Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Creating A Statement With Art

While sourcing art is often one of the last steps in the design process, it goes without saying that art can considerably change both the aesthetics and feel of your… Read More.

Caitlan N

From The Runway: Vermillion Red

Last week I wrote about the close connection our interior design world has with the fashion industry, and spoke about how the all-white interior trend was mirrored in the various… Read More.

Caitlan N

Q&A With A Floral Stylist

We’ve all heard the phrase before – your home is your sanctuary. I often think there is nothing better than a clean and tidy home with fresh blooms and candles… Read More.

Caitlan N

Trending: 70s Glam

70’s Glam: No, I’m not talking about brown suits and corduroy (there’s nothing glam about that) – I’m talking more about the glamorous 70’s style that came with gold hoop… Read More.

Max Sparrow

White Out

Fields within the creative industry are always influencing each other, and I have always maintained that fashion and interior design are especially connected. Just recently we saw Men’s Fashion Week… Read More.

Caitlan N

Wishlist Of A Furniture Buyer

I’m frequently asked the question – what’s on my wishlist as a Buyer? So I’ve compiled the pieces I’m coveting from the latest arrivals and best sellers from Coco Republic and Max… Read More.

Alexandra

Modern Brazilian Flair

In the spirit of the Rio Olympic Games 2016, I thought it would be fitting to write about fresh and light-filled homes that offer an exotic South American touch. When… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Beautiful Baths

Forget the feature tile (but not really) – a beautiful bathtub is the way to go for achieving a standout bathroom that exudes style and luxury. From a bright green… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Putty Hues

Shadow tones and purer whites are set to give way to green cast graphites. Putty hues are on trend. 2017 echoes this message but will see more depth to grey and cleaner… Read More.

Caitlan N

Hotel Vernet, Paris

Along the Champs-Elysées, not far from the iconic Arc de Triomphe, you’ll find another Parisian great: the Hôtel Vernet. Its long 100 years on the busy Parisian avenue meant that… Read More.

Anthony

Tiles For A Statement Interior

I’ve taken a particular interest in tiles over these last couple of weeks after having been inspired by the stunning Moroccan Zellige, which you can read more about here. As… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Pretty in Pink

From potted geraniums and soft wisteria in the garden, to grapefruit sorbet and understated stylish napery, pale icy pink is the colour inspiring me most. Adding a slight tint of… Read More.

Caitlan N

On Trend: Wild Wallpaper

Wallpaper has become a staple in the contemporary and traditional Australian home. From a design perspective, wallpaper provides instant gratification. A brilliant update for a room that needs a touch of personality or… Read More.

Caitlan N

Raffia, A Textural Touch

As we’re diving into our chillier months, our good friends in the USA are enjoying the sun and surf as they experience summer. While we enjoy luxuriously plush velvets and… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Decadent Duo: Marble & Brass

Marble and brass is one of the all time classic combinations, from interior design to furniture and homewares. Think a marble benchtop and brass hardware in a kitchen, elegant light… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Luxe Textures For Winter

Winter is all about warm textures. Velvet and mohair add opulent sophistication with rich warmth. Hides and furs add tactile luxury. Knits and woolly materials add texture in winter. Add a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Square Detail: Moroccan Zellige

Tiles are a fantastic way to update any space; from the bathroom to the kitchen, a great feature tile can come a long way, incorporating pattern and colour into an… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán, Madrid

Ham sandwiches don’t usually go hand-in-hand with champagne and luxurious fittings, but thanks to Lucas y Hernández-Gil, Madrid’s Bocadillo de Jamón y Champán proves otherwise. The gastronomic delight serves humble… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The New ‘It’ Plant: The Olive Tree

For a while we’ve been obsessed with the fiddle leaf fig for interior decorating thanks to it’s large, luscious hand-sized leaves. Its vibrant green leaves were a favourite when it… Read More.

Caitlan N

1 Hotel Central Park, New York City

Escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City was quite a task… until now. Thanks to 1 Hotel Central Park, visitors and locals alike can enjoy some peace and… Read More.

Caitlan N

Glow With Gold

Copper has been the dominating metal over the last couple of years, and I think our obsession with the rose-toned metal has sadly come to an end this year. For… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Decorate Your Bedroom Like a Boutique Hotel

When traveling I always like to rent an apartment to try and experience the area like a local, but occasionally I love to treat myself with a night or two… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Paramount by The Office Space; Designed by Woods Bagot

Another brilliant project by Woods Bagot, Paramount by The Office Space launched last year and this week won the firm Best Commercial Interior at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design… Read More.

Alexandra

Selecting The Perfect Sized Rug

As a design consultant for Max Sparrow, I can’t stress enough how important a rug is into completing an interior scheme. From the size, colour, feel, and type of material, finding… Read More.

Max Sparrow