Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Wow Factor: Lacquered Walls

Over the last few years we’ve seen bold patterned wallpaper, deep saturated wall paints and fabric wall treatments admired within the interior design world. If you’re looking for something different,… Read More.

Beth F

Neo Baroque Interior Design

I love nothing more than seeing modernised versions of historic interior design styles, and one that comes in mind is the Neo Baroque aesthetic. An amalgamation of the extravagance and pomp of… Read More.

Caitlan N

Barn-Style Living Reimagined: Shadow House

Tucked away amongst the leafy landscape of rural county Wiltshire, England, you’ll find a very English-looking Chapel accompanied by an equally English garden. Its façade, though very charming, leaves nothing… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Time Warp: The Durham Hotel

It’s not just the exterior of Durham’s former Mutual Community Savings Bank that will take you back to the 1960’s… Thanks to the work of LA studio Commune Design the… Read More.

Alexandra D

Planchonella House: Bringing The Outdoors In

If you’ve followed my articles you’d have noticed my love for the tropics, which is why I was so excited to write about the Planchonella House – a stunning tropical… Read More.

Caitlan N

Beautiful Beige – A Luxurious Come Back

Beige has forever been associated with being dated or dull, but I’m here to tell you that this colour is far from that, and in fact that it’s a colour… Read More.

Caitlan N

Natural Luxury: Deep Green & Timber

With all of the natural elements we’ve seen in interior design recently it’s really no wonder that the hues of green have been trending also. Associated with nature, tranquillity and… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Summer Style: Introducing Outdoor 2017

Coco Republic is redefining the outdoor space with the brand’s largest collection launch for the year. I’m delighted to introduce our newest collection, Outdoor 2017 with more than 120 new… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

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 D

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 Spon-Smith

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