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.

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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Design Focus: The Showstopping Hallway

Hallways are often forgotten when it comes to an interior – but why keep this space bare when it is such a fantastic opportunity to create drama! If you don’t… Read More.

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A Masculine Interior For the Everyday Gentleman

Ever wanted to create a trendy bachelor pad or man cave? No, I’m not talking about a den that features glossy black leather lazy boys and a giant TV –… Read More.

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Design Spotlight: The TV Room

The living room is a special space, often comforting us at the end of a long day. Some may use it as a space for relaxation, some for entertaining; either… Read More.

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LA Luxury: Rocker Eclectic

Perched in the Los Angeles hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, is a traditional home which evokes a cool artistic flare, partnered with a understated elegant aesthetic, in all the right… Read More.

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Sustainable Living in the Tropics: Green School, Bali

As we become more and more aware of the impacts technology has on the environment, sustainable design has become a concept grasped by many interior design and architecture professionals. This… Read More.

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Dream Galley Kitchens

Galley kitchens, often associated with ships and airplanes, tend to be small yet highly efficient spaces that feature two rows of countertops and cabinetry, divided by a narrow walkway. Although… Read More.

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The Dark Side: How to Master Black Walls

Sometimes there’s nothing greater than a light-filled room complete with crisp white walls complimented by neutral-toned styling. However, with a glamorous interior making a come back, introduce a high-impact dose… Read More.

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Reinventing the Kitchen

Kitchens are no longer a stock standard feature in today’s homes. No longer confined to a separate room off a living or dining space. No longer for the sole purpose… Read More.

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Interiors Inspiration: Animal Instincts

For those that know me, I am quite the animal lover; from stallions to deep sea creatures – I love them all! I’ve taken a look at interiors that incorporate animal… Read More.

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Corner Store Café, Brisbane

Visiting the local corner store is a tradition that I think most of us have adopted. From post-sport lolly purchases as a kid, to lazy Sunday morning strolls for the… Read More.

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A Perfectly Wrapped Gift

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to consider gifts. Whilst I haven’t yet purchased my gifts yet for family and friends, I already have the wrapping paper, ribbons and cards… Read More.

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How To: Mix & Match

A little bit of versatility never hurt anyone, especially when it comes to interior design. A home that has layers of different styles, colours, patterns, and textures is interesting and… Read More.

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The Right Sofa: Leather or Fabric?

The living room is usually the heart of the household; for most of us it’s where we gather together and catch up on each other’s day, or where we sit… Read More.

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Summer Redecorating

Summer, to me, is synonymous with happiness and health – it’s the festive season and the season for new beginnings and resolutions. All of this combined with heat-induced beach trips… Read More.

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Pony, Brisbane

Hovering above the Brisbane River, in a plaza that lies amongst the glamorous office towers of Eagle Street in the CBD, you’ll find one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, Pony. Chef… Read More.

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Bookshelf Styling 101

A must-have piece for any interior, you ask? There are lots that come to mind and the humble bookshelf is definitely up there. Not only does it serve a practical purpose… Read More.

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Fat Noodle, Brisbane

Tucked away in the Treasury Casino Building in Brisbane’s CBD is a hidden Asian gem bursting with both colour and flavour. With the popularity and success of Fat Noodle in… Read More.

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Metallics Revisited

If you’re looking to update your home by injecting some drama and elegance into the space, then adding metallics is a sure way to achieve this. From copper and brass… Read More.

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Bold Eclecticism At Lulu’s

Bob and Cortney Novogratz have proved, yet again, why they are the power-couple of all power-couples when it comes to the interiors industry. The design duo has absolutely transformed the… Read More.

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An Interior Review: SpoonBill House

Nestled in the picturesque bush setting of Perigian Bay, SpoonBill house was designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings whilst still preserving and complimenting the natural vegetation surrounding its perimeter.… Read More.

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Colour Code: Clashing vs Complementary

Colour is a significant element in interior design; not only is it an immediate eye catcher, it can also help open up spaces, it can effect mood, and is a… Read More.

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Restaurant Michel, Helinski

Restaurant Michel is the fresh face in Helsinki’s fashion district – its crisp and contemporary interior a warranted transformation from the dark interior of the former traditional restaurant, König. And… Read More.

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Church Bells; An Inspired Family Home

I’ve always been a fan of design that involves repurposing and reviving the old and transforming it into the new. Linc Thelen Design with the help of Scrafano Architects have… Read More.

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