Walnut Hills is now home to Hinge
, a vintage home goods and upcycled furniture store, which opened at the end of June.
Hinge owners Amanda Wilson and David Piper also do custom projects—they’ll take clients' furniture and make them fresh again. Piper also creates large-scale murals and custom wallpaper.
After high school, Wilson, a Monroe native, moved to Chicago for college. She started working in pharmaceutical research and then became a professional triathlete. She eventually returned to the research industry, working during the day and crafting at night.
While in Chicago, Wilson met Piper, a Dallas native and full-time artist. The two realized they could make amazing pieces and decided to start a business together.
“Our eye is what sets us apart,” Wilson says. “When we see an old piece of furniture or rusty item, we come up with amazing ideas of what it ‘can’ be.”
Hinge has some unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for sale, and Wilson and Piper have gone into people’s homes and offered their design services.
“Coming from Chicago, we hope to bring a bit of big city design to Walnut Hills,” Wilson says. “There, we were flooded with ideas and inspiration from our surroundings, museums and the overall city space, and we hope to serve up a bit of contemporary design with rustic edges here.”
By Caitlin Koenig
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