In this Seattle home designed by Katie Hackworth, eclectic and cool reign supreme. Katie is truly a grassroots designer, lending a hand from the beginning phases of architectural planning and seeing it through till we both fluff the last flower arrangement on the shelf. I so admire when a designer is multi-talented, and like so many other New Southerners, Katie truly brings so many skills to the table as she helps her clients build homes from the ground up.
We worked seamlessly together, and that working relationship translates to the subtly thoughtful moments tucked throughout these beautiful images. It was as if we spoke the same language, allowing for calmness and creativity to really flourish in the prep days and months before the shoot. And perhaps calmness is what I love best about Katie's spaces. While there's color, pattern, and playful items integrated throughout, Katie exemplifies a key element of The New Southern aesthetic—every room satisfies and soothes through balance.
Balance of the old and the new, as seen in her use of contemporary and vintage pieces. Balance of neutral and color, like crisp white walls and linens offset by funky shades and shapes of tile or patterned wallpaper. Balance of scale, seen with the use of both large scale artwork and delicate but striking accent pieces. It was such fun styling and shooting Katie's space, which so embodies the eclectic side of the New Southern that I often see from coast to coast.