Sibella Court is an interior stylist & creative director: from vision & concept through to direction & creation. Her most recent spaces for private clients & the Merivale Group include El Loco, 30 Knots, Upstairs at The Beresford, MsG’s, York 75, Bistrode CBD and Private Dining at Ivy. She returned home to Sydney to launch her brand and shop, The Society inc., after 15 years living & working in New York. Her store is home to hardware & haberdashery & treasures collected globetrotting & adventuring into terrains less trodden. In New York she was styling in demand for retail giants Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Saks on Fifth Ave, Pottery Barn, Target and West Elm as well as publications Gourmet, Marie Claire and Vogue Living. Sibella travels between her two homes regularly for jobs & inspiration.
Her projects have been vast including concept, design and styling for commercial and residential interiors, magazine & advertising shoots, catalogues and product design with a nail polish, hardware and 110-colour paint range under The Society inc. Her wanderlust has seen her accumulate over twenty years of global inspiration from trips frequenting South East Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East, the States, Central America and Australia (and that’s just in the last year). She travels alone, with the Anthropologie inspiration team & because she is a nomad. Sibella is a best-selling author: award-winning, ‘Etcetera etc: creating beautiful interiors with the things you love’, ‘The Stylist’s Guide to NYC’ and ‘Nomad: bringing your travels home’ . She has written extensively for publications such as CountryStyle, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue Living as a feature writer & contributing editor. A history degree allows Sibella a unique foundation on which to combine research, travel & inspiration into projects that are unique, magical & unexampled.
THE STYLIST GUIDE TO NYC
We couldn’t resist buying this amazing book. The book is a precious travel guide to all stores, little spots, underground galleries, markets of one of the most exciting and amazing cities in the world, and it represents the perfect tool for anyone who intends visiting, living or dreaming of New York. A Stylist’s Guide to NYC, is a visual treat.
As well as featuring her own photography, the book shares Sibella’s favourite spots in the city, told through a series of walks and journeys across NYC that focus on ‘loops’ of interest, such as ‘Jewellery and Hardware’, ‘Haberdashers and Handmade’ and ‘Furniture and Interiors’. There’s also a handy pull-out map of Manhattan, which is accompanied by lists of recommended stores, galleries and markets to visit.
The Stylist’s Guide to NYC has been arranged into ‘loops’ of interests offering a unique experience to its readers who can pick up and choose where to go and what to see when visiting NYC, according to their tastes and preferences.
This looks like an interesting book to pick up for the holidays. Nomad is a collection of photographs of travel shots and styled spaces to show how to bring your travels home with you and incorporate your finds into your decor. Her rooms look contemporary, care-free, and ”well-lived” as she expertly combines pieces from around the globe and employs her skill and creativity in layering, clustering and styling spaces. A very “Anthropologie-esque” aesthetic meets, antique market/flea market chic.
Sibella Court delivers a book full of colourful and diverse inspiration in the eclectic style she has become so well known for. Having travelled to Syria, Mexico, Italy, India and Japan for inspiration you can expect to find ideas for everything from door knobs and street signs to roadside shrines and household brooms.
Reinforcing her approach to decorating being about rearranging and recycling rather than recreating a whole scheme, Sibella has curated an inspired collection of photographs, vignettes and mementos from her travels to ignite ideas for the reader’s own homes.
The abundance of blue hues in the Japan and Italy chapters most inspiring, but the whole book is perfect if you are looking for colour inspiration. Also Sibella’s ideas for Christmas decorating: inspired by Capri she created a theme that detailed sea flotsam, sea urchins, giant starfish, sea horses and more – so unique!
A master interior stylist and designer for Anthropologie provides unique inspiration for becoming the curator of your own style and creating evocative rooms full of texture, color, and imagination. Packed with tips of the interior stylist’s trade, this is a lavishly photographed interiors book in which every image demonstrates a clear and easily replicable principle that will help transform a room without the need for expensive and permanent renovation. Sibella Court’s style is very global, combining contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, textile fragments, wallpapers, collectibles, and ephemera. This beautiful guide draws on five of Sibella’s favorite color themes as a framework for the display of her impeccable eye for detail. Each section will draw the reader into Sibella’s world of color and texture, through inspirational room settings to the most intimate of details. All the books are available on Amazon.