The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era
Author Emma Sims-Hilditch, with Giles Kime, Photographs by Simon Brown, Foreword by Kit Kemp
English interior design is respected throughout the world, and Sims Hilditch is at the forefront of understanding how decoration and practicality can work hand in hand. Explore the firm’s many projects and see how interiors have evolved to embrace new ways of living.
Emma Sims-Hilditch is best known for creating relaxed, elegant interiors that are ideal for the values and lifestyles of a new generation. The environments she makes offer an insight into the considered house of the future—simple, beautiful, and practical, advancing a new style of living that is transforming not only the lives of homeowners but also communities. Sims-Hilditch gives advice on the best ways to decorate and organize a home. She embraces traditional materials translated for contemporary living: interior stone walls, comforting color palettes, stylish and sturdy fabrics, and antiques mixed with contemporary designs.
Whether the project is an urban town house, a seaside cottage, an ancestral residence, or a lakeside retreat, the approach of Sims Hilditch is always the same—a collaboration with clients to make stylish, comfortable homes that offer the perfect settings for everyday life. The book explores how the firm creates rooms where people live healthy and vibrant lives, aware of the changing seasons and embracing the comforts of a slower lifestyle—resulting in a holistic picture of design in the twenty-first century.
About The Author
Emma Sims-Hilditch launched Sims Hilditch in 2009 using the skills she honed through her previous career in film production for Ridley Scott. Giles Kime is executive editor of Country Life magazine. Simon Brown is a renowned interiors and portrait photographer based in London. Kit Kemp MBE is a British interior designer and founder of Firmdale Hotels.