French Country Fireplace
Large palm leaves lighten the look of a traditional mantel.
Designer India Hicks and her partner David Flint Wood transformed this 1950s Florida-style bungalow on Harbour Island, Bahamas, into a Georgian-style tropical house, Hibiscus Hill. The two kept the French marble fireplace that came with the home, which blends beautifully with the beachy touches elsewhere in the sitting room. A slipcover relaxes the usual formality of a Louis chair.