All-New Houseandhome.com Delivers A Daily Fix
TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - The launch of the all-new Houseandhome.com and
the continuing popularity of Canadian House & Home (H&H) magazine aren't just
satisfying the design cravings of Canadians. Now, the H&H brand is filling a
void for design addicts south of the border, too. The magazine has long been
considered Canada's No.1 design resource with 2.3 million readers, while House
& Home Television with Lynda Reeves airs in 26 countries. But with the loss of
shelter magazines such as House & Garden, Oprah's O at Home, Martha Stewart's
Blueprint, Cottage Living and Domino, decorating-savvy Americans are becoming
as hooked on House & Home as Canadian readers.
Apartment Therapy - a U.S. site with 2.5 million unique visitors monthly
- has been blogging about H&H for some time. And just yesterday, Boston's Erin
Flynn crowned H&H the "unequivocal Domino replacement" in her popular Elements
of Style blog.
"I'm 100 percent confident in declaring that Canadian House & Home is the
official Domino replacement," she writes.
Now, with the launch of H&H's newly designed website, online users can
enjoy even more content from the brand.
"Houseandhome.com is a perfect complement to H&H magazine," says Lynda
Reeves, H&H Publisher and host of House & Home Television. "The resources on
the site are amazing, and the blogs bring us closer to our growing audience."
"In the first month since the relaunch, traffic has exploded - we've
already seen a 63% increase in unique visitors on Houseandhome.com over the
same period last year," adds Kirby Miller, Senior Vice-President and General
Manager of House & Home Media. He expects the site's approximately 2 million
annual visits and 9.7 million annual page views will double within 6 months.
"We've enjoyed leading the pack in the Canadian design magazine world, and
anticipate doing so online as well."
The new website features hundreds of photos of gorgeous homes, must-watch
decorating and food videos with visiting guest designers and chefs, and blogs
by design stars including Lynda Reeves, Suzanne Dimma and Cameron MacNeil -
making it easier than ever for design fans everywhere to discover the
House & Home ranks as the No.1 coffee table magazine in the nation, and
now the website offers a daily dose of decorating advice and recipes, along
with promotions and giveaways. Get updates by following H&H by RSS feed
(http://www.houseandhome.com/rss), on Twitter (www.houseandhome.com/twitter)
and by becoming a fan on Facebook (http://www.houseandhome.com/facebook).
What's New On Houseandhome.com:
Daily blogs from H&H editors: Suzanne Dimma, Cameron MacNeil, Meg
Crossley, Stacey Smithers, Michael Penney, Kimberley Brown and Sarah Hartill.
Food Editor Claire Tansey's new blog, "In Good Taste," helps the site
cover everything from sofas to soufflés.
Celebrity home tours - Peek inside their personal spaces through
exclusive photos and videos. On the site now are actress Kathleen Robertson,
designer Sarah Richardson, author Richard Florida and Fashion Television host
Online How-to videos - Whip up delicious recipes, get decorating tips and
learn shopping secrets.
Fabulous room photos - Flip through galleries of stunning kitchens,
bathrooms, bedrooms, exterior landscaping and more.
Amazing interactive tools - Design a virtual kitchen with the Jenn-Air
Style Society Kitchen Designer or use our handy Paint Calculator.
Recipes and menus for entertaining - Cook like the pros with recipes from
star chefs including Donna Hay, Bonnie Stern and Gordon Ramsay. Enjoy food
videos, drink recipes and entertaining tips.
Products, products and more products - Get the lowdown on the latest
design finds and store openings from our blogs and comprehensive Shopping &
Source Guide. Browse House & Home: Style For Living and NEST by H&H
merchandise currently in stores.
House & Home is also known for partnering with advertisers to create fun
and unique contests, quizzes, micro sites and promotions. Online now are:
- The Samsung H&H Style Intern Search
- The Febreze Decorator's Dream Contest
- The Bayview Village Shopping Centre's Haute On The Rack $10,000
So, what are you waiting for? Go online and get your fix of the new
/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
members of the media/
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