Design Crush: David Hicks’ La Fiorentina


{Image Credit: Kwinter & Company}

In yesterday’s inspiration post, I hinted at my love of graphic patterns and more specifically David Hicks’ La Fiorentina. I have had an ongoing love affair with this pattern for quite some time now. To me it is an absolutely classic print that will never go out of style. I love all of the colorways, but my two favorites are Ivory / Bark (shown above and in the images that immediately follow) and Wine/Magenta in smaller doses. I just think it is such a smart, crisp pattern that looks fabulous in both large and small doses and complements so many styles of décor.


la fiorentina


la fiorentina alexa hicks

{David’s daughter, Allegra Hicks’ Domino Cover}

la fiorentina miguel flores viana

{Miguel Flores Vianna}

la fiorentina hickory chair

{Photo Taken by Paloma Contreras at Hickory Chair}

la fiorentina lonny


Haskett Small 17a {Lauren Haskett’s Living Room}

 la fiorentina angie hranowsky

{Angie Hranowsky}


la fiorentina ashley hicks

{Design by David’s son, Ashley Hicks}


la fiorentina palmer weiss

{Palmer Weiss}

{Angie Hranowsky}

{Angie Hranowsky}


la fiorentina domino

{Ruthie Sommers in Domino}

renovation style

{Anna Kohler}

la fiorentine coco kelley

{Image via coco+kelley}

Which colorway do you like best? Is there a certain pattern that makes you swoon each time you see it?

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  1. It’s amazing how much that pattern has popped up without ever realizing it until now. I love it in the magenta/wine but like you would opt for the bark/ivory version. I adore La Fiorentina used for drapes; makes such a impact. Great post Paloma! xx

  2. oh yes! david is amazing!!!
    that pattern is fantastic and the magenta will always be my fave….
    i do love hose you used the ivory/camel ones for your images as well…

    awesome job!


  3. I really liked this post, I love when bloggers pull together photos like this, it was fun to see this fabric so much and I guess I didn’t realized how much it was used, I just knew I really like it!

  4. Great photos. I love the wine/magenta but it’s slightly too colourful for me. Next up would be white & black…classic and really shows off the pattern. I wonder…have you spotted a white on white verson?

  5. Love that pattern. I had a big floor pillow in brown and white with the same type of pattern. It had a great texture to it too. My pets loved it!! Great alternative to the typical dog bed.


  6. I think the ivory/bark speaks to me the most because it is so classic. I love cut velvet fabrics, whenever I am at work pulling for my boss I always end up slipping some in even though it is totally not her or her clients taste at all! Maybe one day it will work for her!

  7. It is always inspiring to see how this fabric has been used throughout the years in so many different types of interiors! It is available to the trade through Lee Jofa.