Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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 F

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 F

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.

Beth F

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 F

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.


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.


The Most Moss: Bringing the Outdoors In

This month Coco Republic has introduced a new kind of wall art to their collection – a series of three, totally real, moss fields for your home.  Are you as… Read More.

Beth F

Shaking It Up: Shaker Style on Trend

Today we have time for a bit of a history lesson: The Shakers were a religious group that formed in 18th-century England.  They branched off mainstream Protestantism and shared simple,… Read More.


On Trends: Spots and Dots

The humble spot – a trend that’s been gaining momentum over the last year with surprising force.  And it’s one of my recent favourites.  One of the most daring applications… Read More.

Beth F

New Horizons by Jamie Durie

My latest range for The Rug Collection takes inspiration from the blurred horizons of the beautiful, natural Australian landscape. When I was creating these designs, I was also inspired by… Read More.

Jamie Durie

Havana Club On Trend

The Havana Club trend feels perfect for this season, not only because it involves so many tactile textures, bold patterns and works so perfectly with the “of the moment” colour… Read More.

Steve Cordony

Inspired by: Patrick Blanc

Patrick Blanc is definitely one of my favourite designers and has inspired me throughout my career.  Although he did not invent the vertical garden, he is primarily responsible bringing this… Read More.

Jamie Durie

Introducing The Drexel Chair

Fresh off the boat from Paraguay, the exquisitely hand-crafted Drexel barstools and dining chairs have arrived at Coco Republic. Upholstered in soft South American leather with a crossed-stitch detail trim,… Read More.


The Right Light: Oly San Francisco

Effortlessly elegant and simply stylish, each and every piece of lighting from Oly San Francisco is versatile and distinct. Featured in homes by international designers such as Karen Houghton and… Read More.


Coco Republic for Sydney Indesign 2013

Sydney Indesign 2013 lived up to high expectations; over 2000 registered designers and architects joined Coco Republic on Saturday 17th August at the Coco Republic Design Centre Alexandria for an… Read More.

Beth F

Coco Republic Launches Timothy Oulton Melbourne

Last month, Coco Republic opened its 7th national showroom in Melbourne; a concept store collaboration with globally renowned furniture and homewares brand Timothy Oulton. Timothy Oulton first hit the Australian… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

French Wall Paneling with Greg Natale

After an inspiring Coco Republic Design School Speaker Series session with renowned interior designer Greg Natale, I have been fixated on finding out more about the French style wall paneling… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: Black White and Tan

Classically contemporary and effortlessly cool, black and white with tan accents is always on trend. online prescription glasses A look for all seasons, this palette can be warmed up in… Read More.


Lemon Luxe

I have always been very hesitant when it comes to using yellow in interiors. It is such a hard colour to work with, and can easily look kitsch. However, I… Read More.


Warby Parker: From Clicks to Bricks

I’ve always wanted glasses but never needed them – until now. The realisation that you’re “getting on” is a tough one to grasp, so even though I have always been… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Canvas On Trend

From French safari, to boho, to contemporary industrial, using canvas is in interiors is more chic than shabby. oem software downloads The heavy weight of canvas holds its shape and… Read More.


Welcoming Winter Whites

Here in Sydney, the winter chill has settled (morning fog and all).  Soft grey Bemboka throws have been scattered on the sofa and at the end of beds.  Ugg-boots have… Read More.

Beth F

Gatsby: A Kaleidoscopic Carnival

There is much hype surrounding the opening of Baz Luhrman’s film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and with it comes a new design trend – it’s time to revisit the… Read More.

Alexandra D