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Rest Assured: A Guide to Finding the Perfect Bedside Table

While a bed is probably the most important component of your bedroom’s design, nightstands are a close second in crucial bedroom furniture. They add an element of both style and practicality to your space. But they definitely aren’t one-size-fits. Nightstands and bed frames come in all sizes, shapes, and styles, which makes finding the perfect […]

How To Get The Modern Farmhouse Look

Modern Farmhouse style is a trendy look that’s been increasingly growing in popularity for the past two years. It’s safe to say that the design world is obsessed (our Modsy team, included.) We’re seeing this interior design style all over HGTV shows, Pinterest, and our Instagram feeds. And it makes sense why so many people […]

16 Ways to Add Storage to Your Living Room

If you’re anything like us, your living room has become the workhorse space in your home. From taking work calls to homeschooling, binging TV shows and having family game nights, this space is the hub of the home now, more than ever before. But with that can come a lot of clutter and disorganization. And […]

Holiday Interiors Inspired by Your Favorite Christmas Movies

The holiday season looks mighty different this year. We’re all hunkering down at home, and holiday celebrations during COVID are turning into virtual gatherings. The bright side? It’s a great excuse to go all out on holiday decorating this year! Just because you’re not hosting a holiday party or having a big family gathering doesn’t […]

Modsy 2020 Holiday Home Trends Report

This will be quite a different holiday season than we’ve seen in past years, and people will inevitably be using their homes differently over the holidays with small gatherings and intimate family get-togethers. Modsy surveyed 2,000 people across the country to gain some insight into their home design priorities for the holiday season and what […]

Stylist Picks: Our Favorite Living Room Rugs—For Every Budget!

It’s no secret that rugs can be expensive. When they’re made using high-quality materials and traditional techniques, rugs are investment pieces that will last you a lifetime. Except here’s the truth: Expensive rugs aren’t always better. And affordable rugs aren’t necessarily low quality. Naturally, that makes shopping for one a little more complicated, especially if […]

Trend Spotlight: Meet Victorian Farmhouse

In times of uncertainty, we often look to the past to help define our futures. There’s something comforting about the familiar. So, it makes sense that this desire would show up in our homes. And in 2020, an uncertain year to say the least, traditional and historically-inspired interior designs styles are a trend on the […]

(Episode 4) The Render Visual Companion: Where Do Interior Design Trends Come From and Why Do They Die?

Welcome to the visual companion to the fourth episode of The Render. The Render is a podcast hosted by Modsy’s very own Alessandra Wood and Maddy Warner, and is all about the untold stories from the world of interior design. In our fourth episode, Maddy and Alessandra are joined by special guest, Danielle Walish, the […]

(Episode 3) The Render Visual Companion: Why Is the World So Obsessed With Mid-Century Modern Design?

Welcome to the visual companion to the third episode of The Render. The Render is a podcast hosted by Modsy’s very own Alessandra Wood and Maddy Warner, and is all about the untold stories from the world of interior design. In our third episode, Maddy and Alessandra are joined by special guest and Mid-Century Modern […]

The Render (Episode 2): Are Antiques Making a Comeback? Everything You Need to Know About Grandma’s Furniture

Welcome to the visual companion to the second episode of The Render. The Render is a podcast hosted by Modsy’s very own Alessandra Wood and Maddy Warner, and is all about the untold stories from the world of interior design. In the second episode, Maddy and Alessandra dive into the surprisingly-interesting topic of antiques. Alessandra […]

The Render (Episode 1): Discovering Your Personal Interior Design Style and What It Says About You

Welcome to the visual companion to the first episode of Modsy’s new podcast, The Render. The Render is a podcast hosted by Modsy’s very own Alessandra Wood and Maddy Warner, and is all about the untold stories from the world of interior design. Tune in to the very first episode where Maddy and Alessandra break […]

Three Ways To Get the Oh-So-Popular Farmhouse Style In Your Home

When it comes to decor trends, Farmhouse style has it all—think texture, contrast, and coziness all rolled into one perfect space. It’s a super trendy style that has taken the design world by storm. You’ve likely seen it everywhere from your Pinterest and Instagram feeds to popular TV shows (we’re looking at you Fixer Upper!). […]

My Modsy Story: How Rachael Created a Polished, Cohesive Design for her Open-Concept Home

Rachael was excited to be living in a new house she loved. But needed help finding a design that was as beautiful as her new space. See how Modsy helped her bring house and home together with a winning design. The Backstory I recently purchased a newly constructed house with an open floor-plan. Because the […]

Brands We Love: Kerala Design

At Modsy, we’re always scouting new brands to add to our digital catalog. From well-known names to up-and-coming brands—and even those that are hard to find—we work with a large array of partners, so you’ll always find pieces you love in your style and budget. In our “Brand Spotlight” series, we’ll be showing off some […]

Everything You Need To Know About Modern versus Industrial Interior Design

When it comes to decorating your home, there are tons of different design styles to choose from. Which one is right for you? Well, that question can sometimes be more difficult to answer than it might seem. Because when it comes to interior design styles there are so many options to choose from and many […]

Inside Our Nursery Design For RHOBH’s Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Homeowner: Teddi Mellencamp of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Location: Los Angeles, CA Room: Blank canvas nursery and playroom Her Style: Modern and fun! The Backstory Teddi and her husband Edwin already have two kids, son Cruz, 5, and daughter Slate, 7. And now with baby number three on the way, it was time […]

8 Ways to Bring a Mid-Century Modern Look to Your Living Room

The Mid-Century Modern interior design style may have begun in the 1950s but this timeless look is more popular today than ever! Defined by simple forms, organic influences, and minimal ornamentation, the look is so versatile that it can blend in with a variety of different interior design styles. It’s the perfect choice if you’re […]

7 Ways to Design a Modern Bedroom That’s Unique to You

If you Google “modern bedroom designs” the results will show you tons of different styles. Modern is the term that gets most misused in the design world: modern vs. midcentury vs. contemporary vs. any other similar-sounding term… They are actually all very unique and it can get confusing if you want to stick to one […]

8 Foolproof Design Tips For Studio Apartments

There’s no question that crafting the perfect studio apartment design can be a serious challenge. You’re working with a small space that needs to serve multiple needs, from sleeping to lounging to sometimes even doing actual work. Additionally, you still want to show off your personal style while creating a functional, livable space. From bringing […]

14 Entryway Design Tips to Help Your Home Make a Stylish First Impression

Entryways are the perfect place to establish welcoming vibes in your home. Whether it’s a big foyer or a barely-there space inside the front door, this area is the first room you see when you walk into the house. A good entryway design makes sure this room helps keep you organized on your way in […]

Brands We Love: Chelsea Art Studio

At Modsy, we’re always scouting new brands to add to our digital catalog. From well-known names to up-and-coming brands—and even those that are hard to find—we work with a large array of partners, so you’ll always find pieces you love in your style and budget. In our “Brand Spotlight” series, we’ll be showing off some […]

Layout Guide: A Rectangular Living Room Done Two Ways

In our Layout Guides series, you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. This week we take on the challenge of designing a rectangular living room layout with limited space.  The Space: A tiny living room with a rectangular shape and one wall-to-wall window. The Style: Industrial Minimal The Challenge: Designing a […]

5 Stylish Nursery Designs for The Chic Little One in Your Life

Awaiting the arrival of a joyful new addition to your family? Needless to say you’ve got a lot to think about with a new baby on the way—but it’s never too early to start thinking about nursery designs! It’s important to think about comfort and functionality in a nursery. And since you’ll be spending nearly […]

Layout Guide: A Rectangular Bedroom With Lots of Doors and Windows

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of interior design, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re looking at two different rectangular bedroom layout ideas for a small room with lots of windows and doors. […]

My Modsy Story: Designing a Small, Quirky Apartment to Match the Beauty of San Francisco

After moving from Sacramento to San Francisco, Katie needed help turning her new small, quirky apartment into a home. The Backstory I’d recently moved from Sacramento to San Francisco and I was faced with the challenge of designing a small, quirky apartment. I was super excited about the move and starting a new chapter in […]

Trend Spotlight: Designing The Perfect Minimalist Maximalist Home

Over the past year, we’ve seen people lean into the less-is-more mantra when it comes to their home. Rather than having more things, many people are opting to live with less furniture and decor and choosing pieces that prioritize good design and rooms that are layered but not cluttered. Think highly curated spaces with a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Century Modern Interior Design

We don’t need to explain the mid-century modern interior design trend, which has been a fan favorite for the past decade. A style that’s been in the spotlight for years, mid-century modern is the most popular look among our customers. Read on for the full scoop on this iconic style and where it’s headed for […]

Home Decor Tips from the Set of The Holiday – Are You an Iris or an Amanda?

Writer, director, and producer Nancy Meyers is known and beloved not only for her romantic comedies with strong female leads—but for the beautiful homes in which her characters live. From the Banks family home in Father of the Bride, to Erica Barry’s home in Something’s Gotta Give, along with so many others, America has long […]

Great Layout Guide: 2 Layout Ideas for a Living Room in a Small Apartment

In our Layout Guides series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. This week we take on the challenge of designing a small living room layout, with two multipurpose designs that save space and look good. The Space: A small living room in a city apartment The Style: Southwestern Chic The […]

Stylist Picks: Our 9 Favorite Modern Dining Room Chairs

Modern dining room chairs are an essential part of any modern dining room setup. Once you’ve chosen the perfect dining table for your space, the chairs might feel like a bit of an afterthought. But modern dining room chairs are every bit as important as your table! The good news is that they are much […]

Happy National Gingerbread House Day: Here’s What a Gingerbread House Would Look Like in Real Life

The holiday spirit has taken over at Modsy and with National Gingerbread House Day (yes, that’s a real holiday) right around the corner on December 12th, we knew we had to do something special. How festive would it be to live inside one of those frosted, gum-drop and candy-cane constructed homes? (Assuming the roof doesn’t […]

Brand Spotlight: Meet Ashby Home

At Modsy we’re always scouting new brands to add to our digital catalog. From the well-known names to up-and-coming designers and even brands that are unique and hard to find, we work with a large array of partners so you’ll always be sure to find pieces you love in your style and budget. Our new […]

Year In Review: The 17 Best Living Room Designs of 2019

We can’t believe that 2019 is almost over. To celebrate the end of another amazing year, we’re looking back at some of our best living room design ideas, which are the most popular rooms among Modsy customers! Take a peek at some of the best living room designs we’ve put together in 2019, and see […]

How 5 Of Our Favorite Bloggers Used Online Interior Design In Their Homes

We all have that one room in our homes that we have no idea what to do with. A space where you struggle to find a vision, that has a doozy of a layout, or that always gets pushed to the back burner when life happens. But the good news is we’re not alone! Would […]

Deck The Halls With These 5 Holiday Mantel Decor Ideas

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re officially setting aside fall decor and jumping right into holiday decorating! From Christmas trees and twinkle lights to wreaths and mistletoe, we’re ready to deck the halls for all kinds of celebrations and styles. One area in your home that’s always ready to be spruced up for the holidays? […]

7 Creative Ways to Design an Impromptu Bar

Happy hour, anyone? Whether you’re prepping for holiday parties or simply want to enjoy a warm summer with a refreshing cocktail, having a home bar set-up makes slinging drinks much easier—and much more fun. (After all, there’s nothing quite so nice as a well-styled bar cart or drink station.) It’s so convenient to have drinkware, […]

Survive The Holidays With These Conversation-Starting Decor Pieces

The holidays are fast approaching along with the possibility of extended time with relatives. And, aside from all the fun and joy, this can often also mean awkward family dynamics, touchy subjects, controversial conversations, and a whole lot of stress. If you’re dreading the inevitable political banter and polarizing opinions, give your guests something else […]

3 Color Trends Inspired by Your Thanksgiving Spice Rack

Thanksgiving and holiday season are just around the corner! If you’re anything like us, you’ll be spending lots of time in the kitchen preparing festive feasts and goodies to bring to gatherings around town. This year we’re feeling inspired by the colorful spices that go into our holiday dishes–like turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary, and sage. Browse […]

Trend Spotlight: Tour This Home Designed With Cool Organic Modern Style

You heard it here first! Organic modernism is a new trend we’re forecasting for 2020. Actually, it’s already one of our new favorite styles. Here’s why: It combines all the best elements of the mid-century modern look that has been so popular for the past decade (aka Mad Men-inspired) with organic and earthy elements. To […]

These Cozy Home Offices Are Ready For Your Winter ‘Work From Home’ Days

Winter is just around the corner. And for many of us that means there are also plenty of snow days on the horizon! If that sounds familiar to you, then you’re probably gearing up your home office for some WFH days. And if you’re in a snow-free zone, you’re likely still finding yourself working from […]

6 Fall Tablescape Ideas That are Sure to Impress Your Guests

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about hosting! While the holidays are about being together with the people you love—not impressing them with a Pinterest-worthy home—it is fun to gussy up your house and make it extra inviting for guests. One simple way to get your dining room holiday-ready is […]

Stylist Picks: Spooky Chic Decor

Halloween is here! We’re getting in the mood with spooky movies and imagining the homes of Disney villains — but we’re also thinking about transforming our own homes with spooky decor! If you ask us, spooky decor doesn’t have to be tacky or campy — in fact, it can be downright chic! When hunting through […]

Here’s How the ‘Gilmore Girls’ House Would Look in 2019

Where you lead, I will follow… This month marks the 19th year since Gilmore Girls premiered and put Stars Hollow on the map. To celebrate the almost two decades since we met the fast-talking, coffee-loving Rory and Lorelai, we had to revisit the iconic Gilmore Girls home and give it a 2019 makeover. Although it […]

Stress-Free Hosting: 7 Things Every Great Guest Room Needs

Hosting season never seems to end! Whether you’re hosting for Thanksgiving or the holidays, this time of year it seems like guests are always around the corner. Whether you’re hosting an intimate get together or the whole family, being the host with the most extra bedrooms is no easy feat. But fret not, the secret […]

My Modsy Story: So Many Rooms, Not Enough Furniture

After moving from the city to the suburbs, Michelle realized that none of her old furniture worked in her new house. She was overwhelmed and needed a design fix, stat. The Backstory My family and I had just moved from the city-center in Atlanta to Fairhope, a small town by the water. I love playing […]

These 7 Rooms Inspired by The Wizard of Oz Prove There’s No Place Like Home

(Photo: Getty Images) There’s no place like home, right? Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz said it best 80 years ago and we’re celebrating by putting our design chops to the test and creating spaces based off our favorite characters from the film. That’s right! In the latest installment of our pop culture inspired rooms, […]

5 Looks Inspired By Our Top Summer Destinations

This summer, we took a virtual Modsy road trip across the country and explored the design styles that underscore some of our favorite cities along the way. From the rustic charms of California’s Sonoma wine region to the coastal island beauty of Nantucket, Massachusetts, we drew from five summer destinations and imagined what our dream […]

Stylist Picks: 11 Pieces That Do The Rattan Trend Right

There’s so much to love when it comes to the rattan trend that’s been making its way into homes all over. We’ve been seeing rattan furnishings go from covered patios and porches into living rooms, dining spaces, and bedrooms, and we just can’t get enough of it. Whether it’s a small side table or a […]

Layout Guide: A Small Home Office Designed for Productivity

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of designing a space, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re designing two home office layout ideas for the ultimate productivity zone. The Space: A small 11×13 home […]

Layout Guide: Two Ways to Fill a Large Open Living Room

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of designing a space, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re looking at a large open living room and finding two layouts that make use of the open […]

What Harry Potter Style Are You? See How 6 Characters Would Design Their Homes Today

(Image credit: Warner Brothers) There’s nothing us muggles love more than escaping into the fantastic magical world of the Harry Potter series. Whether you consider yourself a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or even Slytherin, there’s no denying the characters from this iconic series had style. So in honor of JK Rowling and Harry Potter’s shared birthday […]

Layout Guide: Designing a Family Room + Office in an Open Loft Space

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of designing a space, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re serving up two solutions for an office/family room in an open loft space. Attic lofts can be […]

How To Design a Modern Bedroom That’s Unique to You

So many of our Modsy customers gravitate toward modern spaces. In particular, modern bedroom designs are among our most popular looks. At the same time, you might be wondering: ‘What does a modern style bedroom really even mean?’ We get it. Even within modern bedroom designs, there can be so many different ‘style’ approaches and […]

My Modsy Story: The Easy Way I Designed My Daughter a Room That Will Grow Up With Her

Kathryn wanted a way to combine her ideas with an expert’s guidance to design her daughter’s room. Here’s the magic formula she used to make it happen. The Backstory My family and I moved to a new home in Seattle and we wanted to give our 4-year-old daughter a “big girl” room. We planned to […]

Destination Style: Get the Sonoma Wine Country Look

To celebrate summer, we’re taking inspiration from the all-American tradition of a cross-country road trip. We’ll be traveling across the USA and exploring some of our favorite cities and their signature design styles along the way. Buckle up and get ready for some major destination design inspo. First stop: Sonoma, California! When you think of […]

My Modsy Story – How I Turned My Unusual Living Room Into a Mid-Century Sanctuary

After moving to a new home, Julie needed a novel approach to design her beautiful but unusual living room. The Backstory My family and I live in Palo Alto and we recently moved to another part of town on a college campus. Our previous house was a 900-square foot cottage with a living room that […]

Layout Guide: 1 Small, Square Living Room, 2 Functional Solutions

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of designing a space, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re diving into two solutions for a small, square living room layout. The Space: 13×18 small, square living […]

My Modsy Story – Finding Creative Design Solutions for My Small, NYC Home

After moving from a large home in Ohio to a small NYC apartment, this couple was in need of creative design solutions to whip their new home into shape. The Backstory My husband and I (and our dog), moved from a 2600 square foot home in Columbus, OH to a much smaller apartment in New […]

Here’s How To Style Your Space Like the Homes from Big Little Lies

Image Source HBO The Big Little Lies season two premiere is almost here (June 9th) and we are dying to know what’s happened to the five mothers of Monterey. If you watched the first season then you’ll remember just how gorgeous the women’s seaside homes were. The juxtaposition between their sparkling immaculate interiors and the […]

Designing A Beautiful Mess’ Nashville BnB Living Room Nook

We’ve always been huge fans of Elsie and Emma, the sister duo behind one of our favorite lifestyle and home design blogs, A Beautiful Mess. So when we heard Elsie was designing the living room nook in her awesome Nashville bnb, we immediately volunteered to help. This collaboration also happened to coincide with the launch […]

My Modsy Story – When It’s Time to Invest In New Furniture

After buying their first apartment, this couple was ready to invest in furniture and embark on an in-with-the-new design project. The Backstory My wife, Amanda, and I were super excited to buy our first home – an apartment in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Before this, we’d moved apartments every few years so […]

Dream Home Tour – A Collected Approach to California Casual

It’s no secret we’re fans of the chic modern spaces that capture the calm, collected California casual look. It’s a style we currently can’t get enough of – think blissful rooms with comfy furnishings, a blend of natural textures, and soft neutral hues. With all that inspo in the air and summer just around the […]