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.

Introducing Max Sparrow Homewares

Our favourite online furniture store – Max Sparrow – launches into the world of homewares with an eclectic collection of over 200 stylish accessories for the home. Max has travelled… Read More.

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Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.

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Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014. WHAT IS… Read More.

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Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report

New York Fashion Week is upon us, and so too is the trend-setting Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report.  Below is a little summary of the colours that we will be… Read More.

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Inspirational Interiors: Country Manor

Evoking a sense of romance and nostalgia, a country aesthetic is one that I admire deeply. Combining rustic chic design with beautiful pieces, a modern country manor feels inviting and… Read More.

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Inspired by the Tropics: Pineapple Motifs

Coco Republic will introduce a new home décor collection next month in collaboration with talented print artist Bethany Linz. One of my favourites from the line features a pineapple motif… Read More.

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All About Amber

The cold weather had me thinking about tones that add ambience and create a sense of warmth ? Amber was at the top of the list. Amber is such a… Read More.

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My Lust List: Stylist Lucia Braham

Lucia Braham is a talented Sydney based stylist with seven years experience working on some of the most coveted interiors shoots in the country under her belt. Chances are you’ve… Read More.

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Interiors Inspiration: The Converted Warehouse

Converted warehouses are among the most sought after properties at the moment. Appreciated for their high ceilings and raw character, they are the perfect foundation for a contemporary interior. I’m… Read More.

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Ahead of the Trends: Décor + Design 2014

With the new look Décor + Design show at FURNITEX on next month, I caught up with Victoria Redshaw, Lead Futurist at trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus headquartered in the… Read More.

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Members Only: The Stables Sydney

No longer just a hub of activity on racedays, The Australian Turf Club has stepped up their game with a unique partnership with The Keystone Group at the recently renovated… Read More.

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From Study to Practice: Lisa Ewart Design

Coco Republic Design School are delighted to introduce Lisa Ewart, a graduate of the Interior Decoration, Perth Mum of three, and fully fledged interior designer.  I caught up with her… Read More.

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Making the Most of the Mantle

A statement fireplace can have a dramatic impact on a living space. The perfect perch for displaying collected curiosities and your favourite décor pieces, a fireplace becomes a focal point… Read More.

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On Trend: Grey and Gold

A delicate blend between our two favourite neutrals – black and white – grey is a fantastic alternative for both the bold and the subtle decorator. And while it has… Read More.

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Raising the Bar: Prahran Hotel

It is hard not to notice the iconic Prahran Hotel, dominating the street facade in this bustling cultural suburb of Melbourne. Standing boldly on High Street, the venue brags a… Read More.

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Sunkissed Moments: A Travel Guide to Mykonos

Surrounded by dazzling indigo water, the whitewashed Greek island of Mykonos often has a reputation of being notoriously touristy and a little too trashy, some might say.  But dig a… Read More.

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Room 606: Celebrating Modern Design

Having Danish heritage I have always had a keen interest in the world of Scandinavian design, where they believe ordinary objects should be beautiful, that design should enhance everyday life,… Read More.

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Learn Interior Design Online with the Coco Republic Design School

The Coco Republic Design School, in partnership with Design Centre Enmore (Sydney Institute TAFE) has launched a dynamic new way to study interior design online.   how to get your ex… Read More.

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Federation Revivial by Hare & Klein

I have long admired Meryl Hare, of Hare & Klein, for her original and inspired interior schemes. As an interior design firm, Hare & Klein have a consistent way of… Read More.

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Inspired Outdoor Fabrics for Summer

With the arrival of Summer upon us, it’s time to start making sure our outdoor spaces are as immaculately dressed as our interiors. help writing college essays Below, Dean Boone… Read More.

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Coastal Print Perfect; Diane Von Furstenberg’s Australian Penthouse

When fashion and interior worlds collide, they often create iconic spaces. Like many fashion elite (Missoni, Ralph Lauren & Versace) Diane von Furstenberg stands out as one designer who manages… Read More.

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Paris and the Study of Surfaces

Paris. Intoxicating, beautiful and a place that inevitably captures your heart. On a recent visit, what struck me alongside the tolling of the cathedral bells and the blooms bursting from… Read More.

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It’s All About The Rug

They say a rug can anchor and define your interior space; it’s the glue that holds it all together. One that I am loving right now for its bright, bold… Read More.

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The Inspired Outdoor Room

Here at the Coco Republic Design School, I get the chance to speak with emerging designers on a daily basis. And one of the questions that comes up frequently is… Read More.

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