Las Vegas Market Winter 2012 was a terrific experience, enabling us to personally connect with Houzz community members as well as countless designers and showrooms who came out to meet us and learn more about Houzz. A sincere thank you to everyone at World Market Center who helped make our experience a success.
At the Houzz lounge – generously furnished by Phillips Collection and Global Views – we met with many designers in our community, and also had the opportunity to demonstrate the Houzz platform to many designers new to our site and app. On Tuesday we hosted a savvy group of design bloggers including Adrienne Breaux & Abby Stone from 2Modern Blog and Apartment Therapy, Angela Elias of Casa Sugar, Ashlina Kaposta & Jami Goldsmith from The Decorista, Capree Kimball from Curbly.com, Jeanine Hays from Aphro Chic Shop, Jill Brandenberg from Design Lovers Blog, Ronique Gibson of Freshome, Susan Jensen Smith of Your Home, Only Better, Sandra Downie of The White Library, and Toni Roberts of Design Dazzle. It was a pleasure meeting them and hearing their enthusiasm for the greater design community.
Our lounge was located adjacent to many amazing showroom spaces and we took much inspiration home with us. Designer Anthony Baratta covered the show for Houzz, you can read about his picks from Las Vegas Market in his featured ideabook.
On Tuesday evening the lovely folks from the Phillips Collection – Mark, Julie, Jason and Jessica hosted a lovely wine reception for us, where we were also joined by Houzz interior designer Judith Balis who had just come from filming Showroom Showdown for HGTV.
The highlight of the show for us was our presentation to a full house on Wednesday afternoon. Designers and showrooms both turned out to hear CEO Adi Tatarko tell her founding story and demonstrate the Houzz site and iPad app, and VP Liza Hausman explained how professionals can use the Houzz platform to increase their exposure, build their brands and grow their businesses. Houzz interior designer Garrison Hullinger brought down the house, sharing personal experiences the entire audience could relate to, and demonstrating how his participation in the Houzz community, answering questions and interacting with homeowners, is generating many new clients each month.
We’re looking forward to the next Market and hope to see you there!