Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Study Interior Decorating And Styling

For those who are interested in a career in interior decorating or styling or simply have a love of all things home and design, then let me introduce you to… Read More.

Caitlan N

Interior Design In Pet Loving Homes

There’s nothing better than coming home to a wagging tail after a day in the office, even though there is a lot of up-keep involved. From shedding hair to dirty… Read More.

Max Sparrow

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

Interior Designer of the Year: Fiona Lynch

This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of triple-threat designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential… Read More.

Caitlan N

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

Bronte House by Arent & Pyke

Australian interior design favourites Arent & Pyke create a youthful, playful family home in their Bronte House project. It’s no surprise the project has led to the design studio being… Read More.

Beth F

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

Gracias Madre, West Hollywood

Gracias Madre is my go-to whenever in Los Angeles. Located in the vibrant West Hollywood area, this Mexican eatery opened in 2014 and I’ve been making it a stop on every trip… Read More.

Caitlan N

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

X It’s not often that you come across spaces that are whimsical yet still highly elegant and sophisticated, however, celebrated Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, has managed to just that –… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Perforated House, Brunswick

The Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design is a home unlike any other you’ve seen. A modern residence in Melbourne’s Brunswick with a striking façade of printed perforated steel. A piece of architecture… Read More.

Jase

Flinders House by Canny Architecture

It’s not often that you come across a farmhouse that exudes rich, moody sophistication. But Flinders House in Victoria does it well. A bespoke renovation by Canny Architecture has transformed this former traditional Australian… Read More.

Caitlan N

Amsterdam’s Newest Hotel: The Hoxton

Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Plan A Relaxing Outdoor Space

The idea of bringing the outdoors in is nothing new. Design schemes around the world are incorporating natural elements more and more. Just flick through the pages of Vogue Living… Read More.

Caitlan N

Hamptons vs French Provincial Interiors

Hamptons style is timeless. It never goes off trend – it’s hard to deny the allure of sophisticated, neutral and relaxing interiors with coastal edge. I know I can’t and you’ll see this by… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Primus Hotel Sydney

Built in 1939, the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building on Pitt Street is now home to a luxury hotel. One of Sydney’s finest examples of art deco glamour… Read More.

Caitlan N

1930’s to the 60’s: Hollywood Regency

With pattern, colour and texture at its core, the Hollywood Regency design style has been reimagined over the decades to still remain relevant today. Synonymous with glitz and glamour, extravagance… Read More.

Alexandra D

The South Beach, Singapore

The name Philippe Starck, is synonymous with influential and inspiring design. A man of many talents Philippe Starck nails a whimsical and innovative design aesthetic from furniture to interiors and architecture. Nothing… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Gracia Studio Architects

‘Award Winning, Unique Design’. This architects motto is certainly true. Senior Architect Jorges Gracia heads up his namesake architecture studio founded in 2004 working on projects that are challenging and… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Enter Now: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

A highlight on the Australian design calendar, it is time again for the 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Entries are now open. Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design and… 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

Tailored Elegance: Navy And Gold

The relaxed coastal-country home incorporating natural textures and light, fresh colours is a dream for many Australians. But so too is a glamorous home where interior designers are asked to… 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

Polperro Winery by Hecker Guthrie

Situated amongst a sea of Eucalyptus trees in the green hills of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful Polperro Winery, which, for just an hour drive from Melbourne, is the most exquisite backdrop… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith