Yesterday, I had the wonderful pleasure of listening to Ashley Hicks, son of the famed designer, David Hicks, give a presentation on his father’s work. Ashley was witty and funny and really did a great job of presenting who his father was to our small group. I could say so much more about the presentation but the thing I was most impressed with as Ashley navigated through the various slides of his father’s work, was the timelessness of so many of the spaces. Many of the interiors had been done 20, 30, and even 40 years ago and yet, they were still relevant. The spaces looked like they could have been completed yesterday! In my own work, I seek to create classic, timeless spaces. It is always my goal that my clients love their homes as much 10 years from the day we finished the project as they did the first time they saw the completed space. I am often asked about the latest design trends and how I incorporate them in my work and while I do keep up with industry trends, I try not to lean on them too much when I design. Incorporating too many trends can date your work. Good design is never about what is on trend or trendy. Good design is about creating spaces that outlast trends.
Take a peek at a few of my favorite David Hicks’ interiors and let me know what you think in the comments.
A bedroom from the 1970s done by famed interior designer, David Hicks. Photo via bellini.com.
A photo taken in David Hicks' Chelsea Home. The wall color was named "Coca Cola Brown". Photo via flickr.com user SarahKaron.
A photo from David Hicks' home after he redecorated in 1995. Photo via nytimes.com.
Tablescapes were a mainstay in the interiors designed by David Hicks. Here you see several arrangements including one on the fireplace mantel. Photo via retrorenovation.com.
Bold, geometric carpets and prints were also a mainstay in the design style of David Hicks. Photo via blog.modernica.net.