Designer Spotlight: David Hicks

I recently worked with Ashley Hicks, designer and son of legendary designer David Hicks, on an article for eBay’s new lifestyle site, The Inside Source, “Ashley Hicks on His Father, David,” to promote his new book, David Hicks: A Life of Design. The book is worth an actual read, rather than a simple flip to look at the pretty pictures.

What struck me most, besides Hicks’ incredibly privileged, glam lifestyle, was how many of his design innovations endured. A number of features seen in his room throughout the ’60s and ’70s, are au courant today.

Left: David Hicks at home, Albany, London (Derry Moore)

Right: David Hicks, summer 1958 with his pug, Algy (David Hicks Archive)

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CHANDELIERS and ORNATE MIRRORS IN THE BATHROOM

Left: David Hicks  (David Hicks Archive)    |      Right: Vogue

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SHEEPSKIN THROW RUGS BESIDE THE BEDLeft: David Hicks (photo by Norman McGrath) |  Right: Robin Pelissier

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DEEP PURPLE PARLORS

Top: David Hicks (photo by Norman McGrath)

Bottom: Steven Gambrel

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FUR THROWS  and  GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

David Hicks (photo by Norman McGrath)

Left: Jeff Andrews Design    |    Right: Color Theory

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OVERSIZE FLORAL WALLPAPERDavid Hicks (David Hicks Archive)

M. Design

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ZEBRA SKIN RUGS IN THE LIBRARY

Left: David Hicks  (David Hicks Archive)
Right: Alessandra Branca, Architectural Digest

LUCITE FURNITURE WITH BLACK WALLS

David Hicks (photo by John T. Hill)

Spruce Design & Decor

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TRELLIS PATTERNS IN KELLY GREEN

Left: David Hicks (photo by Norman McGrath) Right: Mark Hampton

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