style loving {sibella court}…

today i’m hugely excited to launch my new “style loving” series…
my tribute to some of the amazing artists, stylists, designers, photographers & fellow bloggers out there who have each, in their own way, inspired me to follow my passions…

given that it’s australia day today, i’m going to kick-start this series with a tribute to a fellow-antipodean whose work i simply adore and could happily bleat about all day, sibella court

sibella’s a reknowned stylist, author, shopkeeper, world traveller and self-confessed bowerbird… {all-in-all, a girl after my own heart}

her work first caught my eye back in 2008 through the pages of one of my favourite interiors magazines, inside out

it was love at first sight… there on the third floor of a converted garment factory, sibella created a beautiful, bohemian nest with the kind of wild abandon that i had myself so longed to embrace…

her eclectic style infused a love of found objects, mismatched pieces and raw beauty… long before this vibe was in vogue

what initially drew me to these spaces {and ultimately made me want to learn more about their curator} wasn’t a particular piece of furniture, a paint swatch or a covetable collector’s piece, but more the feeling that this home evoked and the design philosophy upon which it was so evidently based:

  • surround yourself with the things you love
  • let your home reflect the lives of those that live within it
  • find the inherent beauty in every piece, big or small
  • embrace pieces with a history, a soul and a story to tell…

and so began my journey to uncover my own personal style and what i could bring to a space to make it better reflect me, its inhabitant… {thus, in turn, igniting my passion to help others to do the same}

sibella expanded her burgeoning fan base with the opening of sydney-based store, the society inc {part haberdashery, part hardware, part global treasures & curios}, the launch of her design workshops {with names like “emotive interiors”, “domarama” and “sticks, stones & bones” what’s not to love?} and product line collaborations with anthropologie and murobond paints… all seemingly natural extensions of this stylish lady’s endless talents…

but it’s her design books, etcetera, nomad and the stylist’s guide to nyc, which are sure to elevate her work to cult status…

these exquisite pictorial journals have become the go-to reference guide for those seeking to inject personality, individualism and their own life story into their homes…

collections of beautifully-collated imagery, interspersed with tales of global finds, travel & design philosophies, are the perfect culmination of sibella’s enviable career to date…

regardless of the medium, a common thread in all of sibella’s work is its honesty and heartfelt celebration of the beauty in everyday finds…

but beyond this, and perhaps more importantly, hers is clearly the work of someone who is passionate about what they do… and the end product is all the better for it…

now that really is a style to love…

images via: objects of whimsythe society inc

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