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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Island Living in Vogue

All photography above, Arthur Elgort for Vogue; Sittings Editor, Hamish Bowles.

If the upcoming book, Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People, includes Hamish Bowles's past features for American Vogue, I really hope the editorial spread shown above -- the Harbour Island home of India Hicks and David Flint Wood, circa 1997 -- will be among them. This was probably my favorite spread from any magazine in the 90s (hence the dogeared tear sheets.) Back then, I immediately flipped for the horizontal pink stripes in the living room. I love those still, but today I appreciate how India incorporated many of her father David Hicks's trademarks -- symmetry, interesting tablescapes, classic lines with vibrant color, crisp white mirror set against hot pink wall -- into a very easy-going child-friendly home.

Related links:
Island Life: Inspirational Interiors
David Hicks
Harbour Island Landing

Click on images above to enlarge. Below, another view of the Hicks-Flint Wood home photographed by David Loftus.


ChiGirl said...

Hey there, happened to see you'd recommended a book on Florence Broadhurst on I'm wondering if that book would be good for gathering images, I love her prints and am looking to some crafty art ideas. Thanks!

Style Court said...

Hi Laura,
The book has images of her textile designs but it also fouces on her life story. If you just want to see a full range of her prints, try visiting


Style Court said...


Also try

Good Luck!!

Anna Spiro said...

I adore this house. I lust over it everytime I open my copy of Island Life but you have included some images I haven't seen before so thank you - I love the top image of her in the pink skirt which constrasts so beautifully with the stunning white balustrading!! What a treat it was today on Stylecourt!!

Sarah said...

Love the dining room with the wall full of various framed photos. I love beautiful black and white pics that tell the story of life but having them all around the house seems a bit egotistical. Her way of displaying them in mass but in one room seems perfect!

Style Court said...

Glad you enjoyed this!

Great point.

Pigtown*Design said...

Lovely and classic - even ten years later. Such an interesting family. India was a flower girl in Charles & Diana's wedding.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Hello Laura, love your blog and the amazing pics from VOGUE are great! Love the one with the kitty on the bed- wow! Would love to exchange links with you....?

Jennifer Ramos


The Peak of Chic said...

Great photos! Love all of the splashes of pink and esp. the collection of paintings behind the headboard!

ChiGirl said...

Thanks for all the ideas on gathering Florence Broadhurst artwork! weegohome is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.

Lisa said...

Love your site, LOVE this house!! Thanks for the pictures!

Style Court said...

Thanks for the kind words!

beachbungalow8 said...

i've been fortunate enough to have grown up going to harbour island. I love this! India Hicks is such a great addition.

Style Court said...

I envy you! You must still be so inspired by what you saw.