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Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014: Finalists Announced

It’s my favourite time of the year again – when the count down to celebrating Australia’s most adventurous, stylish and unforgettable interior designers begins. After a grueling entry and judging… Read More.

Category: What's On

Beth

Stylish Staircases

Ever since I was young, I’ve always had a fascination with beautiful staircases – I think it’s a Disney princess thing –that dramatic cliché moment of majestically entering a room… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

On Trend: Chesterfield Sofas

Chesterfield upholstery pieces can bring a smart elegance to any room, and in recent times we’ve seen an explosion of them in various interior styles exactly for that reason.   Today… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Liz Hayward

Celebrating Easter with Coco Republic

For many of us in Australia, the Easter holiday is about the four big F’s – family, friends, food and fun. I know in my household, it’s the perfect excuse… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

The All Rounder: Working with Teak

Meet teak, the popular all-rounder of the timber world.  Heralding from South East Asia, it’s highly durable, water resistant and versatile enough that it can be transformed into anything from… Read More.

Category: How To

Liz Hayward

Seaside Sanctuary: Larvotto Turn Wins Best Display Home

I was thrilled to hear that one of my recent Coco Republic Interior Design projects, Larvotto Turn, won Overall Best Display Home and Best Display Home Over $650,000 at the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Jodie

Hotel Pulitzer Roma

The great Spanish architect Lazaro Rosa Violan - has done it again with his fit out of the five star rated Pulitzer Hotel in Rome.  The hotel is centrally situated only… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Anthony

Wecome to the Americas: Papi Chulo Manly

Never one to shy away from a creative brief, Sydney based interior design firm Akin Creative have nailed it again. Teaming up with restaurant kingpins, Merivale, Akin’s latest interior project… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Beth

Bike About: Interior Styling for your Two Wheels

The inner city slickers I know who bike about town are extraordinarily attached to their bikes.  Storing them outside their homes, tethered sadly to a streetlight, is not an option. … Read More.

Category: How To

Beth

American Trade Hotel, Panama

A cultural revolution is afoot in Panama City. No stranger to international visitors, the tropical metropolis has just welcomed a particularly special new arrival in the shape of the American… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

On Trend: Classic Coastal Charm

There is something so classic, sophisticated and serene about a well-designed Hampton’s scheme. Natural and raw is the key to successfully styling in this classic coastal look. I like to mix… Read More.

Category: How To

Anne

Lit Up: Styling with Sconces

Let’s be honest here – nothing says casual elegance like a beautifully styled wall sconce.  Sconces are a simple way to add ambience, glamour and bold style to any home. … Read More.

Category: How To

Beth

Manhattan Arrives at Max Sparrow

One of our favourite furniture fanatics, Max Sparrow, has brought home a little slice of Manhattan home from his latest buying trip. The huge new range includes over 100 stylish… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Anthony

For the Occasion: How to choose the right armchair

Choosing the right occasional chair, or armchair can be a challenge.  It is a signature piece in a living setting that can make or break the design.  A great armchair… Read More.

Category: How To

Jodie

Light of Heart Wallpaper by Sarah Ellison

Not shy of a new adventure (or a bold pattern here and there) stylist Sarah Ellison, of Real Living Mag, has launched a fresh, energetic new wallpaper collection. Named ‘Light… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

Capturing the Canaries: Big Sur Hotel

With the long summer days stretching out here in Australia and most of us locked in the office for the majority of the day, I thought I’d share with you… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Anthony

On the Radar: 2014 Home Décor Trends

The new year is always an exciting time in the realm of interior design as the top trends in home decoration emerge.  There are always a few that stand out… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

Styling Vignettes 101

Vignettes are such a stylish way to add interest to home. Collections of curiosities and personal affects create an inviting atmosphere and can showcase some of the best features of… Read More.

Category: How To

Anne

Design Hotel: Nobis, Stockholm

During my stay in Sweden recently, I stayed at the acclaimed Nobis Hotel in Stockholm.  In a stunning historic 19th century building right in the centre of Stockholm (in Norrmalmstorg… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Anthony

Top Nosh in Stockholm

Whilst in Stockholm last week my wife took me to a fantastic restaurant I have been dying to share with you – Nosh and Chow. She had heard about it… Read More.

Category: Interior spaces

Anthony

En Francais: Paule Marrot Art

In a stunning addition to their art collection, Coco Republic celebrate the work of Parisian textile designer Paule Marrot (1902-1987).  Widely known for her work in textile printing with a… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Colour of the Year

The much anticipated Pantone Colour of the Year has been announced and it’s quite a surprising one.  It looks like we’ll be playing with purple for the next 12 months,… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Liz Hayward

Down Mexico Way: Coqui Coqui Tulum

If coconut trees and the white sand beaches of Tulum weren’t enough to lure you down Mexico-way, then brace yourself for this tiny slice of paradise – Inspired by the… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Beth

On Trend: Liquorice Allsorts

Bold, simple and effortlessly glam, the black and white stripe is decorating at its most confident.   Horizontal, vertical, wide, short, pinstriped, candy striped; either way, a commitment to the black… Read More.

Category: Trends & Finds

Beth

New on the Block: Pig and Pastry Cafe

Husband and wife team Kath and Iain Smart started their dream business just a few short months ago – the motto is simple; great food, fresh ingredients and most importantly… Read More.

Category: Places & Faces

Liz Hayward
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