Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Contemporary x vintage

Mixing the contemporary with the vintage is an art. A modern interior with vintage accents showcases character and personality. Think clean contemporary lines and sleek Scandinavian styling contrasted with treasured… 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

On Trend: The Butterfly Chair

You’d know a Butterfly Chair if you saw one. Splashed across the pages of interiors magazines and spotted on the top design blogs around the world. The original Butterfly Chair… Read More.

Liz

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 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

Milan 2013: Spazio Rosanna Orlandi

Very few people in this world deserve the label of a true innovator. Rosanna Orlandi is definitely one of those people. Her eponymous Spazio, a former tie factory, has been… Read More.

Dana Tomic Hughes

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

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

Imperfect Beauty: Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

Israeli based product designer Hilla Shamia has always been interested in imperfections.  This is especially clear in her Wood Casting Series, where wood and aluminum are combined to preserve the… Read More.

Beth F

Copenhagen’s The Apartment

Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver are the founders of The Apartment, an interior showroom/shop in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Both with extensive experience in furniture buying and interior design, The Apartment… Read More.

Beth F

Maison et Objet 2012/13 – Inspired Furniture

Buying furniture internationally is not as glamorous or easy as many think it is. Generally you have to think creatively when interpreting a collection and ensure you’re curating for your… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Maison et Object 2012/13 – Favourites from the Fair

At most furniture fairs there is just too much to see and buy and Maison et Object in Paris is no exception – halls as far as the eye can… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

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

Spanish Steps

My clients wanted a living room that was comfortable and elegant while still suitable for their two teenage daughters. The original room in the 1930s Spanish-revival home was furnished with… Read More.

Natasha

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Hot Objects

There’s always something inspiring about seeing innovative product design and Milan Salone Del Mobile is the pinnacle for those searching, showing or buying such objects. This year Milan didn’t disappoint yet… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Zona Tortona

Zona Tortona has long been regarded as the sister satellite exhibit to the Salone Del Mobile and always houses many of both the emerging and established designer new releases. Over the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Colour Trends

Milan Salone Del Mobile is into its third day now and I thought I’d update you with the colour trends – as taken by our ‘in the field’, Field Notes… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Dare to Dream, Alila Hotel

2012 is well and truly underway and with the Christmas break feeling like a million years ago it’s definitely time to start dreaming of the next holiday.  There’s certainly not… Read More.

Beth F

Four Posts – Better than none.

Four post beds have had a noticeable resurgence in popularity over the past few years and we are now starting to see some great new designs from some of our… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Improving Office Productivity

On average we spend 45 hours a week at work and 1.5 hours a day on average is spent rifling through messy desks. It is said that your average pen… Read More.

Natalia

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.

Natalia

Inspirational Design

Following the launch of Oly San Francisco in Melbourne, here are some inspirational photographs to give you ideas on how to group furniture and to show you the many options… Read More.

Natalia

Singular Style, Double Bay

 My latest addition to the Coco Republic Interior Design Portfolio is decorated in soft blues and dove greys it oozes elegance and feminine charm suiting both client and property.  The… Read More.

Natasha

Oly Concept Store Launch Party in Melbourne

Melbourne just can’t stop talking about the launch of Australia’s first Oly San Francisco concept store on Church Street, Richmond.  The exquisite Oly furniture and homewares collection came alive last… Read More.

Beth F