Hilary House is a full-service interior design firm. We work closely with discriminating clients to provide project design, management and detailing of distinguished and stylish interiors. Respected in our industry, we have established loyal relationships with superb trades people and craftsmen, allowing us to deliver a very high degree of service.
Our years of experience and trained eye in the uses of color, scale, textiles and furniture gives us the unique ability to understand and interpret our clients’ ideas, requirements and expectations. We tailor each interior to a client’s vision—what’s important to them reflecting their personal tastes in our designs.
Whether it is new construction, renovations, remodeling or simply revitalizing existing rooms, we help our clients communicate clearly with contractors and architects. Our clients trust us to manage their budgets and complete projects on time. We believe projects should be filled with ideas to excite you.
We are available by appointment to visit your home or, you can meet us at our office at 86 Chestnut Street Boston on Beacon Hill. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your project requirements.
Hilary House, one of Boston’s most established interior design firms, was founded in 1958 by Ann Sullivan. She opened our main location at 86 Chestnut Street and a second location in West Brewster, Cape Cod operated by her mother Mildred. Ann worked for over fifty years decorating homes on Beacon Hill and throughout the Boston/New England area including Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. In the 1970’s she decorated Mayor Kevin White’s suite at Boston’s new city hall and later collaborated on the renovation of the city’s Parkman House. One of Boston’s foremost decorators known for elegant, classic style, her work is well regarded.
In the late 1980s, Ann’s daughter, Hilary Hickok, joined her firm and is now sole principal. Working closely together for over twenty years, they completed numerous projects throughout Boston, Nantucket, Maine, as well as San Diego, Washington D. C., Florida and the Keys. Hilary’s passion for color, exceptional fabrics and textiles is evident in her work. Her life long exposure to the interior design business gives her a unique hands on background for creating stylish, comfortable and inviting living spaces.
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