Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Think Tin: Pressed Ceilings on Trend

On discovering the stunning pressed tin wall tiling in Melbourne’s Grocery Bar Redux Cafe, I admit I have been fascinated by this finish.  A nod to a time time when… Read More.

Beth F

Styling for Sale: Hampton’s Living

Coco Republic Property Styling’s latest project, an elegant family home located in Sydney’s up-market harbour-side suburb of Mosman, has been installed with a comfortable, coastal “Hampton’s” style scheme to ensure… Read More.

Beth F

Shopping for the Perfect Kilim with Cadrys

With over 60 years in business across three generations, it’s clear the Cadry’s family have a particular passion for sourcing hand-woven rugs.  buy oem software order glasses online An expert… Read More.

Beth F

Feng Shui At Home

After travelling through Hong Kong recently I have been really fascinated at the importance of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui – especially it’s prominence in such a metropolitan… Read More.

Beth F

The Design X Factor

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about the what makes a room incredible – what makes it stand out, why does it make people stop and turn their heads?… Read More.


Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Home Bar

If you’ve tuned into the first few episodes of the new season of Mad Men recently, you’ll understand my latest obsession with timeless glassware, cocktail classics and late night entertaining… Read More.

Beth F

Selling your Home: Making the Move

As a property stylist, my job is to get the most out of your home when it goes on the market – so over the years I’ve learned a thing… Read More.


Flower Power: Your Own Window Box

It really is true that the simple things in life bring us the most pleasure.  On my travels through Europe and again in Charleston USA, I was enchanted by the… Read More.

Alexandra D

Selling Your Home: Getting Ready For Market

As a property stylist, my job is to get the most out of your home when it goes on the market – so over the years I’ve learnt a thing… Read More.


Getting it Right: Wall Creative

Your home should be a reflection of you and all the things you love to surround yourself with.   And the best place to make your mark is on your walls… Read More.


On Trend: Insta-decorating

Not long after the tragic demise of the Polaroid camera came Instagram, a social media network that revived our lust for those cute little, vintage-looking instant photographs.  The only problem… Read More.

Beth F

It’s Hard Choosing Hardware

One thing I don’t count myself an expert on is choosing architectural hardware.  However, I do understand that choosing the right hardware can make or break an interior design.   Whether… Read More.

Beth F

Living Walls; Garden City

For many, living in the city often means giving up your green thumb entirely, save for a window box of herbs and a pot plant or two.  Now though, we’re… Read More.

Beth F

Loft Living

Think high ceilings, wide blank spaces and walls of glass – loft interiors can be tricky spaces to decorate, but when done well, can become a strikingly individual, comfortable home.… Read More.

Beth F

Cabinet of Curiosities

Furnishing a home is hard work, particularly when it comes to making it more personal.  How many times have you stood in front of your cabinet, display case, desk, console… Read More.

Alexandra D

Christmas Decorating: Keeping It Simple

It’s the beginning of December we all know what that means – it’s well and truly time to start the Christmas decorating.  I am no scrooge, but this year, the… Read More.

Beth F

Just Frame It: The Art of the Picture Wall

In every home there’s that one perplexing plain wall – above a couch, in a hallway, on the staircase.  It’s tricky to know where to start with it, whether to… Read More.

Beth F

Tomorrow’s Antiques: How to care for your Dining Table

For many years, Coco Republic have offered a bespoke collection of exquisite, hand-produced wooden dining tables. Made to order by a team of talented carpenters in Australia, each table in… Read More.

Beth F

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

The familiar Spring itch- it’s a new season, the weather is changing, and all of a sudden you’re looking to give your home a facelift; nothing too drastic, just a… Read More.

Beth F

St Kilda Living

Each time I look at this interior, my heart softens and I smile gently at what has been created in this st. kilda apartment renovation. For me, the stand-out elements… Read More.

Caitlan N

100% Linen

Linen had its brand tarnished back in the 80's when 'middle-aged fashionable men' used it to be stylish in warmer climates, but the reality is that when it's used indoors… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

How to Design a Fabric Collection for Elliott Clarke

After the recent release of the delectable Oscar fabric collection from Elliott Clarke, we asked the designer Sebastian Nash to give us the low down on the processes involved, the… Read More.


Tent My World

There is a certain romance about an interior space which has been tented in fabric. I’m not sure whether this comes from references of campaign safari sites in Africa or… Read More.

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Caitlan N

Art Selection for Interiors

As an Interior Designer I often get asked by clients “what should I select for my walls, they are so bare?” It’s personal Artwork is so personal with the style,… Read More.

Jessica T