Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Poolhouse Perfection

The ultimate statement of luxury, the poolhouse is the new designer statement. And this seriously cool project by Canadian firm tongtong has caught my eye. A point of difference is the… Read More.

Caitlan N

L’Americano Espresso Bar, Alexandria

I’m excited to reveal Coco Republic’s first hospitality offering with the opening of L’Americano Espresso Bar – a welcome addition to the Sydney coffee scene. Set in our flagship Alexandria showroom,… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Contemporary Cosmopolitan Living; By Coco Republic Interior Design

Harnessing the natural surrounds of Sydney’s inner west, Coco Republic Interior Design worked closely with Mirvac to create a contemporary interior scheme for the new Harold Park development. Harold Park… Read More.

Alexandra D

On Trend: Designer Butchers

One of the trendiest retail interior design trends I’ve kept my eye on lately is the emergence of Butcher shops with great fit-outs. Traditionally butchers have been designed based on… Read More.

Beth F

Casa No Tempo, Portugal

Aires Mateus Architecture Firm, together with the owners João and Andreia Rodrigues, transformed an old family farm into a modern retreat in the rural landscape of the Alentejo region of… Read More.

Beth F

The New Bachelor Pad; by Coco Republic Interior Design

You would never guess this home was a bachelor pad.  With a timeless aesthetic, this owner has serious style. A project recently completed by Coco Republic Interior Design, the two-storey… Read More.

Caitlan N

Hotel G, San Francisco

Hotel G, San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel, is just a stone’s throw from Union Square. Located on the corner of Geary and Mason Street near the city’s Union Square neighborhood,… Read More.

Liz

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