Luscious, rich, key lime green — as found on 1970s Broyhill Premier Chapter One furniture — is my 2013 Color of the Year. Which means I’ll feature sightings now and again all year long, as the Retro Decorating Gods serve slices up to me in my live and virtual travels. Today’s case: This wonderful vintage David Hicks wallpaper for sale on ebay.
What a pretty color. I contend that all the LARGE scale geometrics we see in rugs and painted on walls circa 2011-2012 and continuing into 2013 are all very derivative of David Hicks, only dramatically enlarged. Ginormous chevrons everywhere in contemporary design, still. These designer are all just channeling David Hicks.
(Ebay listings, which were in a carousel, are now gone.)
I am a fan of the original Hicks and have written quite a few stories about him:
- David Hicks — Biography and comprehensive online guide
- David Hicks living rooms designs – 22 photos
- David Hicks tablescapes (he invented the term)
- Even: David Hick neckties for Britannia, 1971
Back to rich lime green my color o’ the year: Ebay seller nelford, discoverer of the David Hicks wallpaper, also has this flowery green for sale. The flower power colors are just lovely. Thanks, nelford, for permission to show these wonderful wallpaper photos!
Finally, following my original story about Broyhill Premier Chapter One, I receive a thoughtful email from reader Mitch, who had just found and purchased the complete dining room set. Just awesome, absolutely carpe 70s. Yes, I am lime green with envy.