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The Interview — Nell Diamond, Founder and CEO of Hill House Home

Founder and CEO of Hill House Home

Nell Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Hill House Home, a New York-based direct-to-consumer bedding and home business. Since launching in 2016, Hill House Home has been featured in The New York Times, VOGUE, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and more, shipping to customers in over 20 countries. For her work founding Hill House Home, Nell Diamond was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Retail & E-Commerce. Nell developed the concept for Hill House Home as part of Yale’s Start-Up Founder Practicum, an incubator for companies conceived by students of the School of Management from which she graduated in 2015. Nell graduated with a BA in English Literature from Princeton University in 2011. For more on Nell and Hill House Home, be sure to check out their Instagrams @hillhousehome and @nelldiamond.

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May 7, 2018

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What do you love most about your work:

Nell

I love changing the way people feel about their homes. It’s incredibly empowering to love the space you live in, and I love being a part of that journey. 

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Best piece of advice you can give to working mothers:

Nell

The best piece of advice I have for mothers (working or otherwise) is: trust yourself. For some reason, being a mother makes you a magnet for other peoples’ opinions—everyone thinks they know what’s best for you—but only one opinion matters, and that’s yours!

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The secret to a perfect bed:

Nell

Buy a coverlet! You can throw it over even the wrinkliest bed and feel like you’ve got your life together. 

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What can we expect to find in your makeup bag:

Nell

My current makeup favorites are Eyeliner by Able Cosmetics, Concealer by Nars, Glossier Boy Brow & Lid Tint, Lip Gloss by NYX. 

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Must-have haircare product:

Nell

Garnier Fructis Conditioner. I go through an embarrassing amount a week.

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Your most recent beauty/fashion discovery and obsession:

Nell

m endlessly obsessed with everything by La Ligne; I like to combine their amazing sweaters and stripes with my fancier items for weekday office looks.

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Your biggest guilty pleasure:

Nell

I am a Real Housewives devotee—though I don’t feel guilty about it at all!

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On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:

Nell

Probably heels and something far too dressy for a Sunday. I can’t help it—I love to dress up, no matter the day! 

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You decompress each day by:

Nell

Washing my face and applying about a million moisturizers and serums.

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What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now:

Nell

My 1.5 year old son, Henry, who is obsessed with kissing. We have to stop him from kissing complete strangers on the playground—he’s a kissing bandit!