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.

Balwyn House by Fiona Lynch

Situated on a beautiful oak tree lined street is Balwyn House, the latest project by Fiona Lynch. A finalist last year in the residential interiors category for the Belle Coco Republic… Read More.

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Enter Now: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

A highlight on the Australian design calendar, it is time again for the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Entries are now open. Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design and… Read More.

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Interiors Trend: Natural Raw

Naturally as the New Year rolls in we start to recognise new styles and trends emerging with the release of new season product. In 2016, one of the most significant… Read More.

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Tailored Elegance: Navy And Gold

The relaxed coastal-country home incorporating natural textures and light, fresh colours is a dream for many Australians. But so too is a glamorous home where interior designers are asked to… Read More.

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Palm Springs Modernist Landscapes

Palm Springs in California is synonymous with sleek, modern houses built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed to embrace and celebrate the desert environment and dramatic cinematic landscape of the Coachella Valley… Read More.

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Colour Inspiration: Olive Green

When designing for an interior space, I believe it is important to create a space that will stand the test of time and not one that is going to go… Read More.

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Design Duo: Brass & Copper

Gone are the days of glitter gold and sterling silver. Nowadays, the focus has shifted towards copper and brass. After countless seasons, where the idea of chromed metals have been the… Read More.

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Wharf Road; By Coco Republic Property Styling

Coco Republic Property Styling have been fortunate to work on some incredible residences over the years and this one is no exception. Located in Birchgrove in Sydney, the home was… Read More.

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Techne’s Latest: Mammoth Café, Melbourne

A unique triangular tenancy wedged between Malvern Road and Beatty Avenue in Armadale, is Mammoth Café. For the duo behind Touchwood, Pillar of Salt and Barry, this is the next chapter… Read More.

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Design Detail: High Gloss Interiors

I recently came across a design detail that pre-empted the focus for this week’s blog post. I was on the hunt for colour inspiration when I came across a photo… Read More.

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Dark, Moody & Minimal

Being a self-diagnosed design geek, inspiration comes from anywhere. This week, as I was gathering clippings from the latest Belle and Vogue Living Magazines I came across one of my… Read More.

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Bathroom Design; The New Warm

The bathroom should be a tranquil environment. An oasis where you can look forward to at the end of a busy day. A space where the hustles and bustles of… Read More.

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2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

The design age is dawning and one of Australia’s most recognised paint brand Dulux has revealed their colour forecast for 2016. And this is one of my favourites to date. Explaining… Read More.

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Country Meets Coastal Design

Coco Republic Interior Design created a luxurious family home with a high end Hamptons feel in Greenvale in Victoria, combining beautiful interiors with outdoor living. The project was a display… Read More.

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Contemporary Edge in Kew

Coco Republic Property Styling completed a luxurious multi storey residence for sale in Kew, Melbourne. Creating contemporary living spaces, stylists considered the locale when devising the overall scheme. With a client brief… Read More.

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The Drexel Dining Chair

Born in a cattle ranch in the jungle of the remote Paraguayan Chaco, the Drexel Dining Chair, as it’s coined in Australia, combines local South American craftsmanship with European design. Now recognisable… Read More.

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Bedroom Art Inspiration

I read an interesting Editor’s Letter recently by Wendy Moore of Home Beautiful magazine. In it, she comments on the shift of focus from fashioning our personal selves to our homes. If you’re… Read More.

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Styling for the Foreign Property Market

As a result of the substantial influx of foreign investment in the Australian property market, it is no surprise that property stylists are now considering the Asian purchaser more than… Read More.

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1890s Grandeur by Brendan Wong

On the cover of last month’s Belle magazine was an incredible project by Brendan Wong. The interior designer is renowned for his luxury aesthetic, always producing ‘wow’ worthy interiors where opulence meets refinement.… Read More.

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The Tray; A Decor Essential

A tray is the new must have decor essential for every home. There, I’ve declared it and I’m not taking it back. Just as cushions and throws have become a… Read More.

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Personal Accessories by Timothy Oulton

With a talented eye for design, it was no surprise to me that Timothy Oulton looked elsewhere to offer his signature leather craftsmanship. The lifestyle collection of personal accessories, available exclusively… Read More.

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Paris to NYC: Melbourne City Living

Four years in the making, Mirvac’s latest development ARRAY in Melbourne is simply stunning. Luxury apartments, situated to the south of the city with panoramic cosmopolitan views. For the city… Read More.

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Los Angeles Athletic Club by Timothy Oulton

Behind an ordinary looking bookcase, a clandestine passage used in the days of prohibition leads you up the stairs to reveal a members-only speakeasy. Welcome to the historic Blue Room… Read More.

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On Trend: Bare Necessities

I’m falling more and more in love with a paired back, relaxed interior. Back to basics with raw textures and a light palette. From Danish to contemporary Australian, the look is… Read More.

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