Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Hang Ups: The art of the Modern Mobile

No longer just a kitschy accessory for a children’s room, the modern mobile has all grown up. The art of the hanging sculpture first captured my imagination last Christmas, when… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: The Butterfly Chair

You’d know a Butterfly Chair if you saw one. Splashed across the pages of interiors magazines and spotted on the top design blogs around the world. The original Butterfly Chair… Read More.

Liz

Walls That Talk

When Porter’s Paints asked me to create a series of striped wallpapers for them, I welcomed it as a chance to extend my love of bold colours and patterns into… Read More.

Greg Natale

Inspired by the Tropics: Pineapple Motifs

Coco Republic will introduce a new home décor collection next month in collaboration with talented print artist Bethany Linz. One of my favourites from the line features a pineapple motif… Read More.

Caitlan N

All About Amber

The cold weather had me thinking about tones that add ambience and create a sense of warmth ? Amber was at the top of the list. Amber is such a… Read More.

Caitlan N

White Shadows

The secret to white on white interiors is texture. White is usually attributed to being calming and serene, but it can also be adventurous and daring when applied in unusual… Read More.

Lily

My Lust List: Stylist Lucia Braham

Lucia Braham is a talented Sydney based stylist with seven years experience working on some of the most coveted interiors shoots in the country under her belt. Chances are you’ve… Read More.

Caitlan N

Success Secrets: Max Sparrow

Having launched last year, Max Sparrow has grown at a cracking pace selling furniture to over 2,000 clients Australia wide. With the business set to double again this year, it… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Interiors Inspiration: The Converted Warehouse

Converted warehouses are among the most sought after properties at the moment. Appreciated for their high ceilings and raw character, they are the perfect foundation for a contemporary interior. I’m… Read More.

Caitlan N

Our Style: by Walter G

We can hear you thinking – “a little self indulgent of them to showcase one of their own products in their debut post!”.   Honestly, that was our initial thought too.… Read More.

Walter G

Casual Luxe: Cashmere Throws

Coco Republic is now stocking a selection of four new cashmere throws from local Sydney based brand, IN BED. The throws are made from the highest quality 100% pure Mongolian… Read More.

Beth F

Jonathan Adler is Coming to Town

Jonathan Adler has made a serious mark for himself in the USA and is expanding worldwide. His brand launched in England a couple of years ago, and in August, his… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Embracing Winter in Style

The winter chill has well and truly set in, and with it brings an urge to update my home with anything furry, warm and snuggly. My go-to this season?  An… Read More.

Beth F

Kilim Dreaming

Thinking back to my childhood, I will always remember those long hours waiting for my mum to choose her perfect kilim in Istanbul’s souk markets.  At the time, I could… Read More.

Alexandra D

Introducing New Timothy Oulton Lighting

The hype surrounding the launch of Timothy Oulton’s new collections at Coco Republic recently has not gone without special attention to the incredible new lighting pieces introduced. A favourite with… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: Grey and Gold

A delicate blend between our two favourite neutrals – black and white – grey is a fantastic alternative for both the bold and the subtle decorator. And while it has… Read More.

Caitlan N

Safari on Trend with Aje

Post their incredible Australian Fashion Week collection;, I spoke with Edwina Robinson – Design Director at Aje – about their brand and the stunning safari themed set. 1. What is… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: Exposed Brick

In my opinion, an exposed brick wall adds beautiful character to any interior – and unlike in the 90’s, it doesn’t just have to be used to bring costs down.… Read More.

Lily

Add an Accent

I’m a sucker for a cute accent – who isn’t?  And no, I’m not talking about an attractive foreigner, I’m talking about accent tables – a bold, side table that… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

On Trend: Indigo

Whoever thought to associate a feeling of melancholy with the ‘blues’ must have been colour blind.  Blue isn’t a depressing colour to me at all: it’s soft, strong, calming and… Read More.

Liz

Metal Leaf on Trend at Max Sparrow

As you’ve no doubt noticed, metal finishes have been on trend, season in and season out for at least the past year – their luxe appeal adding interest and a… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Stylish Staircases

Ever since I was young, I’ve always had a fascination with beautiful staircases – I think it’s a Disney princess thing –that dramatic cliché moment of majestically entering a room… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: Chesterfield Sofas

Chesterfield upholstery pieces can bring a smart elegance to any room, and in recent times we’ve seen an explosion of them in various interior styles exactly for that reason.   Today… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Celebrating Easter with Coco Republic

For many of us in Australia, the Easter holiday is about the four big F’s – family, friends, food and fun. I know in my household, it’s the perfect excuse… Read More.

Beth F