People are liking my Houzz pictures

I have some professional pictures of interior design work I have done on a web site called Houzz .  For what ever reason, lately my design work has been included in many Houzz featured  idea books, which is exciting!  Anytime someone thinks my work is worthy of highlighting on a front page of their site is always humbling.

Have you ever been to this site?  It is a web site that has beautiful pictures of homes and gardens, mainly uploaded by designers or architects.  It is a place where homeowners or soon to be homeowners can book mark things they like.  If you see something you like,  you can add it to an idea book that you create.  {it is similar to Pinterest but only for homes and gardens} And, if you really like someone’s work, you can contact them and discuss working with them.   I have never been contacted, {sigh},  but I am always surprised on how many people have added my pictures to their idea books.  Like this one

Blue and green kitchenette

Put into 1,212 idea books!  Wow huh?  The comments are fun to read, all are very complimentary and some even in another language!  I put in the description that this is a kitchenette but people I guess don’t get that.   There are some comments on how it isn’t functional for a kitchen. It’s a kitchenette people, not a full on kitchen.  But for the most part, everyone loves the color combination.  wasabi green and aqua.   This kitchenette is part of a whole entertainment room, so I went with decorative shelving rather than functional upper cabinets.  But there are still plenty of lower cabinets to store useful items.

Looking at this picture reminds me how much I love the wall paper I put on the back of the shelves.  It is a Phillip Jeffries glass bead wallpaper called Rock Candy, that is so amazing!  Little tiny beads of glass adhered on to the paper.  Not an easy wallpaper to install, it has to be professionally done, but oh so pretty.   Here is a close up of how it looks.

Phillip Jefferies Glass Bead Wallpaper-blue

I love those glass grapes.  My mom used to make those back in the day.

Another popular picture that gets put into a lot of idea books is this one

pink and orange bathroom

This one has been added to 856 idea books.

It’s a woman’s bathroom in the same entertainment space as the kitchen.  I say woman’s bathroom, because there is a separate bathroom for the men, done in manly colors of greens and black  My inspiration for this bathroom design came from the wallpaper {by Osborne & Little, discontinued}  It is hot pink flocked damask print paired with sherbert orange as the accent color.  Now you see why there needed to be a separate men’s bathroom.

Damask hot pink flocked wallpaper

I just love this Caboche Chandelier, it gives off such fun reflections in the room.  The mirror I bought from Horchow.   The vanity was a thrift shop find, which really was a buffet.   I had it painted in a gloss white and added the hot pink 3 form acrylic top.  Finding a sink was challenging since the buffet was so shallow.

Hot pink and orange bathroom

I just love the pink  iridescent glass tiles!

Pink iridescent glass tiles

Another fun item I put in the lounge area of the entertainment room, {that I don’t have on the Houzz site},  are these foot stools from Design Within Reach {I don’t think they carry them anymore though}

design within reach flip flop foot stools

They are made out of scrap foam pieces left over from making flip flops, how cool is that?

I don’t know if anyone ever noticed, but I deleted my portfolio page on my blog a couple of months back.  I took it down after the incident happened when someone was stealing my pictures and using them as their own work.  I realized I didn’t have any of my work water marked, so I took them off my blog. I haven’t found the time or energy to go back and watermark them all, so the closest thing I have to a portfolio is what is on Houzz,. and even that is minimal to what I actually have for my portfolio. {luckily they embed the pictures on their site, so I am not too worried about thievery}

Hopefully some day soon I will get that portfolio up again, but don’t hold your breath!  I am usually knee deep in other projects to sit down and do all that tidous work of watermarking.  Until then, if you want to take a peek at some of the nicer design work I have done, here is the link to my pictures on Houzz.

Professional pictures taken by Tarasierraphotography

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  1. I remember seeing that bathroom, but I don’t remember the kitchenette. 🙂  It’s really pretty!  I love the colors.
    congrats on the features at houzz!  I subscribe, but I rarely open the emails. 
    hope you’re having a great day!

  2. I am mesmerized by your work and had been wondering what room that kitchen was connected to – an apt, entertainment room or what.  I love the details, especially the wallpaper in both rooms.  Love the slight quirkiness.  Fab!

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