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Interiors for global nomads: Sibella Court’s holiday style at home

Posted by Sophie Davies on January 20th, 2012

Stylist Sibella Court Bringing your travels home is not just about snapping up souvenirs, it’s also about reworking ideas from the road – a colour palette, graphic pattern or tactile handmade object – to suit your style. Global nomads can find interiors inspiration anywhere, from a walk around a new town to museums, galleries, flea markets or food shops. For holiday style at home, check out Nomad, the latest book by Australian stylist Sibella Court (left), who sells hand-picked finds from her forays abroad at her Sydney homewares store the Society Inc. She’s also designed some of Sydney’s coolest bars and restaurants, including hip Asian eatery Ms G’s (by the trendsetting folk behind Establishment Hotel). Here are Sibella’s top tips for making your home more worldly…

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1 ‘Teamed with a Union Jack, the colours of Japan can be an interiors inspiration, with a mix of woodblock quilts, screenprinted and embroidered pillows’

Travel gallery: Sybella Court, Japan

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2 ‘The natural tones of handmade soap and wide-weave cloth make you dream of hot springs in the mountains of Japan’

Travel gallery: Sybella Court, Japan

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3 ‘Throw an alfresco lunch – so Italian. Load a tree branch with glittery anchors, mercury glass or feathered baubles. I love all things shiny and summery!’

Travel gallery: Sibella Court, Italy

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4 ‘A metal postcard holder is a place for cards, invites, coasters, napkins and other ephemera collected on my travels to Italy’s Amalfi Coast and Naples

Travel gallery: Sibella Court, Italy

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5 ‘Journeying through Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur in India, I loved the braid and ribbon stores. Bring back lace, cotton, silk, tassels and sari decorations’

Travel Gallery: Sibella Court, India

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6 ‘Paper cut-outs bought during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City can be pinned up later at home. Flat and easy to pack, they look festive outdoors’

Travel gallery: Sibella Court, Mexico

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7 ‘A recycled Toby’s Estate coffee sack, personalised by a stencilled ampersand and folded over cushions, hints at the coffee-scented souks of Damascus, Syria’

Travel gallery: Sibella Court, Syria

For more style inspiration, pick up a copy of Sibella Court’s book Nomad or see Smith’s boutique hotel collection in Italy, India and Mexico; we’ll be getting to Japan soon. Check back later for Sibella’s travel address book.


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One Response to “Interiors for global nomads: Sibella Court’s holiday style at home”

  1. I very like what you do André i bought all your book at ANtropologia

    By Tempier

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