Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Get the Look: True Luxe

Combining luxury, femininity and subtle extravagance, this room has a unique elegance. With a palette of soft blue, beige and gold, it has a pop of electric blue, hot pink… Read More.

Lily

AD Interieurs 2014, Paris

This November I had the pleasure of photographing one of the most exciting interiors exhibitions on the calendar – the AD Interieurs 2014 in Paris.  Every year interiors magazine Architectural… Read More.

Felix Forest

Distrito Capital Hotel, Mexico City

Surprising interiors, dazzling panoramic views and double-height ceilings are a few of the eye-catching highlights of Distrito Capital Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico. Located in the highest area of Mexico City… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Hermes Windows By Christopher Boots

Australia’s favourite lighting designer, Christopher Boots, has leant his vision to the Holiday windows of luxury retailer Hermès, in NYC.  The result?  A crystalline installation of light, colour and texture.… Read More.

Beth F

Styling for Sale: A Mosman Home

In a beautifully restored 1900s house in Mosman overlooking Sydney Harbour, Coco Republic Property Styling created a luxurious scheme to showcase the home’s high end, contemporary finish to potential buyers.… Read More.

Anne

Winner: House & Garden Top 50 Rooms

Announced this week as a finalist for House and Garden’s annual Top 50 Rooms and awarded the coveted Best Use of Soft Furnishings, I am thrilled to share with you… Read More.

Alexandra D

Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

I love a beautifully designed hotel, but then again who doesn’t? Next stop on my bucket list is Barcelona, Spain – to stay in the impressive Mandarin Oriental.  An elegant,… Read More.

Liz

Peninsula Hotel, Paris

Hong Kong’s finest hotel has finally made its way to Europe, and in true Peninsula style, it has truly made it’s mark on the luxury hotel scene. Having stayed at… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Nine Hours Hotel

Who doesn’t love sleep?  If you say you don’t, you’re lying.  All of us humans need it, and almost everyone would agree there is nothing better than a solid night’s… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Hotel Les Deux Tours, Marrakech

The Hotel Les Deux Tours in Marrakech – I recently stayed at this amazing place when we visited Marrakech end of May this year. It is a little oasis located… Read More.

magnusomme

Inspirational Interiors: Country Manor

Evoking a sense of romance and nostalgia, a country aesthetic is one that I admire deeply. Combining rustic chic design with beautiful pieces, a modern country manor feels inviting and… Read More.

Caitlan N

City Living by Coco Republic Property Styling

The suburb of Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west is known for its character and individuality. Now a burgeoning real estate hotspot, Coco Republic Property Styling was commissioned to style a… Read More.

Anne

What’s On: Alexander & Co

Alexander & Co (the Sydney based Architecture and Interior Design company I established in 2013) has had an exciting 2014 so far. Most recently we were honored at the Belle… Read More.

Jeremy Bull

A Winter Retreat

Winter is here – finally! – and with the record heat we’ve had in Australia this past summer nothing is more appealing and exotic than this elegant Winter Retreat in… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The New Centennial Hotel Sydney

The Centennial Hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs has just undergone an extensive makeover, which should see the famous venue re-establish itself as one of Sydney’s top drinking and dining destinations.… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Design Hotel: Nobis, Stockholm

During my stay in Sweden recently, I stayed at the acclaimed Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.  In a stunning historic 19th century building right in the centre of Stockholm (in Norrmalmstorg… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Top Nosh in Stockholm

Whilst in Stockholm last week my wife took me to a fantastic restaurant I have been dying to share with you – Nosh and Chow. She had heard about it… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Swedish Inspiration: Svenskt Tenn

One of the wonderful benefits of having a beautiful Swedish wife is that I get to visit the country often. And without a doubt, it is definitely one of my… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

High on the Hill: Hotel Endemico, Mexico

Staggered among boulders on a secluded hill in the wine-growing region of Valle de Guadalupe, the luxury cabins of Hotel Endemico introduce guests to the stark wilderness of the great… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

New on the Block: The Rushcutters, Sydney

Newly launched The Rushcutters, in Ruschcutters Bay, is set to be one of Sydney’s staple restaurant institutions with its vast, yet relaxed interiors and it’s casual dining menu. Keystone have… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

An English Rose: The Rosewood, London

Brand spanking new luxury hotel, Rosewood London, has flung its lobby doors wide to reveal a beautifully chic interior.  Set in a central location close to Covent Garden, the Edwardian… Read More.

Beth F

Goat Town NYC

Nestled away in Manhattan’s East is Goat Town, a NY bar that cleverly re-imagines authentic vintage design into an intriguing hospitality space. Created by interior, lighting and furniture designers Evan… Read More.

Beth F

Sass & Bide at Home: Sarah Jane Clarke’s Sydney Sanctuary

I’m a long-term admirer of the Australian fashion label Sass & Bide and an even bigger fan of the inspirational design duo behind the brand: Heidi Middleton and Sarah Jane… Read More.

Lisa