I received the award for this photo of my boys' bedroom from our Massachusetts house.
In short, the award basically means that this particular image was one of the most popular design images on Houzz.com. That is especially exciting because Houzz currently has over 374,000 photos. Holy crow!! I feel so honored...and humbled.
Here is a press release from Houzz marking the occasion.
WENDY HYDE (The Shabby Nest) Receives
Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award
First-Ever Survey & Analysis of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Top-Rated Professionals and Current Design Trends from Across the Country
[SALT LAKE CITY, Ut] -- March 19, 2012 – Wendy Hyde (The Shabby Nest) of Salt Lake City, Ut has been awarded “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The interior designer and DIY blogger was chosen by the more than 1.2 million registered members of the Houzz community.
The Houzz “Best Of Remodeling” award for 2012 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories ranging from architects, and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the 1.2 million members, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 16.5 million professional images to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site and iPad/iPhone app.
“With 3.5 million monthly unique users and 80 million monthly page views, Houzz has rapidly become the largest community of active remodelers, providing homeowners and design enthusiasts with first-hand advice from Houzzers who have been through the renovating and decorating process,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of marketing for Houzz. “This is a real stamp of approval for Wendy Hyde from the Houzz community and we’re thrilled to welcome her to this elite group of ‘Best Of’ winners.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Wendy Hyde, but also those whose work visually aligns with their own design goals. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.
About Wendy Hyde
Wendy Hyde has loved interior design for as long as she can remember. With a background in both fashion and interior design, she brings a unique perspective to creating a room. Wendy’s philosophy is that there are no design dilemmas, only opportunities in disguise. Creating beautiful spaces is both a compulsion and therapy for her. That’s what prompted Wendy to start writing her blog, The Shabby Nest. It is a way to share her design obsession with like-minded people. She loves to empower her readers with the desire to make their homes their havens, and to do so without breaking the bank. They say that if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. If that’s the case, Wendy hopes to never “work” again.
Houzz (www.houzz.com) is the leading online platform for home remodeling, providing inspiration, information, advice and support for homeowners and home improvement professionals through its website and mobile applications. Houzz features the largest residential design database in the world, articles written by design experts, product recommendations, a vibrant community powered by social tools, and information on more than 1.2 million remodeling and design professionals worldwide who can help turn ideas into reality. @houzz_inc
A great big humongous THANKS to Houzz.com for this honor and to you, my wonderful readers, for all your support and for coming here to read this little old blog of mine!