Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

The Marlton NYC

With a New York buying trip in the diary for later this year, I’m on the hunt for a new hotel to try. On my list is The Marlton, with… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Surf Lodge Montauk

There’s a wave of likability for surfing in NYC of recent years. First with the hit surf brand – Saturdays – and now with The Surf Lodge Montauk riding the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Bar Palladio, Jaipur

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Jaipur’s busy streets is the infamous Narain Niwas Palace. We have spent many afternoons in this wonderful sanctuary lazing by the pool… Read More.

Walter G

A Return to Tradition: James Michael Howard

I spent my childhood in a beautiful leafy suburb in Sydney’s North, in a house that had belonged to my great-grandfather, my grandad, then my father.  The home was a… Read More.

Beth F

Ahead of the Trends: Décor + Design 2014

With the new look Décor + Design show at FURNITEX on next month, I caught up with Victoria Redshaw, Lead Futurist at trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus headquartered in the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Members Only: The Stables Sydney

No longer just a hub of activity on racedays, The Australian Turf Club has stepped up their game with a unique partnership with The Keystone Group at the recently renovated… Read More.

Caitlan N

Dreaming of qualia; Hamilton Island

Now that the mornings are blistering cold and the nights frosty, my mind has been wandering off in search of warmer climates. Next on my wish list is qualia resort (pronounced… Read More.


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 F

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 Spon-Smith

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.


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 Spon-Smith

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 F

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 F

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.


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.


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.


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 F

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.


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 Spon-Smith

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 F