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She’s probably the best known interior stylist in Australia. Sibella Court owns the shop The Society Inc, she’s written two hugely popular books (Etcetera in 2010 and The Stylist’s Guide to NYC) Her life is something of a whirlwind and she’s reached a sort of celebrity status, but that’s what happens when you’re uber talented and in demand. Her third book, Nomad, is about bringing home inspiration and collections from your travels and incorporating them into your interiors, something so many people get so wrong! “A fatal error people make is that they assume direct translations are necessary,” she says. ”Mix it up!” You do not need to create an Amalfi Coast kitchen to be reminded of one of your favourite trips. “It’s all about a subtlety that triggers a memory and makes you smile, whether this is through colour, an arrangement or fabric.“Because I travel so much, people ask me all the time how I manage to use all my inspiration and finds from my trips in a natural way at home, in my space and at my shop. This book is a way of sharing that.” Sibella has certainly done plenty of travel, living and working in New York for almost a decade, building her styling reputation there before returning home to Australia in 2007. She worked for some huge names in NYC, from Jo Malone, Bloomingdales and Pottery Barn to Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. “I love New York and it was my home. It was absolutely inspirational and I really forged my career over there. When I came home it was to start all the cool projects I’d thought up that I didn’t have time to think about in the States!”Sibella’s shop, in Sydney’s Paddington, is an old hardware and haberdashery store, showcasing a range of oddities and curiosities; her finds from around the world. Source: www.theinteriorsaddict.com

Still life with magnolia flowers and a piece of coral Vintage candle sticks on the marble fireplace
left Still life with magnolia flowers and a piece of coral
right Vintage candle sticks on the marble fireplace
Detail of the white kitchen with table, chair and a wooden stool from the  thriftstore Lovely bedroom with antique bed
left Detail of the white kitchen with table, chair and a wooden stool from the thriftstore
right Lovely bedroom with antique bed

Images: Mikkel Vang via Taverne Agency. Styling: Sibella Court

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