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.

Tranquil City Living Redefined

Inspired by the idea that you can live close to the CBD whilst still enjoying a community lifestyle, Coco Republic Property Styling created a tranquil scheme for a home in… Read More.

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Timeless Trend: Tufted Upholstery

I can’t deny the sophistication of tufted upholstery. I love clean, contemporary lines but there is something so beautiful and elegant about pieces that tufted detail. Think of a luxurious… Read More.

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Eclectic Luxury in St Kilda

Coco Republic Property Styling have created a masterpiece with this contemporary home that recently sold in St Kilda, Melbourne. The scheme offered high end appeal in the luxury market, yet perfectly… Read More.

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Bronte Apartment by JDZ Designs

The focus on the home continues to shift for interior designers; creating seamless spaces for indoor-outdoor living has never been more desirable. I caught up with Jeanette Del Zio of… Read More.

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Designer Highlights: Milan Furniture Fair 2015

Last month the city of Milan was flooded with events, presentations and exhibits of all sizes and content as the design crew hit the town for the annual Salone Internazionale del… Read More.

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Entrecote by Flack Studio

Tonight is the night that the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards winners are revealed. There is an undeniably high quality of work exhibited by firms and studios within the Best Hospitality… Read More.

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The New Neutrals

Forget monochrome, the new killer neutral combination is grey and dust. Draw inspiration from stone tones with pebble greys and dusty sand hues for a luxurious sanctuary. Last week, The… Read More.

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Interiors Inspiration: Mid-Century Modern

The mid-century modern style has really come back to life over the past decade. This paired back, sculptural interiors aesthetic is perfect for mixing and matching the old and the new.… Read More.

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Botanical Inquiry

It’s no secret that art is the final layer in a beautifully curated home. I was privileged to recently celebrate the opening of Daniel Shipp‘s first solo exhibit, Botanical Inquiry and… Read More.

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The Best of Commercial Design

From inspirational office spaces to contemporary store fit outs that continue to break boundaries of interior design with innovation, Best Commercial Design at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is… Read More.

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Hotel Covell & The Life of a Fictional Writer

Los Feliz in Los Angeles welcomed a new addition to the boutique hotel scene earlier this year with Hotel Covell. The art of storytelling is embedded within each of the… Read More.

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A Coastal Abode, Hope Island

Coco Republic Interior Design recently finished working on Metricon’s new Hope Island development and the results are stunning. They have created a versatile scheme for luxury living on the Gold Coast. The… Read More.

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Designer Spotlight: Hare + Klein

A finalist for the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015 Interior Designer of the Year, firm Hare + Klein has truly made its mark on the Australian design scene.… Read More.

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Soho House, Istanbul

Istanbul’s Palazzo Corpi in the historic Beyoğlu district is now home to the thirteenth and largest Soho House in the world. Serving as a private members’ club for the arts and entertainment… Read More.

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Design How To: The Great Australian Outdoors

It is a question Coco Republic Interior Design is asked frequently – how do you create an inspirational outdoor area that reflects the Australian lifestyle? I spoke with Senior Interior Designer… Read More.

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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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