Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

From Study to Practice: Lisa Ewart Design

Coco Republic Design School are delighted to introduce Lisa Ewart, a graduate of the Interior Decoration, Perth Mum of three, and fully fledged interior designer.  I caught up with her… Read More.

Caitlan N

Swedish Simplicity

Recently I stumbled across the stunning home of interior stylist, Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen.  I’d collected various snaps of this paired back abode throughout my (late night) Pinterest trawling journeys, so… Read More.

Beth

In His Words: Q&A with Timothy Oulton

Australia was lucky enough to have a rare visit from Timothy Oulton last week to launch his new season collection, inspired by historical heroes, relaxed coastal living and classic styles… Read More.

Anthony

Raising the Bar: Prahran Hotel

It is hard not to notice the iconic Prahran Hotel, dominating the street facade in this bustling cultural suburb of Melbourne. Standing boldly on High Street, the venue brags a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Sunkissed Moments: A Travel Guide to Mykonos

Surrounded by dazzling indigo water, the whitewashed Greek island of Mykonos often has a reputation of being notoriously touristy and a little too trashy, some might say.  But dig a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Seaside Sanctuary: Larvotto Turn Wins Best Display Home

I was thrilled to hear that one of my recent Coco Republic Interior Design projects, Larvotto Turn, won Overall Best Display Home and Best Display Home Over $650,000 at the… Read More.

Jodie

Hotel Pulitzer Roma

The great Spanish architect Lazaro Rosa Violan – has done it again with his fit out of the five star rated Pulitzer Hotel in Rome.  The hotel is centrally situated only… Read More.

Anthony

Wecome to the Americas: Papi Chulo Manly

Never one to shy away from a creative brief, Sydney based interior design firm Akin Creative have nailed it again. Teaming up with restaurant kingpins, Merivale, Akin’s latest interior project… Read More.

Beth

Down Mexico Way: Coqui Coqui Tulum

If coconut trees and the white sand beaches of Tulum weren’t enough to lure you down Mexico-way, then brace yourself for this tiny slice of paradise – Inspired by the… Read More.

Beth

New on the Block: Pig and Pastry Cafe

Husband and wife team Kath and Iain Smart started their dream business just a few short months ago – the motto is simple; great food, fresh ingredients and most importantly… Read More.

Liz

Windsor Wonderland: Melbourne’s Vintage Market Secrets

So you collect all things vintage? Dabble with mixing old and new? Can’t get enough of a bygone era? And above all, love a bargain?  Then make sure the next… Read More.

Jase

Summer Shadows: Casa Tatui by Vera Iachia

Who else is dreaming of a summer holiday?  I know it’s not long to go now, but it’s just so close I can almost feel the sand underfoot and smell… Read More.

Natasha

Style Envy: Louisa Grey

Inspirational interior design talent alert!   Interiors stylist and creative director, Louisa Grey is producing some unforgettable work at the moment. Known internationally for her modern, eclectic and trend-led style she… Read More.

Beth

Beyond Beautiful: Landscapes by William Dangar

The Australian lifestyle has always been shaped by our unique climate and natural environment.  It goes without saying then, that the Australian home interior is never complete without a beautiful… Read More.

Lily

The Cristal Room, Paris

Housed in an amazing mansion in the 16th arrondissement of Paris is the Baccarat Museum and restaurant.  Steeped in Parisian history, apparently the former muse of the mansion, Marie-Laure de… Read More.

Jamie Durie

NoMad Hotel NYC

Whilst on a buying trip in the USA a few weeks ago, I visited my favourite city in the world – New York.  Never one to miss an opportunity to… Read More.

Anthony

The Generalist: Style for One

Darryl Gordon turned countless people’s houses into homes with his interior design skills and eye for the perfect piece over the years, so it’s little surprise that his own place… Read More.

Beth

Finding Elysian: San Giorgio Mykonos

If you’ve ever been to the Greek Islands you’ll remember, *with a sigh of longing*, the unforgettable picturesque white-washed stone buildings set against the sparkling Aegean Sea, pink skies at… Read More.

Beth

Coco Republic Launches Timothy Oulton Melbourne

Last month, Coco Republic opened its 7th national showroom in Melbourne; a concept store collaboration with globally renowned furniture and homewares brand Timothy Oulton. Timothy Oulton first hit the Australian… Read More.

Anthony

The Bowery Hotel, New York

Whilst in New York, I like to find inspiration in the many great hotels the city has to offer.  And last month, I found a killer – The Bowery.  The… Read More.

Anthony

Espresso with Purpose: La Colombe NYC

Travelling through America can be troubling for coffee lovers (addicts) like myself.  If you’re no where near a Starbucks (only JUST acceptable) you’re generally left with the filtered McDonalds-style plunge… Read More.

Anthony

Punchy Colour: An Artist’s Home

Artist and former band member of Sneaky Sound System, Daimon Downey, inspires me on so many levels – his style, his music, his art and now his home! I always… Read More.

Lisa

Ett Hem is where the Heart Is

Ett Hem, meaning ‘A Home’ in Swedish, is your new home away from home in Stockholm.  The 20th century town house in the peaceful Larkstan locality, is steeped in history… Read More.

Beth

48 Hours in Paris

I was lucky enough to travel to Paris twice recently – both for 48 hour intervals. With 48 hours in Paris the first thing one must get right (in my… Read More.

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