Why This Interior Designer’s Apartment Ditches the Minimalist Trend Perfectly

Nicole Singh
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Anson Smart for Vogue Living

The truth is, when Sibella Court’s hands have touched a space, you know it. Not only does she specialise in creating ethereal interiors, but originally studying a degree in history, it’s easy to see that Court draws on the nostalgia of varying eras and cultures in order to create such a magical landscape. And while her studio, The Society Inc. has been praised for their work in big establishments like Hotel Palisade, Mr. Wong and Ms G’s, in Vogue Living’s current January / February 2018 issue, Court lets us design-obsessed folk into her own apartment. Nestled in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, we must say, it could be her best work yet. 

The rustic charm of each room within Court's home proves that you don’t need a lot of space to create your dream abode, just a clear understanding of what you want, “most of the time I know exactly what I want a space to look like. I never stray from my first initial thought. I love throwing in all the vintage things. The best shop in Sydney for this—other than my own—is Seasonal Concepts in Redfern.” Court tells Vogue Living

Vintage trinkets adorn the mantels, accompanied with vintage art peppered throughout the space. A bold couch greets you in the living room, accented further by moss-green walls, proving that there is so much you can do with colour, and bold prints, “I thought I should take my own advice and not have white anywhere. There is beauty in colour. It doesn’t make a room darker or smaller. I wanted to experiment so you wouldn’t walk in and think, ‘Wow, this is a very colourful house’, but more that it’s just a beautiful backdrop no matter what you put against it." Court tells Vogue Living. Could it be time to ditch our perpetual obsession with Scandi-style and take a leaf out of Court's book? We think so.

Step inside her abode and get the look below. 

PHOTO:

Anson Smart for Vogue Living

PHOTO:

Anson Smart for Vogue Living

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Anson Smart for Vogue Living

For the full tour of Sibella Court's home, head to Vogue Living

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