How time flies. I just come to the realization that KUS and I have been penning this blog for 5 good years! It's interesting to note that, at the time we started this blog, interior design blogs were few and far between. During that period, dozens of blogs have come and, ahem, gone.
KUS and I do have many ideas for blog posts, but our workload very often leave us with little time to really sit down and write. In any case, the nature of our work meant that we're exposed to products, information and imagery related to interior design on a fairly constant basis. This probably explains why we don't go ga-ga over EVERYTHING we see, and hence blog about ANYTHING we see. But no, we aren't apologetic about the relatively lesser number of posts compared with other blogs which were started at about the same time as Home Rejuvenation.
A look into our archives shows that the two of us did come up with some really distinctive posts over those years, and we're glad we shared with you all these wonderful information. We love our lovely series of posts on beautiful staircase designs, and were pretty amazed by how 'unorthodox' materials like maps and Post-It notes can create beautiful wall features in another. My, even newspapers come in handy in interior design these days!
We also introduced you folks to some of the most uniquely-designed interiors found around the world and shared here a bunch of chic therapeutic spaces which we believe not only soothe the body but also tame the mind (shouldn't all homes be like that?). I wasn't sure everybody will appreciate those unusual bookshelves we picked, but we loved them.
Our Homes Rejuvenated! posts, which showcase our very own interior design projects, weren't looked at as tools of marketing for KNQ Associates. Rather, we're hoping to obtain feedback from all of you in the hope that we can continually improve on our craft.
DIY ideas are aplenty on our blog too. For instance, the kooky invisible bookshelf, which was blogged about first on this blog, brought us an insane amount of traffic when popular blogs like Lifehacker talked about it.
In 2007, we 're also extremely proud to hold the very first '10 most influential design bloggers' online poll - with support from the people at Wallpaper* magazine - which garnered an impressive number of 4900+ votes from all you readers. We definitely hope that poll is influential in its own right, given that the list is voted by bloggers and blog readers around the globe. We followed up with two more polls in 2008 and last year.
Frankly, we didn't think we would still be blogging up till this day, and how much fun the blogging process has brought us. If we didn't have supportive readers and clients like you who keep coming back, we believe we don't have a voice at all.
Once again, thanks for reading! We are looking forward to the next 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years of blogging!