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.
Island Life: Inspirational Interiors
Harbour Island Landing
Click on images above to enlarge. Below, another view of the Hicks-Flint Wood home photographed by David Loftus.