Interior design: The designer’s room

Wiltshire-based interior designer Emma Sims-Hilditch is fast becoming the designer of choice for country house owners. With projects under her belt ranging from cottages and barn conversions via manor houses as well as town houses in London and Bath-she’s used to working within awkward spaces, in which she introduces her trademark style of creating light-filled rooms that celebrate architectural details.

How to get the look

Small sideboard (in alcove) 4ft Henley sideboard by Neptune, £995 (01793 427427;
Lamp (on sideboard) Burlington crystal vase lamp and shade by Neptune, from £195 (as above)
Sofa Charles sofa by Neptune, from £1,995 (as above)
Upholstered cubes Bespoke cubes from Sims Hilditch (01249 783087;, upholstered in linen by Libeco Belgian Linen (
Curtains From a collection by Libeco Belgian Linen (as above)
Curtain ironwork Bespoke by Jim Lawrence, but a similar option would be its 2m Cannonball pole pack in beeswax, which includes pole, cannonball finials, brackets and rings, £104 (01473 826685;
Log basket Somerton round log basket by Neptune, £200 for set of two (as above)
Wall paint Farrow & Ball Shaded White (; 01202 876141)
Library light Rise & Fall, rectangular swing-arm wall light, £414, and 7in tapered square shade, £56, by Vaughan (020-7349 4600;
Library bookcases Pembroke fitted storage by Neptune, from £750 (as above)
Wall light (to right of glass door) Bespoke light by Sims Hilditch (as above)
Stone fireplace Made bespoke by Architectural Heritage and inspired by a French farmhouse fireplace. Similar commissions priced from £5,000 (; 01386 584414)
Woodburner Jøtul F500 from R. W. Knight & Son, from £2,181 (01225 891469;
Large mirror (above fireplace) Antique
Lamp and shade (to side of fireplace) Bloomsbury lamp and shade by Neptune, from £100 (as above)
Coffee table Bespoke by Sims Hilditch (as above)Carpet Sisool Masai Savannah by Crucial Trading, £103 per sq m (01562 743747;
Table (in far garden room) Sheldrake oval extending oak table by Neptune, from £895 (as above)

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