In recent months, several companies offering products for home/interior design have received VC-backing, including One Kings Lane, Ideeli and Beyond the Rack. With Houzz landing $35 million this week (story featured in today’s newsletter), we took to the PitchBook Platform to get the big picture. Spanning 83 deals, 37 companies have received VC financing over the years. 2011 was an especially lucrative year, raking in $223 million—a significant upward leap following 2010’s $63 million. Activity dipped ever so slightly last year, but still came in strong with $186 million of total capital invested.