In the October issue of House & Garden his son Ashley Hicks describes how he has redecorated a rented flat in west London. ‘My old bed hangings held by a giant hexagonal, with David Hicks by Ashley Hicks embroidered headboard and its hexagonal design repeated in huge scale on the bedspread. Screens on either side were covered with Cole& Son’s ‘Hick’s Grand’ paper – more hexagons.’
Ashley Hicks has reissued some of his father’s geometric patterns but in new guises and in a more earthy palette. One of his latest collaboration sees his hexagons take to the floor with original carpet collaboration with Alternative Flooring.
I’m using this design in my own apartment in London, where I’ve painted the hessian-covered walls with Greek muses in an ivy bower against a panorama of Constantinople in 1818. ‘Chainmail’ will provide just the right contemporary contrast to the painting.’
Chainmail is one of the patterns that features in the new Quirky B carpet collection launched by Alternative Floorings.
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