Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

2015 The Year of the Artisan

I was recently asked about my thoughts on the next big thing in interiors with the new year upon us. Last year we saw the resurgence of the Butterfly Chair,… Read More.


Introducing Marsala: Pantone 2015 Colour of the Year

A chic burgundy hue, the colour experts at Pantone have debuted their 2015 Colour of Year as the strong and warm, marsala. Described by Pantone as a “naturally robust and… Read More.

Caitlan N

Summer Cool: Minty Hues

I’m constantly on the hunt for new finds to update my home. If you’re like me then you love giving new life to your interior – from the addition of… Read More.

Caitlan N

Designer Profile: Jessica Zoob

Often described as “Contemporary Impressionism”, the vibrant work of artist and designer Jessica Zoob is a lyrical interplay of coarse and fluid textures and a brilliant palette of layered colours.… Read More.

Beth F

The Eau Hotel, Palm Beach

When Jonathan Adler was asked to redesign 309 guest rooms and suites at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Florid, he choose a simple three colour approach. “When I… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Field Notes Pick: Top Interior Instagrams to Follow

For all your instagram-ing needs, Field Notes has compiled a list of our top interior accounts to follow at the moment: @stevecordony  Coco Republic’s favourite Interior Design Editor and all-round… Read More.

Beth F

My Favourite Spaces by Greg Natale

The big picture I’m always drawn to the buildings of the late Australian architectural legend Harry Seidler – his clean, modernist lines have been a major influence on my work.… Read More.

Greg Natale

Sea Art; Still Life Installations

Last year I was scrolling through Instagram (as you do) and stumbled upon something that moved me and that will always remain in my memory. In November 2013, the “Sea… Read More.


The Smallest Sanctuary; Landscape Design for Courtyards

Designing gardens for tight spaces can be tricky, especially when we live so much outdoors. Inner city gardens are often only a few metres wide, with everyone wanting to fit… Read More.


Poolside Dreaming

It’s one of the things I notice most about flying over Sydney, coming in to land after an adventure overseas – the surprising amount of blue dots scattered in between… Read More.

Beth F

Elevated Heights: Barstool Envy

Barstools first became a staple in homes in the 1950s when casual entertaining gained momentum. Now, we simply cannot get enough of them – from the simple silhouette of the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Contemporary x vintage

Mixing the contemporary with the vintage is an art. A modern interior with vintage accents showcases character and personality. Think clean contemporary lines and sleek Scandinavian styling contrasted with treasured… Read More.

Caitlan N

Introducing Max Sparrow Homewares

Our favourite online furniture store – Max Sparrow – launches into the world of homewares with an eclectic collection of over 200 stylish accessories for the home. Max has travelled… Read More.

Caitlan N

Divine Equine: Horse-inspired interiors

Equine style is no longer just reserved for the buxom ranches of Texas.  Whether brash and thematic or subtle and suggestive, the ways in which horses can liven up a… Read More.


“Prey” by Leila Jeffreys

This week, renowned Australian photographer Leila Jeffreys opens “Prey”, a powerful exhibition of hunter bird portraits, to follow on her highly successful past series of Australian budgerigars and cockatoos. Eagles,… Read More.

Beth F

Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014. WHAT IS… Read More.

Caitlan N

Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report

New York Fashion Week is upon us, and so too is the trend-setting Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report.  Below is a little summary of the colours that we will be… Read More.

Caitlan N

Summer Car Crush

I first saw this car when on honeymoon in Capri and ever since, when I see it, I can’t help but be whisked back to those balmy Mediterranean nights where… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Hotel Les Deux Tours, Marrakech

The Hotel Les Deux Tours in Marrakech – I recently stayed at this amazing place when we visited Marrakech end of May this year. It is a little oasis located… Read More.


Hang Ups: The art of the Modern Mobile

No longer just a kitschy accessory for a children’s room, the modern mobile has all grown up. The art of the hanging sculpture first captured my imagination last Christmas, when… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: The Butterfly Chair

You’d know a Butterfly Chair if you saw one. Splashed across the pages of interiors magazines and spotted on the top design blogs around the world. The original Butterfly Chair… Read More.


Walls That Talk

When Porter’s Paints asked me to create a series of striped wallpapers for them, I welcomed it as a chance to extend my love of bold colours and patterns into… Read More.

Greg Natale

Inspired by the Tropics: Pineapple Motifs

Coco Republic will introduce a new home décor collection next month in collaboration with talented print artist Bethany Linz. One of my favourites from the line features a pineapple motif… Read More.

Caitlan N

All About Amber

The cold weather had me thinking about tones that add ambience and create a sense of warmth ? Amber was at the top of the list. Amber is such a… Read More.

Caitlan N