Design Field Notes

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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.

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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Royal Exchange Grind, London

Many of us can’t start the day off without a nice cup of coffee or tea, and what better way to do this than in the stunningly sophisticated and fresh… Read More.

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Design Spotlight: Luminous Lighting

When it comes to interior design there are a few main features that really make or break a space, and lighting has got to be one of the most important.… Read More.

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The Making of The Grenade Vase

Jonathan Adler is renowned for making unique homewares and has never shied away from anything too audacious.  The Grenade Vases certainly do not lack in the craftsmanship and detail that Jonathan has… Read More.

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Outdoor Style For Summer Living

Summer style is on the mind with new outdoor collections from Coco Republic. New outdoor pieces seamlessly integrate with the modern lifestyle, pairing back with classic or contemporary spaces. The line showcases… Read More.

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Hello Bondi Junction: Coco Republic Pop Up Boutique

Coco Republic is delighted to announce the opening of the Pop Up Boutique at Westfield Bondi Junction. The boutique with showcase a curated collection of top selling pieces from exclusive local… Read More.

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Neo Baroque Interior Design

I love nothing more than seeing modernised versions of historic interior design styles, and one that comes in mind is the Neo Baroque aesthetic. An amalgamation of the extravagance and pomp of… Read More.

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Planchonella House: Bringing The Outdoors In

If you’ve followed my articles you’d have noticed my love for the tropics, which is why I was so excited to write about the Planchonella House – a stunning tropical… Read More.

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Beautiful Beige – A Luxurious Come Back

Beige has forever been associated with being dated or dull, but I’m here to tell you that this colour is far from that, and in fact that it’s a colour… Read More.

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Musling Restaurant, Copenhagen

From moody masculine interiors to minimalist styling, the Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has caught my eye. Local design firm Space Copenhagen has done it again with this simple yet refined interior that… Read More.

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Before & After: A Family Home in Chiswick

Coco Republic Property Styling transformed a state of the art five bedroom residence for sale in Chiswick with sweeping views over Abbotsford Bay. Expansive living and dining rooms were styled to… Read More.

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Creating A Statement With Art

While sourcing art is often one of the last steps in the design process, it goes without saying that art can considerably change both the aesthetics and feel of your… Read More.

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From The Runway: Vermillion Red

Last week I wrote about the close connection our interior design world has with the fashion industry, and spoke about how the all-white interior trend was mirrored in the various… Read More.

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Q&A With A Floral Stylist

We’ve all heard the phrase before – your home is your sanctuary. I often think there is nothing better than a clean and tidy home with fresh blooms and candles… Read More.

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White Out

Fields within the creative industry are always influencing each other, and I have always maintained that fashion and interior design are especially connected. Just recently we saw Men’s Fashion Week… Read More.

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Putty Hues

Shadow tones and purer whites are set to give way to green cast graphites. Putty hues are on trend. 2017 echoes this message but will see more depth to grey and cleaner… Read More.

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Mondo Deli, Portugal

Let me introduce you to Mondo Deli. Amongst the cobblestone streets of Portugal’s northwest riverside town of Porto is an excellent newcomer to the gastronomy scene.  Designed by German born industrial… Read More.

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Q&A With A Colour Consultant

An expert in the field of colour, I sat down with experienced colour consultant Sharon Gage to get the scoop of what it’s like to work in the industry. Sharon teaches… Read More.

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