Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Interior Decorator Melinda Hartwright

I’ve been a follower of Melinda Hartwight’s work for a number of years. A brilliant interior designer and stylist, her roots in the Southern Highlands of NSW influence her design schemes… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Daniela Frougas

Design Crush: Herringbone & Chevron

Herringbone and chevron are timeless when combined with beautifully crafted materials. In flooring or wall tiling, the effect adds a sophisticated aesthetic in any space. My herringbone addiction follows a love… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

The Editor

Minetta Tavern, Greenwich Village

On approach to the Minetta Tavern it is quite easy to miss the entry. Located in beautiful and bustling Greenwich Village in New York City, you could be forgiven for walking… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Daniela Frougas

Choosing The Right Bed

Choosing the right bed is very important, from an aesthetic as well as practical point of view. A bedroom for most people is a private space, and is often the… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Jessica Theuerjahr

The Avalon Hotel By Kelly Wearstler

Adjacent to LA’s most famous restaurants and shopping lies The Avalon Hotel Beverley Hills, tucked away in a secluded residential neighbourhood. Once popular with celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Mae West,… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, Trends & Finds

Jessica Theuerjahr

Quick Tips; Styling Your Home For Sale

How your home is presented could greatly impact how much it sells for. And when you consider that your home is more than likely you biggest financial asset, it is… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Anne

Black Gold

The landmark Parisian restaurant Caviar Kaspia has spoilt Manhattan’s with a pop up restaurant over the last three months, with its finale encompassing New York Fashion Week in February. Renowned… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Nicole

Daring Hudson By Timothy Oulton

What is the secret to a great night in? A sense of frisson, of impulse and possibility… the surprising reveal of what will come next.  With this is mind, Timothy… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica Theuerjahr

Nude Neutrals

Whilst crisp white and grey is timeless and still very much in vogue, I couldn’t resist a peek at nude and natural interiors for inspiration. Think flesh tones, biege, sand, taupe… Read More.

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The Editor

The Holiday Retreat

I’ve been dreaming of an escape and the holiday retreat is the ultimate dream for many. An all year round sanctuary. Imagine your own paradise. The vibrant green views met with the… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Sydney, Australia

Anthony

Designer Q&A: 88onRegent in Redfern

Coco Republic Interior Design was commissioned to provide a full scope interior design service for 88onRegent, a new 17 story multi-residential development by Thirdi Group located in Redfern within Sydney’s inner… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, Places & Faces

The Editor

The Formal Dining Room

The formal dining room has traditionally been a place of lavish hosting so to see this trend revitalised not only delights the interior aficionado within me, but the entertainer too. There is no… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Max Sparrow

Southbank Townhouse by Coco Republic Interior Design

Coco Republic Interior Design produced an elegant furniture and accessories scheme for a new construction townhouse in Southbank, Melbourne.  A focus on classic undertones with soft and sophisticated aesthetic enhanced the contemporary… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Stephanie Sanders

Sebel Pier One

Always on the hunt to try a new hotel, my wife and I recently enjoyed a night at Sebel Pier One. I travel across the globe on buying and design… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces, Places & Faces

Anthony

Minimalist Perfection, Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez has seen it all. At the heart of the French Riviera, the beautiful town has come to be known for the row of private yachts lining the quay and… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Lily

Dark Days in 2017

We’ve seen a lot of colour last year featured in two different forms of intensity: saturated and muted palettes. We had rich botanical greens, bright reds, pinks, as well as deep… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

The Plaza Hotel, New York City

When it comes to historic hotels in New York City, none is more famous than The Plaza Hotel by Fairmont, with breathtaking views over Fifth Avenue and Central Park. The only hotel in… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Daniela Frougas

The Beach House

A home need not be rife with anchors, shells, and maritime flags to have a soothing, coastal feel. Let me introduce you to my ideal modern beach house. Drawing a palette… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

The Editor

Timber & Wicker: Modern Tribal Design

I’ve been lucky enough to live in the most remote parts of South East Asia and the South Pacific, and what inspired me the most was the clever use of… Read More.

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Jessica

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

British chef Heston Blumenthal is regarded as one of the world’s finest. I was fortunate enough to visit his Mayfair venue, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, in 2015 and The Fat Duck… Read More.

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The Editor

Blue For Calming Interiors

There is no denying the calming effect of blue. Each shade and hue is cool and serene, from pale baby blues to moody indigos. Colour psychology offers associating terms including trust, peace, order and… Read More.

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The Editor

Vibe Hotel by Bates Smart

When I think of airport hotels I think of dark, stuffy spaces filled with dated furniture – there’s nothing left to be desired when it comes to this type of… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Jessica

Light Filled Interiors

Creating a chic, dreamy interior for spring and summer is a lot easier than you think, especially when you focus on one design aspect at a time. This post is… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Lily

Himitsu Speakeasy by Tom Dixon

It doesn’t matter if you’re a design enthusiast or not, it’s safe to say you would have heard the name Tom Dixon before. Normally renowned for his product design (lighting… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Nicole