The Evolution of Home: English Interiors for a New Era
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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 approaches each room by activity Making an Entrance, Relaxing, Cooking, Eating, Working, Bathing, Sleeping, and Maintaining giving ample advice on best ways to decorate and organize the various areas of a residence. She embraces traditional materials translated for contemporary living: interior stone walls, subdued and comforting colour palettes, panelling, sturdy and stylish fabrics, antiques mixed with contemporary designs a pared-down traditionalism. Whether the project is a historic town house, a seaside cottage, an ancestral residence, a schoolhouse conversion, a lakeside house, or a modernist dwelling, the approach of Sims Hilditch is always the same a collaboration with clients to create a stylish, comfortable home that offers the perfect setting 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 and lifestyles in England and throughout the world in the twenty-first century.