Seeing an opportunity to offer tailored styling packages to the growing apartment market sector in 2017, Cooper Robinson launched our baby @theapartmentbrief. Two years on and we haven't looked back! Caitlin Ogilvie and Maxine Bowden head-up The Apartment Brief team, It is a slightly younger market, but we still wanted to give properties' a sophisticated edge, says Caitlin. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Keeping to neutral finishes such as pale oak or dark wenge is key, so as not to overwhelm the slightly smaller proportions. Artwork, accessories and carefully chosen soft-furnishings complete the picture. Apartments often have an abundance of natural light; we love playing to these strengths. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As more properties are on offer each year, styling for sale makes perfect sense. Creating a unique apartment is always our goal. For more information about The Apartment Brief or to book an appointment with one of our stylists, head to the link in our bio.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #apartmentstyling #theapartmentbrief #cooperrobinsonbaby #interiorstyling #interiors #interiordesign #propertystyling #styling #melbourneproperty #luxuryproperty #luxuryhome #interiordesigners #interiorstyists #propertystylists #stylists #styledbycooperrobinson #melbournepropertystyling #realestate #realestatestyling
Australian skincare brand Aesop's commitment to retail design is endlessly inspiring. Melbourne based, and with over 100 stores globally, Aesop is unique in it's approach to creating engaging and surprising spaces.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Re-designed in 2017 by local architect @clarecousins, the Fitzroy store is still one of our favourites and a must-visit. Not only for its combination of muted colour palette, industrial surfaces and elegant joinery but of course, their iconic products- none more-so than the Aromatique Hand Washes and Balms. Imparting a sense of hushed luxury in every bathroom they inhabit, these precious pump bottles will remain on Cooper Robinson vanities well into the foreseeable future!⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ To see the incredible catalogue of stores- in amazing detail- head to Aesops'⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ | Taxonomy of Design |⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Link in our bio⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #interiorstyling #interiors #interiordesign #propertystyling #styling #melbourneproperty #luxuryproperty #luxuryhome #interiordesigners #interiorstyists #propertystylists #stylists #aesop #aesopskincare #aesopaesthetic #taxonomyofdesign #retaildesign #retailspaces #shopswelove #retailbrand #bathroomstyling #bathrooms #bathing #skincare #australiandesign #lmhome #towels #luxurytowels #luxurybathroom #styledbycooperrobinson ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ @aesopskincare @lmhome_ @cooperrobinson⠀⠀
A sofa should be at the heart of any family or living room. A considered approach to choosing your seating is vital. Questioning the purpose of your room and how it’s used is the best place to start and always the beginning of each interior design brief.⠀ ⠀ We have been dreaming of this beautiful sofa from @project82 - a tailored piece perfect for almost any space. Clean, classic lines falling nicely into both feminine and masculine camps are hard to come by. Cooper Robinson can assist you with entirely customisable furniture from our many design partners, the options are endless. Design, fabric and comfort, are all key in creating a piece of furniture that will stand the test of time, both stylistically and functionally. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #interiorstyling #interiors #interiordesign #propertystyling #styling #melbourneproperty #luxuryproperty #luxuryhome #interiordesigners #interiorstyists #propertystylists #stylists #customfurnishing #customfurniture #customsofa #melbourneinteriors #velvetsofa #sofa #project82
Design renegade Elsie de Wolfe knew it in the early 1900s, when heavy timber, covered windows and dark wallpaper reigned supreme. She transformed one gloomy, British country house after another inventing a career for herself and a style all her own. Although far from a minimalist, de Wolfe brought a lighter, brighter hand to each interior and always with her luxe signature details. She created rooms to live in and knew the value of a well-placed mirror, or five. Any updates by which you can increase the volume of light in your home, whether its timeless white, glowing lamps or rethinking heavy drapes, is a move well worth making.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #interiorstyling #interiors #interiordesign #propertystyling #styling #melbourneproperty #luxuryproperty #luxuryhome #interiordesigners #interiorstyists #propertystylists #stylists #elsiedewolfe #quotes #quote #lightinteriors #armchairs #minimalist #maximalist #lamps #luxestyle #countryhouse #wallpaper
DENFAIR is fast approaching, and to say we are looking forward to the 3-day exhibition is an understatement. It brings together some of Australias' best contemporary designers, including premium furniture makers @madebytait, @zusterfurniture and @muutodesign among a myriad of others. Art, lighting and soft furnishings feature prominently with a focus on exceptional quality and cutting edge technology. Bespoke bars and cafes will keep design aficionados satiated while one-off speaking events will gratify minds.⠀ ⠀ DENFAIR is a one-stop shop for interior designers, stylists and industry professionals; an incredible resource that continues to inspire year after year, and the good news is that you can visit too!⠀ ⠀ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 20-22nd.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Public admission Sunday, June 22nd⠀ Be sure to register soon! Link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #interiorstyling #interiors #interiordesign #denfair #denfair2019 #event #designexhibition #melbournedesign #melbourne #melbourneevent #contemporarydesign #furnituredesign #customdesign #bespokedesign #luxury #lighting #rugs #sofa #outdoorfurniture #propertystyling #styling #melbourneproperty #luxuryproperty #luxuryhome #interiordesigners #interiorstyists #propertystylists #melbournepropertystyling #taitfurniture #zuster⠀
BIG THINGS, LITTLE THINGS . . . It’s hard not to focus on the big-ticket items when re-designing and styling our homes. Lusting after a particular sofa or trying to create an awe-inspiring kitchen can send you into financial freefall. Often though, all that’s needed are a few key items to update and re-energise a room. . . . When choosing a new focus, aim to add contrast via texture or colour. Artwork, cushions, accessories and armchairs are great ways to bring interest and drama into a space, without changing everything. This property we styled in Kew is a prime example, while furnishings remain neutral, artist @melanie_macilwain‘s work engages the eye and sets up the mood of the room, one of vibrancy and elegance. Conversely, this ‘North & North Mini Rosa’ velvet cushion from Cooper Robinson favourite @lmhome_ while small, provides all the luxe this minimalist bedroom needs. . . . #styledbycooperrobinson #interiorstyling #interiors #interiordesign #propertystyling #styling #melbourneproperty #luxuryproperty #luxuryhome #interiordesigners #interiorstyists #melbournepropertystyling #propertystylists #stylists #melbourneproperty #luxury #kitchen #artwork #cushions #lmhome #propertyupdate #kewproperty
FEATURE PROPERTY. . . Featuring all the hallmarks of unmatched luxury, this group of four prestige, Brighton, apartments from architects @powellandglenn and @cobenbuilding are a testament to sophisticated design. With four exceptional residences to choose from, each one baring signature finishes from @mimdesignstudio, you really are spoilt for choice. European oak floors, limestone benches, custom curved timber and brass details enhance the subdued opulence of this Sussex St property. . Styled by Cooper Robinson's @laurenhall_stylist, Lauren employed rich fabrics, like smoked- gold velvet and new season, textured tweed, keeping the levels of luxe high. Generous in every way, these apartments maintain their abundant edge as you move from one room to the next. . . . Most impressive are oversized bedroom suites, all with ensuites and walk-in robes, and with strolling distance to Church Street favourites @huskofficial and @scanlantheodore it will require minimum effort to keep your gorgeous walk-in well stocked.
NEW COLLECTION . . Just launched, The Egyptian Collection: “A Quiet Luxury”, is the latest range from Australian rug stars Armadillo & Co. and it’s headed straight to the top of our design clients’ wish lists. Hand-knotted and abrash-dyed jute these five new rugs are inspired by the centuries-old Lisbon, Portugal and the work of architect Manuel Airies Mateaus.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Our new Egyptian weave has a beautiful earthy element to it, which we found had a great simpatico and connection with Manuel’s architecture”, say’s Co-founder and Creative Director Jodie Fried. We couldn’t agree more. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Styled by Louisa Grey and with images by Rory Gardiner each rich but muted rug is imbued with a sense of exactly that, A Quiet Luxury.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ @armadilloandco @jodiefried @louisagrey⠀⠀
NEW SEASON . . Slipping into a freshly made bed at the end of the day is something to behold. As the nights get colder and nocturnal activities revolve more around doonas than daiquiris, it’s time to update your linen. Layering earthy, natural tones is a fresh departure from summer whites, a great way to add warmth and contrast to your bedroom. A sweet addition to your linen collection is this season’s prettiest hue, berry. We love the softness of these milky offerings from Cultiver, Aura Home and Sheridan. ⠀⠀
TREND . . This isn’t terracotta as you've known it before. Forget the 70’s and erase memories of that familiar 80’s kitchen floor. New thinking around terracotta has designers, artists and creators bringing a more contemporary feel to this age-old medium and perennial colour.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Existing in many hues - from deep chocolate to creamy washed apricot, warm, earthy and available in many forms. Planters, sculpture, accessories, linen, cushions and of course, serving ware - look for interesting shapes and texture. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Best displayed in clean white spaces.