David Hicks

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“My greatest contribution as an interior designer has been to show people how to use bold color mixtures, how to use patterned carpets, how to light rooms, and how to mix old with new.” David Hicks

At JKA Design we believe in living life boldly which is why we love David Hicks (1929-1998) riotous use of color and pattern. The iconic English designer deftly mixed modern furnishings with antiques and abstract art. Hicks became synonymous with London’s Swinging sixties creating homes for both the aristocracy and the new royalty from entertainment and fashion. Among his clients was the Prince of Wales, Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr., and Helena Rubinstein. Hicks went on to design fabrics, carpets, jewelry, and clothing including scarlet-heeled men’s evening shoes. Upon his death at the age 69, he lay in state in a custom coffin of his own design.



Located in a 1920’s Renaissance Revival gem, the legacy of Julia Morgan infuses the office of JKA Design. Morgan built and designed the two-story house on Polk Street for one of her most value woodworkers, Jules Suppo as a live-work space. Inspired by the history of the building, the JKA team endeavors to create classic interiors seen through a modern lens.