India Hicks: Island Style
From India Hicks, a beautifully illustrated guide to achieving her famously undone, gloriously bohemian decorating style. Born from British and design royalty, India Hicks has forged a design empire from her family’s enclave in the Bahamas. In India Hicks: Island Style, she invites readers into her world, offering never-before-seen imagery and irresistible behind-the-scenes stories. Beginning with an uproarious reflection on India’s own design odyssey, the heart of the book is an in-depth exploration of her style. Timeless and under-decorated, her rooms combine carefree Caribbean culture with British colonial form and formality. In ten chapters, India walks the reader through the basics of capturing the look: the subtle palette of island life; the miracle of tablescaping; the warm anarchy of a family kitchen; the pleasure of porches; the drama of entertaining; bedrooms as places of self-expression; the "more is more" style of living with collections; the importance of repurposing; and creating spaces of sanctuary. Witty, richly prescriptive, beautifully photographed, this book will enchant readers with a glimpse of decorating in paradise.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #26595 in Books
- Brand: Rizzoli
- Published on: 2015-03-31
- Released on: 2015-03-31
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.30" h x 1.20" w x 9.25" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 224 pages
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Good for you! Good for a gift! Just plain good!
By Ruskin, FL.
Having been a long-time fan of India Hicks decorating style, I jumped on line and bought this as soon as I saw it referenced in a magazine. We live on the water in southwest Florida. This book is full of great ideas for this climate and environment. Particularly good for those of us who enjoy interiors and exterior decor that isn't most people's idea of "Florida style". Love it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
This is a beautiful book. The photos are visually stimulating
By Stephen D.
This is a beautiful book. The photos are visually stimulating, and thoughtfully curated. I am enjoying reading about India's upbringing and her insights into design and a "life well lived". Although she has had a privileged life compared to many, she seems to have a grasp on what is important in life and celebrates authenticity. Well done.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
BRAVO, MISS INDIA!
By Stephanie Shipley
I READ THE BOOK FROM COVER TO COVER. BEAUTIFUL IMAGES OF A DELIBERATELY CHOSEN LIFESTYLE IN THE ISLANDS. IT WILL LIVE HAPPILY ON MY LIVING ROOM TABLE WITH MY OWN SEASIDE TABLESCAPE. CHEERS!