Paul and Katie Hackworth are the husband and wife team behind H2 Design + Build. Their projects range from designing interior spaces to remodels, additions and new homes. To view their work, the Hackworths invited REFLECTIONS into the Medina home they built from the ground up, designed for their own family and just recently sold. Katie also gave us insider design tips and tricks you can use in your own home.
It is very important to have fluidity throughout a home. This is true for both the architecture and the design. When designing a home, it is essential to have a few elements that tie together the spaces, whether it is through the millwork detail, color palette, stone and tile selection, or better yet, all of the above.
The first design tip I usually tell a new client is to get rid of things you don’t love. Most people’s homes are so cluttered with odds and ends that you don’t notice any of them. Editing is key to any well-designed room.
As we all know, kids can take up a lot of square footage. Designing their rooms is just as important to me as the living or family room. I like to give these spaces the same attention to detail, but at a lower price point, and have a bit more fun with color and pattern.
I definitely have an affinity toward mixing in vintage pieces throughout a home. It lends a sense of history and warmth to the surroundings.
The current trends of the moment that I am noticing are jewel tones, brass accents, and yes, wallpaper. All of which are playing a big part in our upcoming projects. Trends come and go, so you need to be careful how you incorporate them into your home. I tend to create homes that have timeless lines and anchor pieces. I add a modern or trendy edge by incorporating unique fixtures, fabrics, accessories, paint color, and of course one of my favorites, wallpaper.
*For this project, H2D+B pulled in the talents of Ben Trogdon Architects, and Beers-Withington Landscape Architecture. For more information, visit h2designandbuild.com.