THE EVOLUTION OF HOME: ENGLISH INTERIORS FOR A NEW ERA
By Emma Sims-Hilditch, with Giles Kime; Photographs by Simon Brown; Foreword by Kit Kemp (Rizzoli, $50)
Upon reading this book, it makes sense that designer Emma Sims-Hilditch began her work in film production for Ridley Scott. When she later founded her namesake firm in 2009, she took those visual cues and translated them into residential interiors—and in the process transformed the way English interior design is now viewed. Through a variety of projects, her books reveals how she and her team of designers fashion interiors that promote active lifestyles. Those who occupy her interiors remain simultaneously aware of the outdoors as well as of their own interests and passions. That makes for quite a cinematic performance.