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Looking Ahead, Looking Back: 10 Years of Remodelista

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Looking Ahead, Looking Back: 10 Years of Remodelista

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from Remodelista! This year we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary; here’s a look back at some highlights from the decade.

2007

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Above: Julie’s Mill Valley, California, dining room. Photograph by Matthew Williams, styling by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista.
  • Remodelista launches with a simple idea: four design-minded friends sharing remodeling tips based on a dozen renovation experiences. The original team—Julie Carlson, Francesca Connolly, Janet Hall, and Sarah Lonsdale—meets weekly around Julie’s Mill Valley dining table. Read our original mission statement here.
  • Our top post of the year is on sliding barn doors.
Looking Ahead Looking Back 10 Years of Remodelista Sliding barn doors in Before/After: A Stable to Work Studio Conversion in Kirkland, Washington.
Above: Sliding barn doors in Before/After: A Stable to Work Studio Conversion in Kirkland, Washington.

2008/09

2010

  • We launch our by-invitation Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory (Steve Delahoyd writes in Adweek: “The site highlights the best of the best (and if you’re familiar with Remodelista, you know their filtering abilities can often range from pretty amazing to downright otherworldly).”
  • Remodelista’s Janet Hall makes an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show to discuss organizing solutions (two years later Julie Carlson makes a repeat visit to discuss biergarten style).
  • In December, we host our first Remodelista Holiday Market at the Summer House in Mill Valley (we know it’s a success when dozens of readers line up in the torrential rain to gain entrance before the doors open at 10 a.m.).
  • A surprise hit: Our post on black toilet paper.

2011

Looking Ahead Looking Back 10 Years of Remodelista \10 Easy Pieces: Architects&#8\2\17; White Paint Picks.
Above: 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks.

2012

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Above: Spotted (and admired) in the showroom of Chairloom in Philadelphia: rough-hewn factory floors embellished with dramatic stencils; the photo goes viral on Pinterest.

2013

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Above: Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home is available from Amazon; it was named the Best Book of the Year in Home Improvement & Design.

2014/15

2016

Looking Ahead Looking Back 10 Years of Remodelista We publish our second book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
Above:We publish our second book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
Looking Ahead Looking Back 10 Years of Remodelista One of our all time favorite kitchens is Plain English&#8\2\17;s Osea Kitchen installed in a North London house. Another popular post: \15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High End Kitchens.
Above: One of our all-time-favorite kitchens is Plain English’s Osea Kitchen installed in a North London house. Another popular post: 15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchens.

2017

Looking Ahead Looking Back 10 Years of Remodelista Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Ideas for All Over the House is available from Amazon.
Above: Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Ideas for All Over the House is available from Amazon.
Looking Ahead Looking Back 10 Years of Remodelista One of our most popular Kitchen of the Week posts is Aya Brackett&#8\2\17;s Hippie House Update in Oakland.
Above: One of our most popular Kitchen of the Week posts is Aya Brackett’s Hippie House Update in Oakland.

Happy 2018, everyone, and thanks for a great decade at Remodelista. To help us in our future planning, we’d love to hear about your all-time favorite posts; let us know in the Comments section (and see Michelle’s highlights at Looking Ahead, Looking Back: 5 Years of Gardenista).

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