Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Nod To A Bygone Era

The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic landmark in Chicago. Reserved for the elite and privileged for 122 years, today the hotel is both a novel downtown destination… Read More.

Anthony

A Romantic Escape On The Italian Riviera

It is hard to believe that Cabanon was once a derelict cabin situated on the Italian Riviera between Bordighera and San Remo. However until architects Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet of… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Retail Design That Redefines: House Of Dior, Seoul

It’s been two years since Christian Dior announced the opening of its flagship Dior Boutique in Seoul, and still we’re transfixed by the innovative and sculptural design of the building.… Read More.

Anthony

16 Exceptional Fireplaces

A statement fireplace can have a dramatic impact on a living space and be a beautiful addition to any home. A fireplace is often considered an element of class and… Read More.

Caitlan

La Mamounia, Marrakech

When I think of Morocco I think of clay and colour – an abundance of earthy architecture with beautiful bursts of colour  and pattern in intricate tiling. There’s truly something magical, historical… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Surry Hills by Benn + Penna

What was once a small, dark terrace is now a light-filled modern oasis, in the heart of inner Sydney’s urban and bustling suburb of Surry Hills. Architects Benn + Penna were behind… Read More.

Caitlan

Striking Structural Details

What would your dream home look like if you could design a plan starting from a blank page?  The architectural details of the property are more than just the foundations of… Read More.

Jessica

The Palace of Versailles

There is something about walking the halls of Palace of Versailles that makes time stop. You can almost hear the orchestra playing in the theatre and see Marie Antoinette sitting on… Read More.

Daniela Frougas

Buona Bocca, Beijing

Mirroring Italian food, Beijing’s newest wine bar Buona Bocca is full of colour and vibrancy. A lively establishment seen through by Beijing-based design firm Studio Ramoprimo, Buona Bocca is a… Read More.

Anthony

Trending: Moody Blues

It is really just a coincidence that it’s getting colder and a cooler tone is on trend right now. None other than the moody and calming appeal of a deep, dark… Read More.

Caitlan

The Hermitage, Sydney

With an exquisite raw and natural palette, The Hermitage is one of the most stunning properties in Sydney. Originally built in 1831, it has recently been reimagined by Architecture firm… Read More.

Lily

The Contemporary Window Seat

The window seat has been fully adopted into the modern home. What once was traditional and classic is now a contemporary design feature. Whilst the traditional window seat is synonymous with… Read More.

Caitlan

Flinders House by Canny Architecture

It’s not often that you come across a farmhouse that exudes rich, moody sophistication. But Flinders House in Victoria does it well. A bespoke renovation by Canny Architecture has transformed this former traditional Australian… Read More.

Caitlan

Primus Hotel Sydney

Built in 1939, the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building on Pitt Street is now home to a luxury hotel. One of Sydney’s finest examples of art deco glamour… Read More.

Caitlan

The South Beach, Singapore

The name Philippe Starck, is synonymous with influential and inspiring design. A man of many talents Philippe Starck nails a whimsical and innovative design aesthetic from furniture to interiors and architecture. Nothing… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Gracia Studio Architects

‘Award Winning, Unique Design’. This architects motto is certainly true. Senior Architect Jorges Gracia heads up his namesake architecture studio founded in 2004 working on projects that are challenging and… 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

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

An Interior Review: SpoonBill House

Nestled in the picturesque bush setting of Perigian Bay, SpoonBill house was designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings whilst still preserving and complimenting the natural vegetation surrounding its perimeter.… Read More.

Jessica

Church Bells; An Inspired Family Home

I’ve always been a fan of design that involves repurposing and reviving the old and transforming it into the new. Linc Thelen Design with the help of Scrafano Architects have… Read More.

Jessica

Fine Dining In Paradise; Merah Putih

Located in the overwhelmingly busy streets of Bali’s up-and-coming area of Kerobokan, is the architectural masterpiece of Merah Putih – a luxuriously modern interpretation of Indonesian dining. Owner Jasper Manifold… Read More.

Jessica

Miami Basel

Design Miami is THE leading venue for the design world, bringing together the most influential buyers, designers and exhibits from around the world. The exhibitions that present at the venue… Read More.

Jessica

Design Statement: Timber Feature Walls

Adding natural textures into an interior is one of the easiest ways to create a welcoming and inviting aesthetic. And a timber feature wall is a trend on the rise.… Read More.

Caitlan

Walk on the Wild Side: EcoCamp, Chile

Set amongst one of the most breathtaking scenes is EcoCamp in the heart of Torres Del Paine in Chile. Think spectacular trails, local delicacies and waking up to the sounds… Read More.

Caitlan