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Details by Ashley Hicks


In Details, Ashley Hicks’s opulent taste for detail takes us into the interiors of some of the swishest European and British residences. This is the famous designer’s latest book, and the first ever volume on interior design to be published by IDEA Books.

The lavish and Baroque interiors featured in Details have been photographed from a micro perspective. Hicks adores details, the small decorative features, zooming in on them in private homes nestled between Savile Row and Piccadilly and great historic houses such as Holkham Hall (Norfolk) and Kedleston Hall (Derbyshire). We are also treated to “incursions” into his London home and shots of some of his own interior design projects over the years.

Hicks has chosen to illustrate the collection in no particular order – different eras, types and styles are juxtaposed according to their mental associations, not their historical relevance. The result is a sort of sophisticated playlist of the decorative arts that highlight the materials, the colours and the textures that serve to make a place unique. 

Details by Ashley Hicks, IDEA Books 2017