Style Q&A: Kathryn Packard

A Classy Doorknob Update

Kathryn Packard

Kathryn Packard started her Instagram and blog to showcase her interior design business. When her Instagram account grew, she decided she preferred working from home and dedicated herself to building a following for her own personal brand. She loves designing cozy porches and seasonal decor to share with her audience. One can see she has a delicate and classic sense of style. She hopes her designs inspire people to create a similar, effortless look. Let’s learn more about Kathryn and the Nostalgic Warehouse products she chose for her home.

What is your design style, and how do you incorporate those decorating decisions within your home?

I wouldn’t say I have a particular style, but I love to keep pieces classic and timeless. When I’m shopping, I debate whether an item is trendy or will go with many styles and be timeless. I like to have fun with small pieces and keep the larger investment pieces classic.

Where do you find design inspiration?

I get most of my design inspiration from fellow friends who love decorating, Pinterest, and I love browsing magazines.

When starting a project, how do you organize and plan for it?

I love organizing my thoughts and steps by list-making when starting a project. I’ve always been a list maker.

Did you do a remodel on your entire home?

We just moved into our “new” 1997 home in Virginia, and we are working on many projects! Patience is a must with a fixer-upper!

How long did this project take to complete?

Installing all of the door hardware took me one full day. It’s a straightforward process, but it depends on how many doors you have.

How did you choose the hardware featured in this project? What attracted you to Nostalgic Warehouse?

I’ve always eyed crystal door handles. I was familiar with Nostalgic Warehouse and knew I loved the crystal knobs and Antique Brass finish. The Cottage short plate with the Oval Clear Crystal knob creates a look of casual elegance. Clean and simple looking, but elegant at the same time.

Will you use this hardware again in other projects/areas of your home? If so, why?

I would love to continue this look in the rest of the house! These work great and give our doors a custom look.

Did you learn any tips and tricks about door hardware along the way that you think would be beneficial for others?

Follow the diagrams in the installation instructions and pay attention to the direction of each piece.

What are some recommendations for readers who want to do an extensive remodel project in their home?

Prioritize. You usually can’t get everything done fast. Choose what makes the most significant difference in an area you will use a lot.

What are some tips for readers who want to transform their entryway?

Create a welcoming entry by adding a styled console table, chandelier, a nice rug, and of course, some beautiful door hardware.

Thanks to Kathryn for sharing this pretty project with us!