Design | Building a Home to Last

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At Sims Hilditch, we design with a home's longevity at the forefront of our mind. In designing a truly timeless home, we champion materials that are built to last, from both an ecological and aesthetic point of view.

Sims Hilditch Regency Townhouse Study

Choose Natural High Quality Materials

Beautiful, natural materials are integral to our design ethos. By incorporating natural wood into the structure of a room, we can play with depth, dimension and of course, complement the original features of an old property. Oak is a robust and truly timeless material for making furniture, flooring and panelling, and it only gets better over time. We love walnut for its warmth and mahogany for its depth and richness.

Sims Hilditch Wooden Furniture Sitting Room
Sims Hilditch Wooden Furniture

Champion Natural Fabrics

When it comes to furnishings, natural fabrics are always our first choice. We love soft linens detailed with delicate embroidery, and heavier linens are another favourite. They are ideal for durable curtains or roman blinds, and for those who require a pet-friendly home.

Sims Hilditch London Townhouse Bedroom

Incorporate Timeless Furniture

Whether a home sits in the midst of rolling countryside or in the heart of a bustling town, we want to ensure the space is in harmony with its surroundings. Opt for key pieces of furniture crafted from high-quality natural materials that don’t date. These pieces have a timeless charm that informs the classic style for which we are known.

Sims Hilditch Timeless Sitting Room
Sims Hilditch Oxfordshire Home Sitting Room

Support Independent and Local Businesses

We are also supporting independent and artisanal businesses by taking part in Lux Deco's 'Think Big Shop Small' initiative. These high-quality bespoke brands are an important part of our design history and future, and are wonderful for sourcing items that are full of character and built to last. So - whether it’s investing in materials sourced from nature or supporting local businesses, designing sustainable interiors requires time, consideration, and effort. The result? A space that feels refreshingly timeless and leaves a positive footprint on our environment and the local economy.

Sims Hilditch Georgian Rectory Dining Room