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.

Villa La Banane, St Barts

St Barts is a destination that has been on my hit list for a while and La Banane is on top for where I’d like to spend my time. Tropical days… Read More.

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Design Spotlight: The Bathroom

It isn’t long until the finalists are revealed for the 2015 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards and this year I am excited to see the shortlist for new award;… Read More.

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Contemporary Coastal Interior Design

Coco Republic Interior Design recently completed a contemporary home by Clarendon in the southern Sydney suburb of Cronulla. To offer versatility for family living, a young couple or as the perfect home… Read More.

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Interiors Inspiration: Wild Woodlands

Draw inspiration from the depths of the forest with colours inspired by the wild. Think greens from foliage and indigos from the night, mixed with light shades of white and… Read More.

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Reinventing Leather

Leather is a popular upholstery choice for sofas and chairs – it’s versatile, low maintenance and to put it simply, it looks good. It’s the perfect choice to add texture… Read More.

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Blixen, East London

East London has a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, Blixen. A charming all-day brasserie, the new hotspot is housed in a former bank building and it’s on my hit list for… Read More.

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Design Statement: Timber Feature Walls

Adding natural textures into an interior is one of the easiest ways to create a welcoming and inviting aesthetic. And a timber feature wall is a trend on the rise.… Read More.

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On Trend: Moody Luxe Minimalism

A new trend is gaining momentum with high end edge – moody luxe minimalism. Moody isn’t restricted to dark hues like black and navy – dusty pinks and soft blues enrich… Read More.

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Past Trends That Keep Giving

There are some 2014 trends that I hope will linger a little longer. As interior styles come and go from Pantone’s latest colour statement to animal motifs, there are a few… Read More.

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Stockholm Design Week 2015

Having returned for its 13th year, the Stockholm Design Week is an institution on the global calendar. As the Scandinavian trend of bold minimalist style continues, I’m more and more excited each year… Read More.

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Walk on the Wild Side: EcoCamp, Chile

Set amongst one of the most breathtaking scenes is EcoCamp in the heart of Torres Del Paine in Chile. Think spectacular trails, local delicacies and waking up to the sounds… Read More.

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Heritage Style: A Brisbane Home

When this beautiful project came across my desk, I was blown away. Although my style is very contemporary, I immediately fell in love with the timeless scheme, showcasing this classic heritage… Read More.

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Styling Cushions 101

Savvy styling with cushions is an art. There is so much more to consider than simple colour or pattern selection. I speak with Wendy Schmalkuche, Property Stylist for Coco Republic… Read More.

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International Influences: Maison & Objet 2015

Maison & Objet is always conceptual, a highlight on the international design calendar. Loan Resnekov of Coco Republic travelled to Paris this month and shares her insights into the key… Read More.

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New in Dublin: Dean Hotel

I’m travelling to the UK later this year and in true ‘me’ fashion, I’m planning early. A stop in Dublin has lead me to this gem, the new Dean Hotel. The architecture is… Read More.

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Breakfast Bars: The New Dining Room

The breakfast bar has become a staple in new build homes and apartments with open plan living more desirable than ever. Casual living is enticing and the kitchen has quickly… Read More.

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Poolhouse Perfection

The ultimate statement of luxury, the poolhouse is the new designer statement. And this seriously cool project by Canadian firm tongtong has caught my eye. A point of difference is the… Read More.

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Talking Trends with The Life Creative

I have a love-hate relationship with trends. I love to be constantly inspired by beautiful interiors that transcend the season’s fashions whilst I can’t help but get excited when various… Read More.

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The Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania

Perched at the end of a 230 metre hydro flume atop Australia’s deepest lake is the Pumphouse Point Hotel. The wilderness retreat has come onto my radar, transformed from a… Read More.

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The New Bachelor Pad; by Coco Republic Interior Design

You would never guess this home was a bachelor pad.  With a timeless aesthetic, this owner has serious style. A project recently completed by Coco Republic Interior Design, the two-storey… Read More.

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Saint Frank, San Francisco

When recently in San Francisco, I discovered Saint Frank, an inspired coffee shop.  Pairing a trendy interior with passion for the craft of coffee, I recommend a visit when next… Read More.

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Introducing Marsala: Pantone 2015 Colour of the Year

A chic burgundy hue, the colour experts at Pantone have debuted their 2015 Colour of Year as the strong and warm, marsala. Described by Pantone as a “naturally robust and… Read More.

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Warehouse Wanderlust: Hong Kong’s First Warehouse Conversion Hotel

In the hip southside neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang, a former industrial precinct, is one of Hong Kong’s newest hotels, the Ovolo. What I’m most excited about is this latest… Read More.

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Summer Cool: Minty Hues

I’m constantly on the hunt for new finds to update my home. If you’re like me then you love giving new life to your interior – from the addition of… Read More.

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