Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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.

Natalia

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.

Lily

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.

Lily

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.

Lily

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.

Lily

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

Milan 2013: Best of New Lighting

The biennial Euroluce, International Lighting Exhibition at this year’s Salone del Mobile was responsible for producing many examples of beautiful new lighting. It seems to me that 2013 was the… Read More.

Dana Tomic Hughes

Global Trend Forecasting with Amanda Talbot

Amanda Talbot has some serious design credentials: editor, design consultant and author, blogger – she’s the real deal when it comes to interiors, living and style.  Over the years, Amanda… Read More.

Beth F

The Endless Possibility: Stools

Stools are one of the most versatile items for all interiors. Personally, I love to change things around all the time. But there only so many ways you can change… Read More.

Lily

Objets Nomades: Louis Vuitton Pays Tribute

Louis Vuitton was originally founded in 1854 in Paris as a specialist leather trunk and travel bag producer.  In tribute to this historical craft, last December the legendary fashion house… Read More.

Alexandra D

Tabletop Glamour: Oscar de la Renta Home

A homewares collection with history – each unique piece significant in design and material – is exactly what Oscar de la Renta Home is all about.  The exquisite range of… Read More.

Beth F

Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Home Bar

If you’ve tuned into the first few episodes of the new season of Mad Men recently, you’ll understand my latest obsession with timeless glassware, cocktail classics and late night entertaining… Read More.

Beth F

The Romance of Cuba

From the moment I stepped off the plane and found myself trapped in slow moving airport queues, I realized there wasn’t much point in doing things quickly in Cuba.  That… Read More.

Jodie

Room within a Room: The Book Nook

Now that the days are getting shorter and the mornings are crisp, there’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up in your favourite spot, with a good book and a cup… Read More.

Lily

Making a Come Back: Faux Bois

Faux Bois (French for false wood) is making a come back, appearing in fabrics, ceramics, wallpaper and furniture. Oly San Francisco does Faux Bois perfectly, mixing up different colours and… Read More.

Lily