Editor's Note: Today I am wearing silk blouse from Joie, dress shorts from Ann Taylor, belt from Judith Leber, and flats from J.Crew.
Happy Thursday everyone! The Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and Michelle and I have been working hard to get everything accomplished before the Design District closes down tomorrow. Yesterday was an all out rug day for me. I found two runners and seven small rugs to finish out a house that is having a party next week and they were all perfect. That does not always happen so I felt very blessed and fortunate to find what I needed yesterday and get them placed. Today we worked with a client on upholstery that we have been researching and pricing for some time. It felt good to come to some conclusions of all our hard work and long thought process. Another Bingo day! The article that I am featuring today is out of the June edition of Architectural Digest on India Hicks and David Flint Wood's home in Oxfordshire, England. Having lived in the West Indies for more than 20 years this home was a departure from what their family was accustomed to but it was time as the article said for their children to recite "Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived" of all Henry's VIII's wives. The result of the home using mixing furniture that they had collected or that was inherited from India's parents is beautiful and felt like their families home the first night that they spend there. Everyone gear up for the weekend it is going to be a good one! Have a super day!
Picture of Conrad Flint Wood one of the five kids having fun in the front yard.
What a warm and welcoming entry hall featuring a bust that they inherited from India Hicks' father. Since I am a huge fireplace person I love the baskets of wood ready to go into the fireplace and start up that warmth. The article mentions that David wanted three working fireplaces in the house but only had his way with two. The one in the master is for gas logs.
What a fun daybed featuring a David Hicks fabric! The shadow boxes on the wall are filled with heirloom bridesmaid's dresses. How cool is that?!
This fun vintage decoupaged telephone is in the library. I am sure that most people under the age of 35 do not know what a rotary phone is or how to use it. We used to have phones this shape all over our house from Southwestern Bell. That was back in the day that you did not have to dial the area code first.
What a stunning antique secretary! I love the wood and the beautiful ormolu findings. Sitting on top is an Alexander Calder work casual perching.
A beautiful view out the window of the garden. I love rock pathways. They make such a nice crunch under your feet.
The whole family piled into this vintage Mercedes.
Great picture of India's parents--David Hicks and Lady Pamela Mountbatten on their wedding in 1960. That happens to be the year I was born so that was yesterday!
Great picture of Lady Pamela, with India, and her daughter Domino.
What a great sitting room featuring many treasures! The Jansen chairs belonged to India Hick's grandmother and 1960's bathing caps are featured in the acrylic boxes on top of the eagle console. What an incredible pair of consoles and matching mirrors. Stunning!
Another great photo from 1952 of the Earl & Countess Mountbatten of Burma with their daughter Lady Pamela.
Cute picture of Domino and Wesley. I love how he is holding her foot and she has her elbow on his head.
Beautiful old fashion roses from the garden!
I love this ticking stripe used all over the bedroom. It makes for such drama!
India perched in her garden.
What cool chairs from Hans Wegner paired with this custom made table in the kitchen. So warm and family friendly!
"Anglo File" Article Featured In Architectural Digest June 2017 Issue
Text By David Flint
Photography By Miguel Flores-Vianna
Styled By Carolina Irving
Interiors By David Flint Wood and India Hicks
Landscape Design By Thornton Forestier-Walker
Construction By StuartBarrCDR
Windows & Doors Throughout By Barrjoinery
Love these quotes!
Last night we grilled pork chops and I served it with tomato topped with basil from our garden and mozzarella. It was Harrison's idea to eat outside--which was so much fun! The weather was perfect.
This song reminds that we always have blessings that we are not keeping in mind. Carly Simon has such an amazing voice!