So the reality is that I come from a background of working for a University as does my husband. What this means is many years of living in dorm apartments and currently we still reside in a University-owned house (as part of my husband’s position) even though our combined age is over 80. We live in a great neighborhood, don’t have to deal with the realities of home ownership but I do dream of owning/creating my own space one day – and having a second bathroom!

As with every dream of mine, this includes ripping out and saving hundreds of home “ideas” and “dreams” over the years.  I have used file folders, binders and even an “intention board”.  But all that has just changed! Houzz – Home Design is “like the Flickr of design idea sites” according to The Washington Post and I couldn’t agree more. You are able to browse by style, space or even metro, continually adding ideas or showing off your own space in “My Houzz”!

Real Simple explains it best, “”The online equivalent of clipping decor inspiration from magazines… browse more than 40,000 images submitted by interior decorators, architects and design-minded users (filter by space, style and more), then save them in your virtual idea book”.  And just when you thought it could’t get any better, Houzz has a fantastic app for your iPhone or iPad!

WARNING– You may lose complete hours or days while perusing  Houzz but it’s worth every minute!