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Sims Hilditch is the creative leader when it comes to offering a fresh take on the English country house look. With a portfolio that includes manor houses, farmhouses, cottages and bothies, we are the champions of ‘new English’ style – happily, an aesthetic that we are often asked to import into city apartments and townhouses for good measure.
“We believe true luxury is about quality of life, embracing the beauty of everyday living and allowing inspiration to flow from our surroundings."
Emma’s interiors are known for being tranquil, graceful and convivial, an eloquent statement of uncomplicated and under-stated elegance.
As the great-granddaughter of a Royal Academician and the daughter of an interior decorator, Emma grew up immersed in a world of art, architecture and design. Counter to family convention, she chose to study for a business degree before beginning her career in film production with Ridley Scott where she developed her love of light, colour and detail. Juggling film crews, locations and sets, she also honed the organisational and design skills that are at the core of her business.
While her three children were small, she started a cottage industry making curtains and other soft furnishings, which grew word-of-mouth into an interior design practice of note. In 2009, she launched this formally as Sims Hilditch, bringing interior architecture, interior design and project management under one roof.
Emma has twice been featured on the House & Garden list of 100 Leading Interior Designers, and is also featured on the Sunday Times Top 30 of Interior Designers.
Sims Hilditch is a multidisciplinary practice, combining interior architecture, interior design, furniture design and project management. But that is only half the story. Our professional ethos is centred on the belief that treating people with respect fosters an environment in which creativity and passion will flourish. We know that delivering truly beautiful interiors hinges on having a design team who really care about our clients, their families and their homes. Hand on heart, we can say that whoever you deal with at Sims Hilditch, your personal experience will surpass every expectation.
Our studio is located in The White Hart, a local inn that had sadly fallen into disrepair. We purchased the Grade 2 listed building in 2013 and undertook its complete renovation, preserving the building’s history while transforming it into a spectacular, contemporary design studio. Today, it perfectly encapsulates the Sims Hilditch design ethos – the ideal location in which to welcome our clients to discuss their own interior transformations.