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HAPEMAN HILL

Curating spaces in your home with the right mix of furnishings, accessories, art and objects.

Hapeman Hill is an online interior design service for projects large and small, mixing high and low. Our focus is finding affordable, artisanal products that are unique and make a statement. We curate, design and give you the tools to execute your space efficently and within your budget.

Collaborating closely with our customers, we create uncluttered but distinctive rooms that are as beautiful as they are liveable. Our style is grounded in a neutral palette and organic textures which are enhanced with touches of subtle colour, resulting in chic, elegant spaces designed for real life.

 

The only thing that is more exciting than creating, is doing it in collaboration.We have vast experience in aesthetic decision making which allows us to guide our customers through each step of the creative process.

 

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June 5, 2017

I love fire. 
 

There is something primal, alive and pure about staring into a flame. In the house upstate, we start using the fireplace as soon as it gets cold and even though we are well into June, a couple of weekend ago  we lit a fire- because it was raining a little.

All of last summer I obsessed about how to have a similar fire experience during warmer months, and googled outdoor fire pits endlessly. It was, somehow, never a completely satisfying experience.

I found some modern gas versions too slick and hotel like ( and by hotel, I don't mean a chic, boutique-y kind of place.  I once stayed at a Hampton Inn near the airport in Columbus, Ohio that had a slick seating area centered around a fire pit.)

Then there was the semi - traditional stylized ones that seemed inauthentic and some concrete stone kits that were just OK. The only ones I loved cost much more money than I was willing to spend. Also, a lot of them were...

May 30, 2017

The lilacs are blooming, so spring is officially here. Four years ago we cut ours back aggressively. They were too tall, and stringy, and were collapsing onto the second floor bedroom window. They immediately started looking healthier. But then they didn't flower. So we googled: " Lilacs cut back, not flowering"... and found out that it would take a year or two for them to flower again.

By year three, when all we got was a couple of buds, we started to get worried. But this year they are Back. Full of lovely, heavy, scented blooms. They are perfect, and give me the vague feeling that our lawn belongs to someone else - an adult who loves gardening and knows how to do it.

For me, spring means the season of cut flowers and the opportunity to arrange them. My love of cut flowers is inherited from my Mum. Her house is never without them. In fact, whenever we traveled as a family, one of the first things she would do is buy flowers and place them in our temporary abode- whether it was a hotel...

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