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Houzz Home Decor Honors for EuroLux Home

Houzz Award badgeWe only started selling on Houzz.com last summer but already we’ve been blown away by the great interior design community there and the great home decor advice. We were especially pleased to receive a congratulations email from Houzz saying that EuroLux Home had been awarded more honors!

Houzz Recommended BadgeIn January I posted that EuroLux Home won a Best of Houzz 2015 award for our customer satisfaction and service. That was terrific, but now we’ve got more good news to celebrate as we’ve received two new badges. We received the Recommended badge which is given to the top-rated pros on Houzz.

Houzz Influencer Badge We also received The Influencer badge, given to pros on Houzz whose “advice and knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community.” I love that title… “The Influencer.” It sounds like a movie starring Clint Eastwood!Clint Eastwood

I don’t know if  Clint is very big on home decor, but I’m sure that Greg will be happy to stand in for him as The Influencer. He’ll be thrilled to play THAT role!

Joking aside, we are very grateful that the Houzz community enjoys what we do. Our new and antique furniture and home decor accents have also been featured in many Houzz editorials.

Just out of interest, I checked on our last few sales in our EuroLux Home Houzz shop. Our Houzz customers are a very diverse group of people with a wide range of tastes.

Bench by EuroLuxHome
Recent customers have bought sets of antique dining chairs, a beautiful cast resin pointer dog sculpture, some exquisite hand-crafted Aubusson throw pillows, and this handsome new French Country style bench boasting a hand-woven rattan seat.

Our lighting collections are also very popular with Houzz style-seekers including lighting by Jonathan Charles, Dale Tiffany, and Currey and Company.

We hope that you’ll come and follow EuroLux Home on Houzz if you have an account. (It’s free, of course.) Check out our customer projects too.

Meanwhile, we’ll carry on chatting with our home decor friends on Houzz and we’ll enjoy our new role as The Influencer!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

EuroLux Home Wins Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Houzz Award badgeGreg and I were thrilled to hear that EuroLux Home is a winner in the Best of Houzz 2015 awards. We even get a special button to put on our website. How fancy is that? EuroLux Home was awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction. We pride ourselves on our customer service so that makes us very happy, especially as we were only invited to join the Houzz.com marketplace last summer – this is our EuroLuxHome page on Houzz

We received a press release from Houzz to distribute. I won’t take up my whole blog post by copying it all here, but this is the part about us.

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize EuroLux Home among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Best seller Glass Cocktail TableOut of curiosity, I looked at our recent best-selling furniture and home accents on Houzz. This gorgeous new Woodbridge cocktail or coffee table has been especially popular, both in this gold leaf finish and the alternative silver tone finish. The square beveled glass cocktail table is crafted with a sturdy forged steel frame and a stunning antiqued gold leaf finish. Our previous client spotlight shows how chic the Woodbridge table looks in our customer Mary G’s Californian living room.

We’ve also featured in several editorials on Houzz recently. I already mentioned the Games People Play article about family games.

Coral pink painted cabinet

The other ones include the Houzz piece on Decorating Your Home With Coral Reef, the 2015 Sherman-Williams paint Color of the Year. Houzz mentioned this handsome new cottage style hardwood coral pink painted cabinet that we sell. Funnily enough, I also wrote a blog post last week about the various 2015 Paint Colors of the Year and I suggested in that another coral pink painted wall cabinet by the same furniture maker. It would make a nice partner to this one!

The Houzz ideabook on Sofas for Every Style also included a couple of sofas from EuroLux Home. They have excellent taste, the Houzz writers, don’t they? 🙂
They featured this French Country settee, newly crafted with Old World appeal.
French Country SetteeThey also selected our luxurious new top grain leather sofa, hand-crafted in the USA with a solid wood frame.

Top Grain Leather sofa customizable

Thanks to all the Houzz editorial writers and the Houzz users and customers who have supported us with great reviews!

If you haven’t joined Houzz yet, then of course you can still browse our full inventory at our own online site: EuroLuxHome.com.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

 

5 Interior Design and Decorating Websites We Love

Like you, I’m always on the prowl for design inspiration. Especially now that we’re renovating a classic bungalow, I love finding websites I can rely on for home decorating information and style inspiration! Here are five sites we love right now.

1. Houzz

Browse Accessories And Decor on Houzz- For Example:





With photos of literally thousands of professionally designed rooms as well as amateur interior designs, Houzz covers all the home decorating bases. Whether your style runs from shabby or cottage to Victorian revival to modern/contemporary, Houzz will get your creative juices flowing!

2. Elle Decor

020513_elle_decor_red_bedroomI love this venerable home decorating magazine and website because of its breadth. Sure, a lot of the designs covered in Elle Decor run on the high end, but anyone can take those designs and recreate them with a mixture of fine antiques and affordable (yet high-quality) reproduction pieces. Check out their current slideshow on Valentine’s Day Decor, including the red bedroom shown here.

3. Eddie Ross

020513_eddie_ross_designer_room_makeoverAn alumnus of Bravo’s “Top Design” program, interior designer Eddie Ross maintains a wonderful blog that covers great breadth in styles. I especially love Eddie’s “Before and After” category, which takes the reader through an entire process of designing and decorating a room. Plus, Eddie’s site is chockablock with mouth-watering design photos. What’s not to love?

4. Apartment Therapy

020513_apartment_therapy_pinterest_room“Saving the world, one room at a time” since 2007, Apartment Therapy now covers a wide array of interior design and home decorating beyond just apartments. For your cabin, cottage, or home, Apartment Therapy offers design inspiration from do-it-yourself projects to small-space design. This lovely room from Apartment Therapy’s Pinterest page illustrates a creative way to display antique plates.

5. The Shabby Nest

020513_shabbynest_pallet_signIf your taste leans toward chic design that maintains its shabby style, this blog is for you! This blog contains a lot of do-it-yourself decorating projects (like this pallet sign), including how to repurpose or upcycle antique and vintage finds.

 

 

What are your go-to websites for design inspiration? Leave a note in the comments!

 

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!