Behind the Hill is a New York City-based brand established in 2017 by Maud Lerayer.  The company supplies the marketplace with handcrafted home decor and accessories from Mexico and Guatemala.

Maud Lerayer, Founder and Creative Director

Maud Lerayer, Founder and Creative Director


Hi! And thank you for stopping by, 

The passion I have for exploring the world and its treasures started In 2003 when I left my home in France and headed to Mexico.

I was supposed to stay 9 months, I stayed 9 years...

Then I moved to New York City, but I kept traveling as much as she could, always connecting with local artisans and exploring ancient traditions and native crafts in places such as Mexico and Guatemala.

Traveling constantly between vibrant cities and remote communities made me want to build a bridge between these two worlds. 

I go behind the hill, partner with local artisans, and bring unique accessories to your home.

Behind the Hill is the result of what I have learnt and loved for over a decade and I'm very happy to share it with you,

- Maud