Looking for a paint to set off that retro feature wall to best effect? Try one of the colours in Little Greene’s Retrospectives paint collection.
Luxury scented candles don’t frequently feature on Retro To Go. However, this new range of collectors edition candles from Jo Malone are worth a mention because they feature some of the distinctive designs of David Hicks.
Three different designs have been matched up to Jo Malone candles. The geometric pattern of Hick’s Riviera is the perfect zingy match to the lime basil and mandarin scented candle, while the opulent Herbert’s Carnation design has been paired up with the rich Pomegranate Noir scent. Finally, Hick’s Hicksonian – made up of joined H’s – decorates the red roses candle.
They certainly look good so let’s hope the scent also helps justify the £38 price tag for each candle.
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The latest collection of wallpapers from Jonathan Adler is every bit as striking and colourful as you'd expect of the designer.
The new designs encompass a range of styles – all distinctively retro in feel. Like his previous collections, the geometric floral pattern of the paper on the left echoes the style of David Hicks. Meanwhile, the design on the right – part of his range for kids – is reminiscent of Alexander Girard's La Fonda design.
Both papers cost $195 for a 'jumbo' roll: with that price (and with those bright colours), they're perhaps something to limit to a feature wall.
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Another big name working on a high street budget, Kelly Hoppen has teamed up with B&Q for a new wallpaper range. The designs are quite varied in their style but one that leaps out is the Hicks wallpaper.
The name seems to be no coincidence as the geometric shapes of the design are obviously strongly influenced by some of David Hicks' looks in the 1960s and 70s, such as his hexagonal wallpaper. Hoppen has given a contemporary feel to her design by playing with different textures of paper with both of the two colourways available for this design, as shown in the image above, using a silver effect.
The paper costs £19.98 a roll (compared to a reissue of an original Hicks design which will cost you around £50 a roll).
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The Padgett delft rug from the Designer Guild is another design that seems to look to the 1960s and '70s in its design. The bold geometric pattern doesn't look dissimilar to some of David Hicks' numbers from that period. That's no bad thing and the Designer Guild seem to have realised that too as they've also used the pattern on a black throw and, in various colourways, on wallpaper.
The pattern arguably looks the most sophisticated on this rug which measures 160 x 260cm and is a wool and viscose mix. The sophistication costs however: in this case £695.
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