Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Celebrating Easter with Coco Republic

For many of us in Australia, the Easter holiday is about the four big F’s – family, friends, food and fun. I know in my household, it’s the perfect excuse… Read More.

Beth F

Introducing The Drexel Chair

Fresh off the boat from Paraguay, the exquisitely hand-crafted Drexel barstools and dining chairs have arrived at Coco Republic. Upholstered in soft South American leather with a crossed-stitch detail trim,… Read More.

Natalia

The Right Light: Oly San Francisco

Effortlessly elegant and simply stylish, each and every piece of lighting from Oly San Francisco is versatile and distinct. Featured in homes by international designers such as Karen Houghton and… Read More.

Lily

The Endless Possibility: Stools

Stools are one of the most versatile items for all interiors. Personally, I love to change things around all the time. But there only so many ways you can change… Read More.

Lily

Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Home Bar

If you’ve tuned into the first few episodes of the new season of Mad Men recently, you’ll understand my latest obsession with timeless glassware, cocktail classics and late night entertaining… Read More.

Beth F

Selling your Home: Making the Move

As a property stylist, my job is to get the most out of your home when it goes on the market – so over the years I’ve learned a thing… Read More.

Anne

Room within a Room: The Book Nook

Now that the days are getting shorter and the mornings are crisp, there’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up in your favourite spot, with a good book and a cup… Read More.

Lily

Making a Come Back: Faux Bois

Faux Bois (French for false wood) is making a come back, appearing in fabrics, ceramics, wallpaper and furniture. Oly San Francisco does Faux Bois perfectly, mixing up different colours and… Read More.

Lily

A Tribute to the Classics

Lately, I’ve been more than a little inspired by interior designs that cross the divide between past and present, harmoniously combining classic designs from years past, while at the same… Read More.

Beth F

Neale Whitaker on the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2013

With the 2013 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards call for entries now open, I caught up with Belle Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Neale Whitaker, on what to expect from… Read More.

Beth F

Summer Trend: Modern Moroccan

Imagine the ultramarine and turquoise blues of the ocean, the twinkling gold and silver of a desert mirage, and the crimsons and vermilions of a summer sunset. Envisage Arabian nights,… Read More.

Lily

Belle Interior Design Awards 2013

Belle Magazine, in association with Coco Republic, is delighted to open the call for entries for the 2013 Belle Interior Design Awards.  Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design… Read More.

Beth F

Tomorrow’s Antiques: How to care for your Dining Table

For many years, Coco Republic have offered a bespoke collection of exquisite, hand-produced wooden dining tables. Made to order by a team of talented carpenters in Australia, each table in… Read More.

Beth F

Home on the Range

Imagine this: exposed timber beams, soft furnishing, hide throws on a stone floor, a wide-open fire. It’s a sanctuary from the outside world for the lone star cowboy and the… Read More.

Beth F

Oly Eye Candy

Oly San Francisco is becoming a favourite go-to collection for many interior designers, in both the US and Australia. The pieces are so special and unique, that even just one… Read More.

Lily

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

The familiar Spring itch- it’s a new season, the weather is changing, and all of a sudden you’re looking to give your home a facelift; nothing too drastic, just a… Read More.

Beth F

New In Store: Coco Republic New Arrivals

This month there are over 50 new products in store at Coco Republic, and to me they're all winners. My favourites have to be the Montana Bookcase Desk and the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Saturday in Design, Melbourne 2012

Australia's most dynamic trade exhibition returned to Melbourne August 17+18 2012. This time around, Coco Republic celebrated Saturday In Design with a look at the new international releases from Coco… Read More.

Beth F

Best Coast: Interior Design on the Northern Beaches

Collaroy is the latest in a string of inspirational design projects by Coco Republic Interior Design. With the aim to transform this stunning waterfront property on Sydney’s Northern Beaches into… Read More.

Beth F

Beads of Light

Lighting is one of the most important elements in interior design and can make or break a space. Beaded chandeliers can have a huge impact, available in endless sizes, styles… Read More.

Lily

An Indian Bazaar

Rich in fearless colour and luxurious design, India is a country of constant inspiration for the globe-trotting decorator. From hand-painted walls, to brightly patterned textiles, to intricately carved furniture with… Read More.

Beth F

Intriguing Art at Coco Republic

Coco Republic have just received the first shipment of beautiful wall art from a Los Angeles based studio, Natural Curiosities Art House. We chose to represent the range because of… Read More.

Caitlan N

The New Lauren Ralph Lauren ‘Elise’ Collection Has Arrived

The Elise collection from Lauren Ralph Lauren is inspired by the chic romance of a luxurious Parisian hotel, carved ebony wood is paired with etched silvered glass and rich, creamy… Read More.

Natalia

100% Linen

Linen had its brand tarnished back in the 80's when 'middle-aged fashionable men' used it to be stylish in warmer climates, but the reality is that when it's used indoors… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith