Court has not written a book, she has designed a book. This stunning reproduction of the most professional scrapbook you have ever seen creates the feel and intimacy of a home in hundreds of matt images. From the delicacy of a bottled ship's interior to the personality of a home library, Court meditates on what decorating a home means and how one's thought process might occur through it.
She gives many snippets of advice throughout, though it should be warned that this will be completely useless to anyone looking for the DIY 'how to' guide from scratch. This book is better described as inspiring - useful to the competent, capable, inventive and to those willing to think outside the box of their house. To everyone else, it would make a very beautiful coffee table book.
Packed with tips of the interior stylist's trade, Etcetera is a lavishly photographed interiors book in which every image demonstrates a clear and easily replicable principle that will help transform a room without the need for expensive and permanent renovation.
Author Sibella Court's style is very global, combining contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, textile fragments, wallpapers, collectables and ephemera. Etcetera draws on five of Sibella's favourite colour themes as a framework for the display of her impeccable eye for detail.
Each section will draw the reader into Sibella's world of colour and texture, through inspirational room settings to the most intimate of details. Etcetera won Best Designed Book and Best Designed General Illustrated Book at the APA Annual Design Awards 2010.
About The Author
After establishing herself as an Interior Stylist in Australian publications like marie claire Lifestyle, Donna Hay and Vogue Entertaining, Sibella Court moved to New York in 1999. She built a career in the US over nine years, working on advertising campaigns for Jo Malone, Target, Bergdorf Goodman and Brocade home, and as a regular contributor to Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, US Vogue Living, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Real Simple and House & Garden.
Sibella also worked on brand development for Jo Malone and Brocade Home. She returned home late last year to pursue her long-held dream of establishing a shop called 'The Society Inc' in a 1860s corner block in the Sydney suburb of Paddington. Sibella is also the Interiors Editor of the recently launched Australian Grazia magazine.
"The result [of reading "Etcetera"] is a globally inspired space that's full of color, texture, and imagination." --"The Daily News"
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 19.0 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.202