Last weekend we spent some time here talking about Downton Abbey. This weekend I thought you might enjoy seeing some rooms done by a designer who does an amazing job meshing traditional spaces in Great Britain with updated modern amenities (along with her team of designers.) If you are not already familiar with the name Emma Sims Hilditch, let me introduce you to her work.
That kitchen above with the pink island was my first view of Emma Sims Hilditch’s work. I am not usually a fan of pink, but I thought the kitchen was one that exuded coziness. I especially loved how the cabinets with all their legs appeared to be pieces of furniture, and the apron front sink only added to the charm. Throw in that mixing bowl and the pretty fabric on the window treatment, and it all added up to one charming space.
That kitchen even has a fireplace (with treated wood.) And what’s more, it is located in the beautiful building at the top of the post! That building was a stable that Sims Hilditch converted into three cottages for use by family and friends of the owners. The cottages had to be family friendly, and I think the children’s bedrooms turned out wonderfully. See what you think.
Don’t you love this sweet bunk room with its blue gingham drapes?
Emma Sims Hilditch was named one of the top 100 designers in Great Britain in 2012. She began her career working on set designs for film maker Ridley Scott, and she started her design firm in 1995. She lives with her husband and children in a home that they converted from an old barn. This is the comfortable living area in their converted barn.
Here is a better view of the bookshelf area.
Their home has been featured in a number of magazines in Great Britain. Although I really like the bookshelves above the living room, my favorite room in their house is the kitchen.
The floors, the ceiling, the built in bookcase,the cabinets…all just perfectly cozy.
Now let me show you another room. This pretty laundry room is not in Emma Sims Hilditch’s house. This one is in a newly constructed home on which the design firm worked . (They had previously done three other homes for this family!)
Now here is another project of theirs I want to share with you. It is in a Cotswald manor house, and I am not exactly sure what this room is…laundry room? What do you think? The dishes are confusing me.
The bathroom in this home is HUGE. What a place of retreat.
Look how glamorous it looks at night all lit up.
Finally, I want you to see the kitchen in this home….
I don’t know what it is, but something about that kitchen reminds me of this one done by Sarah Richardson.
It must be the barstools… or maybe the refrigerator? Does it remind you of it?
I hope you will click on some of the links in today’s post and check out more work done by Sims Hilditch design. There are many more homes and projects on their site that I did not share with you here that will be eye candy for you. And I hope this taste of British design helps to put you in the mood for another Sunday night episode of Downton Abbey.
Until next time…