Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Styling Magic: Studio Pepe Milan

“Believe in what you are doing and put as much passion as you can.” That’s the key to success for Arianna Lelli Marni and Chaira di Pinto. who together make… Read More.

Beth F

Black Glamour by Steve Cordony

As Interior Design Editor of Belle Magazine, part of my job is to select a number of design “trends” to explore each issue. After researching, mood boarding and product sourcing… Read More.

Steve Cordony

Beads of Light

Lighting is one of the most important elements in interior design and can make or break a space. Beaded chandeliers can have a huge impact, available in endless sizes, styles… Read More.

Lily

An Indian Bazaar

Rich in fearless colour and luxurious design, India is a country of constant inspiration for the globe-trotting decorator. From hand-painted walls, to brightly patterned textiles, to intricately carved furniture with… Read More.

Beth F

Through The Looking Glass

An idealistic haven where the outdoors are separated from their interior by nothing but a breath of clear glass – it's a design concept that has been on my mind… Read More.

Beth F

Intriguing Art at Coco Republic

Coco Republic have just received the first shipment of beautiful wall art from a Los Angeles based studio, Natural Curiosities Art House. We chose to represent the range because of… Read More.

Caitlan N

From Paris to Milan with Paola Navone

I recently became aware of Paola Navone – a Milan based architect, designer, art director, interior decorator, exhibitioner and event organiser…. Paola Navone is one creative gem! Here is a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Bee Inspired

Mother nature is the ultimate designer and she's been an inspiration since mankind began designing. how to get a girlfriend The hexagonal shape of honeycomb has inspired pattern and design… Read More.

Natalia

Take Flight

From fancy feathered accessories, to flighty figurines, to flocks flying across walls, birds continue to appear everywhere in interiors. Take inspiration from the Oly collection at Coco Republic, where little… Read More.

Beth F

Mad Men by Pepe Penalver

Love the wintry, bachelor pad feel of Pepe Penalver’s new Mad Men collection. There is definitely a New York 60’s vibe with this collection with the checks, houndstooth and Kashmiri… Read More.

Natalia

Snuggle up this weekend with a Bemboka

Bemboka knitted throws and blankets are a blend of Angora and Australian Merino wool spun in New Zealand. The results are these gorgeously cosy throws which are light, super warm… Read More.

Natalia

Anna Spiro launches Hand Painted Wallpaper for Porter’s Paints

I popped in for breakfast at Porter’s Paints yesterday to meet Brisbane designer Anna Spiro who is launching her new hand painted wallpaper collection. Such a stunning range of bright,… Read More.

Natalia

Loving the New Azzurro Collection from Elitis

After the recent unveiling of the new Elitis Collections for 2012 I fell in love with the Azzurro wall coverings, particularly the Ponza and Vulcano range. It's a vinyl wallpaper… Read More.

Natasha

Quatrefoil Trend Alert

The Quatrefoil has been used in gothic architecture for centuries and has recently had a resurgence in the interiors world. The quatrefoil is by definition a round shape commonly used… Read More.

Caitlan N

Fresh Off the Boat- New Arrivals from Kelly Hoppen

Check out the new products that have just arrived from world renowned London based designer Kelly Hoppen to Coco republic. Loving the black log side table with stud detail down… Read More.

Natalia

Favourite Fabrics from Kelly Wearstler’s New Collection

With such an enormous variety of new fabrics hitting the market, it’s sometimes hard to choose favourites.  However, the new Kelly Wearstler II collection for Groundworks has definitely caught my… Read More.

Victoria

Zig-Zag the New Stripe

Forget straight lines, the chevron is the new stripe. Missoni made the chevron pattern famous in the 60’s with a kaleidoscope of colours.   Now  this trend is emerging not only… Read More.

Jessica T

Four Posts – Better than none.

Four post beds have had a noticeable resurgence in popularity over the past few years and we are now starting to see some great new designs from some of our… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Improving Office Productivity

On average we spend 45 hours a week at work and 1.5 hours a day on average is spent rifling through messy desks. It is said that your average pen… Read More.

Natalia

Light Hearted

Don’t want to keep you in the dark about what’s going on in London town on the lighting front. Some pretty exciting and innovative designs spotted on my travels, somewhere… Read More.

Natalia

As Seen In Channel 7’s “Revenge”

I received several phone calls from excited staff (and Oly fans) about the product placement in channel Seven’s latest drama series “Revenge” after the first episode aired last week. The… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Design Classic – The Klismos Chair

With origins in Ancient Greece, the Klismos chair has been a design classic for many furniture houses but has had a resurgence in the past few years. The Klismos shape… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Can I have more Canvas?

If I could have a lot more canvas in my life I would. Canvas gives you that ‘I care about not wanting to care’ finish to your interior – thanks… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith