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.

Coco Republic for Sydney Indesign 2013

Sydney Indesign 2013 lived up to high expectations; over 2000 registered designers and architects joined Coco Republic on Saturday 17th August at the Coco Republic Design Centre Alexandria for an… Read More.

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Coco Republic Interior Design’s Woolwich Home

Coco Republic Interior Design complete the Woolwich Home, an extensive full-scale interior design project aimed at breathing life back into an impressive Federation building and housing the clients enviable contemporary… Read More.

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French Wall Paneling with Greg Natale

After an inspiring Coco Republic Design School Speaker Series session with renowned interior designer Greg Natale, I have been fixated on finding out more about the French style wall paneling… Read More.

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Think Tin: Pressed Ceilings on Trend

On discovering the stunning pressed tin wall tiling in Melbourne’s Grocery Bar Redux Cafe, I admit I have been fascinated by this finish.  A nod to a time time when… Read More.

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Styling for Sale: Hampton’s Living

Coco Republic Property Styling’s latest project, an elegant family home located in Sydney’s up-market harbour-side suburb of Mosman, has been installed with a comfortable, coastal “Hampton’s” style scheme to ensure… Read More.

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Shopping for the Perfect Kilim with Cadrys

With over 60 years in business across three generations, it’s clear the Cadry’s family have a particular passion for sourcing hand-woven rugs.  buy oem software order glasses online An expert… Read More.

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Welcoming Winter Whites

Here in Sydney, the winter chill has settled (morning fog and all).  Soft grey Bemboka throws have been scattered on the sofa and at the end of beds.  Ugg-boots have… Read More.

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Feng Shui At Home

After travelling through Hong Kong recently I have been really fascinated at the importance of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui – especially it’s prominence in such a metropolitan… Read More.

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Hecker Guthrie Wins Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year

In celebration and acknowledgement of Australia’s interior design talent, the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2013 showcased the industry’s top design professionals their undeniably world-class work in the interior… Read More.

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The 2013 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

On Wednesday 22nd May, the Interior Design industry’s finest flocked to the third annual Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards to celebrate the best-of-the-best in Interior Design and to announce… Read More.

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The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

INTRODUCING THE FINALISTS … http://oemsoftwaredownload.org/ Celebrating and rewarding the breadth of talent within Australia’s interior design industry lies at the heart of these prestigious awards, now in their third year. … Read More.

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Global Trend Forecasting with Amanda Talbot

Amanda Talbot has some serious design credentials: editor, design consultant and author, blogger – she’s the real deal when it comes to interiors, living and style.  Over the years, Amanda… Read More.

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Artist to Watch: Australia’s Ben Quilty

The art world has been abuzz this month, as young Australian artist Ben Quilty, exhibits his highly anticipated new body of work. write essay for me Having returned from his… Read More.

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Tabletop Glamour: Oscar de la Renta Home

A homewares collection with history – each unique piece significant in design and material – is exactly what Oscar de la Renta Home is all about.  The exquisite range of… Read More.

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Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Home Bar

If you’ve tuned into the first few episodes of the new season of Mad Men recently, you’ll understand my latest obsession with timeless glassware, cocktail classics and late night entertaining… Read More.

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This April is A to Z of Design Month

This April, Coco Republic celebrates the A to Z of Design – the unforgettable designers, products, trends and styles that have shaped the interior design world as we know it.… Read More.

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Autumn on Trend

While summer weather here in Sydney lingers on, the undeniable flip of the calendar has us all contemplating the shorter days and inevitable cool breeze of autumn on the horizon.… Read More.

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Ett Hem is where the Heart Is

Ett Hem, meaning ‘A Home’ in Swedish, is your new home away from home in Stockholm.  The 20th century town house in the peaceful Larkstan locality, is steeped in history… Read More.

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Centuries Collide: The House of Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier

Renowned architecture and design duo Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier (of Gilles and Boissier) have announced the completion of their perfect home; a 19th century renovated apartment-cum-21st century art gallery… Read More.

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On Trend: Insta-decorating

Not long after the tragic demise of the Polaroid camera came Instagram, a social media network that revived our lust for those cute little, vintage-looking instant photographs.  The only problem… Read More.

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A Tribute to the Classics

Lately, I’ve been more than a little inspired by interior designs that cross the divide between past and present, harmoniously combining classic designs from years past, while at the same… Read More.

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Imperfect Beauty: Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Israeli based product designer Hilla Shamia has always been interested in imperfections.  This is especially clear in her Wood Casting Series, where wood and aluminum are combined to preserve the… Read More.

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The New Black: Alexander Wang Hits Home

2013’s fashion poster-boy Alexander Wang is making waves off the runway with his ultra cool, black-on-black homewares range.  The newly appointed Creative Director of iconic Parisian fashion house Balenciaga and… Read More.

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Painting by Halves

Choosing the perfect feature wall colour can be a gruelling decision – you narrow it down from 10 to 5, 5 to 2 and then you’re stumped for weeks!  But… Read More.

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