Son of famed interior designer David Hicks, Ashley Hicks began his first furniture collection - Jantar Mantar - starting with his interpretation of an ancient Greek Klismos chair. The London-based interior designer has created architectural masterpieces in Europe, the US and the UK, mixing private residential projects with occasional commercial work.
For two terraced houses put together in Fulham (above), the HIcks used a double-height library to do the trick. A big Irish crystal chandelier was hung from false beams he designed in order to distract from the underside of the staircase coming from the floors above. The chandelier, like the elaborate gilded appliques and the furniture and pictures, came from a client's ancestral family home.
One of the designer's masterpieces in a small Kensington apartment (above) features linen cupboard doors with applied moldings in a random geometry, seaweed green walls and black oak cabinets. Creative measures were taken to accommodate the small scale of the residence and its original features as well. Faced with an ugly wall of existing wardrobes, Hicks' mounted parchment-framed botanical drawings on the doors with Leaf handles in white enamel, scattered as though tumbling in a breeze.