Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Coco Republic Design School Spotlight: Q & A with Mitch Edwards

Mitch Edwards has a professional background in marketing, but don’t let that fool you, he is a talented and bespoke interior designer. Best known for his mid-century, Palm Beach styling,… Read More.

Ceitie Glenn

Styling Essentials 101 With Vanessa Colyer Tay

The Coco Republic Design School offers comprehensive design courses with flexible learning options for students of all expertise levels. Unleash your creative potential with Styling Essentials 101, starting this Thursday… Read More.

Alison L

WIN A Coco Republic Dining Setting

Now is the perfect time to indulge your love of interiors. Whether you want to explore your creative potential, learn colour theory, or become a master of interior styling, Coco… Read More.

Jessica T

Q&A With A Colour Consultant

An expert in the field of colour, I sat down with experienced colour consultant Sharon Gage to get the scoop of what it’s like to work in the industry. Sharon teaches… 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

Plan A Relaxing Outdoor Space

The idea of bringing the outdoors in is nothing new. Design schemes around the world are incorporating natural elements more and more. Just flick through the pages of Vogue Living… Read More.

Caitlan N

Learn Interior Design Online with the Coco Republic Design School

The Coco Republic Design School, in partnership with Design Centre Enmore (Sydney Institute TAFE) has launched a dynamic new way to study interior design online.   how to get your ex… Read More.

Caitlan N

Federation Revivial by Hare & Klein

I have long admired Meryl Hare, of Hare & Klein, for her original and inspired interior schemes. As an interior design firm, Hare & Klein have a consistent way of… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Beauty of Grey

When we first walked into this Victorian terrace in Sydney’s Inner West, it was bland and dark and not functional. Working together with the client and their architect, we came… Read More.

Greg Natale

The Inspired Outdoor Room

Here at the Coco Republic Design School, I get the chance to speak with emerging designers on a daily basis. And one of the questions that comes up frequently is… Read More.

Caitlan N

Gone Fishing: Mr Jason Grant for Murobond

Dreaming of a coastal holiday?  I know I am. come curare i funghi della pelle Sydney based interior stylist Mr Jason Grant, has released his highly anticipated fourth collaboration with… Read More.

Caitlan N

Green with Envy

Green is a colour I have always been afraid to consider for my home. Until now. Recently I have stumbled across (thanks to endless exploration on Pinterest) a selection of… Read More.

Beth F

Colour Love: Red-Purple

Enigmatic, bold and alluring, red-purple is one of my favourite colours. Radiating energy, this colour makes me think of exotic flowers such as orchids or fuschias. It’s a colour I… Read More.

Caitlan N

Form in Motion: Dame Zaha Hadid

This phenomenal lady would have to be one of my all time favourite architects. While her unique work has been described as ”frozen movement” and “form in motion”, Hadid herself… Read More.

Tanya Dobble

Styling Magic: Studio Pepe Milan

“Believe in what you are doing and put as much passion as you can.” That’s the key to success for Arianna Lelli Marni and Chaira di Pinto. who together make… Read More.

Beth F

Black Glamour by Steve Cordony

As Interior Design Editor of Belle Magazine, part of my job is to select a number of design “trends” to explore each issue. After researching, mood boarding and product sourcing… Read More.

Steve Cordony

St Kilda Living

Each time I look at this interior, my heart softens and I smile gently at what has been created in this st. kilda apartment renovation. For me, the stand-out elements… Read More.

Caitlan N

Elizabeth Bay Exclusive

From the beginning this project was always going to be about the location and the view across Sydney Harbour. Because of this location and the incredible light, the design concept… Read More.

Greg Natale

Drama and Texture by Darren Palmer

Right now is a very exciting time at Darren Palmer. With 8 projects on the books and 4 more exciting ones in the early stages there are so many fantastic… Read More.


From Paris to Milan with Paola Navone

I recently became aware of Paola Navone – a Milan based architect, designer, art director, interior decorator, exhibitioner and event organiser…. Paola Navone is one creative gem! Here is a… Read More.

Caitlan N

How to style with Jason Grant

I would like to introduce you to one of Sydney’s best stylists; Mr Jason Grant; a Melbourne born Sydney based stylist, writer and blogger. Best known for his signature style;… Read More.

Caitlan N

Coco Republic Design School: Decoration Inspiration

Congratulati how to get your ex back ons to the winner of the Coco Republic Design School 14 week course, Sally Gardner and a big thank you to all who… Read More.

Beth F

Wish List- Steve Cordony, Belle Magazine

Steve Cordony is currently the interior design editor of design bible Belle Magazine and interior and event stylist for a myriad of high end clients. His style has been described… Read More.

Jessica T

Super Stylin’ Steve Cordony

Steve Cordony is one of the best in his game and currently on the front line of cutting edge interiors and styling. As Interior Design Editor of design bible Belle… Read More.