08 January 2011

IdeaBooks everywhere

I've been a regular contributor to Houzz.com for the last couple of months and have been publishing at least two IdeaBooks a week with them.

Houzz.com is a terrific resource for home inspiration. I've been a fan for as long as they've been around and it's a singular thrill to write for them now. If you're a homeowner and you're looking for some ideas and pretty pictures, there are 75,000 indexed room setting in Houzz.com's library.

If you're a professional designer, I encourage you to upload a portfolio. Right clicks are disabled across the site and it's impossible to separate a photograph from its caption credit on the site. Your intellectual property's protected and at the same time, you can reach hundreds of thousands of people every month. It's a winning idea. If you're a design professional or an architect and you decide to upload a portfolio to Houzz, let me know.

Anyhow, here are three of my ideabooks. You can look through them as slide  shows here and if you click on the slide show itself, it will take you back to Houzz.com where you can see the images in full-size.

Houzz.com is running under a new editor these days. Sheila and the rest of us at Houzz.com are committed to building on the foundation the site sits on now and increasing its functionality and usefulness. 2011's going to be a great year at Houzz.com and if you have any ideas or suggestions for the site, feel free to let me know and I'll make sure your ideas end up in front of the right people. If there are topics you'd like to see covered specifically, feel free to make a request.

Spend some time in the Houzz, you'll be glad you did.


  1. Hi Paul...I've just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award.... for more information, check in on my blog post..happy weekend...

  2. Ok fine, I'll say it because I care that. much. I WANT to like Houzz but using the site for more than 5 minutes makes me crazy and I leave. I find the website layout/graphics/fonts confusing and messy - like navigating the pages on the bottom is weird. They have tons of beautiful things but I can't GET to them - for instance if I'm searching for white kitchen inspiration (who isn't?) I can filter for 'Modern' and I can filter for 'Kitchen' but I can't filter any tag within that selection like 'white' or 'bamboo' or whatever. Maybe you can and I don't know how...??

    I think Houzz could be really cool and I'm excited for their changes and that you're working with them!

  3. We're getting there Saucy, we're getting there. Better indexing is but one of the many changes coming to that site. I forwarded your comment to the proper authorities. I hope that doesn't sound too ominous.

  4. Not any more ominous than usual!

    I hope all that didn't sound too mean - I do really like their site! I like that designers and architects are getting the credit for their work rather than just seeing their pretty pictures in magazines or on blogs.

    I'll be watching... ; )

  5. Oh trust me, we'll be watching you too...

  6. Hey! That is my kitchen up there! So proud to have it on this most awesome blog:):) Even if you are just talking about that dang James Moder dude....people call me about THAT light every day....so may be overused but we bought this light 2 yrs prior to construction starting!!

  7. That is your kitchen and you're a woman ahead of your time. People claim those Moder chandeliers have been done to death but I beg to differ.


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