Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Romeo Hotel, Naples

Rated by Conde Nast as one of the best new hotels in the world this year, the Romeo Hotel in Naples overlooks the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island located near… Read More.

Caitlan N

Designer Profile: Jessica Zoob

Often described as “Contemporary Impressionism”, the vibrant work of artist and designer Jessica Zoob is a lyrical interplay of coarse and fluid textures and a brilliant palette of layered colours.… 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

Elevated Heights: Barstool Envy

Barstools first became a staple in homes in the 1950s when casual entertaining gained momentum. Now, we simply cannot get enough of them – from the simple silhouette of the… Read More.

Caitlan N

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

Introducing Max Sparrow Homewares

Our favourite online furniture store – Max Sparrow – launches into the world of homewares with an eclectic collection of over 200 stylish accessories for the home. Max has travelled… Read More.

Caitlan N

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

Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.

Caitlan N

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

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

Styling with Crystals

Thinking about adding some positive energy to your home?  Some people subscribe to the healing powers of crystals strategically placed in the home to eliminate negative energy and add balance. … Read More.

Beth F

Making the Most of the Mantle

A statement fireplace can have a dramatic impact on a living space. The perfect perch for displaying collected curiosities and your favourite décor pieces, a fireplace becomes a focal point… Read More.

Caitlan N

Havana Club On Trend

The Havana Club trend feels perfect for this season, not only because it involves so many tactile textures, bold patterns and works so perfectly with the “of the moment” colour… Read More.

Steve Cordony

Smart Design: David Collins Studio

As an interior designer myself, the work of UK based designer David Collins has been a true inspiration to me for many years. After the tragic news of his death,… Read More.

Natasha

Sydney Gets It: Balmoral Boat Shed

There’s something about The Boathouse Palm Beach that just hits the spot. A casual, organised and well-priced eatery pitched beautifully on a pier between a boat hire shed and a… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Punchy Colour: An Artist’s Home

Artist and former band member of Sneaky Sound System, Daimon Downey, inspires me on so many levels – his style, his music, his art and now his home! I always… Read More.

Lisa

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

This April is A to Z of Design Month

This April, Coco Republic celebrates the A to Z of Design – the unforgettable designers, products, trends and styles that have shaped the interior design world as we know it.… Read More.

Beth F

Ett Hem is where the Heart Is

Ett Hem, meaning ‘A Home’ in Swedish, is your new home away from home in Stockholm.  The 20th century town house in the peaceful Larkstan locality, is steeped in history… Read More.

Beth F

High Drama Homewares by Jean Paul Gaultier

Internationally renowned fashion and fragrance icon Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with French fabric house Lelie’vre on an adventurous collection of fabrics and accessories for the home that live… Read More.

Jase

Sass and Bide at Home; Heidi Middleton’s Palm Beach Oasis

Described by many as nomadic, modern, spirited and free, Heidi Middleton’s terrace home in Sydney’s Palm Beach is a visual feast that perfectly represents the designer’s innate individuality.  Sitting at… Read More.

Lisa

Milano Art Deco: Villa Necchi

I first saw Villa Necchi in the Luca Guadagnino film I Am Love – a dramatic exploration of love and politics in the Italian bourgeoisie.  For me, it was love… Read More.

Felix Forest

Japanese Wabi Sabi: Living in Perfect Imperfection

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that can be quite a challenge to define.  When applied to the field of interior design, I like to think of Wabi Sabi as… Read More.

Alexandra D

Centuries Collide: The House of Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier

Renowned architecture and design duo Patrick Gilles and Dorothee Boissier (of Gilles and Boissier) have announced the completion of their perfect home; a 19th century renovated apartment-cum-21st century art gallery… Read More.

Beth F