Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Room within a Room: The Book Nook

Now that the days are getting shorter and the mornings are crisp, there’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up in your favourite spot, with a good book and a cup… Read More.


Print on Print: Orla Keily’s Colourful Home

Irish fashion designer Orla Kiely is famed for her iconic and covetable prints. You’re certain to recognize them as they’ve been reproduced for everything from stationary to high-end fashion and… Read More.


Sass and Bide at Home; Heidi Middleton’s Palm Beach Oasis

Described by many as nomadic, modern, spirited and free, Heidi Middleton’s terrace home in Sydney’s Palm Beach is a visual feast that perfectly represents the designer’s innate individuality.  Sitting at… Read More.


Every Room with a View: A Mexican Dream Home

Breathtaking… Located in Puerto Vallarta, in the southwest of Mexico, this architecturally designed home is perched on a cliff looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Designed by Elias Rizo Architects,… Read More.


By the Sea: Hampton’s Home

Architect Frank Greenwald is best known for his iconic traditional Hamptons style designs, including Ralph Lauren’s homes in New York and Jamaica. However, when it came to designing his own… Read More.


Centuries Collide: The House of Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier

Renowned architecture and design duo Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier (of Gilles and Boissier) have announced the completion of their perfect home; a 19th century renovated apartment-cum-21st century art gallery… Read More.

Beth F

New Heights of Alpine Style

William Sofield always gets it right. And this beautiful ski lodge in Aspen is no exception. Studio Sofield has found the perfect balance between the traditional, contemporary, comfortable and sophisticated. get… Read More.


French Safari Hideaway

Safari style meets French perfection in this beautiful Colonial home in Saint Barth, in the French West Indies. Using a restrained black and white colour palette, the high ceiling, exposed… Read More.


The Brain Escape

There is nothing more frustrating than when that little light bulb  idea goes off in the middle of your busy week – right when it’s the last thing in the… Read More.

Beth F

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Read on if you dare; charcoal walls are not for the faint hearted.  Or so you may think…  With a frightening ability to suck light from a room and create… Read More.

Beth F

A Lighter Lease on Life

I love this little house.  It has an instant natural calm about it as soon as you step inside the front door.  There is no hint of the run down,… Read More.


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

Queens Park Terrace Home by Alexander and Co

Embarking on the complete renovation of my own home was one of my most exciting projects to date.  My partner Tess and I have two young children, with one on… Read More.

Jeremy Bull

Kidding Around; Decorating for your little one

I've just purchased a new home with a bedroom for my baby girl and am in full baby room decoration mode. Since it’s occupying a lot of my time, I… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Get the Look: Lisa Sherry's Casual Luxe

Interior Designer Lisa Sherry has been described as a pioneer of “Casual Luxe”; a design term used to describe tailored lifestyle-focused design concepts combined with beautifully crafted and unique furniture… Read More.

Beth F

John Derian’s East Village Bohemia: Before and After

John Derian, NYC store owner, designer and collector has turned his individualist aesthetic to a different project – his new abode. Perfectly suited to Derian’s distinctive style, this dilapidated East… Read More.

Beth F

Coastal Print Perfect; Diane Von Furstenberg’s Australian Penthouse

When fashion and interior worlds collide, they often create iconic spaces. Like many fashion elite (Missoni, Ralph Lauren & Versace) Diane von Furstenberg stands out as one designer who manages… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Designer Dressing Room

Floor to ceiling shelving for shoes, endless drawers for accessories and jewellery, a full length mirror leaning against the wall, and a window bench looking out onto a private garden.… Read More.


Whimsical Wonderland – Hotel du Petit Moulin

Hotel du Petit Moulin, designed by Christian Lacroix, is located in a 17th century building, the site of an old bakery in Le Marais in Paris. The facade dates back… Read More.


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