The Book Of Palms: India Hicks

  2. Castaway: At home in the Bahamas, India Hicks and family open up their tropical hideaway; Hello, Sunshine: below, the designer's partner David Flint Wood and their children, from left, Felix, Amory, Domino, Conrad, and Wesley.  

India Hicks' latest book is a beautifully illustrated guide to her islander lifestyle and haute bohemian style

If you, like me, need an arsenal of coping mechanisms to ward off winter's gloom, then India Hicks' latest tome is the perfect tonic. This month, the designer launches India Hicks: Island Style (published by Rizzoli), a witty and beautifully photographed journal of decorating ideas, quite literally set in paradise. With a foreword by H.R.H The Prince of Wales, Hicks' book taps into her English childhood and the extraordinary influence of her legendary father, David Hicks, right through to her family’s current home on Harbour Island. Breezy and "under-decorated", Hicks' space combines carefree Caribbean culture with British colonial formality – and the results couldn't be dreamier.

Read a Moda Familia interview with India Hicks here.

Sitting pretty: above, Hicks' living room featuring her collection of books and straw sunhats; Great Expectations: below, pictured with partner David Flint Wood before the birth of her first child.

  2. Hold That Thought: above, a bold watermelon pink sofa accents the designer's perfectly cool living room. Rule Brittania: below, the boy's bedroom pays tribute to the family's British heritage.

Home Sweet Home: above, Hicks provides tips on the art of "tablescaping"; Beached: below, the designer's idyllic surrounds.