Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

On Trend: Wild Wallpaper

Wallpaper has become a staple in the contemporary and traditional Australian home. From a design perspective, wallpaper provides instant gratification. A brilliant update for a room that needs a touch of personality or… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Allure Of Grey

Grey has been the new black for some time now. The idea that grey is drab is a myth – when used in the right way, grey can be atmospheric, elegant and… Read More.

Lily

Raffia, A Textural Touch

As we’re diving into our chillier months, our good friends in the USA are enjoying the sun and surf as they experience summer. While we enjoy luxuriously plush velvets and… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Luxe Textures For Winter

Winter is all about warm textures. Velvet and mohair add opulent sophistication with rich warmth. Hides and furs add tactile luxury. Knits and woolly materials add texture in winter. Add a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Glow With Gold

Copper has been the dominating metal over the last couple of years, and I think our obsession with the rose-toned metal has sadly come to an end this year. For… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Selecting The Perfect Sized Rug

As a design consultant for Max Sparrow, I can’t stress enough how important a rug is into completing an interior scheme. From the size, colour, feel, and type of material, finding… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Warmth With Terracotta

From marble and copper to bright whites and pastels, over the last few years we’ve seen these cooler combinations prevalent in interiors around the globe. But earthy hues are burgeoning as the… Read More.

Max Sparrow

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 N

Interiors Trend: Natural Raw

Naturally as the New Year rolls in we start to recognise new styles and trends emerging with the release of new season product. In 2016, one of the most significant… Read More.

Caitlan N

Design Focus: The Showstopping Hallway

Hallways are often forgotten when it comes to an interior – but why keep this space bare when it is such a fantastic opportunity to create drama! If you don’t… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Dream Galley Kitchens

Galley kitchens, often associated with ships and airplanes, tend to be small yet highly efficient spaces that feature two rows of countertops and cabinetry, divided by a narrow walkway. Although… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Colour Inspiration: Olive Green

When designing for an interior space, I believe it is important to create a space that will stand the test of time and not one that is going to go… Read More.

Caitlan N

Interiors Inspiration: Animal Instincts

For those that know me, I am quite the animal lover; from stallions to deep sea creatures – I love them all! I’ve taken a look at interiors that incorporate animal… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Perfectly Pretty Sorbet

Inspiration comes from so many places when it comes to interior design and decoration. It is one of the things I love the most about the industry. You can be… Read More.

Alexandra D

A Clear Design Direction

Lucite, often coined acrylic in Australia, is such a luxurious finish to use within the home. First introduced to the marketplace in the 1920’s (believe it or not!), the beauty this… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Country Meets Coastal Design

Coco Republic Interior Design created a luxurious family home with a high end Hamptons feel in Greenvale in Victoria, combining beautiful interiors with outdoor living. The project was a display… Read More.

Caitlan N

Contemporary Edge in Kew

Coco Republic Property Styling completed a luxurious multi storey residence for sale in Kew, Melbourne. Creating contemporary living spaces, stylists considered the locale when devising the overall scheme. With a client brief… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Perfect Floral Arrangement

Often there is nothing better than coming home to beautiful fresh floral at home. Even just one vase is such a simple way to introduce colour, subtle scents or layers of lush foliage.… Read More.

Lily

The Hamptons At Home

A trip to NYC in the summer is never complete without a stop at The Hamptons. When I’m on a stateside buying trip, I cannot resist the urge to escape… Read More.

Max Sparrow

How To: Styling Your Rental Home

Gone are the days where renting a house or apartment limited your sense of style. Lifestyle is often a big factor in the rent vs buy debate and with no… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Rose Hotel, Venice USA

Fashion photographer Glen Luchford and his business partner Doug Bruce are by no means the first owners, nor shall they be the last, but they are the current and indeed… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Monochrome Opulence by Greg Natale

Two time winner of the Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year, Greg Natale has always been known for his glamorous interiors. This Brisbane family home is certainly no exception. The… Read More.

Tom Matosin

Winter Decorating Trends

As the cooler weather sets in, all eyes are on decorating trends this winter.  Creating comfortable spaces that make you want to stay indoors are more desirable than ever. Entertaining… Read More.

Beth F

On Trend: Bare Necessities

I’m falling more and more in love with a paired back, relaxed interior. Back to basics with raw textures and a light palette. From Danish to contemporary Australian, the look is… Read More.

Caitlan N