Property type 2,000 sq ft loft apartment on the third floor of a converted garment factory
Space Large living area with an open-plan kitchen, plus a bedroom, dressing room, bathroom and office
Stylist Sibella Court's eclectic New York loft, in China Town is left over from a time when the area had dozens of workshops running up clothes. The building’s past is revealed by the traditional pressed-tin ceiling, the exposed metal beams and acres of wooden flooring. 'When I first walked in, this is the room that sold it to me. It just has so much space,’ says Sibella.
1/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
2/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
This urban girl's bohemia-chic New York loft is full of cool decorating ideas, mixing vintage treasures with finds from around the world. What sets her loft apart from any other generic New York space is the very personal display of ‘passions’ that Sibella has arranged inside.
Here, vintage green wallpaper from Secondhand Rose adds glamour.
3/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
Green shutters are an unexpected touch and add privacy – important in the tightly packed streets of New York.
Lassco stocks reclaimed shutters.
4/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
Find similar lanterns at Shimu.
5/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
This kitchen-diner shows how well new buys can be mixed with vintage pieces.
The folding chairs were flea market finds. Flamant sells similar seating
6/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
Sibella displays her finds in glass domes and wooden cases, as if they were the labelled collection of some Victorian naturalist (Charles Darwin is one of her heroes).
The chinoiserie chair adds a touch of the exotic. Aram sells Cherner chairs.
7/7 Step inside stylist Sibella Court’s bohemia-chic apartment
Sibella used a panel of decorative wallpaper to create a focal point on an expansive bedroom wall. The patterned backdrop contrasts with the room’s period features and dark wooden furniture, and its soft colour brings another dimension to the scheme.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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