Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

Dreaming Of The Pink Palace

Ever since I was a little girl I would dream about going to The Beverly Hills Hotel. There was something about the hotel that just took my breath away. It could… Read More.

Daniela Frougas

Iconic Glamour at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Soho, Kensington and Mayfair are home to some of the world’s finest hotels, from boutique to grand gestures of prosperity. It’s within these areas of London where you’ll find the… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Seaview House by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

A holiday house by the coast is part of the Australian dream and a reality for some. Let me introduce you to the Seaview House, showcasing a new take on the Australian… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Nordic Minimalism Meets The Sea

In an old shipyard in Stockholm’s central island of Djurgården lays a two-part restaurant by owners chef Magnus Ek and Agneta Green. Slip, a casual bistro, and Krog, a Michelin… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Hello Bondi Junction: Coco Republic Pop Up Boutique

Coco Republic is delighted to announce the opening of the Pop Up Boutique at Westfield Bondi Junction. The boutique with showcase a curated collection of top selling pieces from exclusive local… Read More.

Caitlan N

Musling Restaurant, Copenhagen

From moody masculine interiors to minimalist styling, the Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has caught my eye. Local design firm Space Copenhagen has done it again with this simple yet refined interior that… Read More.

Caitlan N

Champeaux Restaurant, Paris

As you might already have noticed, here on Field Notes we’ve written quite a number of articles about beautiful Parisian haunts. The French have always had a flair for design… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Coveted By A Homewares Buyer

As Homewares Buyer for Coco Republic and Max Sparrow, I have a daily source of inspiration for the home. Working with beautiful quality crafted pieces day to day is what… Read More.


Chicho Gelato, Perth

Located in Perth’s inner-city suburb of Northbridge you’ll find Chicho Gelato: an establishment that is one part vibrant gelataria and one part moody espresso bar. Surrounded by landmarks such as the… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Mondo Deli, Portugal

Let me introduce you to Mondo Deli. Amongst the cobblestone streets of Portugal’s northwest riverside town of Porto is an excellent newcomer to the gastronomy scene.  Designed by German born industrial… Read More.

Caitlan N

Buona Bocca, Beijing

Mirroring Italian food, Beijing’s newest wine bar Buona Bocca is full of colour and vibrancy. A lively establishment seen through by Beijing-based design firm Studio Ramoprimo, Buona Bocca is a… Read More.


Q&A With A Colour Consultant

An expert in the field of colour, I sat down with experienced colour consultant Sharon Gage to get the scoop of what it’s like to work in the industry. Sharon teaches… Read More.

Caitlan N

Hotel Panache, Paris

Set in Paris’ historic red light district lays the Hotel Panache: an Art Nouveau-inspired hotel that, thanks to its elegance and design flair, has recently become the talk of the… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Apollo, Tokyo

Greek cuisine meets raw Japanese design at The Apollo in Tokyo’s affluent Ginza area. The Australians behind the popular Sydney destination, Sam Christie and Jonathan Barthelmess have taken their hit menu… Read More.

Caitlan N

Luxe, Calm, Modern: Christian Liaigre

French national Christian Liaigre is one of the world’s most sort after interior and furniture designers. The 72 year olds exacting eye produces one of the most considered interior styles… Read More.


Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage

Tucked away in the exquisite rolling pastures of the Scottish Highlands lies Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage; a 17th Century farmhouse that, thanks to Swiss interior designer Ruth Kramer, has evolved into a sophisticated… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Often overlooked due to the dominance of both Los Angeles and New York, Chicago still has a soul that is hard to ignore. Although not an ancient city and with the… Read More.


The Restaurant By The River

A new luxury dining venue has been added to the list of Antwerp’s illustrious food scene; designed by renowned architect Bob Van Reeth and local interior design studio Co. studio,… Read More.


The Hermitage, Sydney

With an exquisite raw and natural palette, The Hermitage is one of the most stunning properties in Sydney. Originally built in 1831, it has recently been reimagined by Architecture firm… Read More.


Design-Savvy Fashion Week Stays

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the works of top fashion designers grace the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. During fashion week the ‘big four’… Read More.

Caitlan N

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.


Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

X It’s not often that you come across spaces that are whimsical yet still highly elegant and sophisticated, however, celebrated Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, has managed to just that –… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Amsterdam’s Newest Hotel: The Hoxton

Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Primus Hotel Sydney

Built in 1939, the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building on Pitt Street is now home to a luxury hotel. One of Sydney’s finest examples of art deco glamour… Read More.

Caitlan N