Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Dark Details

New York Interior Designer Jenny Wolf, combines stunning reclaimed Chevron Floors, rough brick walls and steel windows to create a masculine yet elegant space. I love the style so couldn’t… Read More.

Lily

Entrecote by Flack Studio

Tonight is the night that the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards winners are revealed. There is an undeniably high quality of work exhibited by firms and studios within the Best Hospitality… Read More.

Caitlan N

Styling Luxury With Velvet

I’ve really come around to working with velvet in the home. With the right amount, the luxurious texture can enhance any room with elegant flair. It’s no surprise that velvet… Read More.

Liz

The New Neutrals

Forget monochrome, the new killer neutral combination is grey and dust. Draw inspiration from stone tones with pebble greys and dusty sand hues for a luxurious sanctuary. Last week, The… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Best of Commercial Design

From inspirational office spaces to contemporary store fit outs that continue to break boundaries of interior design with innovation, Best Commercial Design at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is… Read More.

Caitlan N

Dreaming of a Daybed

A daybed is surprisingly one of the most versatile additions to a home. Both functional and inviting aesthetically, the humble daybed can shape a space. From a living area to bedroom… Read More.

Lily

Best Bathroom Design

With the introduction of wet areas to the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards in 2015, entries to Best Bathroom Design were of an extremely high calibre. We are privileged to have… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Hotel Covell & The Life of a Fictional Writer

Los Feliz in Los Angeles welcomed a new addition to the boutique hotel scene earlier this year with Hotel Covell. The art of storytelling is embedded within each of the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Designer Spotlight: Hare + Klein

A finalist for the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015 Interior Designer of the Year, firm Hare + Klein has truly made its mark on the Australian design scene.… Read More.

Caitlan N

Soho House, Istanbul

Istanbul’s Palazzo Corpi in the historic Beyoğlu district is now home to the thirteenth and largest Soho House in the world. Serving as a private members’ club for the arts and entertainment… Read More.

Caitlan N

Wallpaper: Pattern on Pattern

I love to add interest in an interior with beautiful wallpaper and my number one rule is; patterns don’t have to match. One of the best ways to mix patterns with… Read More.

Lily

1930’s Neoclassical By Coco Republic Interior Design

What turned out to be a two-and-a-half-year project initially started as a simple consultation for a new armchair and coffee table. I met with my clients at their North Shore… Read More.

Natasha

2015 Finalists: Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

The announcement of the finalists in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is one of the most hotly awaited dates on the Australian design calendar. I have had the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Tailored Interior: Pier at Waterfront

Pier at Waterfront, Newstead in Brisbane offers a very sophisticated yet easy way to live with all of the high-end amenities you would expect from prestige apartment living. It has… Read More.

Tanya Buchanan

The Modern Victorian

For a traditional home with contemporary influences, be inspired by the Victorian period. Think of the genteel of mid 19th Century ladies, romantic flowers and a soft feminine feel, complemented… Read More.

Liz

Design Spotlight: The Bathroom

It isn’t long until the finalists are revealed for the 2015 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards and this year I am excited to see the shortlist for new award;… Read More.

Caitlan N

Parisian Chic by Tatiana Nicol

I recently came across the work of French interior designer Tatiana Nicol. Based in Paris, she is renowned for bright and airy spaces, accented by pops of colour. Her work… Read More.

Lily

Contemporary Coastal Interior Design

Coco Republic Interior Design recently completed a contemporary home by Clarendon in the southern Sydney suburb of Cronulla. To offer versatility for family living, a young couple or as the perfect home… Read More.

Caitlan N

Youth and Romance; Ryan Korban Interior Design

Before hitting the age of 30, Ryan Korban has already managed to build a profile to make many of the world’s leading interior designers green with envy.  His extensive work… Read More.

Beth F

Interiors Inspiration: Wild Woodlands

Draw inspiration from the depths of the forest with colours inspired by the wild. Think greens from foliage and indigos from the night, mixed with light shades of white and… Read More.

Caitlan N

Antique Mirror Glamour

Antique Mirror can add an elegant touch to any interior. Whether it is used as a finish on a piece of furniture, a feature wall, or used traditionally on a… Read More.

Lily

How To: Choosing Bold Upholstery

The shelf life of an upholstery piece is often only as long as the fabric it is covered in.  And choosing the right fabric for your sofa or occasional chair… Read More.

Beth F

Fontevraud Hotel, Loire Valley, France

One of France’s newest additions on the hotel scene is the Fontevraud Hotel in the Loire Valley’s Fontevraud Abbey. The building is a former local tourist landmark, playing multiple roles… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Design Statement: Timber Feature Walls

Adding natural textures into an interior is one of the easiest ways to create a welcoming and inviting aesthetic. And a timber feature wall is a trend on the rise.… Read More.

Caitlan N