Monday, January 28, 2013

Houzz as Invaluable Inspiration

I met a fabulous new client over the summer who educated me about the website Houzz.  Having never heard of it, I immediately went online and fell in love with its simple design and gorgeous results. It's a brilliant site, full of extreme homes to quaint cottages, million dollar kitchens to tiny offices, any type of gardens, and enough exterior home pictures to make me completely forget about time.  Once I log on, it's suddenly 2 hours later.  Much like Pinterest, you are able to create your own idea books, where you can save photos for inspiration for your home.

I have quite a few started for inspiration for the exterior of our home.  I found amazing stone facades, gorgeous larger then life corbels, curved roofs, English garden for my side yard. One day I started looking up kids play houses, and sadly, some were nicer then my home! Lol!

Bella Terra Designs, Inc., my company has a portfolio up and I am so happy that many people have used my work as inspiration for their floors, nurseries and living rooms. I am also so excited that the company was awarded Houzz Best of 2013 in the category of "Customer Satisfaction." Without my happy clients, I know I would not have an amazing job to go to. I feel very lucky that my busy clients took the time to write some reviews for me. I appreciate them all and all the wonderful people I have met since starting this business!!

Here is the press release:

Bella Terra Designs, Inc., of Bellmore, NY Receives Houzz’s 2013 ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 11 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated U.S. Professionals

-- January 21, 2013 – Bella Terra Designs, Inc. has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The interior decorative artisan company was chosen by the more than 11 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Houzz “Best Of Houzz” award for 2013 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 community of 11 million monthly users, also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 124 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app.

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “We’re delighted to recognize Bella Terra Designs, Inc. among our “Best Of” professionals for exceptional customer service as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Bella Terra Designs, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. 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.

So go check out Houzz, and be inspired to make changes!


  1. Congratulations on winning The Best of Houzz 2013 for "Customer Satisfaction!" Much deserved!!!

  2. Well, I am still confused on how to use Houzz....maybe I am more of a Pinterest girl? it more for sourcing than "pretty pictures"?