Interview: India Hicks

If the term “design royalty” has ever used to anyone, it is certainly India Hicks. In addition to being the granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten (Britain’s last Viceroy in India) as well as godchild of prince Charles, the onetime design as well as longtime Ralph Lauren muse is likewise the offspring of famed interior decorator David Hicks. now a successful businesswoman as well as mom of three young boys, London-born Hicks shown almost a decade back that style skill ran in the household when she as well as her partner, David Flint Wood, purchased as well as renovated a five bedroom beach home on Harbour Island, the laid-back Bahamian haven where they likewise run The Landing, a shop hotel as well as restaurant.

The exact same unwinded method that Hicks espoused in 2004’s Island Life (Stewart, Tabori as well as Chang) is on likewise screen in her second book, Island charm (Stewart, Tabori as well as Chang), her guide to looking as well as feeling good. A well-balanced, chemical-free existence is likewise the viewpoint behind her new partnership with venerable British seller Crabtree & Evelyn: a 19-product, botanically based skincare line properly named Naturals.

House & Home: What do you like many about your home?

India Hicks: Its sunny element as well as the truth that the edges have been knocked off by wet, sandy dogs as well as kids running madly about.

H&H: exactly how would you explain your personal style?

IH: The act of meaning disqualifies it. The ramification of style is that it’s innate as well as not contrived.

H&H: What’s your preferred colour scheme?

IH: warm neutrals such as sandy beige, eggshell white as well as dove grey. A well-tried technique for discovering interior colour concepts is to focus on one object, photo or material as a starting point as well as establish a plan around it. With strong shades you can only utilize one third of the colour spectrum as well as at many two thirds with subtler hues.

H&H: Do you gather anything?

IH: I really try to throw away much more than collect.

H&H: What’s your concept of the ideal getaway?

IH: A weekend with good friends full of witty conversation, gentle gossip as well as great country cooking at my mother’s country home in Oxfordshire, England. On Sunday morning, a long horseback trip or a jog, complied with by all the weekend newspapers we so dearly miss in our island existence.

H&H: What country or culture influences you best now?

IH: Cuba. It’s still so raw as well as untouched. I like enjoying a drink at the Floridita as well as dining in one of the paladares. as well as I never miss the Tropicana nightclub, where I when saw a three-legged canine in the cabaret!

H&H: What’s your concept of a ideal night out?

IH: Seeing a great film on a large screen complied with by a Chinese meal — two things I can’t get on Harbour Island.

H&H: Whose personal style do you many admire?

IH: [The late] C.Z. Guest, the Rajmata of Jaipur as well as Sienna Miller.

H&H: Do you have a trick indulgence?

IH: Typex — or, as you phone call it in Canada, liquid Paper.

H&H: What’s the very best gift you’ve ever received?

IH: A trip on the Concorde with an admirer.

H&H: name three people (living or deceased) that you’d like to have at a dinner party.

IH: Kirstie Alley, Jawarhalal Nehru as well as writer Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen).

H&H: What’s your meaning of beauty?

IH: inner peace.

H&H: What one product couldn’t you online without at home?

IH: A king-size featherbed with my partner in it.

H&H: surface this sentence: I feel many comfortable when…

IH: … my underclothing fits.

H&H: What gets you out of bed in the morning?

IH: Life.

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