30elm recently launched to create a hub to help connect home owners with interior decorators, home building and renovation professionals. 30elm was started by Matt Myers and Chris Conley from Matt's apartment in Brooklyn.
30elm offers a couple of different functions as it caters to both home owner and design professionals. Home owners can follow along as others in the community renovate their homes by reading the latest blog entries and case studies. Case studies can range from a number of home design topics. I found this interesting case study that highlights a barn that was converted into a lovely home.
If you are starting a home improvement project you can upload your photos and get advice along the way from other home design enthusiasts and professionals. Home owners that already have their own blog you can use 30elm to syndicate it through the community. It is free for home owners to use 30elm.
Design professionals can leverage 30elm to contribute blog entries, case studies and work with home owners to help then with their design needs. Priced from free to $499 a month based on the number of leads generated, design professionals can use 30elm as a lead generation platform. Additional pricing details can be found here.
Bottom-line: 30elm is a home design community for both designers and home owners alike.