Hillary King is based in Charleston, South Carolina, a historic city known for its cobblestone streets and colonial era architecture.
Here, Hillary makes the most of her surroundings, crafting distinctive items for the home with wood reclaimed from local restoration projects that are testaments to the timeless quality of fine materials, as well as the independent and creative spirit.
Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Hillary came to Charleston to complete her master’s degree in historic preservation. She stayed in Charleston even after completing her studies, working as a historical preservation consultant for local projects dealing with the great number of centuries-old structures in the city. While working, Hillary realized even careful restoration projects discard beautiful antique woods that can no longer remain in the structure. In response, she set about learning how to reclaim those singular raw materials and finding them a new purpose in the home. It did not take long for her to find success. Now, inspired by the unique qualities of her materials, Hillary creates pieces shaped by hand and by history, repurposed and preserved for years of use in the home.