Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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

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

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.

Julien

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Trade Hotel, Panama

A cultural revolution is afoot in Panama City. No stranger to international visitors, the tropical metropolis has just welcomed a particularly special new arrival in the shape of the American… Read More.

Beth

Manhattan Arrives at Max Sparrow

One of our favourite furniture fanatics, Max Sparrow, has brought home a little slice of Manhattan home from his latest buying trip. The huge new range includes over 100 stylish… Read More.

Anthony

Light of Heart Wallpaper by Sarah Ellison

Not shy of a new adventure (or a bold pattern here and there) stylist Sarah Ellison, of Real Living Mag, has launched a fresh, energetic new wallpaper collection. Named ‘Light… Read More.

Beth

Capturing the Canaries: Big Sur Hotel

With the long summer days stretching out here in Australia and most of us locked in the office for the majority of the day, I thought I’d share with you… Read More.

Anthony

On the Radar: 2014 Home Décor Trends

The new year is always an exciting time in the realm of interior design as the top trends in home decoration emerge.  There are always a few that stand out… Read More.

Beth

En Francais: Paule Marrot Art

In a stunning addition to their art collection, Coco Republic celebrate the work of Parisian textile designer Paule Marrot (1902-1987).  Widely known for her work in textile printing with a… Read More.

Beth

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Colour of the Year

The much anticipated Pantone Colour of the Year has been announced and it’s quite a surprising one.  It looks like we’ll be playing with purple for the next 12 months,… Read More.

Liz

On Trend: Liquorice Allsorts

Bold, simple and effortlessly glam, the black and white stripe is decorating at its most confident.   Horizontal, vertical, wide, short, pinstriped, candy striped; either way, a commitment to the black… Read More.

Beth

Metallic Accents: New Coco Republic Art

Coco Republic have just received a new shipment of stunning hand painted wall art to accent your home.  Each created by a studio based in LA, every piece involves a… Read More.

Beth

On Trend: Copper and Marble

The perfect combination of texture, pattern and of-the-moment sophistication; copper and marble transcends is THE look for your interior. My favorite application of this trend is in wet areas such… Read More.

Lily

All I Want for Christmas

Somehow, amongst the general pre-xmas mayhem, I have managed to put together an ultimate wishlist of bits and pieces I would die to see under my Christmas tree this year. … Read More.

Lisa