Holzman Earns Best Of Houzz 2017 Customer Service Award

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry or roofing pros to painters.

An annual survey and analysis of the community of more than 40 million monthly users is used to tabulate the results.

Holzman Interiors was awarded the 2017 Customer Service award. This is the fourth year in a row Holzman Interiors has earned this highly competitive award.

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“We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

Holzman Interiors Principal Interior Designer Julie Holzman said she was honored to receive the customer service award for the fourth year in a row.

“We work closely with our clients to provide them with the best experience and help them achieve their design dreams,” she said. “We are so touched by their positive reviews. We look forward to continuing to add to our client base as well as working with existing clients on new projects.”

To see Holzman Interiors profile and hear more from Julie in her own words, visit http://www.houzz.com/pro/julholzman

A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Winners will be announced globally throughout the month.

To see the most popular designs: http://www.houzz.com/best-of-houzz-2017

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish, online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality.

Create A Bedroom Oasis

A bedroom can be an oasis, a place to rest and relax, but there is a lot that goes into making your bedroom the ideal spot.

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This Fifth Avenue bedroom offers a relaxing retreat, with hanging lights, a four-poster bed and sumptuous bedding.

Work with your interior designer to create a calm environment and a suite that is specifically designed for your needs. Holzman Interiors can help you choose your colors, lighting, bedding, seating and other features to make your bedroom complete.

Choosing colors that are serene, such as cool neutral like taupe, light blues and white can help create a soothing vibe. You can then choose bolder colors for your bedding and pillows, such as a deep purple or maroon.

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Using neutral colors can create a soothing vibe in your bedroom, perfect for winding down after a long day.

Darker colors also can be an option, if you like a darker look, such as the new Benjamin Moore color of the year, Shadow 2117-30, a royal amethyst shade that changes in light. This can create a dark room, perfect for sleeping with blackout shades to keep out the light.

Holzman Interiors can work with you, whether you live in the city and have a small bedroom and want a pop-up TV cabinet, or have a larger bedroom where you want to have a sitting area. Other features could include a fireplace or a walk-in closet as part of your bedroom floor plan.

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This glamorous bedroom features multiple seating areas, a television and a fireplace.

A good night’s sleep is an important factor for your health and to have productive days. We also can work with you to pick the right size bed, mattress, and bedding. In today’s market, there are many mattress options, whether you prefer a mattress that moves to a sitting position, or a memory-foam or pillowtop mattress.

Lighting is important in the bedroom, depending on if you prefer to read in bed, have a reading chair or like muted light with a television. You can have lights on either side of the bed on night stands, lamps hanging from the ceiling or wall-mounted lamps.

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Unique lighting helps illuminate your bedroom. Holzman Interiors can work with you to create the look that works for you, incorporating lighting, bedding, furniture and more.

Check out our full portfolio to see more of our bedroom designs. Contact Holzman Interiors for a free consultation and to learn more about our services.

Explore New Colors

Happy New Year! The new year is a great time to make changes or revamp your design look!

It is an exciting time in design, as companies recently announced their Colors of the Year for 2017 in fabrics, paints and more. This year’s colors are bold and exciting, and can be used together for a strong statement, or you can use the bolder colors as accents for a pop of color.

Pantone announced its Color of the Year selection for 2017: 15-0343 Greenery: a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” that evokes spring, foliage, and the outdoors. Benjamin Moore chose Shadow 2117-30, a royal amethyst shade that changes in light. Sherwin-Williams highlights Poised Taupe SW 6039 as a timeless neutral that can be used as a main color or a cool accent.

Pantone has selected a color of the year since 2000, and the color can be seen in fashion, home design, as a paint or fabric color. This year’s selection, Pantone 15-0343 Greenery, evokes the first days of spring, when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year, 15-0343 Greenery, is shown here in a modern kitchen, photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambiance, according to Pantone. Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of color, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors.

Bringing the outside in, the shade — like the plant life it represents — can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.

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Other companies have followed their lead, choosing colors they see gaining popularity as versatile. Benjamin Moore’s Shadow 2117-30, is an amethyst color that changes in the light, offering a changing ambiance.

“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood,” says Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore.

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Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Shadow 2117-30, is an amethyst shade that changes in the light, with lighter or darker tones depending on sunlight or lighting in the room. Photo by Benjamin Moore.

Sherwin-Williams anticipates Poised Taupe SW 6039 as defining 2017. This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.

Taupe can be used as a paint color, or as a neutral in furniture, pillows, bedding and more. It can set the stage for more bold color choices, or provide a calm, restorative mood for a room.

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Here Poised Taupe is shown in a entryway. It also can be used as a color choice for furniture or bedding. Photo by Sherwin-Williams.

Let Holzman Interiors help you choose your colors for the new year! Contact us for a free design consultation and see our photo galleries for more examples of our work.

Finding the Perfect White

White kitchens are a popular choice for many, but you may not realize how many different shades of white are available for kitchen cabinets.

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This stunning white kitchen, designed by Holzman Interiors, has custom cabinets by Dura Supreme. Dura Supreme offers many shades of white for cabinets.

Holzman Interiors is an authorized Dura Supreme Dealer, which means we use Dura Supreme Cabinetry in our designs in kitchens, baths and beyond.

Dura Supreme offers many options in styles and colors, with painted cabinetry being a popular choice, as well as classic and timeless.

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This is a modern take on the white kitchen trend, designed by Holzman Interiors.

According to Karen Wistrom, Vice President of Marketing for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, “White painted cabinetry is a classic choice and works with so many different style preferences, from traditional to transitional and contemporary.  Although white paint is the most popular choice, homeowners and designers are designing with shades of white and gray to blend beautifully and seamlessly throughout an entire home.”

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Homeowners can choose different shades with Dura Supreme’s new personal paint match program. Through this program, the company partners with Sherwin Williams to offer more than 1,500 colors in the paint palette for cabinetry. Wistrom said white and shades of white are the most popular choices, but in bathrooms or for a kitchen hutch, homeowners may select a more dramatic color choice.

For the paint match program, the Sherwin Williams color is selected and then a cabinetry paint sample is created for Holzman Interiors to review with our client. Once the color is approved, Dura Supreme builds and finishes the cabinetry for a custom look.

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Credit: Dura Supreme Cabinetry

As designers, we are often asked about color trends and how to incorporate them. Although trends and fashion can be considered, they should not be the only deciding factor. Being able to select the perfect shade of white that complements the countertop and tile and works well in specific lighting can be more difficult than you think, but with these custom choices it makes the process much easier.

Contact Holzman Interiors for a free consultation and to find out more about how Dura Supreme Cabinetry would work in your home. To see some of what Dura Supreme offers, go to www.durasupreme.com

Renovate Your Bathroom, Rejuvenate Your Home

Ever thought about renovating a bathroom in your home?

Holzman Interiors has renovated every type of bathroom imaginable, whether it is a larger master bathroom with a spa-like feel or a smaller bathroom with clean lines.

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A master bath with a feature wall is a great place to relax.

After a kitchen upgrade, renovating your bathroom is one of the top home design projects to adds value to your home. It is important to create a cohesive look in the bathroom, with coordinated faucets and tub spouts. Then you can get creative with custom tile or the latest in shower jets and rainfall shower heads.

Think about what you need — is this a master bathroom for you to relax in; a bathroom that will be used by the family, where a double sink and tub would be convenient; or a guest bathroom where a little luxury will be appreciated?

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This master bath shower offers plenty of room with two shower heads and benches.

In master bathrooms, Holzman Interiors have designed luxury showers with double rainfall shower heads and wooden benches for a complete spa-like experience. If you enjoy soaking, we have also created many designs with tubs, including one with a feature wall with stone bricks and candle shelves for a relaxing vibe.

You use your bathroom every day, to get ready in the morning or to relax in the evening, so it should be soothing, with a design that works for you while pleasing the eye. Another popular feature is a handheld shower head.

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This bathroom remodel was part of an overall renovation project in Sag Harbor, New York.

Think about storage as well, having a linen closet or shelves for your beauty products can help you stay organized and keep the room neat and tidy. For a guest bathroom, consider leaving a shelf empty for guests to use, and stock extra new toothbrushes, travel-size soaps and shampoos, in case someone forgets their toiletries.

You can check out more of our designs on this website or at Houzz. Look at our finished bathrooms and let us create a bathroom you always wanted.

Storage makes organizing easy

Everyone loves to be organized and having the right storage solutions can make it easy.

Whether it is a walk-in closet or a laundry room that helps you stay organized, solving your storage solutions can help your home function more smoothly.

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This walk-in closet offers lots of storage options.

In an upper Connecticut residence redesigned by Holzman Interiors, the clients requested a walk-in closet. This closet is an organizer’s dream, with shelving, drawers, containers and more. It offers plenty of places to hang or stack clothing, store shoes, and shelves for displaying ties or family photos.

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A walk-in closet can help you stay neat and organized.

Having an organized closet, where everything is neatly folded and hung, makes it much easier to find what you have and easily create outfits or get ready for work.

In the same home, a laundry room with trays to hold detergent and laundry softener, as well as a clothing hamper that can be used to divide clothing by color, simplifies laundry, making it less of a chore.

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Laundry room with trays and hampers.

Storage can also be used to showcase a collection, such as in this Chicago Lakeshore home, where the clients requested a glass storage cabinet for their wine collection. This not only stores the wine in a temperature-controlled environment, the doors allow easy access to take out a bottle to enjoy.

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Custom wine storage cabinet

In a living room, a built-in bookcase can offer a great way to display collections, photos or books. In this Union Square condo remodel, the cabinets and shelving offer places to store items as well as showcase them.

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Book shelves, drawers and cabinets offer lots of storage for photos, collections and more.

The kitchen is another place where storage options can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you like your spices in a tall cabinet, or as shown here in a drawer, having hidden storage can help the kitchen stay organized, keeping ingredients on hand while not cluttering up your counter top.

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This spice drawer is a great organizing tool to keep your        counter top clear of clutter.

Glass front cabinets can be used to store and display wine glasses or dishes as well.

Consider the items you treasure and work them into your design plan for a great way to personalize or organize your home. We can add attractive storage solutions to many different rooms.

Working with clients to determine their needs, and how storage solutions will help them, is part of our goal to not only create a beautiful design, but one that helps homeowners be more organized and simplify their life.

Custom Wood Adds Character To Home Design

Wood features create warmth and texture, adding character to any room. In this Connecticut residence, wood was used in a variety of ways, including in a custom chef’s kitchen, a living room and grand staircase.

In the large kitchen, the wood floor and custom cabinets are classic and durable, creating a warm and inviting room. With custom cabinets, the designer and homeowner can work together to create the look they want as well as making sure there is enough space for storage.

KitchenIn this kitchen, a mix of glass and white wood cabinet doors and drawers offer space for dishes and glasses, while giving the room a brighter look.

The continuous wood floor from the kitchen into the living room creates a seamless open concept. Rich in color, it offers a contrast from the white walls, and large wood beams in the living room ceiling. The wood fireplace also adds character and serves as a focal point.

KitchenUsing a large area rug under the living room sectional couch creates an intimate space in a larger room, creating flow and open space. The double glass and wood doors on either side of the fireplace allow in light and bring the outdoor view in as part of the living room’s charm.

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The grand staircase has dark wood risers and banisters, with white wood panels on the walls, echoing the contrast in the kitchen.

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Custom wood can be used in many different in many different design concepts, adding another dimension to the design.

Working with Holzman Interiors, a full-service interior design company, where experts can help you bring all the details together, is ideal when creating an overall look including custom wood.