Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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.

Beth F

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.

Alexandra D

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.

Anthony Spon-Smith

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.

Beth F

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

Winter Decorating Trends

As the cooler weather sets in, all eyes are on decorating trends this winter.  Creating comfortable spaces that make you want to stay indoors are more desirable than ever. Entertaining… Read More.

Beth F

The Tray; A Decor Essential

A tray is the new must have decor essential for every home. There, I’ve declared it and I’m not taking it back. Just as cushions and throws have become a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Personal Accessories by Timothy Oulton

With a talented eye for design, it was no surprise to me that Timothy Oulton looked elsewhere to offer his signature leather craftsmanship. The lifestyle collection of personal accessories, available exclusively… Read More.

Caitlan N

On Trend: Bare Necessities

I’m falling more and more in love with a paired back, relaxed interior. Back to basics with raw textures and a light palette. From Danish to contemporary Australian, the look is… Read More.

Caitlan N

Timeless Trend: Tufted Upholstery

I can’t deny the sophistication of tufted upholstery. I love clean, contemporary lines but there is something so beautiful and elegant about pieces that tufted detail. Think of a luxurious… Read More.

Caitlan N

Eclectic Luxury in St Kilda

Coco Republic Property Styling have created a masterpiece with this contemporary home that recently sold in St Kilda, Melbourne. The scheme offered high end appeal in the luxury market, yet perfectly… Read More.

Caitlan N

Styling Luxury With Velvet

I’ve really come around to working with velvet in the home. With the right amount, the luxurious texture can enhance any room with elegant flair. It’s no surprise that velvet… Read More.

Liz

The New Neutrals

Forget monochrome, the new killer neutral combination is grey and dust. Draw inspiration from stone tones with pebble greys and dusty sand hues for a luxurious sanctuary. Last week, The… Read More.

Caitlan N