Book Review: ‘Gypsy’ By Sibella Court

January 10, 2014 0


I am an avowed Sibella Court fan. I love her bohemian, well-traveled character, her inspiring and colorful styling work, her enchanting books. I already loved her previous books so I was pretty excited to get hold of her latest book ‘Gypsy’. Once I had it at home, I waited for a leisurely quiet Sunday morning to dive into the colorful world of Sibella Court – in bed with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

In ‘Gypsy’ Sibella Court takes us on an inspiring travel around the globe, collecting interior design and styling ideas on the way. The title refers to the bohemian, nomadic travel lifestyle of gypsies in previous eras, their colorful and joyful approach to life embracing all ups and downs as they come. With this book in your hands, you feel a bit like you’ve set off to such a bohemian voyage around the world. The book takes us in dedicated chapters to the Galapagos islands and Ecuador, to Indochine, Turkey, Scotland and Transylvania. 

Every visited place reveals its characteristics and charms through the eyes and words of Sibella Court. Be it nature, its people, architecture, colours, scents, traditions, interiors – with this book you will be reminded that every trip, wherever it takes you, is a chance to discover our planet through an aesthetic approach. 

Sibella gives us insights into her work and how she approaches travels in order to get inspiration for her styling work. She pulls together colour boards for every destination visited and showcases examples of how these regions can be translated into interior styling and decoration. For avid travelers like myself this is a real gem and source of ongoing inspiration.

But be warned: You will surely reconsider your souvenirs from your upcoming trips after you had read this book! And you will probably want to pack up your stuff and set off for an inspiring voyage immediately. Be brave and face these risks with this wonderful book!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Angelika Leśniak January 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Oh, wie schön das Buch bei Dir auch präsentiert wird!! Sind das Deine Photos?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Hi Angelika, ja, die Fotos hab ich gemacht:-)

    • Reply Angelika Leśniak January 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Damit es nicht nur bei der Frage bleibt! Toll gemacht; und das mit den einfachsten Mitteln, um dem Buch nicht die Show zu stehlen. Klasse! :-)

  • Reply Kasia Pohl January 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Hej hej, eine sehr gemütliche Buchvorstellung! :)
    Ich mag so gern Ethno, Gipsy oder Bohemian Einflüsse und bin immer neugierig auf schöne Interior Bücher oder Magazine, die das zeigen.
    Liebe Grüße

  • Reply Lena January 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Very tempting, indeed… I think I’ve read about her previous book on your blog as well, right? Just looking at your images of the book here makes me want to pack my bag and leave (or cuddle up on the sofa with a cup of coffee), so I can be sure that your predictions would be true for me. The cover looks really nice, too. Will put this on my wish list.

  • Reply tina @ colourliving January 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Such a nice book….. and very well photographed my dear friend. Happy weekend!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Oh thank you my dear!! A real compliment coming from you! Bon weekend!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt January 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    How interesting to find this book on your blog today because I was just reading about it during the holidays, eager to see more. I haven’t seen it in a bookshop yet so it’s nice to get this particular preview. I think I will risk buying it ;-)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic January 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Glad you got a little peek into it here on my blog:-) It is definitely worth getting it – I love it, it’s full of inspiration! Happy weekend, Lisa!

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily January 10, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    She is an absolute wonder-I just love all her books! :-)

  • Reply 2moiselles January 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Such a nice book, love the colors, the photos. Thank you make me discover it :-)
    Have a nice week-end

  • Reply 30s Magazine January 21, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I still need to review my copy. I do feel this is the least interesting one of all of her books. But that is just my personal opinion. I liked the other ones better.

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