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.

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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Romeo Hotel, Naples

Rated by Conde Nast as one of the best new hotels in the world this year, the Romeo Hotel in Naples overlooks the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island located near… Read More.

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New On The Block: Bills in Bondi

In one of Sydney’s most iconic suburbs, there is a new dining hotspot in town thanks to celebrated chef Bill Granger. Featuring a fresh and exciting interior by Meacham Nockles… Read More.

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Holiday Home With Mr Jason Grant

Open any dictionary and a home is defined as the place where one’s domestic affections are centred. I’m a firm believer that your home is your sanctuary – not only… Read More.

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Elevated Heights: Barstool Envy

Barstools first became a staple in homes in the 1950s when casual entertaining gained momentum. Now, we simply cannot get enough of them – from the simple silhouette of the… Read More.

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Contemporary x vintage

Mixing the contemporary with the vintage is an art. A modern interior with vintage accents showcases character and personality. Think clean contemporary lines and sleek Scandinavian styling contrasted with treasured… Read More.

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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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