Inspiration: Sibella Court

I’ve been reading design books of late, and have become enamored of Sibella Court’s style.  I have her to thank for this website.  She has written a book called The Life of a Bowerbird: Creating Beautiful Interiors with Things You Collect.  She refers to herself as a Bowerbird–an Australian bird that collects pretty things to line its nest.  A little like my magpie. Her books are beautiful–my favorite so far are:

Her style is a little bit busy for me, but I love her bold use of colors and found items.

My desire is to decorate our home with carefully chosen, beautiful, useful things.  My magpie nature leads me to pick up little bits of junk that catch my eye, but then become burdens.  I am making a concerted effort to funnel my acquisitiveness into a more constructive direction.  These books are helping me to do that by giving me some direction.  I’ll report my progress here…