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Book Friday: David Hicks Designer

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David Hicks, the extroverted British designer whose career took off in 1950s, has always been a muse of mine. I love his innovative mix of classic patterns. This week I dusted off an older book that encompasses Hicks' life's work—David Hicks: Designer (Scriptium Editions). I hope you enjoy the images from this book as much as I do. Have a great weekend!

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The carpet was made to a Hicks design at Cogolin, while the sofas are covered in one of his first, small-repeat geometric fabrics.

1 The carpet was made to a Hicks design at Cogolin, while the sofas are covered in one of his first, small-repeat geometric fabrics.

David Hicks' bedroom, with emerald-green-and-white carpet made to a Hicks design by Tai Ping in Hong Kong.

2 David Hicks' bedroom, with emerald-green-and-white carpet made to a Hicks design by Tai Ping in Hong Kong.

David Hicks' breakfast room where he ate with his family.

3 David Hicks' breakfast room where he ate with his family.

A London drawing room. The beige batik-covered drinks table and the snakeskin Parsons table blend perfectly with the walls.

4 A London drawing room. The beige batik-covered drinks table and the snakeskin Parsons table blend perfectly with the walls.

David Hicks' Suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. Hicks decorated the suite in 1970.

5 David Hicks' Suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. Hicks decorated the suite in 1970.

Isn't this dining table stunning? I love how the glass top reflects flickering candlelight.

6 Isn't this dining table stunning? I love how the glass top reflects flickering candlelight.

A stately room hung with pink cotton and furnished with dark wood appeals to both feminine and masculine tastes.

7 A stately room hung with pink cotton and furnished with dark wood appeals to both feminine and masculine tastes.

This great room was decorated by Hicks in the mid-1970s. I enjoy the romantic, old-world feel of it.

8 This great room was decorated by Hicks in the mid-1970s. I enjoy the romantic, old-world feel of it.

Decorated in 1971, this modern living room in Geneva still looks fresh and contemporary today.

9 Decorated in 1971, this modern living room in Geneva still looks fresh and contemporary today.

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