Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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.

Anne

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.

Lisa

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.

Natalia

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.

Sydney, Australia

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

The Classic Chesterfield Sofa

Chesterfields are one of my favourite sofa styles. Sure there are some bad ones out there that scream ‘80’s lawyer trying to look smooth’ but the reality is that the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Investing in Upholstery

One of the biggest furniture investments people make is in upholstery and it’s probably one of the least understood too. Usually people can justify skimping on good upholstery with:  “I’m… Read More.

Jessica T

Keep it Simple Stupid

Our homes should evolve and change with us. This means changing them relatively often – as we do. Pity that our salaries don’t always change as fast as our desire… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Fresh Cuts

As much as I love to see a great big punch of flowers in a house, sometimes they can look overwhelming and a little contrived. As an alternative I would… Read More.

Jessica T

Greening Out

I’m not a pot smoker, but I do envy their relaxed demeanour and chilled attitude – If you’re like me then I’ve got the solution. Green out the legal way… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Get The Look – Oly San Francisco

Sydney, Australia

Natalia

Skull-King

A skull tattoo – ‘mmm, not so good’ – but a Skull in your interior is cool, bringing your dark side out and aesthetically breaking straight lines. Stone, timber, rock,… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Entertaining Al Fresco Style

How important is comfort when it comes to creating an outdoor entertaining space and what should you look for when buying outdoor furniture? Comfort is key. The depth of a… Read More.

Natalia