Meet Hackett Interiors: A Rising Design Firm Run By Two Sisters
WHO: Growing up in suburban Bronxville, Meghan Hackett-Cassidy and her sister, Erin Hackett, founders of Hackett Interiors, were exposed to beautiful homes by their mother, a Westchester County real estate agent. Meghan took an immediate interest in decorating, whereas Erin was a born entrepreneur. “Shows like Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition consumed our childhood,” Erin says. “We were completely obsessed.”
WHAT: Transitional, neutral spaces that judiciously incorporate texture, patterned window treatments, and luxurious fabrics. “We tend to be conservative when it comes to wall colors,” Meghan says, “but we love to use grasscloth, floral, and geometric wallpapers in tighter areas like hallways and powder rooms.”
WHEN: After receiving a bachelor’s degree in art history from Hartwick College in 2008 and honing her craft working for interior designers Ken Gemes and Victoria Hagan, Meghan decided to branch out on her own in 2014. Meanwhile, upon graduating from Gettysburg College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management, Erin gained experience working in both marketing and recruitment positions. In 2016, having expanded her clientele, Meghan tapped her younger sister to become her business partner and project manager.
WHERE: For a recently completed condo in Vero Beach, Florida, the jumping-off point was Mille Feuille, a Christopher Farr Cloth wallpaper based on a leaf-motif print by the French painter Raoul Dufy. “The home’s decor nods to Floridian style without being clichéd,” Meghan says. Other commissions include a young family’s home in Bronxville, which features marble and limestone fireplaces from Chesney’s, and an apartment renovation in Palm Beach.
WHY: “Fostering relationships with clients and seeing a project come to fruition is really rewarding,” Erin says, to which her sister adds, “We’re really blessed to have established a great work-life balance together. We are connected now more than ever.”