Peek Inside Britain's Historic Homes
The designer and architect Ashley Hicks has an expert eye for the final flourishes that transform an interior. In his latest book, Details, he takes readers inside some of Britain’s most magnificent country homes, capturing the unique design touches that make them special.
Featuring much of Hicks’ personal photography, including some shots
Ashley Hicks’ home in Oxfordshire
There are examples inside the book of Hicks’ own designs, such as the
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire
Occasionally, the book takes readers outside the home, reminding us of the vital part that good interior design plays in connecting indoors and out, as in the wrought-iron window strips that beautifully frame the view of the yew-filled garden of John Dryden’s former residence in Northamptonshire.
Charles Eames famously wrote: “The details are not the details. They make the design.” Hicks’ new book reinforces that view on every page…
‘Details’ by Ashley Hicks (£45) is available from IDEA and Dover Street Market in a limited edition of 500 copies.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.co.uk.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.