piece involves a… Read More.

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The Most Moss: Bringing the Outdoors In

This month Coco Republic has introduced a new kind of wall art to their collection – a series of three, totally real, moss fields for your home.  Are you as… Read More.

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Style Envy: Louisa Grey

Inspirational interior design talent alert!   Interiors stylist and creative director, Louisa Grey is producing some unforgettable work at the moment. Known internationally for her modern, eclectic and trend-led style she… Read More.

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An English Rose: The Rosewood, London

Brand spanking new luxury hotel, Rosewood London, has flung its lobby doors wide to reveal a beautifully chic interior.  Set in a central location close to Covent Garden, the Edwardian… Read More.

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Starry Night: Styling for the Festive Season

Every time Christmas comes around, my pinterest suddenly becomes clogged with all manner of festive décor ideas; Christmas trees crafted out of balloons, DIY wreaths cut out of paper, feather… Read More.

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On Trends: Spots and Dots

The humble spot – a trend that’s been gaining momentum over the last year with surprising force.  And it’s one of my recent favourites.  One of the most daring applications… Read More.

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Goat Town NYC

Nestled away in Manhattan’s East is Goat Town, a NY bar that cleverly re-imagines authentic vintage design into an intriguing hospitality space. Created by interior, lighting and furniture designers Evan… Read More.

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The Generalist: Style for One

Darryl Gordon turned countless people’s houses into homes with his interior design skills and eye for the perfect piece over the years, so it’s little surprise that his own place… Read More.

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Finding Elysian: San Giorgio Mykonos

If you’ve ever been to the Greek Islands you’ll remember, *with a sigh of longing*, the unforgettable picturesque white-washed stone buildings set against the sparkling Aegean Sea, pink skies at… Read More.

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