Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

The Beauty of Grey

When we first walked into this Victorian terrace in Sydney’s Inner West, it was bland and dark and not functional. Working together with the client and their architect, we came… Read More.

Greg Natale

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

Green with Envy

Green is a colour I have always been afraid to consider for my home. Until now. Recently I have stumbled across (thanks to endless exploration on Pinterest) a selection of… Read More.

Beth F

Sweating In Style

William Sofield is one of my all time favourite interior designers. His work radiates masculinity and style and is executed in a totally unexpected way. Studio Sofield has designed the… Read More.


Form in Motion: Dame Zaha Hadid

This phenomenal lady would have to be one of my all time favourite architects. While her unique work has been described as ”frozen movement” and “form in motion”, Hadid herself… Read More.

Tanya Dobble

Sail Away

Luxury Yachts are the ultimate status symbol and call the most beautiful places on earth their home. They exist in a world of unforgettable moments, few restrictions and ultimate waterfront… Read More.


From Runway to Room

Some Designers well known for their runway shows and fashion collections have also been known to translate their flair into Avant Garde interiors – two note worthy cross overs have… Read More.


Drama and Texture by Darren Palmer

Right now is a very exciting time at Darren Palmer. With 8 projects on the books and 4 more exciting ones in the early stages there are so many fantastic… Read More.


Spanish Steps

My clients wanted a living room that was comfortable and elegant while still suitable for their two teenage daughters. The original room in the 1930s Spanish-revival home was furnished with… Read More.


High Altitude, High Design

For all the snow bunnies that appreciate luxury mountain lodging this is one location that has an impressive offering.  I recently experienced the delights of this boutique hotel Chalet Dolce… Read More.

Beth F

Coco Republic Design School: Decoration Inspiration

Congratulati how to get your ex back ons to the winner of the Coco Republic Design School 14 week course, Sally Gardner and a big thank you to all who… Read More.

Beth F

Anna Spiro launches Hand Painted Wallpaper for Porter’s Paints

I popped in for breakfast at Porter’s Paints yesterday to meet Brisbane designer Anna Spiro who is launching her new hand painted wallpaper collection. Such a stunning range of bright,… Read More.


Get the Look: Picturesque Point Piper Apartment

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Winners of The Belle Interior Design Awards 2012 revealed…

After much anticipation and a gloriously glamorous awards night at Coco Republic, the winners for this year's Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards are… Best Commercial Interior – Russell &… Read More.


Belle Interior Design Awards 2012- Finalists Announced

The wait is over:  Belle Magazine, in association with Coco Republic, are excited to announce the finalists the 2012 Interior Design Awards.  Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design… Read More.

Beth F

Hunter Valley’s Styling Icon

 Nestled within the multitude of vineyards in the Hunter Valley, only a couple of hours out of Sydney is a hidden gem. Thistle Hill Guesthouse is a beautiful retreat that… Read More.


Paperwork has never looked so good.

With an seemingly inexhaustible range of wallpapers available, why just consider paint? There is something for every taste, application and budget. Wallpaper is the greatest foil for your artwork and… Read More.


Living Openly

Open plan living is the only way to go in the warmer Australian climates, and these Queensland properties are about as open as they get. Bringing the outside inside by… Read More.


Inspirational Design

Following the launch of Oly San Francisco in Melbourne, here are some inspirational photographs to give you ideas on how to group furniture and to show you the many options… Read More.


Singular Style, Double Bay

 My latest addition to the Coco Republic Interior Design Portfolio is decorated in soft blues and dove greys it oozes elegance and feminine charm suiting both client and property.  The… Read More.


Woolwich Pier Hotel Sports Bar Gets a Facelift

This heritage listed building has recently received some much needed attention by the Coco Republic NSW Interior Design team to revive and refurbish  ‘The Point’ Sports Bar in the Woolwich… Read More.


Akin Creative – Architecture that inspires

In my opinion online retailing in Australia still has a lot of catch up to do when it comes to ‘experience’, and these guys aren’t making their job any easier… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Stairway to Heaven

I’m not a ‘lift’ person, I’d rather take the stairs if I have the choice – ‘good for the thighs’ my mother would say. Truth is, I like the look… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Kelly Hoppen’s London Abode

Kelly is one of England’s most coveted and covered Interior Designers having been awarded an MBE for her services to the industry and holding a black book of clients that… Read More.

London, England