Design Field Notes

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.