Dear old David Hicks. I first discovered his interiors when I found his 'David Hicks On Decoration' book at a jumble sale at the height of 90's minimalism. From then on he quickly became my dirty little secret.
Sometimes a little separation is all that's needed to reinvigorate a relationship and after a long time devoid of pattern, I'm now daring myself to try it.
My glossy dark brown victorian woodwork and slightly greenish grey walls are gasping for a shot of scarlet. As for pattern? - think I'll play it cool and start with some cushions.