Dear readers of this blog,

I am delighted to announce that Houzz has selected Austin-Murphy Design for Best of Houzz Award for 2014. It was announced this month on February 4th.

We would like to thank all of our clients and supporters who have worked with us and who have encouraged us through the years .  You know who you are.  Thank you!   You are the reason we have received this.

Cheers to you,

Rob Austin-Murphy



Best Of Houzz 2014 Award


Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals


BELLINGHAM, WA, February 4, 2014 – AUSTIN-MURPHY DESIGN  has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 30-year old interior and home remodel design studio was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.


The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.


“Austin-Murphy Design begins each project by resolving the inherent design challenges while carefully listening  to the individual desires of each client and then adding  just the right measure of design savvy, style, and comfort to satisfy the most discerning of clients.”

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize AUSTIN-MURPHY DESIGN among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”


With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like AUSTIN-MURPHY DESIGN, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.






Austin-Murphy Design is a small, design-driven studio dedicated to the very best in home remodeling and fine interior design. The company prides itself on its collaborative approach with its clients and the inspired designs that result. Warm, inviting and stylish—are the descriptive words that come to mind when you view one of their designs. But it is not until you sink into one of their rooms that you understand how truly comfortable and satisfying they really are.


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 room to building a custom home, 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 powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information,




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