Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Soft Comforting Hues

Soft, comforting colours are on my radar. There first in the series is Limpet Shell. Limpet Shell is a cooling and refreshing blue with a faint green accent. The beauty… Read More.

Caitlan N

Interiors for the Inspired Traveller

If you’re anything like me, different countries and cultures are a huge inspiration when it comes to my taste in music, art, fashion, and especially design. From Bali to Bordeaux,… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Finalists Revealed: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2017

Cutting edge residential interiors and revolutionary retail spaces are highlights of the shortlist for the 2017 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Celebrating the pursuit of excellence, innovation and quality… Read More.

Caitlan N

In Vogue: Petrol On Trend

Petrol continues to make its presence felt in the home. A colour that grew in popularity late last year, it’s as intriguing as ever. A cross between blue and teal, petrol… Read More.

Caitlan N

Staging For Sale On The Gold Coast

Coco Republic Property Styling styled an elegant family residence for sale with an enviable waterfront location at the Gold Coast. Located in Broadbeach Waters on Monaco Street, the grand 987… Read More.

Caitlan N

Interior Decorator Melinda Hartwright

I’ve been a follower of Melinda Hartwight’s work for a number of years. A brilliant interior designer and stylist, her roots in the Southern Highlands of NSW influence her design schemes… Read More.

Daniela Frougas

Design Crush: Herringbone & Chevron

Herringbone and chevron are timeless when combined with beautifully crafted materials. In flooring or wall tiling, the effect adds a sophisticated aesthetic in any space. My herringbone addiction follows a love… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Avalon Hotel By Kelly Wearstler

Adjacent to LA’s most famous restaurants and shopping lies The Avalon Hotel Beverley Hills, tucked away in a secluded residential neighbourhood. Once popular with celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Mae West,… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

Black Gold

The landmark Parisian restaurant Caviar Kaspia has spoilt Manhattan’s with a pop up restaurant over the last three months, with its finale encompassing New York Fashion Week in February. Renowned… Read More.

Caitlan N

Daring Hudson By Timothy Oulton

What is the secret to a great night in? A sense of frisson, of impulse and possibility… the surprising reveal of what will come next.  With this is mind, Timothy… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

Nude Neutrals

Whilst crisp white and grey is timeless and still very much in vogue, I couldn’t resist a peek at nude and natural interiors for inspiration. Think flesh tones, biege, sand, taupe… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Holiday Retreat

I’ve been dreaming of an escape and the holiday retreat is the ultimate dream for many. An all year round sanctuary. Imagine your own paradise. The vibrant green views met with the… Read More.

Sydney, Australia


The Formal Dining Room

The formal dining room has traditionally been a place of lavish hosting so to see this trend revitalised not only delights the interior aficionado within me, but the entertainer too. There is no… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Dark Days in 2017

We’ve seen a lot of colour last year featured in two different forms of intensity: saturated and muted palettes. We had rich botanical greens, bright reds, pinks, as well as deep… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Beach House

A home need not be rife with anchors, shells, and maritime flags to have a soothing, coastal feel. Let me introduce you to my ideal modern beach house. Drawing a palette… Read More.

Caitlan N

Timber & Wicker: Modern Tribal Design

I’ve been lucky enough to live in the most remote parts of South East Asia and the South Pacific, and what inspired me the most was the clever use of… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

British chef Heston Blumenthal is regarded as one of the world’s finest. I was fortunate enough to visit his Mayfair venue, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, in 2015 and The Fat Duck… Read More.

Caitlan N

Blue For Calming Interiors

There is no denying the calming effect of blue. Each shade and hue is cool and serene, from pale baby blues to moody indigos. Colour psychology offers associating terms including trust, peace, order and… Read More.

Caitlan N

Vibe Hotel by Bates Smart

When I think of airport hotels I think of dark, stuffy spaces filled with dated furniture – there’s nothing left to be desired when it comes to this type of… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Light Filled Interiors

Creating a chic, dreamy interior for spring and summer is a lot easier than you think, especially when you focus on one design aspect at a time. This post is… Read More.


Musling Restaurant, Copenhagen

I don’t know if it’s because of my love for a monochromatic masculine space, but the Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has really caught my eye. Local design firm Space… Read More.


Greenery; Colour Of The Year

Pantone have released their top colour picks for 2017, and things are looking fresh and bright. Introducing Greenery: a “tangy yellow-green” inspired by vibrant foliage with an intention to help us all… Read More.

Caitlan N

Five Minutes With Textile Designer Grace Garrett

I love the idea of designing your own rug completely tailored to your own space. As Homewares Buyer for Coco Republic, I wanted a bespoke touch to our rug collection and… Read More.


Striking Structural Details

What would your dream home look like if you could design a plan starting from a blank page?  The architectural details of the property are more than just the foundations of… Read More.

Max Sparrow