Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Decluttering: Simplify Your Home

There comes a time at the beginning of each year where everyone thinks to themselves that it’s time to declutter their home for a fresh start to their new year.… Read More.

Jessica T

Trends of 2018: Cool Tones

In between the more adventurous reds, blush and berry tones found everywhere at Maison Objet 2018, in calming contrast, many exhibitors chose to showcase their wares in shades of forest… Read More.

Beth F

Trends Of 2018: Abstract Modernism

Abstract expressionism and modernist art appeared to be a key influence behind the accessories on show at Maison et Objet 2018. My pick of the bunch was the delicately and… Read More.

Beth F

Trends Of 2018: Ripe Red

From ripe red to dusty pink, Maison et Objet in January 2018 was overflowing with clashing berry tones, making it a trend to watch out for in 2018.  Spanish furniture designers… Read More.

Beth F

Natural Luxury: Deep Green & Timber

With all of the natural elements we’ve seen in interior design recently it’s really no wonder that the hues of green have been trending also. Associated with nature, tranquillity and… 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

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

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.


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.


Past Trends That Keep Giving

There are some 2014 trends that I hope will linger a little longer. As interior styles come and go from Pantone’s latest colour statement to animal motifs, there are a few… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Bohemian Home

This month I’m taking cues from the gypsies and the bohemians when it comes to styling my home. There is something irresistibly relaxing about a space layered with carefree style.… Read More.

Beth F

Talking Trends with The Life Creative

I have a love-hate relationship with trends. I love to be constantly inspired by beautiful interiors that transcend the season’s fashions whilst I can’t help but get excited when various… Read More.

Caitlan N

Colour on Trend with Shaynna Blaze

Design Field Notes catches up with Shaynna Blaze, revered Interior Designer, co-presenter of Selling Houses Australia and judge on The Block, to discuss Spring colour trends for 2014. WHAT IS… Read More.

Caitlan N

48 Hours in Paris

I was lucky enough to travel to Paris twice recently – both for 48 hour intervals. With 48 hours in Paris the first thing one must get right (in my… Read More.

Rowena Lister

Emerald: 2013 Colour of the Year

Exciting news!  Pantone has named Emerald as Colour of the year for 2013: science plan dog food  “Green is the most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more… Read More.

Alexandra D

Voyages Imaginaires at Paris Design Week 2012

Paris Design Week is one the highlights of the Maison & Objet Fair. It is one of the most exciting events, showcasing lifestyle innovations, international trends, new design materials, designers,… Read More.

Alexandra D

Maison et Objet 2012/13 – Best Stands, Best Brands

Having not been back to Maison for a couple of years, it has been really great to get back to Paris. Maison is always a stunning show and Paris is… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Four Posts – Better than none.

Four post beds have had a noticeable resurgence in popularity over the past few years and we are now starting to see some great new designs from some of our… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Wish List- Steve Cordony, Belle Magazine

Steve Cordony is currently the interior design editor of design bible Belle Magazine and interior and event stylist for a myriad of high end clients. His style has been described… Read More.

Jessica T

Colour Trends- Back to Nature

A huge trend coming out of the Dulux Colour forecast for 2012 is a more simplistic approach to our interiors, think ‘raw’ inspired by natures best. “In an era characterised… Read More.

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- A Sneak Peak at Colour

I’ve just finished a week at Maison et Object, but still enjoying Paris… thought I’d update you guys with what colours were happening at the show! This year it was… Read More.


Going for Gold

Gold is back in a big way. However, like a rapper with gold teeth, it can go either way unless you mix it into your interior well. I suggest going… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith


Roaming around Maison et Objet this year, pumpkin, aubergine, mulberry and moss green were the colours that were the order of the day. These colours were apparent everywhere but in… Read More.

Paris, France