For leading British interior design firm
Sims Hilditch, transforming the historic Dorset Manor House was no easy task. The owners were set on preserving the home's rich history, which dates back to the 13th century, but it was just as crucial to reconfigure the space to suit their current lifestyle. Click through to see how Sims Hilditch executed their client's vision for the Grade II-listed property, which boasts Norman and Georgian architecture and is filled with charming details ranging from stone walls to wood beams. 104
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The inviting entrance of the property in England.
All Photos: Polly Eltes
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In the entrance hall, the Bespoke by Sims Hilditch console is complemented by Beswick Stone's Avignon Tumbled Brushed Limestone flooring and an Oak Leaf and Acorn chandelier (Antique Finish) from Richard Taylor.
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The entrance hall features the Queen Anne curtain fabric in mauve from Chelsea Textiles along with a Bespoke by Sims Hilditch footstool upholstered in the Small Check Mauve fabric by Chelsea Textiles. A Somerton Basket from Neptune adds a dose of charm.
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The kitchen is complete with an
AGA stove, a collection of Suffolk and Chichester cabinetry from Neptune as well as a selection of products from Bespoke by Neptune by Sims Hilditch.
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The client's dining room include Neptune's Amelia armchair along with dining chairs reupholstered in the Blakeney Check grey fabric by Colefax & Fowler.
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For the master bedroom, Sims Hilditch chose the Oriental Tree wallpaper in Pale Aqua from GP& J Baker, a mirror from Venetian by Vaughan, Flamant side tables, along with the Burlington Vase table lamps and Lucile warm white lampshade by Neptune.
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The ground floor cloakroom is outfitted with the Bewick Birds in Sea Holly wallpaper from Lewis & Wood, the Black Frame mirror by Oka, Rectangular Wall Lights in Nickel with White Square Card Shades by Vaughan, and a LeFroy Brooks sink.
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To create a relaxing master bathroom retreat, the team decided on the Oriental Tree in Pale Aqua wallpaper by GP& J Baker, Rectangular Wall Lights in Nickel with White Square Card Shades by Vaughan, and a Flamant console.
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The children’s bedroom features Ferdinand wallpaper by Sandberg; Chichester beds from Neptune Reupholstered by Sims Hilditch; a bed from Eiderdown Studio using Medium Check Indigo / Hemp and Red / Beige Fabric by Chelsea Textiles; Medium Check Red / Beige curtain fabric by Chelsea Textiles, and a Chichester Open Bedside Table in Old Chalk by Neptune.
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Highlights of the welcoming guest bedroom include a Gustavian Grey wardrobe by Chelsea Textiles, window cushions with fabrics from William Yeoward, Chelsea Textiles, Oka and Designers Guild, a Burlington Vase (medium) with Lucile warm white lampshade by Neptune, and a Padstow Olive roman blind fabric by Designers Guild.
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The drawing room features a Bespoke by Sims Hilditch sofa upholstered in Namib Sand by De Le Cuona, an antique mirror, Bespoke by Sims Hilditch ottoman upholstered in Huntingtower Grape by Moon along with Lismore Fabric in Heather by GP& J Baker for the curtains, as well as a Chesney’s fabric.
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For the garden room, Sims Hilditch selected a Bespoke by Sims Hilditch armchair, Circular Outline in Brown Bronze by Richard Taylor side tables, a Porta Romana mirror, and a Bespoke by Sims Hilditch console table.
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The outdoor area features the client's own garden furniture.
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Another view of the exterior full of lush greenery.