Sims Hilditch has been dubbed the interior practice that those in the know turn to for a 21st century take on English design. Founded in 1995 by Emma Sims-Hilditch, the Wiltshire based studio has a portfolio of sleek city apartments, refined manor houses and country estates, all of which are renowned for a sense of tranquility and classic-contemporary style.
Project name: Lowndes Square Apartment
Floor Area: 2800sqft
Project time taken: 12 weeks
The brief was to create a chic Knightsbridge apartment that would be a comfortable refuge by day and an entertaining, glamorous space by night.
Creation / planning process
The most challenging thing about this project was having to complete the design and implement the full interior fit out in 12 weeks. Some of the interior architecture had already been decided so we focused on adding texture, color and light by using rich velvets, silk, wool, crystal and glass to create a luxurious yet elegant home for every occasion.
How it went?
The team and I absolutely loved bringing this prestigious address to life. Despite the short time frame, we pulled out all the stops to commission bespoke furniture perfectly suited to the apartment’s unique footprint. We had some beautiful chandeliers made and the stand out dark stained oak table in the entrance hall was designed by our team.
Favorite room / part of the project and why?
Personally, I loved the entrance hall – it makes such a dramatic statement and sets the tone for the rest of the apartment. You really get a sense of the theme “light and dark” here.
Any issues / problems you had to overcome during the project?
The challenging time frame meant a well-disciplined approach was needed in order to get the project completed. The team pulled out all the stops to develop the scheme for regular client briefing and approval meetings, which were often held at unusual hours to accommodate busy diaries.
In every project we strive to design bespoke furniture that is exactly suited to our client’s requirements and in this case it was more of a challenge given the timeframe. Fortunately we have really good relationships with our skilled artisans and artists and we were able to deliver our usual high standard.
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