Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Five Lighting Tips To Brighten Up Your Day

Lighting is an important part of any interior and an easy way to bring theatre into your rooms – in fact, according to Anthony Spon-Smith, creative director and co-owner of… Read More.

Millie Stein

Alluring Ambiance: New In Lighting & Mirrors

Coco Republic has unveiled its largest ever collection of exquisite lighting and mirror pieces. Inspired by the beautiful Californian Coast and French 1940s furnishings, Coco Republic’s new collection incorporates an… Read More.

Millie Stein

A Sneak Peek: The 2020 Winter Collection

Winter sees a balance of European elegance and chalet minimalist for Coco Republic, the Australian and New Zealand furniture and design brand. Taking conceptual cues from Parisian Chic and Modern… Read More.

Ceitie Glenn

How to Select the Perfect Bedside Light

When selecting the bedside table lamp that is right for you it is important to consider first what you want your table lamp to do for you. Do you need… Read More.

Jarred Pior

Lighting 101; The Decorating Do’s

Lighting is one of those critical aspects to get right when redesigning a space or renovating. Hardwired fixtures such as pendants and chandeliers are not simple to change if you… Read More.

Caitlan N

Luxurious Luminosity

Instant ambience. Elegant design.  Coco Republic is delighted to introduce their latest lighting collection, featuring 14 showstopping pieces that represent the season’s latest global design trends. From striking contemporary chandeliers,… Read More.

Beth F

Design Spotlight: Luminous Lighting

When it comes to interior design there are a few main features that really make or break a space, and lighting has got to be one of the most important.… Read More.

Caitlan N

Eco Cool in NYC: Happy Bones

In a dilapidated New York City warehouse loft, Happy Bones is one part recycled white paradise, two parts local coffee dream store and all intuitive eco-friendly design. Netherlands bred Ghislaine Viñas… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

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

Hermes Windows By Christopher Boots

Australia’s favourite lighting designer, Christopher Boots, has leant his vision to the Holiday windows of luxury retailer Hermès, in NYC.  The result?  A crystalline installation of light, colour and texture.… Read More.

Beth F

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

Australia’s Got Talent: Christopher Boots

I’m sure you know what I mean when I talk about the creative vibe you find in Melbourne. You can sense it when you walk down the streets, in cafes,… Read More.

Alexandra D

Maison et Objet 2012-13 – Inspired Homewares & Lighting

When you really look at it, the majority of the Maison et Object Fair is homewares. There are halls full of suppliers with a variety of products from children's toys,… 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.


Thomas O’Brien – Aero Studio

Thomas O’Brien is the quintessential New York Interior designer who has successfully expanded his business into lighting and product design. Coco Republic will be stocking a selection of the range… Read More.

New York, USA

Caitlan N

Light Hearted

Don’t want to keep you in the dark about what’s going on in London town on the lighting front. Some pretty exciting and innovative designs spotted on my travels, somewhere… Read More.


As Seen In Channel 7’s “Revenge”

I received several phone calls from excited staff (and Oly fans) about the product placement in channel Seven’s latest drama series “Revenge” after the first episode aired last week. The… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Hidden gems at the Australian International Furniture Fair 2012

As Australia’s own International Furniture Fair draws to a close, here are some of the treasures that were lurking in the vast expanse of the Sydney Exhibition Centre. It took… Read More.


Maison et Objet 2012- Hot Objects

I feel as though there was perhaps not so much innovation at this Maison Objet Fair, perhaps due to current global conditions everyone is ‘playing it safe’. There is still… Read More.


Kelly Hoppen New Releases

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Kelly a little bit over the past year, having launched her new furniture line in Australia, and I have to say that… Read More.

London, United Kingdom

Anthony Spon-Smith