We are so thrilled to have one of our latest projects featured on the forward trending Domaine this week. Always an honor to be included amongst some of my favorite creative talents out there. Below are just a handful of the photos taken by Dorothee Brand of Belathee Photography. I know… so surprising. HA! Thank you Dorothee! For the Domaine article in full, click HERE. Thank you once again Liz Lynch and Domaine!
p.s. – I was able to snap a handful of “before” photos, which makes this reveal a little more fun.
And while I’m shamelessly plugging… thank you Luxe Magazine for including me in your Fall 2014 “Inside Edition” feature!
I know, it’s been a while. Easing back into the blogging world with a seasonal moodboard and quick recap of the last hmmmm… 3 months.
Summer with 2 young kids while working from home. Always rough. It was the first summer I hired help, however, which made it so much better. I had a hard time allowing myself to do this and coming to terms with the word “nanny”, but there just wasn’t another option (unless I wanted to loose my mind). We were lucky to have found an amazing young woman who fell into our lives at just the right time. Thank you, Nikki! We miss you!!
H2D+B has been busy! MY favorite 5 projects during the last 4 months…
1 – The largest chunk of our time has been spent on a new home we are building and designing from the ground up in the Washington Park area of Seattle. I’m really excited about this one, as the client LOVES to take risks and is looking to create a home a little out of the ordinary. A very cool family to work for and I am just honored that they found us!
2 – We finished up a Capitol Hill basement remodel (along with decor/furnishings) earlier this past summer, which will be seen in a one of my favorite online publications later in the month. Currently, Capital Hill/phase two is on my list and I can’t wait to get started!
3 – The last stages of a tudor remodel in Laurelhusrt are finally taking shape. The family is so sweet and laid back that I frequently laugh out loud (in a good way) at the ease and confidence they have while living through a large remodel.
4 – The planning phase of a Washington Park remodel was completed over the summer and we started demo just over a month ago. Another family with nerves of steel as they confidently allow me to do my thing amongst the chaos of losing their kitchen and dining room for 3 plus months.
5 – And last, but certainly not least, I took on an “interior only” client in the Madison Park neighborhood. I’ve had a hard time fitting these clients in as of lately, but the home has a great modern feel and the family is one in a million. Too hard to pass up.
Our next home. Oh yes, let’s not forget this project!! It seems to get set to the wayside, but slowly our future home is coming together and I am very excited to share. It’s basically a take on “business in the front, party in the back”, but you will have to stay tuned for more details.
All that said, here is a peek at my current mood and inspiration…
/ STYLE // FOOD // INTERIOR // PHOTOGRAPHY // WORD // ART /
I think I have mentioned this in past posts, but one of my favorite things about being in the design industry are the connections I am able to make with other designers and artists. A first and favorite of these connections was with the fantastic Michelle Armas. Besides her obvious talent with a paintbrush, this lady is about as real as it gets. Not to mention gorgeous both inside and out.
A couple months back she decided to plan a trip up to Seattle to hang with all of us Seattlites. So… of course I had to plan a party to celebrate! I pulled in a couple of my favorite ladies, Theresa Crim and Jenny Vorwaller, to help host. Theresa and I put our culinary skills to work and created a pretty yummy spread (if I do say so myself). I gathered together arrangements of my favorite assorted seasonal flowers for a fun/untamed look, and concocted a couple summer themed cocktails. Simple as that, but we sure had a blast!
My soul sister, Theresa, offered up her stylin’ abode (see photos… pretty rad), and once again my generous friend, Dorothée of Belathee photography, was floating around like a butterfly taking some seriously beautiful photos to capture the night.
Thanks for coming everyone! Wouldn’t have been the same without each and every one of you.
(background image source / the june song)
My favorite shots by Dorothée below…
Michi, you will have to come back soon so we can have a repeat! So honored to call you my friend. xxoo
As many of you know, we have begun the process of building our new home from the bottom up (Yes, again!). During this time, our family needed a place we could call home. Renting a house in the area can be a little pricey, so we decided to pare down somewhat and make ourselves a temporary abode in a downtown highrise. No yard to keep up, no garbage to place on the curb, no maintenance of any leaks and/or creaks. We are happy city dwellers these days!
Upon moving in, my biggest obstacle was getting past all of the beige on top of beige (with a few brown accents). I know… not ideal. That said, I wanted to find a way to make this space feel more like our home without spending time or money on painting, replacing fixtures, etc. And I am happy to report that these days my family is feeling at home, and who better to showcase the transformation than the trend setting Apartment Therapy! A big thank you to Jenn Elliot Blake and Andie Powers for the introductions and making this press mention so effortless!
Below are some of my favorites photos snapped for the article, all taken by my generous and talented friend, Dorothée Brand of Belathée Photography. To see the Apartment Therapy article, click HERE. For even more images you can head on over to the H2D+B website. Enjoy!
ps – Sorry for the large amount of photos to scroll through. I always have the hardest time picking favorites from Dorothée’s shoots! For even more photos, you can click here.
I am a woman of few words these days and “Random Stuff I Like” pretty much sums it up. Hoping at least a few of these will be in my future…
+ Lulie Wallace Painting
+ Petite Willow Chandelier
+ Vintage Tulip Table
+ Dark Floral Wallcovering
+ Casa – Petal/Blush tiles
+ Vintage Ring / Alexander Calder
Found on Pinterest via this lovely lady. And that is all I know.
+ Rod & Weave Chair
+ Decorative Pillow
+ Clare Elsaesser Painting
Springtime means birthdays in the Hackworth household. This year I decided to lighten my load a bit by combining my girls’ birthday parties into one special afternoon. We had to keep the numbers low due to our current tight apartment quarters, but that didn’t stop me from bringing in dozens of the cutest and cuddliest animals you could imagine. With the help of Animal Encounters, we got to celebrate the special day with baby chicks, bunnies and guinea pigs, fluffy chinchillas, a bottle fed 3 month old wallaby, and his playmate, a 3 month old mara (my personal favorite). The girls were so sweet and gentle with the animals and it was an amazing experience all around.
Of course, I had to get the table set just right for the celebration. The little bunny below inspired the theme for decor keeping it sweet, playful, and vintage. Here are some pre-party pics from the weekend followed by my best attempt to photograph the animals while being completely distracted by all their cuteness! Happy Birthday Gracie and Sadie!
PRE-PARTY / THE DECOR
THE MAIN EVENT / CUTE + CUDDLY
Thank you for coming girls! You made the day that much more special for Gracie and Sadie!