We have a new "Spotlight" story on our Houzz profile. In it, you'll read a bit about how OVOLO started and how to make your house into a home by expressing your personality through design. A home is a place that should tell your story, be full of joyful memories and moments, and make you happy. See specific tips by scrolling through the photos below, but don't forget to click on the link to read all of the details. Pro Spotlight: How to Express Your Personality Through Design
There was an article on NPR that discussed a Twitter account that has been rating celebrity and politician room backgrounds on Zoom and other videoconferencing services. So what does it take to be highly rated? See if you can spot some common themes in these highly rated rooms below (and the one above) which scored at least 7 out of 10 points. Did you spot some common themes? Here are our thoughts on those themes for a great background: Good forward facing lighting so the person isn't in shadow. Artwork on the walls Greenery such as plants, flowers, etc Relative simplicity without too many distractions Cabinetry and/or bookshelves Some of these rooms could still be improved by turning on the accent lighting in the backgrounds of the rooms but overall, these are very pleasant backgrounds and great looking rooms. Well done! Now it's your turn: how is your Zoom background and is there anything you can do to make it a 10/10?