Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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 N

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 N

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 N

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 N

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 N

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 F

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 F

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 N

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 Spon-Smith

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 N

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 Spon-Smith

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 N

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 Spon-Smith

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.

Caitlan N

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 N

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 Spon-Smith

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 Spon-Smith

Electro Orchid by Del Kathryn Barton

Driven by her curiosity, Del Kathryn Barton explores new mediums and technologies that connect to her symbolic language of femininity, folklore and the cosmos. This exhibition presents a new series… Read More.

Beth F

“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

Breaking Boundaries: Australian Design

The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards, year after year, demonstrate the support, encouragement and respect from both Belle and Coco Republic for the Australian interior design community.  The Awards… Read More.

Neale Whitaker

Winners of the 2014 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards revealed

Now for everyone’s favourite part of the annual Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards – the big reveal of the winners in each category and inspirational work completed by each… Read More.

Beth F

2014 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

Australia’s interior design community came together on Wednesday evening to celebrate the creative and professional brilliance exhibited by our local talent for the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014.… Read More.

Beth F

Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014: Finalists Announced

It’s my favourite time of the year again – when the count down to celebrating Australia’s most adventurous, stylish and unforgettable interior designers begins. After a grueling entry and judging… Read More.

Beth F

Coco Republic for Sydney Indesign 2013

Sydney Indesign 2013 lived up to high expectations; over 2000 registered designers and architects joined Coco Republic on Saturday 17th August at the Coco Republic Design Centre Alexandria for an… Read More.

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