Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

The Smallest Sanctuary; Landscape Design for Courtyards

Designing gardens for tight spaces can be tricky, especially when we live so much outdoors. Inner city gardens are often only a few metres wide, with everyone wanting to fit… Read More.


Poolside Dreaming

It’s one of the things I notice most about flying over Sydney, coming in to land after an adventure overseas – the surprising amount of blue dots scattered in between… Read More.

Beth F

Elevated Heights: Barstool Envy

Barstools first became a staple in homes in the 1950s when casual entertaining gained momentum. Now, we simply cannot get enough of them – from the simple silhouette of the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Contemporary x vintage

Mixing the contemporary with the vintage is an art. A modern interior with vintage accents showcases character and personality. Think clean contemporary lines and sleek Scandinavian styling contrasted with treasured… Read More.

Caitlan N

Introducing Max Sparrow Homewares

Our favourite online furniture store – Max Sparrow – launches into the world of homewares with an eclectic collection of over 200 stylish accessories for the home. Max has travelled… Read More.

Caitlan N

Divine Equine: Horse-inspired interiors

Equine style is no longer just reserved for the buxom ranches of Texas.  Whether brash and thematic or subtle and suggestive, the ways in which horses can liven up a… Read More.


“Prey” by Leila Jeffreys

This week, renowned Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys opens “Prey”, a powerful exhibition of hunter bird portraits, to follow on her highly successful past series of Australian budgerigars and cockatoos. Eagles,… Read More.

Beth F

Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014. WHAT IS… Read More.

Caitlan N

Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report

New York Fashion Week is upon us, and so too is the trend-setting Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report.  Below is a little summary of the colours that we will be… Read More.

Caitlan N

Summer Car Crush

I first saw this car when on honeymoon in Capri and ever since, when I see it, I can’t help but be whisked back to those balmy Mediterranean nights where… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Hotel Les Deux Tours, Marrakech

The Hotel Les Deux Tours in Marrakech – I recently stayed at this amazing place when we visited Marrakech end of May this year. It is a little oasis located… Read More.


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.


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.


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