Hilary House Interiors was founded in 1958 by Ann Sullivan. Specializing in residential design, our Chestnut Street storefront on Beacon Hill was a mainstay for the finest fabrics, custom furniture, accessories and antiques.
One of Boston’s foremost residential decorators, Ann was known for classic, elegant style working for over 50 years in homes on Beacon Hill and throughout the Boston area. As a known antique dealer, both she and her mother Mildred filled the Boston and Brewster shops with early American, European, and Chinese antiques in addition to custom upholstered furniture. In the late 1960’s she designed mayor Kevin White’s suite in the new Boston City Hall. Highly regarded and known for her “timeless” rooms, Ann’s creative high quality work still remains today — a tribute to her great taste and special way with people.
In the late 1980’s her daughter, Hilary Hickok, joined her firm and is now sole principal. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Business, Hilary worked in New York City for 10 years prior to joining her mother’s firm. Together Hilary and Ann completed close to 300 projects throughout New England as well as Florida and California. In the late 1990’s Hilary House participated in the renovation of the Boston’s Parkman House where city officials entertain visiting dignitaries.