Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

The Allure Of Grey

Grey has been the new black for some time now. The idea that grey is drab is a myth – when used in the right way, grey can be atmospheric, elegant and… Read More.


Toorak Residence by Coco Republic Interior Design

One of Coco Republic Interior Design’s latest Melbourne projects is a beautiful apartment in Toorak by Senior Designer Candice Stroud. For clients who were downsizing, Candice has nailed a refined,… Read More.

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Trending: Moody Blues

It is really just a coincidence that it’s getting colder and a cooler tone is on trend right now. None other than the moody and calming appeal of a deep, dark… Read More.

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Interior Designer of the Year: Fiona Lynch

This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of triple-threat designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential… Read More.

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The Alex by Arent & Pyke

Arent & Pyke have garnered widespread praise for their beautiful residential projects but this year took out Best Hospitality Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards for The… Read More.


Best Kitchen Design by Whiting Architects

Fresh, innovative and contemporary describes this residential kitchen by Whiting Architects. The project won Carole and Steven Whiting the award for Best Kitchen Design at the highly competitive Coco Republic… Read More.

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Bronte House by Arent & Pyke

Australian interior design favourites Arent & Pyke create a youthful, playful family home in their Bronte House project. It’s no surprise the project has led to the design studio being… Read More.


Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas

A finalist stand out, for me, in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016, is the cleverly re-imagined Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas. Achieving luxury in the finest… Read More.


Flinders House by Canny Architecture

It’s not often that you come across a farmhouse that exudes rich, moody sophistication. But Flinders House in Victoria does it well. A bespoke renovation by Canny Architecture has transformed this former traditional Australian… Read More.

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Balwyn House by Fiona Lynch

Situated on a beautiful oak tree lined street is Balwyn House, the latest project by Fiona Lynch. A finalist last year in the residential interiors category for the Belle Coco Republic… 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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Wharf Road; By Coco Republic Property Styling

Coco Republic Property Styling have been fortunate to work on some incredible residences over the years and this one is no exception. Located in Birchgrove in Sydney, the home was… 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.

Max Sparrow

Window Spotlight: An Industrial Look

I am a firm believer in that the detail within a space is what transforms it from an ordinary to extraordinary home design. Throughout this week, I have been on… Read More.


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.

Max Sparrow

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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10 Inspired Outdoor Spaces

Most Australians share a love of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Embracing the great outdoors, we entertain, dine, relax and play outside almost all year round. In celebration of the start of… Read More.


Country Meets Coastal Design

Coco Republic Interior Design created a luxurious family home with a high end Hamptons feel in Greenvale in Victoria, combining beautiful interiors with outdoor living. The project was a display… Read More.

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Contemporary Edge in Kew

Coco Republic Property Styling completed a luxurious multi storey residence for sale in Kew, Melbourne. Creating contemporary living spaces, stylists considered the locale when devising the overall scheme. With a client brief… Read More.

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Monochrome Opulence by Greg Natale

Two time winner of the Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year, Greg Natale has always been known for his glamorous interiors. This Brisbane family home is certainly no exception. The… Read More.

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1890s Grandeur by Brendan Wong

On the cover of last month’s Belle magazine was an incredible project by Brendan Wong. The interior designer is renowned for his luxury aesthetic, always producing ‘wow’ worthy interiors where opulence meets refinement.… Read More.

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Paris to NYC: Melbourne City Living

Four years in the making, Mirvac’s latest development ARRAY in Melbourne is simply stunning. Luxury apartments, situated to the south of the city with panoramic cosmopolitan views. For the city… Read More.

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Tranquil City Living Redefined

Inspired by the idea that you can live close to the CBD whilst still enjoying a community lifestyle, Coco Republic Property Styling created a tranquil scheme for a home in… Read More.

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Bronte Apartment by JDZ Designs

The focus on the home continues to shift for interior designers; creating seamless spaces for indoor-outdoor living has never been more desirable. I caught up with Jeanette Del Zio of… Read More.

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