Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Wallpaper: Pattern on Pattern

I love to add interest in an interior with beautiful wallpaper and my number one rule is; patterns don’t have to match. One of the best ways to mix patterns with… Read More.

Lily

1930’s Neoclassical By Coco Republic Interior Design

What turned out to be a two-and-a-half-year project initially started as a simple consultation for a new armchair and coffee table. I met with my clients at their North Shore… Read More.

Natasha

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

Parisian Chic by Tatiana Nicol

I recently came across the work of French interior designer Tatiana Nicol. Based in Paris, she is renowned for bright and airy spaces, accented by pops of colour. Her work… Read More.

Lily

Contemporary Coastal Interior Design

Coco Republic Interior Design recently completed a contemporary home by Clarendon in the southern Sydney suburb of Cronulla. To offer versatility for family living, a young couple or as the perfect home… Read More.

Caitlan N

Youth and Romance; Ryan Korban Interior Design

Before hitting the age of 30, Ryan Korban has already managed to build a profile to make many of the world’s leading interior designers green with envy.  His extensive work… Read More.

Beth F

Interiors Inspiration: Wild Woodlands

Draw inspiration from the depths of the forest with colours inspired by the wild. Think greens from foliage and indigos from the night, mixed with light shades of white and… Read More.

Caitlan N

Antique Mirror Glamour

Antique Mirror can add an elegant touch to any interior. Whether it is used as a finish on a piece of furniture, a feature wall, or used traditionally on a… Read More.

Lily

How To: Choosing Bold Upholstery

The shelf life of an upholstery piece is often only as long as the fabric it is covered in.  And choosing the right fabric for your sofa or occasional chair… Read More.

Beth F

Past Trends That Keep Giving

There are some 2014 trends that I hope will linger a little longer. As interior styles come and go from Pantone’s latest colour statement to animal motifs, there are a few… Read More.

Caitlan N

How To: Selecting The Right Rug

Adding a rug is a powerful thing and I like to give credit where credit is due. Not only can they define a space, they inject colour, texture and often a soft… Read More.

Alexandra D

Styling Cushions 101

Savvy styling with cushions is an art. There is so much more to consider than simple colour or pattern selection. I speak with Wendy Schmalkuche, Property Stylist for Coco Republic… Read More.

Caitlan N

L’Americano Espresso Bar, Alexandria

I’m excited to reveal Coco Republic’s first hospitality offering with the opening of L’Americano Espresso Bar – a welcome addition to the Sydney coffee scene. Set in our flagship Alexandria showroom,… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Contemporary Cosmopolitan Living; By Coco Republic Interior Design

Harnessing the natural surrounds of Sydney’s inner west, Coco Republic Interior Design worked closely with Mirvac to create a contemporary interior scheme for the new Harold Park development. Harold Park… Read More.

Alexandra D

Tongue in Chic: Interiors with Humour

In the after math of the Christmas ‘silly season’, I thought it fitting to take a look at some of the interiors spaces I love that don’t take themselves too… Read More.

Beth F

The Smallest Sanctuary; Landscape Design for Courtyards

Designing gardens for tight spaces can be tricky, especially when we live so much outdoors. Inner city gardens are often only a few metres wide, with everyone wanting to fit… Read More.

Lily

Winner: House & Garden Top 50 Rooms

Announced this week as a finalist for House and Garden’s annual Top 50 Rooms and awarded the coveted Best Use of Soft Furnishings, I am thrilled to share with you… Read More.

Alexandra D

Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014. WHAT IS… Read More.

Caitlan N

In His Words: Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler is arguably one of the world’s most exciting and celebrated designers. He is a man I have admired for a number of years, first on my radar with… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Inspired by the Tropics: Pineapple Motifs

Coco Republic will introduce a new home décor collection next month in collaboration with talented print artist Bethany Linz. One of my favourites from the line features a pineapple motif… Read More.

Caitlan N

Renter’s Style: Reinventing the Study

What does your study say about you? If I’m getting the grand tour of a home, study spaces captivate my attention the most. I feel like I’m getting a special… Read More.

Jase

My Lust List: Stylist Lucia Braham

Lucia Braham is a talented Sydney based stylist with seven years experience working on some of the most coveted interiors shoots in the country under her belt. Chances are you’ve… Read More.

Caitlan N

Casual Luxe: Cashmere Throws

Coco Republic is now stocking a selection of four new cashmere throws from local Sydney based brand, IN BED. The throws are made from the highest quality 100% pure Mongolian… Read More.

Beth F

Embracing Winter in Style

The winter chill has well and truly set in, and with it brings an urge to update my home with anything furry, warm and snuggly. My go-to this season?  An… Read More.

Beth F