PRESS RELEASE: Anna Hackathorn of Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles, CA – Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017
Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Los Angeles, California, January 17, 2017 – Anna Hackathorn of Rolling Hills Estates / Palos Verdes has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The experienced and highly acclaimed interior design veteran, who loves to design rooms that strike a fine balance of elegance and comfort without appearing overly decorated, was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Anna Hackathorn,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”
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Anna launched her interior design career in New York with Calvin Klein and with retail design industry veteran Robin Kramer at her boutique firm where she managed the design of major flagship stores and smaller boutiques worldwide for clients Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Narcisco Rodriquez, Isaac Mizrahi, and Barneys New York. She then moved from commercial to residential design working with legendary celebrity decorator Michael S. Smith in Los Angeles where she managed high-end residential projects across the country. (Smith was since hired by President Obama to design at the White House). She’s had a private interior design business since 2003, and her vintage art collection evolved throughout the years.
Anna graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Communication, then attended Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris, as well as American University in Paris.
Anna’s interior design work has been featured in Elle Décor, W, Departures, C, In Style, California Home + Design, Lucky, Los Angeles Confidential, Rue Magazine, South Bay Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, The Megan Mullally Show and the Los Angeles Times. In 2003, she was honored to be listed as one of House Beautiful ‘s “America’s Top Young Designers” and in 2013 she was included in the Mansion section of the Wall Street Journal as an interior design expert. She has worked extensively with One Kings Lane since 2011 and has featured her vintage art and home furnishings through their wildly popular Tastemaker Tag Sales. One Kings Lane continues to showcase her curated art collection in their Vintage & Market Finds section. Beginning in 2016, She has also been a guest curator for the Artfully Walls website.
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 small room to building a custom home and everything in between, 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 empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.