GOOD FOOD + GREAT FRIENDS.

July 22nd 2014

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 Crim, 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.

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography
(background photo source / the june song)

My favorite shots by Dorothée below…

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

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katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

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katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

katie hackworth + theresa crim / photo credit dorothée brand, belathée photography

Michi, you will have to come back soon so we can have a repeat! So honored to call you my friend. xxoo

Apartment Therapy Feature.

July 19th 2014

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!

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

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temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

temporary city dwelling / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design + Build

RANDOM STUFF I LIKE.

July 8th 2014

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…

random stuff i like / Katie Hackworth

 

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA.

July 4th 2014

Happy Birthday America

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A SPRINGTIME PARTY.

April 29th 2014

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

birthday invitation / Katie Hackworth / H2 Design the blog

 

tabletop / springtime party

cupcakes / springtime party

tabletop / springtime party

favors / springtime party

 

 THE MAIN EVENT / CUTE + CUDDLY

cute + cuddly

Thank you for coming girls! You made the day that much more special for Gracie and Sadie!

FINALLY…

April 23rd 2014

This past Monday we closed on a property and are gearing up to design and build our next home. It took a little longer than expected… Our neighborhood got pretty picked over by a handful of builders making it that much harder to find something, not to mention there are hardly any sellers out there! But thanks to our awesome realtors (whoop whoop), we were able to purchase this lot under the radar.

Last time we left it, I thought we were going to end up with a property that had a really low height restriction, which led me in this direction. But give me year and a different street?… totally changed my mind.

For the exterior I’m thinking a combination of old school brick and raw cement (maybe lining the lower daylight basement?) with lots of windows lending natural light to the interior. I can’t decide if I want to paint the brick white (with dark window sashes) or leave it red. I will have to keep you posted on that. I’m envisioning a tall and slender home with a hip roof, which will be a new and welcomed approach for me.

home inspiration / H2 Design + Build

home inspiration / H2 Design + Build

For the kitchen, I’m going to surprise everyone by saying I’ve been leaning toward the dark side… black. YES! With some natural stone, wood and brass thrown in.  I’m also tiring of the stainless vent hood breaking up the upper shelving and loving the idea of subway tile of some sort encompassing this metal beast.

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

The bathrooms are all moving in the eclectic direction with a bit more addition of color and pattern. I’m a little nervous to go extreme in the shower (seen below)… but it is so tempting! I also love the 3/4 wall height subway tile application and floor to ceiling drapery panels. Utilitarian and luxury all rolled into one!

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

I’d like to see the bedrooms (along with the rest of the home) incorporate layered warmth, a fun mix of new and old, and of course wallpaper will be making its appearance. Both of the rooms below are current favorites of mine for the master and kiddos’ bedrooms.

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

inspiration / H2 Design + Build

Other ideas I’m throwing around are cement floors, white painted wood floors, and the use of a bit more intricate millwork and molding details than I have used in the past. Finally, white walls will be front and center. I can’t tell you how much I have missed them! We are currently living in an apartment with beige on top of beige with beige accents. It really amazes me how much a beige wall color can affect my artwork, furniture, and accessories (and not in a good way!). Blah.

I’ve got a few more ideas rolling around in my head, but I think I’ll stop here for now. Got to get back to the work that actually pays the bills!

images via (to the best of my abilities!) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 789

Move-In Ready.

April 15th 2014

Last week we finished up our biggest project of the year, a 3500 sq. f.t renovation and 3000 sq. ft. addition of a 1940′s tudor style home. Yes… on the large side! With the redesign, I wanted to stay authentic to the tudor style while updating certain elements to give it more of a modern luxury feel… hello marble slab steam shower!

Before our clients moved in, I had Dorotheé Brand of Belatheé Photography photograph her way through the home. Here are a handful of my favorites shots. You can see more on our website.

p.s. – I suppose I should recant what I said earlier… we aren’t quite finished. Still waiting on a couple powder room wallpapers, a backordered pot filler, and these amazing exterior lights that I can’t quite get final approval on. (Crossing my fingers.)

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