With Sibella's degree in History, her spaces & product design draw on both the true & make-believe to create unique interiors that delight patrons & guests, showcasing her attention to detail & immersive style achieved through her imagination & black book of specialty trades.
We pride ourselves on working with masters of their craft to create bespoke detail-orientated products. Sibella's black book, collated over a 20+ year styling career, includes blacksmiths, sign-writers, scenic painters, architects, antique dealers, pickers, artisans, dyers, weavers, landscape designers, horticulturists, builders & all the other specialty trades that give each project that distinct Sibella mark.
Watsons Bay Hotel Guest Rooms
The Society inc Product Range | Buccaneer Towel Holder
The Society inc Product Range | Russes Wall Light, Dampier Lantern & Franklin Wallpaper with Sparkk
The Society inc Product Range & Collaborations
The Society inc Product Range
Hotel Palisade Henry Deane Bar
With a history degree and 25 years of industry experience behind her, Sibella Court carries a bag of hard-won magic tricks which she weaves into her role as an interior & product designer, creative director, author, globetrotter and content creator.
Originally from Sydney, her vast repertoire working in editorial & advertising was firmly established during 10 years in New York, styling and concepting with such powerhouses as Bergdorf Goodman, Jo Malone, Donna Karan, Anthropologie, West Elm, Saks Fifth Avenue whilst contributing to a vast array of magazines.
Evolving from stylist to designer saw Sibella applying her inimitable approach to bigger and more permanent spaces. Upon returning to Sydney she founded her shop & studio The Society inc and counts Bullo River Station, Palmer & Co, Mr. Wong, Hotel Palisade, Ms. G's, The Oaks, Upstairs at The Beresford, and The Blue Room Bondi amongst the various commercial spaces that showcase her attention to detail and immersive style.
Sibella has penned a library of award-winning & best-selling books including Etcetera, The Stylist's Guide to NYC, Nomad, Bowerbird, Gypsy and IMAGINARIUM. She creates content for her very own newspaper, whilst continuing to contribute to magazines, social media & online content. In 2015 she hosted ABC's Restoration Australia and was one of Australia’s top ten interior designers invited to participate in the 2018 Rigg Design Prize.
Sibella Court is never happy to sit still, always on the move gaining fresh ideas and experiences. The calling of places unknown is never far from her and she seeks out adventure wherever she can find it, which in turn inspires her unparalleled approach to design. She claims to be part Gypsy, part Pirate, a theory yet to be disproved.
A degree in accounting & finance & a successful run of businesses throughout his 20's — Ben needed a sea change & decided to hit the surf, and with that came buying a custom surfboard company called McTavish. A call to arms from the Society inc to helm up the operations & logistics sees him splitting his time between Byron Bay & Sydney. He secretly aspires to be trade & can often be found on-site, tool belt on, hanging up pictures or trying to convince builders to take him on as an apprentice.
The Society inc team is dedicated to sourcing the globe, wrangling trades, research, performing miracles & hitting deadlines. The team gathers objects & finishes from far & wide, visiting international design fairs, markets, auctions, and adventuring into new frontiers. Local & international involvement is a passion, working with manufacturers & designers from around the world in celebration of their craft. Having access to authentic, one-of-a-kind wares through to mass-produced, artisan, bespoke & custom-made pieces at competitive prices & hospitality grade, means there are no limitations to our designs. A communicative team with the skills to present a unique unexampled interior with enthusiasm & expertise.
The foundations of Sibella's inimitable style can be found at her store The Society Inc; a rambling warehouse and imaginary that plays host to her favorite treasures as well as pieces designed by her. Furniture, homewares, art, oddities & curiosities are sourced locally & by traversing the globe seeking treasure. A sensory experience, forever changing & never finished, full of magic & fantasy that will be as though being in the pages of one of her books. Part hardware store, part haberdashery and total playground for aesthetes and dreamers, The Society Inc in Sydney's St Peters is a one-stop-shop for interior inspiration.
Her own range of decorative hardware & lifestyle product, books and postcards are available for wholesale.
The Society inc range hosts decorative hardware & home accessories designed by Sibella Court. Each piece is inspired by Sibella's globetrotting adventures, a love of forgotten trades & appreciation for humble materials. With uniquely hand tinkered hardware from drawer pulls to door knockers to mirrors, the collection invites you to bring a little piece of wonder into your own space. If you are interested in stocking The Society inc range, please visit our Wholesale page