Hilly was launched in August 2016 by Hilary McAllister, a Melbourne based Interior Designer.
After graduating from RMIT Interior Design (Honours) in 2015, Hilary wanted to combine her love of making, object design and the natural world.
The main motivator in starting 'Hilly' was the lack of affordable, quality, ethical and beautiful, objects available to cash strapped young designers and students. With a house full of second hand furniture, salvaged hard rubbish finds and op shop bargains, Hilary believes that every house can evoke happiness and comfort, regardless of the budget. Hilary also helps to hope those that love a house filled with greenery, but may not have the confidence to choose a combination for themselves. The combination range allows people to get the full package in a click of a button, which also comes with a little guide to keeping their new pal happy and healthy.
The first range of plant stands are simple, clever and practical. This is Hilary's first attempt at running her own business, so is taking things slowly with the hopes of expanding the Hilly range to textiles, ceramics and prints in the future.
Hilary currently works as a Graphic Designer for JAK Creative and an Interior Designer at Bergman & Co. Previously, Hilary worked at an architectural joinery company in Campbellfield where she worked alongside the cabinet makers and joiners. During her two years there she studied the finer details of joinery and continues to be inspired by raw materials and joinery detailing.
For more of her work, visit her website.