Remodelista has launched a new directory of select architects, landscape architects, interior designers, lighting designers, and furniture designers that share the Remodelista philosophy of an educated, forward-looking aesthetic, emphasizing value and longevity rather than throwaway design.
Online PR News – 26-May-2010 – – SAN FRANCISCO – May 26, 2010 – Remodelista.com, a leading home design blog, announced the launch of the Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory, an ancillary site where innovative architecture and design firms are profiled and cataloged to give readers easy access to the firm’s portfolio and personality when considering a home remodel.
“This evolution was a natural one for Remodelista,” said CEO Josh Groves. “Our goal from the beginning has been to guide readers through the home design and remodeling process. Helping readers and home design professionals connect is an obvious next step.” According to the New York Times, “Remodelista is earning a reputation as a sourcebook for interior design at a time when many shelter magazines, including Domino, House & Garden, and O at Home, have fallen by the wayside.” Designers and architects are increasingly using Remodelista and other blogs to fill this gap.
Groves said the directory has been well received, with 48 firms signing on before the directory went live. “There are lots of Yellow Pages–like listings out there, but this is the first time we have seen such a compelling presentation of design work that has such a carefully edited selection of firms,” said Cary Bernstein, a Bay Area architect. “Readers from Remodelista were already coming to us for new projects,” said Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture, “joining the Remodelista directory allowed us to expand our online presence in front of design enthusiasts without undertaking expensive website redesign.”
“Anyone who has survived a remodel—or simply shopped for a couch—knows that an enormous amount of research goes into every selection,” says Remodelista Editor Julie Carlson. “And since the most important choice homeowners will make is the architect or designer, the Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory is a natural extension for us.”
Remodelista, which posts five time daily, counts style-conscious Hollywood luminaries such as Gwyneth Paltrow (who calls it her “obsession”) and It’s Complicated director Nancy Meyers (who said “the editors are brilliant” in C Magazine) among its readership, as well as nationally known, cutting-edge design professionals such as interior designer Darryl Carter and Los Angeles architect and author Barbara Bestor.
“Remodelista is a great resource. Professionally, we use it to search for products or inspiration imagery to share with clients when proposing design concepts, and we are excited about the site’s new features,” says Oliver Freundlich of MADE LLC, a prominent architectural firm in New York City that has done projects for actress Julianne Moore and artist Chuck Close.
San Francisco-based Remodelista.com is a leading design and renovation blog operated by Remodelista, LLC. Launched in 2007, the site won the annual “Homie” award in 2009 for Best Home Design Blog and has provided home design guidance on the Martha Stewart TV Show. Remodelista has also been recognized as a leading resource for home furnishing and design ideas by Domino, Dwell, Elle Décor, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, and Sunset magazines, as well as prominent online sites including GOOP, Yahoo! Shine, MSN’s Glo.com, MocoLoco, DesignSponge, Casa Sugar, and Inhabitat, among others.
The Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory can be found at http://architects.remodelista.com
Allison Bloom, VP Marketing, Remodelista