India Hicks: Island Style

Hardcover Book

India Hicks has forged a design empire from her family’s enclave in the Bahamas. Her island life and decorating sensibility are a combination of her traditional British past and her richly flavored Caribbean present, all mixed up with her family’s own eccentricities. In India Hicks: Island Style, she invites readers into the charming world of Hibiscus Hill, colorfully populated by her partner, David; their five children; three dogs; two cats; five love- birds; and a tortoise. Timeless and under-decorated, her designs combine carefree island culture with British colonial form and formality. In eleven chapters, India walks the reader through the basics of her look: the subtle palette of island life; the family tradition of tablescaping; the warm anarchy of a family kitchen; the lazy pleasure of porches; the drama of entertaining; the “more is more” style of living with collections; the importance of shoe- string decorating and creative repurposing; and leaving room for spaces of sanctuary.



Witty, inspired, and carrying the faint suggestion of sand and seaweed, this story of India’s own design odyssey, as well as an exploration of her style, will enchant readers with a glimpse of decorating in paradise.