Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

How To: Style A Home Study

Good design is imperative for maximum productivity in home offices, especially for those increasing number of people opting to work from home. How do you create a harmonious home study… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

How To: Style A Bar Cabinet

Anthony Mitsos, Showroom Manger for Max Sparrow, sheds light on the ever increasing demand for bar carts, and reveals how you can style your own cart for maximum practicality and… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Creating The Dream Mudroom

While not prevalent in Australian homes, mudrooms are instrumental in keeping a home organised and clutter free. The most important element… It’s important not to overthink or clutter the mudroom.… Read More.

Alexandra

How To: Adding Luxury In The Bedroom

The master bedroom can be a relaxing sanctuary with touches of feminine elegance. I spoke with Brisbane designer Elena Wigginton from Coco Republic Interior Design on her top tips to… Read More.

Caitlan

Investment Piece: The Sofa

Whether you have just bought a new home, changing location or simply considering a refresh; something which is almost always considered is a new sofa. The sofa is often seen… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

Apartment Styling 101

Boutique blocks. Grand developments. Open plan living. Zoned rooms. Petite spaces. Expansive spaces. Small scale balconies. Wide open terraces. Micro kitchens. Kitchens with all the bells and whistles. Apartment living… Read More.

Caitlan

Potted Bliss: Indoor Plants 101

I have been inspired recently to add something living to my interior design scheme – something green and sculptural, to add interest, height and balance to my living room. Here… Read More.

Beth

Imagining A Life Alfresco

Quintessential Australian living embraces an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Think sunset BBQs with family and friends, tranquil moments along the vast shoreline and an enviable culture of late brunches and long lunches.… Read More.

Alexandra

How To Prepare Your Home For Spring

I know it’s hard to believe, but Spring is just around the corner. This is the perfect time of year to prepare your home for the warmer months ahead. Giving… Read More.

Sarah Muir

Vintage in a Modern World

Vintage inspired interiors offer a sense of modern luxury with a charming and nostalgic twist. Timeless, character filled and full of personality. Let me share four top tips with you on… Read More.

Alexandra

Dining Room Ambience

Lighting can undoubtedly be a favourite element of design. Beautiful lights make a huge impact and whether it’s a contemporary kitchen nook or an elegant dining room, statement lighting can… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

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.

Jessica

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.

Jessica

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.

Jessica

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.

Nicole

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.

Jessica

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.

Max Sparrow

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.

Jessica

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.

Jessica

Achieving A Relaxed Interior

I cannot deny the appeal of a relaxed interior. Whilst tailored schemes still have their place, many designers are creating casual and imperfect spaces as client’s look to their homes to find a sense… Read More.

Lily

Hide Away

If you didn’t have a giant black rectangle in mind for the focal point of your room, there are many beautiful ways you can cover your television up. Two way mirrored… Read More.

Lily

The Perfect Floral Arrangement

Often there is nothing better than coming home to beautiful fresh floral at home. Even just one vase is such a simple way to introduce colour, subtle scents or layers of lush foliage.… Read More.

Lily

How To: Styling Your Rental Home

Gone are the days where renting a house or apartment limited your sense of style. Lifestyle is often a big factor in the rent vs buy debate and with no… Read More.

Jessica

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.

Caitlan