Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Sustainable Living in the Tropics: Green School, Bali

As we become more and more aware of the impacts technology has on the environment, sustainable design has become a concept grasped by many interior design and architecture professionals. This… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Dream Galley Kitchens

Galley kitchens, often associated with ships and airplanes, tend to be small yet highly efficient spaces that feature two rows of countertops and cabinetry, divided by a narrow walkway. Although… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Dark Side: How to Master Black Walls

Sometimes there’s nothing greater than a light-filled room complete with crisp white walls complimented by neutral-toned styling. However, with a glamorous interior making a come back, introduce a high-impact dose… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Colour Inspiration: Olive Green

When designing for an interior space, I believe it is important to create a space that will stand the test of time and not one that is going to go… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Canopy Bed

Nothing demands attention or says luxury more than a beautiful canopy bed. There’s something warm and whimsical about these grand beds, with or without styled drapery, that transports you to… Read More.


Interiors Inspiration: Animal Instincts

For those that know me, I am quite the animal lover; from stallions to deep sea creatures – I love them all! I’ve taken a look at interiors that incorporate animal… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Design Duo: Brass & Copper

Gone are the days of glitter gold and sterling silver. Nowadays, the focus has shifted towards copper and brass. After countless seasons, where the idea of chromed metals have been the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Interiors Inspiration: White Out

There is something about an all white interior that captures my eye each and every time. It is the fascinating contrast of minimalism yet warmth that makes these spaces so… Read More.


A Perfectly Wrapped Gift

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to consider gifts. Whilst I haven’t yet purchased my gifts yet for family and friends, I already have the wrapping paper, ribbons and cards… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Design Detail: High Gloss Interiors

I recently came across a design detail that pre-empted the focus for this week’s blog post. I was on the hunt for colour inspiration when I came across a photo… Read More.

Caitlan N

Dark, Moody & Minimal

Being a self-diagnosed design geek, inspiration comes from anywhere. This week, as I was gathering clippings from the latest Belle and Vogue Living Magazines I came across one of my… Read More.

Caitlan N

Bathroom Design; The New Warm

The bathroom should be a tranquil environment. An oasis where you can look forward to at the end of a busy day. A space where the hustles and bustles of… Read More.

Caitlan N

Metallics Revisited

If you’re looking to update your home by injecting some drama and elegance into the space, then adding metallics is a sure way to achieve this. From copper and brass… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Colour Code: Clashing vs Complementary

Colour is a significant element in interior design; not only is it an immediate eye catcher, it can also help open up spaces, it can effect mood, and is a… Read More.

Max Sparrow

On Trend: Patterned Tiles

Gone are the glory days of white and beige floor tiles. Flicking through the latest Belle and Indesign magazines, I couldn’t help but notice the new focus. From international homes to… Read More.


Perfectly Pretty Sorbet

Inspiration comes from so many places when it comes to interior design and decoration. It is one of the things I love the most about the industry. You can be… Read More.


A Clear Design Direction

Lucite, often coined acrylic in Australia, is such a luxurious finish to use within the home. First introduced to the marketplace in the 1920’s (believe it or not!), the beauty this… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Spare Room

What makes the ultimate spare room? What is the art to creating a guest room where visitors love to stay or the dream home office that inspires creativity? Think about function.… Read More.

Max Sparrow

2016 Dulux Colour Forecast

The design age is dawning and one of Australia’s most recognised paint brand Dulux has revealed their colour forecast for 2016. And this is one of my favourites to date. Explaining… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Perfect Desk: My Top Three

As a furniture buyer, my desk at work is surrounded by moodboards of next season’s collections, mail that piles up whilst I’m overseas and subscriptions to the local and international… Read More.


The Hamptons At Home

A trip to NYC in the summer is never complete without a stop at The Hamptons. When I’m on a stateside buying trip, I cannot resist the urge to escape… Read More.

Max Sparrow

On Trend: Coloured Marble

For a little while now marble has been well and truly on our radar – from coffee tables to fashion accessories, the appeal of this elegant natural material has been… Read More.


The Drexel Dining Chair

Born in a cattle ranch in the jungle of the remote Paraguayan Chaco, the Drexel Dining Chair, as it’s coined in Australia, combines local South American craftsmanship with European design. Now recognisable… Read More.

Caitlan N

Bedroom Art Inspiration

I read an interesting Editor’s Letter recently by Wendy Moore of Home Beautiful magazine. In it, she comments on the shift of focus from fashioning our personal selves to our homes. If you’re… Read More.

Caitlan N