Friday, April 24, 2009

David Hicks's living room

David Hicks's living room: Coca-cola brown walls + white trim
In the 1960s, David Hicks lacquered the walls of his Chelsea living room in a color he called "Coca-Cola." The woodwork and ceiling are a bright white. Designer Peter Dunham: "This room sealed it — David Hicks was the James Bond of interior design. Wow! It's a great bold, sexy statement, and — much like somebody wearing a black dress — extremely flattering to the architecture and the things you put up against it. I would do it in Farrow & Ball Mahogany, a very dark brown, in a full gloss finish as he did, so it becomes luminous."

Photo courtesy of the David Hicks Estate, published in House Beautiful.