Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

About Max Sparrow

A trusted purveyor of handcrafted, quality items designed around the globe, Max Sparrow has an eye for beautiful interiors and design. Launching his online retail store in March 2013, Max brings home the best finds from his travels, sourcing unique furniture and homewares pieces especially selected for the Australian home. With delivery direct from the manufacturer, Max considers every detail for luxury living at affordable prices. Max Sparrow is anything other than ordinary.

Tiles For A Statement Interior

I’ve taken a particular interest in tiles over these last couple of weeks after having been inspired by the stunning Moroccan Zellige, which you can read more about here. As… Read More.

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Hotel Panache, Paris

Set in Paris’ historic red light district lays the Hotel Panache: an Art Nouveau-inspired hotel that, thanks to its elegance and design flair, has recently become the talk of the… Read More.

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Raffia, A Textural Touch

As we’re diving into our chillier months, our good friends in the USA are enjoying the sun and surf as they experience summer. While we enjoy luxuriously plush velvets and… Read More.

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Decadent Duo: Marble & Brass

Marble and brass is one of the all time classic combinations, from interior design to furniture and homewares. Think a marble benchtop and brass hardware in a kitchen, elegant light… Read More.

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Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage

Tucked away in the exquisite rolling pastures of the Scottish Highlands lies Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage; a 17th Century farmhouse that, thanks to Swiss interior designer Ruth Kramer, has evolved into a sophisticated… Read More.

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Square Detail: Moroccan Zellige

Tiles are a fantastic way to update any space; from the bathroom to the kitchen, a great feature tile can come a long way, incorporating pattern and colour into an… Read More.

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Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán, Madrid

Ham sandwiches don’t usually go hand-in-hand with champagne and luxurious fittings, but thanks to Lucas y Hernández-Gil, Madrid’s Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán proves otherwise. The gastronomic delight serves humble… Read More.

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Interior Design In Pet Loving Homes

There’s nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail after a day in the office, even though there is a lot of up-keep involved. From shedding hair to dirty… Read More.

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Glow With Gold

Copper has been the dominating metal over the last couple of years, and I think our obsession with the rose-toned metal has sadly come to an end this year. For… Read More.

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Decorate Your Bedroom Like a Boutique Hotel

When traveling I always like to rent an apartment to try and experience the area like a local, but occasionally I love to treat myself with a night or two… Read More.

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Selecting The Perfect Sized Rug

As a design consultant for Max Sparrow, I can’t stress enough how important a rug is into completing an interior scheme. From the size, colour, feel, and type of material, finding… Read More.

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Warmth With Terracotta

From marble and copper to bright whites and pastels, over the last few years we’ve seen these cooler combinations prevalent in interiors around the globe. But earthy hues are burgeoning as the… Read More.

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Maximising Space In Your Home

It’s one of the main questions my interior consultants get asked on a daily basis: “how do I maximise space?” Large open plan spaces, narrow and long living rooms, cosy… Read More.

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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

X It’s not often that you come across spaces that are whimsical yet still highly elegant and sophisticated, however, celebrated Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, has managed to just that –… Read More.

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Lighting Innovations For 2016

There are certain items within a home that can easily be updated to upgrade your interior and lighting is one of them. These decorative items are just as important as… Read More.

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Amsterdam’s Newest Hotel: The Hoxton

Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal… Read More.

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Hamptons vs French Provincial Interiors

Hamptons style is timeless. It never goes off trend – it’s hard to deny the allure of sophisticated, neutral and relaxing interiors with coastal edge. I know I can’t and you’ll see this by… Read More.

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The South Beach, Singapore

The name Philippe Starck, is synonymous with influential and inspiring design. A man of many talents Philippe Starck nails a whimsical and innovative design aesthetic from furniture to interiors and architecture. Nothing… Read More.

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Mirror Image

Mirrors are one of the most versatile features in a home, as they not only help create the illusion of a more expansive space, but they also prove to be… Read More.

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Repetitive Design

Repetition in interior design is powerful. It often goes unnoticed but pay attention and you’ll see it everywhere. Patterns, architectural features in a row and even symmetry create repetition. Subtle details in… Read More.

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The Ultimate Leather Travel Bag

Sometimes there’s nothing more luxurious than the smell and feel of leather. Weather it’s a timeless tufted sofa or a handsome leather bag, leather is a material that exudes luxury… Read More.

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Two Kitchen Trends for 2016 You Need To Know

Coming into the New Year I’m always looking for new interior design trends that I think will be popular throughout the up-coming year. Last year we saw a lot of… Read More.

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The Statement Bathroom Mirror

I find that when it comes to designing and decorating a home, the bathroom is one of the more difficult spaces to inject style and personality. It’s often daunting to… Read More.

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Design Tips For Hanging Art

Hanging art can be a tricky task, and one that many people struggle with. Whilst reconfiguring my room this week I decided to shake up my art arrangement in my… Read More.

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