07 February 2011

Monday #3: Sibella Court

Australian Stylist: Sibella Court

Sibella and Society Inc
18 Stewart Street Paddington, NSW
Wednesday – Saturday
10am til 5pm
Phone us: +612.9331.1592

Sibella + etcetera etc.
Packed with tips of the interior stylist’s trade, Etcetera 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. You can find it here.

Sibella Style
Sibella’s style invokes strong emotional responses by providing a sophisticated and original take on a brief. Her instinctual understanding of colour and form lends itself perfectly to both the large sets as well as the smallest still life. Sibella is a rare stylist that can equally work successfully with both an elaborate as well as simple environment.

Sibella + Donna Hay
Sibella’s highly creative and clever styling saw her collaborating with Donna Hay to develop the highly distinctive “simple, desirable and achievable” style that Donna’s brand now personifies.

Sibella + Anthropologie
Her most recent foray into the TV world was shooting an episode with US based Anthropologie store owner, Keith Johnson for his Sundance Channel show, ‘Man Shops Globe’. Based on her view & love of Sydney : its artists&craftspeople, restaurants, creatives, galleries, shops & distinct products. To be released mid 2010 With a continuing creative concept developer&curator for Anthropologie USA&UK, Sibella now calls Sydney home again but continues to live out her nomadic ways by travelling regularly around the globe for work and inspiration!

Sibella + Murobond
The Society inc’s Sibella Court and Murobond’s colourist Rowena Judd have worked closely over the past 2 years to develop 11 beautifully themed colour palettes.

My thoughts
Truly inspirational, I feel that Sibella Court will become in Australian terms, the Margaret Fulton of styling. What she brings to the table will have a generational effect on how Australians view and respond to their surroundings both in the home and the wider community.

Her travels around the world combined with her Australian foundation truly represent the multicultural threads of the Australian fabric.

Repurposing, recycling and reusing has been at the heart of her work longer than it has been fashionable. She is a true master of transcending an object of its original function and context.

Her groupings of object and colour are truly amazing, complex stories of travel and history you are left with a sense of the past, the present and the future.
The book is a visual feast that has a gradual absorption level. I have had this book for 2 years now and it still feels new everytime I read it.
It will have a US and European release in March 2011 keep an eye out for it.

Note: All images and words (apart from the My thoughts section) are the sole property of Sibella Court and have been referenced from The Society Inc Website. You may not claim these as your own nor lift from this site without crediting from the original source: thesocietyinc.com.au.

My thoughts section: These words are copyright of Helen Bordeaux 2011. If you wish to use this text you can email me for permission. This post has been created as an informative post to create awareness of Design Principles and Practices.


Georgina said...

she is a very talented lady indeed. as you say, so wonderful to see australians at the forefront.

Ariane Reichardt said...

Wow . this sensory stimuli...material, colour, texture, cold warm glossy...

Milady Productions said...

Love this lady, her society and all the brown paper and string.
If I was still young and living in Sydney, I'd beg her for a job!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous shot of her.

Bianca said...

wow. such beautiful things. i want it alllllllll.