Archive for the ‘india hicks and david flint wood’ Category

Look no further than mother nature for her effortless color combinations and infinitely mesmerizing patterns…the coral and pink moths from yesterday’s post had my head reeling with favorite works of art, interiors and textiles that recall these brilliant hues…enjoy!

grammia virgo female ~ Joseph Scheer

via anne rue interiors

Dancers in Pink ~ Edgar Degas, 1880-1885

via a la parisienne

Oly Studio via ruth burts

Steven Gambrel via porter house designs

Lovers in Pink ~ Marc Chagall, 1916

arachnis picta ~ Joseph Scheer

Madeline Weinrib

Mary McDonald via chameleon interiors

India Hicks via Lonny Magazine

Papercut ~ Henri Matisse, 1947

Suzanne Kasler via Elle Decor

xanthopastis regnatrix male ~ Joseph Scheer

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I leave you this week with an intimate look at Hibiscus Hill, the private home of India Hicks and David Flint Wood…this gorgeous spread hails from Lonny Magazine, September/October 2011, with stunning photography by Patrick Cline…I remember reading this issue and falling head over heels for the pink sofa, graphic pillows and eclectic grouping of art in living room…dark floors paired with an otherwise simple palette allow the space to feel as cool and comfortable as a summer day…found objects from the beach and family photos create beautiful vignettes that are both visually pleasing yet deeply personal…sounds like paradise found…

Wishing you a sunny and happy weekend!

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Top photo from India Hicks, Hibiscus Hill photos from Lonny Magazine

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Imagine living in paradise…tropical breezes, ocean air, miles of pink sand, crystal clear turquoise waters and the rustle of palm trees outside your window…that dream is a reality for decorator David Flint Wood, his partner India Hicks and their four children…they have chosen to live out their fantasies on a small island in the Bahamas, and along the way, they have restored four houses, a hotel, and authored two books ~ Island Life, an interiors book published in 2003 followed by Island Beauty, a lifestyle fitness/beauty book authored by India and published in 2005…

Today’s post features King’s Treat, one of their island projects that required a complete overhaul…the house, originally built in 1890, is located on King Street in the historic part of Dunmore Town with views of the harbor, the sunset and the Fisherman’s Dock…once the grand home of a Harbour Island sea captain, it boosts a large walled garden with Veranda’s that are shaded by palm trees to the west, with an outdoor staircase and galleried terraces sheltered from the sun and the street by louvered panels…decorated with pieces from England, Africa, France, India, Egypt, Italy, China, Cuba and America, the house is a melting pot of cultures yet distinctly English…I can only imagine how lovely it must be to have breakfast on the terrace with thoughts of the day ahead…sweet dreams!

photos from India Hicks

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I applaud the creative team at Architectural Digest for choosing to feature the stylish Brooke Shields and her gorgeous Greenwich Village Townhouse for the cover of their March 2012 issue…to breathe life back into the forlorn 1910 property, Brooke and her husband Chris Henchy collaborated with friend/decorator David Flint Wood and the architectural firm MADE…the result, a stunning home that embraces the past but with a modern sensibility…

Beyond its polished exterior, this home radiates a sense of soul…thoughtful collections of personal art and photographs deepen its beauty…how wonderful to find a celebrity home filled with personality and heart…please enjoy!

To read the entire AD article, click here

photos from Architectural Digest and MADE

German Vogue, April 1980 ~ Brooke Shields by Richard Avedon

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