Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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 D

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

Warmth With Terracotta

From marble and copper to bright whites and pastels, over the last few years we’ve seen these cooler combinations prevalent in interiors around the globe. But earthy hues are burgeoning as the… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Five Minutes With Dean Boone On Outdoor Design

Sydney interior and landscape designer Dean Boone of Distinctive Living Design has a wealth of experience in creating inspirational, functional and aesthetically beautiful outdoor spaces.  As an educator at the Coco… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Contemporary Window Seat

The window seat has been fully adopted into the modern home. What once was traditional and classic is now a contemporary design feature. Whilst the traditional window seat is synonymous with… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Concrete Interior

The concrete interior. A contemporary minimalist designer’s dream. There is simply no stopping the top tier status that grey has been enjoying over the past few years. Whilst concrete in… Read More.

Caitlan N

Maximising Space In Your Home

It’s one of the main questions my interior consultants get asked on a daily basis: “how do I maximise space?” Large open plan spaces, narrow and long living rooms, cosy… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Gracias Madre, West Hollywood

Gracias Madre is my go-to whenever in Los Angeles. Located in the vibrant West Hollywood area, this Mexican eatery opened in 2014 and I’ve been making it a stop on every trip… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Perforated House, Brunswick

The Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design is a home unlike any other you’ve seen. A modern residence in Melbourne’s Brunswick with a striking façade of printed perforated steel. A piece of architecture… Read More.

Jase

Lighting Innovations For 2016

There are certain items within a home that can easily be updated to upgrade your interior and lighting is one of them. These decorative items are just as important as… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Plan A Relaxing Outdoor Space

The idea of bringing the outdoors in is nothing new. Design schemes around the world are incorporating natural elements more and more. Just flick through the pages of Vogue Living… Read More.

Caitlan N

Hamptons vs French Provincial Interiors

Hamptons style is timeless. It never goes off trend – it’s hard to deny the allure of sophisticated, neutral and relaxing interiors with coastal edge. I know I can’t and you’ll see this by… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Romantic Mediterranean Interiors

I’m looking to the Mediterranean for interiors inspiration. Creating a dreamy country-coastal Spanish style home that combines expansive interior spaces with outdoor living all year round. It’s not hard to appreciate… Read More.

Caitlan N

1930’s to the 60’s: Hollywood Regency

With pattern, colour and texture at its core, the Hollywood Regency design style has been reimagined over the decades to still remain relevant today. Synonymous with glitz and glamour, extravagance… Read More.

Alexandra D

Rose Quartz And Serenity

Rose Quartz and Serenity were recently introduced as Pantone’s 2016 Colour of the Year. Blended together for balance between warmer rose tones and cooler tranquil blues to create a calming… Read More.

Caitlan N

Mirror Image

Mirrors are one of the most versatile features in a home, as they not only help create the illusion of a more expansive space, but they also prove to be… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Ultimate Leather Travel Bag

Sometimes there’s nothing more luxurious than the smell and feel of leather. Weather it’s a timeless tufted sofa or a handsome leather bag, leather is a material that exudes luxury… Read More.

Max Sparrow