Today, I’m extremely excited and proud to welcome you to the new and improved Rue! As many of you know, Rue first began as a bimonthly online magazine in September 2010. Two and a half years later, we launched Rue Daily to meet your growing request for more inspiration, more often and have loved our newfound ability to enjoy daily contact with you ever since.

But not too long ago, we began to feel we could make Rue an even better design resource, and soon decided to give our site a big refresh. Last spring, I sat at the beach on Boracay Island in the Philippines celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary and began dreaming up and reflecting on my hopes and wishes for the future Rue – mapping out all of my ideas and inspiration in a notebook. Today, what you see is the culmination of those first notes and the hard work of my incredibly talented team.

As we’ve grown up over the past five years – during which, Rue team members have moved cross-country, become engaged, gotten married, and even welcomed children into their families! – we’re sure you have too! So, you’ll notice a more sophisticated and refined site design (and logo!) to really showcase who we are today… and of course, to allow the beautiful photography and compelling stories to truly take center stage.

We’ve studied which stories you get most excited about and honed the scope of our content to better reflect what you’re looking for: more Home Tours and Decorating ideas, less fashion. We’ve also put together a handy Rue Shopping Directory with our all-time favorite resources to help make your next decorating project easier. We’ve created a pin-able Photo Gallery with images from all (yes, all!) of our home tours. And we’ve made it easier to access Our Archives so you can peruse past issues of Rue magazine anytime you’d like.

Take a look around and get acquainted with Rue’s new home, leave us a comment, drop us a note, or tweet us your feedback- we’d love to hear from you. We hope you love #RuesNewLook as much as we do!

On behalf of the entire team, we thank you for growing with us over the past five years…and counting. We truly love what we do and have you to thank for that!

-Crystal