If you were to assume that the woman behind luxury bedding company Hill House Home has great taste and an impeccable wardrobe, you’d be correct. When we rolled up to the West Village town house where Nell Diamond, her husband, Teddy, and their two-year-old son, Henry, live, we weren’t at all surprised to find a collection of mini CHANEL bags, velvet Prada platforms for days, and dresses by her friend—and friend of Coveteur—Prabal Gurung. That didn’t make the afternoon any less interesting, though. Through her closet and our subsequent chat about her company, we learned that what we thought was NYC’s largest collection of YSL shades is actually a stash of $10 pairs from Amazon; that despite being a CEO and the mother of a toddler, she still deems a lace Peter Pilotto gown “useful”; and that her fun, categorically feminine wardrobe technically isn’t 100 percent hers. “Some of the things you shot I’m sure are my mom’s,” she told us. “We share everything all the time, so it might as well be a shared closet.”
Born and raised in London by American parents, Diamond studied at Princeton before moving to NYC and landing a job in finance. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to Yale Business School, where she joined the incubator program and started concepting Hill House Home—an idea born from Diamond’s observation that even her most accomplished, creative, and stylish friends found home decor intimidating. “I wanted to create a brand that provided a base level of education and options, got people really inspired about how they could style their own homes, and also felt a little bit more approachable and young,” she says.
With a growing number of clients enthused about her brand’s bedding and bath essentials, as well as a brick-and-mortar shop not far from Diamond’s home, the young entrepreneur is doing just that—most often in a dress and heels.
Click through for more on Diamond’s European upbringing, career, and style. Plus, shop picks inspired by her closet here.