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'The Evolution of Home': Launch Highlights

Recently we invited our dear friends, family, and partners in the industry to celebrate the launch of our first interiors book 'The Evolution of Home', which was published by Rizzoli.

The launch was attended by Emma Sims-Hilditch - who wore an autumnal dress by Pink City Prints - and her team, along with co-author Giles Kime of Country Life and book photographer Simon Brown. They were joined by Chelsea Textiles' Founder Mona Perlhagen and Design Director Jenny Simpson who kindly allowed the Sims Hilditch team to re-design elements of their Pimlico Road showroom for the event. 

Mona Perlhagen, Founder and Director for Chelsea Textiles
Emma and Chelsea Textiles' Design Director Jenny Simpson
Members of the Sims Hilditch design team

Also present were members of  House and Garden, The Telegraph, Architectural Digest and Veranda magazine who joined together with our valued partners and industry contacts including architects, contractors and buying agents.

Giles Kime, Interiors Editor for Country Life; Emma Sims-Hilditch; Mark Hedges, Executive Editor for Country Life
Sims Hilditch's Head of Brand and Comms Naomi Glynn; Stylist Hana Snow
'The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era'
Emma Sims-Hilditch and David Nicholls, Deputy Editor for House & Garden
Friends and contacts in the industry including architects, contractors and buying agents
We were delighted to welcome so many to this milestone event

The Showroom

To style the showroom ready for the launch, Emma selected a range of fabrics by Chelsea Textiles to reupholster two armchairs and a sofa from Sims Hilditch's furniture collection in partnership with George Smith.

The respective fabrics chosen for the armchairs include Dianthus Vine - a delicate hand embroidered design in a blue colourway - and Marcel Stripe, a fabric based on a French 18th Century ticking in an antique blue. A beautiful sage green woollen fabric named Bampton was chosen for the sofa upholstery and the cushions were covered in Marcel Stripe, Bourbon Flower, Hugo Stripe and Dianthus Vine.

Book Signing

Emma spent time at the event signing copies of 'The Evolution of Home' for her guests, which were available for purchase courtesy of Potterton Books. Copies of the book are still available via Potterton, or on the respective Sims Hilditch and Rizzoli websites. 

We are delighted with the reception 'The Evolution of Home' has had and we are truly grateful for the support we have received. Many thanks to all those who attended the launch and who have purchased the book so far.