[Hibiscus Hill Guest House © 2010, David Flint Wood.]
Okay, it's a little early to be fantasizing about a winter escape but this is hard to resist. Hibiscus Hill, the alluring and oft-photographed Harbour Island house restored by David Flint Wood and India Hicks, has a revamped website. Click here to enjoy fresh views along with an updated array of international press clippings.
If, like me, you have a well-worn copy of the creative duo's book, Island Life, maybe you're also fascinated by India's ability to create rooms that are simultaneously layered, personal, breezy and elegant. The global assortment of pieces collected in far-flung places ranging from Africa to New Orleans usually lures me in -- tablescapes composed of beads, boxes, natural ephemera, small paintings (after all she's David Hicks's daughter). Today I took another look at some vintage Masai beads once photographed on India's bedside table and thought about the connections to these past posts: Small Scale, Huge Impact and Beadazzlers.
Also of interest: Mary Randolph Carter on Lives Well Spent.