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In this deluxe cloth-covered style guide, celebrated designer Sibella Court travels the world in search of eclectic inspiration. She explores far-flung destinations and captures the essence of each in small details, exotic color palettes, exquisite textures, and traditional crafts. Along the way, she shows readers how to incorporate these elements into interiors and how to ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 23rd 2011 by Chronicle Books (first published October 19th 2011)
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Tracy
This book had stunning photographs and took me to far away places that I would love to see. For that I loved it. I also loved her palettes. They made me want to repaint every room in my house. I adored her casual use of found objects. What I didn't care for was the navel-gazing quality of the writing. Still definitely four stars. A gorgeous book.
Bernadette
By way of interior design books, I was not impressed.
I mean yes, there were pretty pictures from far away places.
But I kind of felt that I could get a lot of this on the many blogs I read. So I was looking for more.

I was hoping that the resource guide would be the saving grace...but it really wasn't.

I did like the twists on going global in your home that don't involve recreating some out of the way hotel/resort on your front porch. The concept of extended color pallets pulled from your treasures
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Kara
I love the idea of "a global approach to interior style". This book has great visuals, quotes, and interesting tid bits about each of the locations used as inspiration for Court. I would have liked to see more examples of real interiors from the countries instead of only the author's interpretation. I also felt it was hard to determine a collage inspiration page verse the actual interior design suggestion. Many of the interior designs were unrealistic for daily living and more for theme activiti ...more
Tristy
The layout of this book is absolutely gorgeous, and the concept of taking inspiration from your travels to design your home decor is really exciting and inspiring. Unfortunately the style of the author, for the most part, was not very appealing to me. But the photos are gorgeous and I was inspired enough to craft my own new ideas about taking color palates from my travels to other countries and changing the style and decor of my house more regularly. I also really appreciate the unconventional t ...more
Megan
Well designed and laid out, which is what you want from a home decor book. But the writing left much to be desired. Truth be told, anyone who lists "Ulysses" by James Joyce in her references, and then writes that she never actually read it but considers it an influence on her Italian trip anyway is not winning me over.
But my favourite section was the Syrian chapter. Had me daydreaming trip itineraries.
Libraryassistant
Sigh. Interesting ideas and some lovely photos, but the complete inattention to readability of the type made it impossible to make much sense of the text. She might as well just have made a picture book. Distressed black fonts right on top of the darkest part of pictures-- really? So frustrating. Just ruined it for me.
Hallie
Jul 08, 2012 Hallie marked it as maybe-keep-an-eye-on-it
If it ever is in library. It looks very pretty from pics in Molly Makes, but not something to buy.
Silky
Love this idea of this book, but my aesthetic is brighter.
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Sibella Court is an interior stylist & creative director: from vision & concept through to direction & creation. Her most recent spaces for private clients & the Merivale Group include El Loco, 30 Knots, Upstairs at The Beresford, MsG’s, York 75, Bistrode CBD and Private Dining at Ivy.

She returned home to Sydney to launch her brand and shop, The Society inc., after 15 years living
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