Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

About Caitlan N

With a passion for interior design and decoration, the Design Field Notes Editor is constantly hunting for inspiration for her own home. A contemporary aesthetic defines her signature style, always favouring a sleek neutral palette and the classic combination of grey and white. Working within the industry, she is constantly seeking out the latest in design news and is fortunate enough to work on an array of exciting brands, events and projects. By night, our Editor is curled up on the sofa researching her next travel adventure with a candle burning.

Layering Your Home For Winter

Winter interiors are all about texture and layering. Changing your summer and spring throw pillows and blankets is a great way to prepare your home for the colder winter months.… Read More.

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Surry Hills by Benn + Penna

What was once a small, dark terrace is now a light-filled modern oasis, in the heart of inner Sydney’s urban and bustling suburb of Surry Hills. Architects Benn + Penna were behind… Read More.

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Modern Gold

The cultured and regal aesthetic of gold has proven to be timeless and enduring in its appeal. But this doesn’t mean gold in the home has to be overly ornamental… Read More.

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Winners: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2017

A piece of sculpture in the form of an outstanding home for one of Australia’s leading art collectors, a revolutionary retail space that balances simplicity, and the unexpected, and a… Read More.

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Grand Opening: Chadstone Boutique

Coco Republic has opened a beautiful new boutique at Chadstone Shopping Centre, the fashion capital, in Melbourne. The opening marks the second Victorian store for Coco Republic and the first permanent shopping… Read More.

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On Trend: Woven & Kilim Details

The chunky knitted throw or pouf is no stranger to the modern home. A love for weave has been around for some time but this season we’ll see the trend go further with chunky… Read More.

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Soft Comforting Hues

Soft, comforting colours are on my radar. There first in the series is Limpet Shell. Limpet Shell is a cooling and refreshing blue with a faint green accent. The beauty… Read More.

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Bellevue Hill by Coco Republic Property Styling

Coco Republic Property Styling introduced a relaxed and timeless scheme to maximise buyer appeal for a beautiful, open plan apartment in Sydney. Soft muted colours and beautiful accessories complemented the… Read More.

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Finalists Revealed: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2017

Cutting edge residential interiors and revolutionary retail spaces are highlights of the shortlist for the 2017 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Celebrating the pursuit of excellence, innovation and quality… Read More.

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In Vogue: Petrol On Trend

Petrol continues to make its presence felt in the home. A colour that grew in popularity late last year, it’s as intriguing as ever. A cross between blue and teal, petrol… Read More.

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Staging For Sale On The Gold Coast

Coco Republic Property Styling styled an elegant family residence for sale with an enviable waterfront location at the Gold Coast. Located in Broadbeach Waters on Monaco Street, the grand 987… Read More.

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Design Crush: Herringbone & Chevron

Herringbone and chevron are timeless when combined with beautifully crafted materials. In flooring or wall tiling, the effect adds a sophisticated aesthetic in any space. My herringbone addiction follows a love… Read More.

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Black Gold

The landmark Parisian restaurant Caviar Kaspia has spoilt Manhattan’s with a pop up restaurant over the last three months, with its finale encompassing New York Fashion Week in February. Renowned… Read More.

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Nude Neutrals

Whilst crisp white and grey is timeless and still very much in vogue, I couldn’t resist a peek at nude and natural interiors for inspiration. Think flesh tones, biege, sand, taupe… Read More.

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Designer Q&A: 88onRegent in Redfern

Coco Republic Interior Design was commissioned to provide a full scope interior design service for 88onRegent, a new 17 story multi-residential development by Thirdi Group located in Redfern within Sydney’s inner… Read More.

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The Beach House

A home need not be rife with anchors, shells, and maritime flags to have a soothing, coastal feel. Let me introduce you to my ideal modern beach house. Drawing a palette… Read More.

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

British chef Heston Blumenthal is regarded as one of the world’s finest. I was fortunate enough to visit his Mayfair venue, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, in 2015 and The Fat Duck… Read More.

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Blue For Calming Interiors

There is no denying the calming effect of blue. Each shade and hue is cool and serene, from pale baby blues to moody indigos. Colour psychology offers associating terms including trust, peace, order and… Read More.

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Himitsu Speakeasy by Tom Dixon

It doesn’t matter if you’re a design enthusiast or not, it’s safe to say you would have heard the name Tom Dixon before. Normally renowned for his product design (lighting… Read More.

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Behind The Design With Oly

Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger are the talented US duo behind Oly, one of Coco Republic’s exclusive international designers. Renowned for classic elegance with luxurious metallics and natural undertones, I… Read More.

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Greenery; Colour Of The Year

Pantone have released their top colour picks for 2017, and things are looking fresh and bright. Introducing Greenery: a “tangy yellow-green” inspired by vibrant foliage with an intention to help us all… Read More.

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Luxury Living In Lindfield

Located in Lindfield along Sydney’s Upper North Shore is Emerson, an exciting project by Rudder Developments and Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty. The upcoming residential development features 16 luxury townhouses offering premium fixtures… Read More.

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Music To The Home

I’ve noticed a trend as I flick through pages of my favourite international design magazines and after trawling Pinterest. Musical instruments are the new statement art. Whether you have a piano,… Read More.

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Swedish Minimalism Meets Colour

A Scandinavian interior has been really popular especially over the last few years. The light, monochromatic and minimalist aesthetic really appeals to our friends in Northern Europe as they’re often… Read More.

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