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Department of Better offers a menu of distinct services to individuals and their families. We also provide extensive á la carte options for visual artists and discerning collectors focused on investment value and creative legacy.

Initial Consultation

After discussing your needs, timeframe, and budget, we will review services and rates, and establish a plan to get your project completed with ease. Our first meeting is always free of charge.


Move Management

Moving is an emotional time full of hard decisions such as what to keep and what to shed. We manage sales, consignments, and donations of furnishings, artwork, and clothing. Our staff organizes and packs your belongings to make your transition a smooth experience.  We unpack your things, too, right down to your makeup drawer and kitchen pantry. We work with your moving company, or one we recommend, so that your project is completed with white-glove care and professionalism.

Interior Design Services

Whether moving to a new home or refreshing an existing space, The Department of Better can curate your furnishings and design your interiors for beauty and comfort. We help you imagine your ideal space, one that feels good and functions just as well. From space planning and ADA compliant layouts to styling, paint palette selection, re-upholstery, and window treatment, we’ve got you covered.


Collection Curation & Representation

For over 30 years, Hilary Jay has helped clients build their fine art collections through acquisitions and deaccessioning. Additionally, with connections to art galleries, artists, auction houses, writers, and museum curators around the world, she works with fine artists and artist’s estates to build and cement reputations and legacy.


First impressions are everything in house sales. When it's time to sell your home, count on us to set the stage impeccably so that your space looks its best and tells a compelling story that will speak volumes to prospective buyers.


Estate Liquidation & Sales

Overwhelmed with family heirlooms, fine art, and long-held collections that need homes other than yours? Let us steward your objects forward through our network of dealers, auction houses, consignment boutiques, and social media accounts. The Department of Better team inventories your possessions, researches values, suggests sales prices, all to ensure you get the best return for your cherished objects.

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