Definition: Objet Trouve (French) means found object.
An ordinary object, found. A strand of sequins, a hand-stitched flower, threads & buttons. Things discovered, with pleasure in a long-abandoned attic or at the bottom of a beaded Opera purse; faded & frayed, pre-loved & glorious.
Create a new picture in theme and #objettrouve & tag @sibellacourt and I will choose a favourite to win a copy of Bowerbird.
Paper Runway has combined forces with The Atlantic in Byron Bay to host a weekend of creative conversations and workshops this May 15th-17th.
I will be hosting a Colour Box workshop on Friday 16th at 12 noon to share my tips on finding your own colour palette for your interiors.
For information about tickets, please contact Nikki at email@example.com or call 0422 158 356.
Two homes, actually: a rented house in Sydney’s Bondi, and The Society Inc – an old Paddington corner shop with a planted-out verge (with herbs and lemon and olive trees) and a rooftop garden.
WHO LIVES HERE
Interior stylist Sibella Court, her partner, Ben Harper, and her baby, Silver. “A pig named Wilbur once lived with us, but he moved on to greener pastures.”
WHAT I DID
“When I bought the shop in 2009, I ripped out every thing and rewired, painted and sanded to start with a blank canvas. At Bondi, my private quarters – a series of small rooms with a verandah on the first level – are separated from my living and entertaining quarters on the ground level.”
“At Bondi, I have a walk-in room for my clothes, with a giant French painter’s ladder and my mother’s chaise lounge that I had reupholstered with painter’s drop cloths hand-dyed by Shibori in Stanmore, Sydney.”
“We love the beach at Bondi. We’re on the quiet side of Paddo – wide streets, big trees and lots of parking.”
The shop will be moving and the Paddington store will be transformed into a boutique hotel.
Vases filled with flowers and foliage (especially oversized) and anything with fruit on the branch.
The Society inc. is having a instagram competition!
Over 10 weeks, I will post a different theme from my book Bowerbird.
Create a new picture in theme, and I will choose a weekly favourite to win a copy of Bowerbird.
Mention @sibellacourt and # the theme of the week & Bowerbird
The first week’s theme is #beachcombing
Can’t wait to see your pics!
Recently I was asked by West Elm to do an Easter table styling workshop in their Bondi Junction store.
When it comes to table styling & decorating, its good to chose a theme. Don’t be shy to incorporate elements that are not just the traditional table setting basics. Not everyone needs the same plate, same napkin, same glass. Levels, textures, colours, patterns should all be kept in mind when decorating for the holidays.
Come up with a colour palette and chose a few tones, work within it to create your table setting. Pull out all of your favourite things, and then edit to create a palette.
For the West Elm table, I picked a grey palette, with a pop of copper and blues from the hand dyed shibori eggs that my assistant Hannah made! I styled with fresh cut flowers from Mr Cook, and added stacks of books, some porcelain chicken ornaments and a clock!
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