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My Modsy Story: Giving Our Home Office the Update it Deserves

Quarantine during COVID has presented many unexpected challenges for everyone. For spouses Rebekah and Jack, the extra time at home meant seizing the opportunity to create an office space they loved. Homeowners: Rebekah and Jack T. HR Consultant and Pharmacy Manager Location: Waunakee, WI. Spaces: Home Office My Style: Refined Industrial The Backstory Shortly after […]

Post-Holiday Decor Tips: How to Combat the Winter Blues with Interior Design

The holidays are over—but winter certainly is not. And if you’re anything like us, your home might feel a bit barren and cold when all the holiday decorations come down. It’s too early to decorate for spring, but sometimes it feels like holiday decor is the only winter decoration option out there. But trust us—that’s […]

My Modsy Story: Creating a Place of Peace in a Season of Grief

After her mother’s death, Sandra wanted to redecorate her childhood home as a way to process her grief. Her Modsy designer helped transform her home, preparing her for the next phase of life. The Backstory When her mother passed away, Sandra was overcome with a tremendous sense of loss. She found herself alone in the […]

Scandi Style: This Home is a Perfect Specimen of Scandinavian Interior Design Style

If you love a minimalist aesthetic but want something that’s a little more warm and organic, then Scandinavian design might be just the thing. What is Scandinavian Design? Scandinavian design is an interior design and furniture style hallmarked by clean lines, minimalist features, and warm, light woods contrasted with darker-toned woods or metals such as […]

My Modsy Story: How I Used Design to Prepare My Family for Change

Returning to school after years of being a working mom inspired Brooke to tidy her home design and make it easier for her family to manage. The Backstory Brooke was preparing for a big transition, going from working mom to entering an intensive interior design program at Rhode Island School of Design. But before she […]

Breaking the Rules: 9 Ways to Play With Scale and Proportion in Unexpected Ways

If you’ve seen our guide to scale and proportion, you already know they’re important decorating principles, just like symmetrical balance in interior design. For a quick refresher, scale and proportion refer to how things relate in size visually (and physically) in a room. Having the right scale and proportion across your furniture and decor will […]

Modsy Designers On: Our Favorite Coffee Table Books and How to Style Them

Styling your coffee table is one of those finishing touches that helps pull together the style of your living room. But actually styling your coffee table can prove to be quite the challenge. Where to begin? What objects and home decor to include? One of our favorite items for coffee table styling is using coffee […]

Trend Spotlight: Traditional Wingback Chairs are Getting a New Twist

Traditional design is rising in popularity across the country, as people spend more time at home and are looking for a little more comfort and familiarity in their home’s design. The surge in popularity of traditional interior design is something that steadily grew in the second half of 2020, and one of our 2021 trend […]

My Modsy Story: How Modsy Transformed My Entryway Into an At-Home Coffee Shop

Nicole knew she wanted to do something special with her entryway foyer—but she wasn’t sure how to bring her ideas to life in a way that had a cohesive look and feel. The Backstory When we moved into our new house, we had almost no furniture. Our space was kind of sad and empty—but we […]

Design History Spotlight: The Cultural Origins of the Bachelor Pad in the Mid-Century

How the mid-century bachelor pad challenged and informed gender norms of the time. This post is based on a lecture by Modsy’s VP of Style + Design Historian, Alessandra Wood. The bachelor pad has become somewhat of a cultural icon. It’s the crash pad of single men—the domain where they watch sports, entertain friends and […]

Merchant Picks: Why We’re Loving The Cane Furniture Trend

Cane furniture is having a major moment right now—and we’re really loving it. While traditionally cane has shown up more in coastal styles, we’re seeing it transcend any one style and be integrated into modern, mid-century, traditional, and eclectic spaces as well. Large furniture retailers and small design houses alike are bringing this beautiful material […]

A Peek Behind the Curtain: Here’s What a Modsy Design Project Really Looks Like

Maybe you’ve heard about online interior design services but you haven’t made the jump to check it out because you don’t really understand what’s involved. We get it! If you’ve never worked with an interior designer or used an online design service, this might seem like a foreign concept. But choosing online design services to […]

My Modsy Story: How I Found a Style to Complement My Modern Ranch Home

After moving from a traditional house into a home mid-century style ranch house, Samantha struggled to find a modern yet cozy style that worked for the new space.  The Backstory I’m a literary blogger, make-up vlogger, and author, so I’m not without strengths. However, interior design is just not one of them. So when my […]

Interior Design & You: Unboxing Your Interior Design Tool Kit

Welcome to Interior Design & You, a virtual design seminar led by Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s VP of Style. In this series, you’ll learn some of the basics of interior design, as well as how to personalize your own home. Watch session one, Unboxing Your Interior Design Toolkit, below—or scroll through the post for a recap! […]

Modsy Designers Talk: The Most-Common Home Office Design Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

In the past 6+ months, we’ve helped countless customers make work-from-home spaces that are stylish and functional. And we’re not just talking formal home offices but also temporary-turned-semi-permanent spaces, dining room offices, multipurpose workspaces, and home offices with two desks. Our expert interior designers are pros at putting together home office design ideas and creating […]