And just like that, 2021 is coming to a close. It’s always bittersweet as we say goodbye to another year but we can’t wait for the year ahead and the beautiful memories to be made in 2022.
2021 was a crazy year full of growth, amazing opportunities, travel and memories to last a lifetime. Today, we’re taking a moment to reflect and are rounding up some of our favorite moments and highlights from the past year.
BHI Projects Completed
We kicked off 2021 with the reveal of our modern Dryden Road House and mediterranean Miami House and finished the year sharing our traditional Greenwich House and European influenced Prestwick House – needless to say, it was a year full of various design that allowed us to step out and take on new challenges. Stay tuned for our Stone Lake and Rochester Project reveals coming soon!
Brooke & Lou Opens Pop Up & Now Permanent Home
Back in April, we opened the Brooke & Lou Pop Up. It’s crazy to think that we’ve had our Brooke & Lou storefront for less than a year – and what was initially a pop up shop, is now our permanent home! We are so grateful for all of our amazing clients, customers and team members who’ve made our store a success. It’s truly a dream come true to have our own little spot to call home!
Brooke & Lou Named Best Home Store in America
Speaking of the store, Brooke & Lou was recently named one of the Best Home Stores in America by House Beautiful! We are so incredibly honored to have received this award and sometimes have to pinch ourselves to believe it’s a reality! We were awarded the category of “Best Classics” for our timeless furnishings and accents available in our easy-clean and stain-resistant Life Friendly materials. Check out the article here.
On the topic of Press Features, BHI also had some notable mentions throughout the year starting with a fan favorite, our Dryden Road Project. This project was featured in Rue Magazine’s first ever print issue! Additionally, our Marianna Cottage Project was shared in the Cottage Journal.
In addition to press, we also participated in several exciting partnership opportunities. In 2021, Bria became an ambassador for Thermador and Design Manager – two companies we love and stand by! For the holidays, Bria worked in collaboration with Dogwood Hill to design a collection of beautiful gift wrap, tags, holiday cards and so much more. Shop the collection here!
Bria Joined the Expert
Have you ever just stared at your home and wished that you could hop on a call with a designer for some advice? Well, now you can schedule an expert session with Bria and get the design advice you’re seeking all from the comfort of your home. Click here to schedule a session.
Brooke & Lou Moved into a Warehouse
Would you believe us if we said that up until August, all Brooke & Lou orders were shipped out of our office? Well, it’s true – and honestly… we can’t believe we did this either! We were so excited to move into our new warehouse space and have the opportunity to stock more inventory and grow our shipping team so that we can get your Brooke & Lou orders out asap! Got an itch to shop? Click here to shop Brooke & Lou.
Our Biggest Warehouse Sale Yet
Speaking of our warehouse – in September, BHI and Brooke & Lou held our biggest warehouse sale yet! This sale took weeks of prep and over the course of two days, our warehouse was wiped clean of furniture, rugs, accessories, lighting and so much more. Stay tuned – we may just have another warehouse sale in the works!
Brooke & Lou Launches Kids Collection
Back in May, Brooke & Lou launched our first ever Kids Collection. This was a category that we had dreamed of having ever since the launch of B&L back in 2018. We were so excited to see all of your orders come in as it showed us that you all loved the collection/category just as much as we do! Explore the Kids Collection here.
BHI and B&L Brought on 5 New Roles
On top of adding new sales categories to Brooke & Lou, we also added five full-time team members to BHI and B&L! But we’re not stopping there, our team is rapidly growing and we currently still have 2 open roles left to fill. Click here to check out our open roles and apply to join our team!
BHI x B&L Fall Retreat
Every year we hold a fall retreat for our team where we can set goals, align on current projects and bond as a team outside of the office. This year, we rented a beautiful lakeside home in Wisconsin where we did a little work but also enjoyed cooking up meals as a team and playing games. It was such a fun little getaway and created so many sweet new memories!
Wow, what a year it was! Sometimes it really does take jotting everything down to realize all of the special moments a year can truly hold. As we head into the new year, stay tuned for more exciting partnerships, new categories for B&L, collaborations and project reveals coming in 2022!
Happy New Year!