Design Field Notes

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Trends Of 2018: The Return To Handmade

It’s undeniable that we are all looking for an anecdote to our fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle. The answer at Maison et Objet 2018 was the home accessories world’s continued obsession with hand-crafted, artisanal… Read More.

Beth

Trends Of 2018: Abstract Modernism

Abstract expressionism and modernist art appeared to be a key influence behind the accessories on show at Maison et Objet 2018. My pick of the bunch was the delicately and… Read More.

Beth

Belle Luxury Home Building Awards

The Belle Luxury Home Building Awards showcase the best of building craftsmanship across Australia, from new builds and landscape design, to alterations and joinery construction. This year’s judging panel -which… Read More.

Caitlan

Luxe Design At Brunetti, Melbourne

Brunetti, one of Melbourne’s most iconic eateries, has unveiled its flagship Melbourne inner-city emporium – a commanding venue with multiple zones spanning almost 850 square metres. It was designed by… Read More.

Caitlan

Tips For Visiting Milan During Design Week

The world is still centred around Europe in my opinion. The proximity of the countries mixed with the bursts of deep history and culture make it still, centuries on, the… Read More.

Anthony

Winners: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2017

A piece of sculpture in the form of an outstanding home for one of Australia’s leading art collectors, a revolutionary retail space that balances simplicity, and the unexpected, and a… Read More.

Caitlan

Grand Opening: Chadstone Boutique

Coco Republic has opened a beautiful new boutique at Chadstone Shopping Centre, the fashion capital, in Melbourne. The opening marks the second Victorian store for Coco Republic and the first permanent shopping… Read More.

Caitlan

Grand Opening: Max Sparrow Now On The Gold Coast

A purveyor of beautiful furniture and homewares from travels around the globe, Max Sparrow is delighted to announce the opening of a new gallery at Southport, on the Gold Coast.… Read More.

Caitlan

Study Interior Decorating And Styling

For those who are interested in a career in interior decorating or styling or simply have a love of all things home and design, then let me introduce you to… Read More.

Caitlan

Interior Designer of the Year: Fiona Lynch

This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of triple-threat designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential… Read More.

Caitlan

Winners of the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential Interior for the… Read More.

Caitlan

Last Minute Gifts For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day that always seems to sneak up on me and I’ll usually leave the perfect gift to the last minute. Like most… Read More.

Caitlan

Bronte House by Arent & Pyke

Australian interior design favourites Arent & Pyke create a youthful, playful family home in their Bronte House project. It’s no surprise the project has led to the design studio being… Read More.

Beth

Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas

A finalist stand out, for me, in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016, is the cleverly re-imagined Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas. Achieving luxury in the finest… Read More.

Beth

Finalists Announced: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards are one of the most anticipated events on the Australian design calendar celebrating excellence in Australian interior design and decoration. Now in their… Read More.

Caitlan

Maison & Objet 2016

Every January, the global design industry congregates in Paris for one of the top interiors trade shows, Maison & Objet. This show brings together all things design; from furniture and lighting,… Read More.

Anthony

Enter Now: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

A highlight on the Australian design calendar, it is time again for the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Entries are now open. Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design and… Read More.

Caitlan

Five Minutes with Designer Allegra Hicks

I’m excited to be speaking at Decor + Design in Melbourne next month as part of the International Seminar Series about finding success in the Australian design industry. I’ll discuss curating… Read More.

Anthony

Designer Highlights: Milan Furniture Fair 2015

Last month the city of Milan was flooded with events, presentations and exhibits of all sizes and content as the design crew hit the town for the annual Salone Internazionale del… Read More.

Caitlan

Winners at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015

At last night’s gala 2015 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards, Australia’s interior design community came together to celebrate the creative and professional brilliance exhibited by the very best in… Read More.

Anthony

Botanical Inquiry

It’s no secret that art is the final layer in a beautifully curated home. I was privileged to recently celebrate the opening of Daniel Shipp‘s first solo exhibit, Botanical Inquiry and… Read More.

Nicole

The Best of Commercial Design

From inspirational office spaces to contemporary store fit outs that continue to break boundaries of interior design with innovation, Best Commercial Design at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is… Read More.

Caitlan

Best Bathroom Design

With the introduction of wet areas to the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards in 2015, entries to Best Bathroom Design were of an extremely high calibre. We are privileged to have… Read More.

Anthony

2015 Finalists: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

The announcement of the finalists in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is one of the most hotly awaited dates on the Australian design calendar. I have had the… Read More.

Anthony