Whenever I need to fuel my wanderlust and ignite my zeal for global inspiration, I merely think of Australian Sibella Court, the interior stylist, product designer, creative director and globetrotter. Spending her time exploring the backstreets and markets across the globe in search of inspiration for her shop and commercial designs has seen her travel around the world collecting ideas and objects of beauty. Her love for the unique, accompanied with a degree in History, is evident in Sibella’s interior books that are filled to the brim with remarkably unconventional inspiration. And claiming to be part Gypsy, part Pirate only adds fuel to the fire of intrigue!
It’s little wonder then that the workspace and daytime living quarters of Sibella Court, situated above her beautiful shop, The Society Inc. in Sydney’s leafy Paddington district, would be any less extraordinarily eclectic than her brand. The layers of multi-textured richness and distinct flea-market appeal are the complete antithesis of the pared-down, contemporary styling we now see so much of. The moody and nostalgic space arouses a curiosity within us, a veritable treasure trove of history and stories. These are some of the beautiful images captured by Sean Fennessy for The Design Files.
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The Design Files shares the full story behind Sibella’s creative space if you’re keen to read it.