Houzz Summer Party

Thanks to the healing properties of hot water and lemons today I made it through Friday... after the generosity and fabulous hosting* from the Houzz team last night at their annual Summer Party...

(*well stocked bar and attentive staff)

Such a fun evening held at their London head office; a fab space designed really well... as you'd imagine... complete with Parisian sitting room, library and sports room to bounce those great ideas about... either on the ping-pong table or through the basketball hoop... (p.s. even the toilet paper is on-message: green, to match their branding).

We enjoyed mouth watering canapes, sipped fizz on their beautiful roof terrace oasis and watched the sun set over the London skyline with the Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral in our view. Luckily the rain which splattered down over our studio that same morning decided to pass... just as well, as my summer outfit was planned and new wedges itching to get out of their box.

Dressed to impress, Deborah and I were looking forward to a fab evening and we weren't disappointed. We arrived just in time for the introductory speeches from Houzz CEO and founder Adi Tatarko and UK MD Marcus Hartwall... only to find they were talking about us! Being a member of the Houzz community for 10 years is quite a big deal... Marcus was proud to highlight us as one of the longest standing members, enjoying 10's of thousands of 'likes' on our projects and many outstanding testimonials. We joined in 2007 when it was still only based in the States, originally joining for inspiration, and now we thank Houzz and its' team for contributing to the success of our growing business. We have benefited from the inspiration, networking and personal nurturing this global community has offered. Consistently achieving 'Best of House' award, year on year, is a great signal of our continuing growth and, most importantly, happy clients.

It was a pleasure to chat with Marcus and some of his team afterwards and we really were chuffed with the positive comments we received from other members of the Houzz community... a few glasses of fizz later and we felt on top of the world... well, we were on top of the 6th floor but who knows what heights we'll be at this time next year.

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