Nell Diamond's West Village townhouse is what you might expect of the CEO and founder of luxe bedding brand Hill House Home: Crisp, clean, contemporary, and undeniably elegant.
"I’ve been obsessed with bedrooms for as long as I can remember, I grew up moving a lot and my bedroom was always a sacred space to me—I would figure out ways that I could change it according to the month, day, or my mood," she told Coveteur in an interview.
Although Diamond admits to Architectural Digest, the gut renovation process of the townhouse she shares with her husband Teddy Wasserman and son Henry was quite the opposite. They spent years creating their perfect home, and when Diamond became pregnant, it was unclear whether or not the townhouse would be ready in time for the arrival of their first child. "The joke is what's going to come first—baby or house," Diamond playfully told AD before the home's completion.
Despite a few hiccups along the way, the growing family now calls a stunning Manhattan property home. They've struck a balance between eclectic and sophisticated, displaying Tracey Emin's neon art in the foyer and works by Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, and Glenn Ligon throughout the space.
There's also a seamless harmony between high-end décor, such as a custom Mark Cunningham armchair in the living room, and attainable pieces suited for a young family, such as the CB2 barstools in the kitchen. Diamond tells AD, "It’s nice to have things that look good but are also pretty indestructible.”
Diamond's favorite room in the house—her son Henry's nursery—is also bursting with playful personality thanks to jungle-inspired wallpaper from Hermès, bright large-scale artwork, and whimsical striped Roman shades. Take a look inside the beautifully curated home, then get the look for yourself below.
Can you spot the Hill House Home cushion peeking through the crib?
The master bedroom follows a similar, neutral, and elegant color palette. The linens? Hill House Home, of course, "It’s a really big step into adulthood, putting stuff in your home first. Instead of a designer bag, it’s like ‘I go to bed every night in my bed and I want to put that money into my sheets’. Even if you have to do it one piece at a time, sheets are something that if they’re made well should last you decades," she tells Coveteur.
Over the fireplace hangs artwork by Christopher Wool, while a custom armchair and sofa by Mark Cunningham provide comfortable seating, and an Italian cocktail table from Eccola, Inc. help anchor the space.
An empowering affirmation graces the foyer; a neon artwork by Tracey Emin invites all who pass through Diamond's home to "Trust Yourself." Says Diamond to AD, "I like the idea of that being the last message before you go out the door.”
However, Diamond tells AD that their home is still a work in progress. "We’re going to have a full kitchen, outdoor fireplace, landscaping, chaise lounges . . . ” she says.