Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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Two Kitchen Trends for 2016 You Need To Know

Coming into the New Year I’m always looking for new interior design trends that I think will be popular throughout the up-coming year. Last year we saw a lot of… Read More.

Max Sparrow

New Jonathan Adler To Hit Our Shores

Jonathan Adler is world renowned for his glamorous, chic and fun interiors. His furniture, from sofas to side tables and chesterfield sofas, never disappoint and always add interest to an… Read More.


Interiors Trend: Natural Raw

Naturally as the New Year rolls in we start to recognise new styles and trends emerging with the release of new season product. In 2016, one of the most significant… Read More.

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Tailored Elegance: Navy And Gold

The relaxed coastal-country home incorporating natural textures and light, fresh colours is a dream for many Australians. But so too is a glamorous home where interior designers are asked to… Read More.

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Design Tips For Hanging Art

Hanging art can be a tricky task, and one that many people struggle with. Whilst reconfiguring my room this week I decided to shake up my art arrangement in my… Read More.

Max Sparrow

L’Horizon Resort and Spa, Palm Springs

In a location known worldwide for its rich iconic heritage, modern mid century architecture, endless blue skies, desert plains, trendy boutiques and timeless Hollywood references, L’Horizon in Palm Springs is a… Read More.


Design Focus: The Showstopping Hallway

Hallways are often forgotten when it comes to an interior – but why keep this space bare when it is such a fantastic opportunity to create drama! If you don’t… Read More.

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A Masculine Interior For the Everyday Gentleman

Ever wanted to create a trendy bachelor pad or man cave? No, I’m not talking about a den that features glossy black leather lazy boys and a giant TV –… Read More.

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LA Luxury: Rocker Eclectic

Perched in the Los Angeles hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, is a traditional home which evokes a cool artistic flare, partnered with a understated elegant aesthetic, in all the right… Read More.

Max Sparrow