India Hicks invites us inside her childhood home, the serene Oxfordshire estate where her father’s design legacy continues to inspire.
In the late 1970s, the legendary interior designer David Hicks was forced to reduce the scale of his jet-setting lifestyle. After parting with Britwell, the family’s beloved Georgian manor, he and his wife, Lady Pamela Hicks, moved to a small but well-proportioned dower house on their former home’s large estate. David had pioneered the use of swinging ’60s color and pattern in England’s upscale interiors, but by the time he designed The Grove, his aesthetic had deepened, growing softer and more refined. “Not to mention,” his daughter India quips, “much, much easier to live with.”