About Us

A House & Garden Top 100 designer, the Sims Hilditch studio founded by Emma Sims-Hilditch is one of the most exciting and trusted names in the industry. With locations in both London and the Cotswolds, the Sims Hilditch team is led by Design Director Louise Wicksteed and is well placed to work on projects ranging from city Pied-a-Terre’s to rambling country manors. Both Emma and Louise share a love of natural materials and textures inspired by the English countryside; characterful antiques sourced in the UK, and fine, quality craftmanship. These values come together to create layered and sophisticated interiors that are designed to last for generations.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design and Interior Architecture.

How would you describe your style?

"Known for its ‘New English’ style which can be applied in city and country homes alike, Sims Hilditch is led by a desire to create high quality timeless interiors which are suitable for modern living. Our design team foster a curated, layered approach to our projects, comprised of natural textures, vintage artwork and antique furniture. This, paired with more contemporary touches creates the perfect blend of old and new. Playful colours and patterns are also a prominent feature in our designs. In our recent studio update we selected a whimsical palette of blue and terracotta. This was inspired by the reclaimed brick that is part of the studio’s original listed structure and the blues in the surrounding Cotswold landscape."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"We recently completed works to a beautiful country estate in Northern England which has been in the same family for more than 500 years. Opportunities to work on a home so steeped in English history are few and far between, so we felt very privileged to be asked to collaborate on this project. As the building is listed, we worked closely with listed building specialists to ensure all works carried out were sympathetic to the original structure. The aim of the project was to create a fresh take on an English country house, preserving as much of the original features as possible while making it suitable for modern living. 

We also have the joy of working on a number of projects in the Channel Islands, a converted farmhouse in the Cotswolds, a family estate in Oxfordshire and a double fronted family home in Chelsea, London."