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Tabulous Tastemaker: David Nightingale Hicks

March 25, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Use of bold color, mixing antiques with modern furnishings and using contemporary art, these are just some of the hallmarks of famed British interior designer David Hicks.  Born on this day in 1929, Hicks is most well known for his design work but also lived his life in the spotlight royalty adjacent, Hicks was married to Lady Pamela Mountbatten, a first cousin to Prince Philip and a great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.  David Hicks began his creative work designing cereal boxes for an advertising agency in London and gained his first fame for interior decorating in 1954 when a British design magazine featured the apartment he had decorated for his mother and himself.

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Hicks went on to gain more fame for his design work when he partnered up with a restauranteur, Hicks would design and decorate the interior and his partner took care of the restaurant part of the business.  David Hicks had many well known clients, from royalty to captains of industry and Hollywood types.

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India Hicks At DBC

March 15, 2016

By Tab Byrum

I have to admit something, I may have a crush on today’s blog subject, India Hicks. Hicks was our second keynote speaker last Monday at Design Bloggers Conference and she was amazing, she was very easy to listen to and she told stories and spun tales of her life of growing up in England as an extended member of the Royal Family and her life today as a mother of 5 living on a “secret” island in the Caribbean. India Hicks is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbatten and designer David Hicks and the granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten.

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During her talk, Hicks shared photos with us of the English home she grew up in as well as the secluded island she calls home today. As the daughter of a world famous designer she was always surrounded by beautiful things and colors and today she has taken those life experiences and funneled them into her new business venture, India Hicks Collection of London & Harbour Island, a company that specializes in beautiful luxury goods but does it all through direct sales where the merchandise is brought to your home, you host a party and invite your friends.

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