25 february 2010
Houzz is a terrific, relatively new website for house ideas. It’s growing rapidly and visitors are encouraged to got through Houzz’s extensive library of images and use them to construct idea books of their own. It’s a brilliant idea for a bunch of reasons, foremost among them is that it encourages people to do what they’d do anyway. And that’s save images they find on the internet.
Houzz has gone a step further in that a photo can’t be separated from the name of the designer who created the room. It really smart actually.
Houzz’s library contains over 25,000 home design photos, so if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll likely find it on Houzz.
These photos are from an ideabook that was assembled for Houzz by Margaret Everton, a designer who writes a blog called Bon Bon Living.
I grabbed these photos today for a couple of reasons. After yesterday I wanted to clear the air and write about something basic and non-confrontational. And secondly, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for white cabinetry lately.
White cabinetry is simple, basic and classic. When I think of a white kitchen I think of solid tradition and dependability. It’s like some kind of a rock, a solid thing you can anchor yourself to.
I love this photo, absolutely love it. It’s my every life in Manhattan fantasy made real. Anyhow, I think there’s something more at work here than just a shift in aesthetics. The white cabinetry thing is showing up across all styles.
I think the white thing is in reaction to these uncertain times. I don’t think this is coming from some nostalgic look backwards. I think it’s coming from some kind of a need for a solid foothold.
What do you think? Am I nuts? Would go go for a white kitchen? And while you’re pondering the imponderable, check out Houzz. They have some pretty cool
Submitted by Paul Anater