Friday, November 16, 2012

Girls Night Out with HOUZZ

We were invited to a cocktail hour and presentation given by in Washington DC last night.  It was an event held at one of my favorite stores, Room and Board, for professionals in the field of Architecture, Interior Design, Building and Landscaping.  If you're not familiar with Room and Board, they are over 90% American made by small companies and artisans around the U.S.  This way they have strict control on the product and consumer satisfaction.  Their aesthetic is clean, contemporary, natural, some iconic modern furnishings, and lots of texture and wood.  I purchased a sofa their two years ago and was thrilled with their quality and service.

Are you familiar with HOUZZ? It is an online service to the trade, similar to Pinterest, but each profile and picture is linked to a professional in the trade. It is a free service, and facilitates the acquiring of a professional by a prospective client- they can view your profile, read reviews, and see your work- and encourages professionals in the business to network and find companies that can fill a niche.

We have a Powell Brower profile and a Houzz Ideabook on our sidebar.  We are going to enhance our presence on Houzz with more uploaded pictures of our work, tagging them with key search words, and network with area professionals. We've already gotten a client appointment from a HOUZZ referral; someone who went to the site to look for a designer when she moved to our area.  So awesome!

Here are some lovely shots of the furnishings at Room and Board. Sorry for the yellow pictures- all nighttime shots. ( remember I'm still practicing!)

 and then, to celebrate our ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY, we took advantage of coming to the big city from the burbs and had a lovely dinner along this lighted avenue.  It really is starting to look like Christmas all of a sudden! 

 What a wonderful evening with my favorite business partner, daughter and friend.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Looks like a great way to celebrate one year, congrats! Really love those geometric rugs they had on display.

  2. i love the shot of you on the pillows!!

    you and your daughter are so cute.
    i miss mine like crazy.


  3. Nancy-
    Congratulations to you and Bethany on your anniversary!! So happy that we met and now share beautiful things.
    Such a nice gathering and so many gorgeous pieces.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Friday.

  4. what a fun way to spend and evening! I would be jumping on that sofa full of pillows too! I love that you and your daughter are so great together. I have two and a son and they are my best friends in my whole life! My son's the one with Lula Mae the little bull dog pup. Have a spectacular weekend..we will be laying a bathroom full of carrera...finally!!!

  5. Congrats, can't imagine the blogosphere without you two, and could you look more adorable!

  6. My friend loves Room & Board. This looks like one fun evening. DC is by far one of my favorite cities.

  7. Looks like a great night!!! I wish we had R&B here in Canada.

  8. Congrats on your blogoversary! Great way to celebrate and love how you closed out this post. Very sweet!

  9. So much fun! Me thinks I must step up my Houzz account! Room & Board is one of my favorite retailers. Then the fact that you two get to do this together...jealous!!!

  10. That looks like so much fun! Where did you have tell?

    1. Carlyle in Shirlington- have you been there? phenomenal

  11. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! As a new blogger, I really appreciate how hard that is! Way to go! Love the picture of you two with the twinkling city street lights in the awesome. What a fun night!

  12. Congratulations on your Anniversary....many, many more ahead

  13. Congrats to you both! What a fun evening!

  14. How fun!! I love mother/daughter outings. Happy blogging anniversary. I love that furry vest BTW

  15. Looks like a fun and dinner!!! Congrats!

  16. Looks like a great time...great photos and happy faces. :)
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  17. One year? Congratulations! And what a fun event to go to! Oh, makes me miss DC so much!

  18. I love these pics! You guys look great! Love it! Wish my daughter shared my interest but she doesn't at all. But then I don't want to be a CPA either, ugh! I guess if I look at the bright side we can fill in each others holes! Happy Anniversary! I can't believe you are only one year old! You have an amazing blog for one year!

  19. Belated Happy BlogAnniversary!!!

    Looks like you ladies celebrated big-time, well-deserved indeed! Love all your pics, thank your for sharing. i am loving that geometric rug and also some of those pillows your were happily sitting on Nancy!

  20. just looking at your blog for only a few minutes is melting my heart. i love your choice of color palettes. soft undertones with bright bursts...this is my dream! as a fellow artist, this is my new best catch for favorite blogs to read :)


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