The Houzz of 2018 pop-up has now closed for this year. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors that came to see the house. See you in 2019!
For a week in January, Houzz, the world’s largest home renovation and design platform transformed a five-storey townhouse in the heart of London’s Soho. The exciting pop-up marked the launch of Houzz’s online shop and showcased the hottest 2018 interiors trends, based on Houzz’s community insights. The house was designed from scratch by Houzz professionals and interior design agency Run For The Hills, and the entire experience was completely shoppable.
The Houzz of 2018 offered a jam-packed programme with hands-on workshops, entertaining events and industry talks. Discover all of the events that were part of the programme below.
Above images by Katya De Grunewald Photography | Run For The Hills
Secret Gig with Sofar Sounds
Sofar Sounds will host a secret performance in the Houzz of 2018, where 3 local/touring bands will play an intimate set. The artists have been hand selected by the local and global Sofar community. Booking is essential. Use this promo code when purchasing tickets to jump the queue and secure your spot: HOUZZ-97221
Candle Making with Earl of East
Earl of East’s expert candle makers will take you step-by-step through the candle making process. They’ll share hints and tips on the creation of the perfect fragrance, and you’ll get to make your own 6oz scented soy wax candle to take home.
26th January, 6:30pm-8pm, £55
Colour Workshop with Dulux
In this hands-on workshop, led by Dulux Creative Director Marianne Shillingford, you will learn about the secrets of successful colour scheming and visualisation using the latest physical and digital tools. You will also experience how to mix your own bespoke colours by hand and eye, and then naming them.
26th January, 9.30am-11.30am, £24.99
Styling your Home: No Rules Interior Cool with Dee Campling and Lisa Dawson
Lisa Dawson and Dee Campling are home stylists with a difference, who truly believe that your home should reflect who you are, and the only trend you should follow is the one you set yourself. In this workshop they will talk through how to identify your style and how to implement it in your home.
27th January, 9am-11am, £45
Experience the Power of Steam with Miele
Join Miele and watch their talented expert bring steam cooking alive. You’ll be sampling three flavour and nutrient rich dishes, including vegetable soup, kedgeree and steamed sponge pudding, and learn more about steam oven technology.
28th January, 9.30am-11am, FREE
31st January, 9.30am-11am, FREE
A Renter’s Guide to Styling with Forward Features
Join Forward Features as they shed a light on making the most of your rented property and trend predictions for 2018. Forward Features is the journey of London-based duo David and Mark, interior geeks searching for domestic bliss in the city.
28th January, 1pm-2pm, FREE
Cocktail Making Class with Our/London Vodka
Bring your cocktail A-game to your next dinner party and learn how to infuse vodka to create your own bespoke cocktails using seasonal ingredients. Our/London Vodka will help you make two of your own infusion cocktails to enjoy during the workshop and there will be a special Houzz of 2018 price on bottles of Our/London Vodka so once inspired you can try it at home!
28th January, 4pm-5pm, FREE
Coffee Connoisseur Masterclass with Nespresso
Join Nespresso for a unique workshop where you will be taken on a journey of discovery through the origins of coffee, as well as how to create easy and delicious coffee cocktails. Coffee will be paired with delicious food bites that will enhance tasting and take you to the whole new level of understanding the aromas and flavours.
29th January, 5.30pm-6.30pm and 7pm-8pm, £5
Winter Floral Workshop and Supperclub With Sisterhood Camp
Learn the Japanese art of Ikebana, flower arrangement, with Erin Trezise-Wallace, and create a beautiful floral display using dried and foraged finds. The workshop will be followed by a sumptuous lunch cooked by Sisterhood chef and food writer, Claire Thomson.
30th January, 9.30am-3pm, £175 Early Bird, £200 Full Price
How to Look After Your Houseplants with Patch
Patch founder, Freddie Blackett is going to share his top tips for picking the right plants for any indoor or outdoor urban space and how to keep them alive, bringing a free houseplant for each member of the audience to kickstart their collection!
30th January, 6.30pm-7.30pm, £10
Enjoy a Cup of Coffee
Nespresso is taking over the top floor of the Houzz of 2018 to provide an immersive coffee experience. Visitors will enjoy a tasting of the latest Nespresso Limited Edition collection, Robusta Uganda and Arabica Ethiopia Harrar, and get a chance to try out Latissima One, a brand new machine from Nespresso. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary coffee after soaking up all the Houzz of 2018 trends!
The café is open daily from 11am-6pm, 26th January – 31st January.
Run For The Hills
The Houzz of 2018 has been designed by Houzz professionals and award-winning interior design agency Run For The Hills. The London-based studio, led by Creative Director Anna Burles, was chosen to interpret the 2018 trends unearthed by Houzz, based on the platform’s most popular searches and images, and was then tasked to bring the Houzz of 2018 concept to life.