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.

The Brain Escape

There is nothing more frustrating than when that little light bulb  idea goes off in the middle of your busy week – right when it’s the last thing in the… Read More.

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Read on if you dare; charcoal walls are not for the faint hearted.  Or so you may think…  With a frightening ability to suck light from a room and create… Read More.

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Field Notes Celebrates 1 Year!

This week, Field Notes turns 1! And to celebrate we are giving you the chance to win 2 seats to the Coco Republic Design School's Colour for Interiors Masterclass. To… Read More.

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Neale Whitaker on the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2013

With the 2013 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards call for entries now open, I caught up with Belle Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Neale Whitaker, on what to expect from… Read More.

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Sustainable Luxury at Convesso Concavo

A renowned leader in energy benchmarking and green-building ratings, Australia is currently paving the way in global standards in environmentally sustainable development. And it’s easy to see why, with leading… Read More.

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It’s Hard Choosing Hardware

One thing I don’t count myself an expert on is choosing architectural hardware.  However, I do understand that choosing the right hardware can make or break an interior design.   Whether… Read More.

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Belle Interior Design Awards 2013

Belle Magazine, in association with Coco Republic, is delighted to open the call for entries for the 2013 Belle Interior Design Awards.  Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design… Read More.

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Living Walls; Garden City

For many, living in the city often means giving up your green thumb entirely, save for a window box of herbs and a pot plant or two.  Now though, we’re… Read More.

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Loft Living

Think high ceilings, wide blank spaces and walls of glass – loft interiors can be tricky spaces to decorate, but when done well, can become a strikingly individual, comfortable home.… Read More.

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The Allure Of Copper

Copper is one of nature’s most beautiful materials and one of my favourite materials used in design today. Striking and industrial, it possesses a luster and shine like no other… Read More.

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Colour Trend: Blue Crush

Ok, so I know Emerald was announced as the 2013 Pantone Colour of the Year and I am so not on trend for getting excited about a colour that has… Read More.

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Top of the Town: The Rook

The latest drinking destination, THE ROOK has opened in an unexpected Sydney rooftop. Nestled high above the buildings, as the bar’s namesake bird does, THE ROOK can only be reached… Read More.

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A Concrete Jungle

No longer a rough, raw building foundation, concrete is one of the most surprising elements used in contemporary interior design today. As one of the easiest ways to achieve the… Read More.

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Christmas Decorating: Keeping It Simple

It’s the beginning of December we all know what that means – it’s well and truly time to start the Christmas decorating.  I am no scrooge, but this year, the… Read More.

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Timothy Oulton Launch Event Wrap

Timothy Oulton grand opening launch took place in Sydney, on Wednesday 14th November at Coco Republic’s Design Centre.   The grand opening launch took place with over 260 top Australian… Read More.

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Get the Look: Lisa Sherry's Casual Luxe

Interior Designer Lisa Sherry has been described as a pioneer of “Casual Luxe”; a design term used to describe tailored lifestyle-focused design concepts combined with beautifully crafted and unique furniture… Read More.

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John Derian’s East Village Bohemia: Before and After

John Derian, NYC store owner, designer and collector has turned his individualist aesthetic to a different project – his new abode. Perfectly suited to Derian’s distinctive style, this dilapidated East… Read More.

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Coco Republic launches Timothy Oulton

Coco Republic are excited to announce the launch of Timothy Oulton's daring and authentic collections at Coco Republic Design Centre.  google sniper 2 Striking the perfect balance between innovation and… Read More.

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Killing Me Softly; the rise of the strong pastel

Consider the pastel room; there are a lot of stereotypes associated with this colour scheme.  I know I used to think of these colours as specific to children’s rooms or… Read More.

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Easton Pearson for Designer Rugs

On Tuesday night, Designer Rugs unveiled their new and exclusive collaboration with Australia’s iconic fashion designers Easton Pearson.  The striking collection features eight artisan rugs made from New Zealand Wool,Viscose… Read More.

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Copenhagen’s The Apartment

Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver are the founders of The Apartment, an interior showroom/shop in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Both with extensive experience in furniture buying and interior design, The Apartment… Read More.

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Wild Cockatoos by Leila Jeffreys

I have always had an inexplicable fascination with birds, particularly the unique array we have here in Australia – from Lorikeets to Lyrebirds and everything in between. It seems I… Read More.

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Just Frame It: The Art of the Picture Wall

In every home there’s that one perplexing plain wall – above a couch, in a hallway, on the staircase.  It’s tricky to know where to start with it, whether to… Read More.

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Subscribe to Field Notes and Win!

This week only subscribe to Field Notes before the end of September 2012 to go in the chance to win a $500 gift voucher to spend at your local Coco… Read More.

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