My reading list doubled in size upon moving back to the U.S., and my latest love is designer India Hicks’ A Slice of England. Published this past spring by Rizzoli, the glossy pages reveal the designer’s charmed childhood in the English countryside (did you know she was flower girl in Princess Diana’s wedding?!) and shares lots of interesting snippets about her famous father, legendary interior designer David Hicks. A superb storyteller, Hicks’ previous book, Island Style, based on her dreamy home in the Bahamas, was a New York Times bestseller. Thankfully, this new title inspired by her time across the pond also doesn’t disappoint. From her family’s newly completed Oxfordshire country house (see “America farm” in all its glory above!) to the stately homes she grew up in, the book shares how India is putting her own modern spin on her family’s long (and oh-so-stylish) legacy. Full of inspiring photos shot by the talented Miguel Flores-Vianna (of Haute Bohemian fame), the coffee table book would make for the perfect Christmas gift for my fellow Anglophiles. Below, explore images from the gorgeous book and if you like, order you own copy here.
India’s classic white Oxfordshire kitchen mixes old with new.
Just added this deep green mudroom to my secret “dream home” Pinterest board.
Who doesn’t love Cole & Son palm leaves wallpaper? I’m loving it in India’s bathroom.
A handsome farmhouse table and classic wishbone chairs make for a casual dining.
The former model strikes a pose in wellies in her gorgeous Oxfordshire garden.
Antique armchairs carved with swans…file under things I never knew I needed in my life.
A cozy canopy bed in India’s Oxfordshire home. Sweet dreams, indeed!
The slightly unruly garden border is perfectly English.
(images by Miguel Flores-Vianna courtesy of Rizzoli)