Here’s How 5 Oscar-Winning Films Might Look Today

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What if the Titanic set sail in 2019 instead of 1912? What if the sound of music wasn’t set in 40s but rather today?

With the Oscars just around the corner, those were a few of the questions our design team has been thinking about. The same people who reimagined the Friends apartment and the homes of Disney Princesses, we couldn’t help but wonder how some of our all-time favorite best pictures might look if they took place today.

Curious what we came up with? From Casablanca to The Shape of Water, keep scrolling to see how we gave 5 Oscar-winning best pictures a modern-day makeover.

Best PictureCasablanca (Best Picture Winner 1944)

We imagined Rick’s upscale nightclub/cafe would have embraced the bohemian style were it around in 2019. A Moroccan oasis, it would still be the perfect place for cozy and intimate gatherings (or gambling, if that’s your thing).

The atmosphere of Rick’s Café Américain is as romantic and moody as ever, thanks to the layered rugs and lanterns that adorn every surface in the room.

Bring our contemporary Casablanca look home through flea market finds and pieces that show their history. Anything with bone inlay or rattan will instantly give your space an eclectic feel, and don’t be afraid to layer on the rugs, pillows, and throws. Even mix and match your dining chairs for an extra eclectic look!

Best PictureThe Sound of Music (Best Picture Winner 1966)

From the “Do Re Mi” sheet music to the view of the iconic gazebo (you can almost hear Liesl singing…), our 2019 take on The Sound of Music certainly includes a few of our favorite things!

Inspired by the living room where the Von Trapp family gathers to hear their father sing “Edelweiss,” the color palette comes from the original movie and was crucial to bringing this look to life.

To bring this style to your home, look for classic-European or ballroom inspired pieces. Anything embroidered is your best friend, from pillows and chairs to sofas!

Best PictureTitanic (Best Picture Winner 1998)

If you’re getting painted like a French girl, this traditional-glam lounge space is the perfect backdrop. Our 2019 vision for the set of Titanic was inspired by the first-class smoking room and Verandah Cafe from the original film.

The combo of tropical palm leaf prints and ornate chandelier are enough to make anyone feel like the king of the world. We imagined Jack and Rose making themselves at home in this first-class lounge space, relaxing and flirting, and (hopefully) avoiding that pesky iceberg.

Love this look? Bring it home by mixing classic furniture pieces in rich hues. Play with a palette of reds and greens to evoke the colors of the original set (note the green velvet sofa and ornate red rug), and don’t forget the palm leaves!

Best PictureShakespeare in Love (Best Picture Winner 1999)

Where Elizabethan era decor meets a theatrical flair, our current-day take on Shakespeare In Love is perfectly dark and moody, just like a Shakespearean tale.

Both dramatic and whimsical, this look plays with textiles and pattern and bold colors. A few key pieces include the writing desk for dashing out secret notes, dramatic curtains that evoke a stage, and the swooning sofa for reading love letters (or crying from torment).

For Shakespeare fans, there are easy ways to incorporate this style into your own space. Start with a dark and moody paint color then layer on some rugs. To modernize, pair original antique pieces with updated patterns & textiles and add a touch of fairytale whimsy with a fun sculptural piece or work of art.

Best PictureShape of Water (Best Picture Winner 2018)

Art Deco meets industrial in Elisa Esposito’s living room. Set in the 1960s, The Shape of Water depicts a life of isolation and her unique bond with a mysterious, scaled creature.

For this new look, we embraced a color palette that evokes the moody tones of the film. The space is minimally styled with a few sparse touches of Art Deco and industrial decor. The table set closely mirrors the original in the movie and the bathtub adds an edgy note, and is ready for any aquatic friends she cares to bring home.

Get this look with a moody blue wall color – the foundation of any water-themed space. Mix industrial elements and softer shapes to create a unique deco look, and add velvets and vintage pieces to complete the space.

 

Ready to give your home a 2019 upgrade?

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Everything You Need to Know About Shopping Through Modsy

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If you’ve ever shopped for new furniture, you probably know that it isn’t exactly an easy task. There are so many things to consider, that you might end up feeling more overwhelmed than excited.

But shopping for your home doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, here at Modsy we make it our goal to help you design and shop for your home with ease. From finding furniture you love (and know will fit), to handling all the ordering logistics, we’re here to handle the heavy lifting.

We know it might be a bit confusing at first, so here’s the full scoop on everything you need to know about shopping through Modsy.

Is the furniture in my designs real?

Yes! All the items in your designs are 100% real and ready to shop. We work with 100s of brands you know and love and also with some new and unique ones you can’t find anywhere else.

Can I shop the furniture and decor in my designs?

Absolutely! When you check out through your Modsy studio, you can purchase the exact pieces in your design all in one basket. To put it another way, that means you can shop multiple brands (and all the best sales) in one cart, in one easy checkout. Just think of what you can do with that extra time you’ll save!

“I work full-time and have no time to shop. It was so convenient to checkout straight from my designs and know exactly how everything is going to look, all while getting the lowest price.” – Klara, Modsy Customer

Can I apply a promo code from another brand to my Modsy order?

Yes! Although current sale prices might not be reflected in your Modsy Studio, we always check for any retailer sales or promotions before charging your credit card.

However, we are currently unable to honor individual discount codes. These include any code you were sent individually or a code you signed up to receive (via email or text message, for example).

Does Modsy price-match?

We guarantee to always honor the lowest advertised price for all your items. How do we do that? Before placing your order, we’ll always triple-check with the retailers for any last-minute sales and make sure you’re getting the best price for all your items.

Find a lower price elsewhere? Let us know within 24 hours of your purchase and we’ll match it!

Can I use Modsy sales in addition to retailer sales?

Yes, yes, and yes! If your favorite retailer having a sale, that means the same deal applies when you shop through Modsy. You can also apply Modsy-exclusive sales on top of these deals from other brands for extra savings.

“The design experience was great and visualizing everything in your own room is incredibly valuable. I ended up buying everything from the design and now my actual home looks identical to my Modsy designs.” – Judy, Modsy Customer

What does your concierge shopping service include?

We know that shopping for furniture can be complicated, so we have a dedicated team of order specialists ready to help you navigate the process. They will help place all your orders and coordinate shipping, delivery, and any returns or exchanges that you need.

Have more questions or need help? Contact us at hello@modsy.com and speak with a human who cares.

 

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Here’s How 6 Disney Princesses Would Decorate Their Homes in 2019

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Who doesn’t love a good Disney Princess post? From what they’d look like in 2019 to imagining them as elderly ladies, it’s fun to take our favorite characters and imagine their lives outside the movies we know so well.

At Modsy, we love reimagining the interiors of iconic tv shows and movies, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the palaces and castles of our favorite Disney Princesses. We tasked our design team to imagine what a 2019 happily ever after might look like for Cinderella, Belle, Mulan, Elsa, Moana, and Snow White.

Keep scrolling to see what we thought the homes of the 6 iconic Disney Princesses might look like today.

disney princessesCinderella

Long after she married Prince Charming, we imagined Cinderella found her happily-ever-after in this living room.

Inspired by her iconic blue ball gown, we designed her elegant space in shades of royal blue, ivory, and gold. While she loves glass furniture (and shoes), Cinderella is chronically late, so we included a gold alarm clock to help keep her on schedule.

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disney princessesSnow White

After Snow White moved out of the cottage and got her own place, she was ready for a design upgrade – who wouldn’t after living with 7 roommates!

For her bedroom, our designers wanted to create the ultimate “enchanted forest” escape. This would be the perfect place for Snow White to daydream and find solace from the outside world.

Always the animal lover, we wanted her space to reflect her penchant for nature. Her space is full of whimsical, woodland-inspired pieces that would help her stay connected to her forest friends. As a special 2019 touch, we added a few geodes and crystals to Snow White’s bedside. After the incident with her step mother, we imagined Snow White might turn to mystical powers to dispel negative energy in her space. Can you blame her?

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disney princessesBelle

For the heroine of Beauty and the Beast, we designed Belle a romantic retreat that mixes her Parisian roots with a dash of countryside chic. The sofa, inspired by her iconic yellow ball gown, is the center piece of the room. If a lot of the furniture looks familiar, that’s because it was inspired by our favorite characters from the movie. Can you spot  Chip, Mrs. Pots, and Lumiere?

Of course, as an avid reader, we stocked Belle’s living room with piles of her favorite novels. Of course, no Beauty and The Beast home would be complete without roses, which we sprinkled through the space. (Don’t worry, they’re not the kind that turn your significant other into a beast.) Ready to take a vacation here? Be our guest!

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Disney PrincessesMulan

Let’s get down to business. Mulan is not only one of our favorite Disney princesses, but she’s also a warrior – two personas we wanted to showcase in her modern-day living room.

We wanted Mulan’s space to reflect her independent spirit, so the overall vibe strikes a balance of feminine and masculine features. Her style is totally minimal with hints of eastern-inspired Mid-Century. The rug is the centerpiece that ties the whole room together, and is both traditional and unexpected, just like Mulan.

Can you spot Mushu in the corner, keeping Mulan company on quiet nights at home?

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disney princessesElsa

Disney Princess, Elsa’s adult bedroom takes a Scandinavian chic approach to a rustic look. The eldest of the sisters in Frozen, we imagined current-day Elsa designing an indoor winter wonderland for her home.

We brought her vision to life with an icy color palette of blues and whites alongside mirrored and acrylic furniture. To keep it from feeling too frigid, we incorporated Norwegian folk patterns alongside cowhides and fur throws into her cozy bedroom retreat.

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disney princessesMoana

For our favorite island adventurer Moana, we created a colorful bedroom where she could chill out after an action-packed day of way-finding.

The day bed, and wall color bring ocean-inspired vibes to the space, and the room divider is reminiscent of sails boats she loves. Wooden boat decor on the console serves as another nod to her passion and her many journeys. The space is eclectic and youthful – we imagined her twirling about, singing “How Far I’ll go” from the top of her lungs.

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Need a fairy godmother’s help designing your home?

Just like these Disney Princesses, our designers can turn your exact space into a 3D model and style it with real furniture and decor based on your style and budget. It’s not magic, it’s just Modsy!

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Welcoming Meredith Dunn as Modsy’s COO!

Modsy's COO

We’re thrilled to introduce Meredith Dunn as the newest member of our team and Modsy’s COO, aka Chief Operating Officer!

A bonafide retail and e-commerce veteran, Meredith joins us from Stitch Fix, where she worked most recently as their Vice President of Styling and Client Experience.

With her experience growing a vast network of remote expert stylists, Meredith is well-positioned and seriously excited to continue to help us redefine the way people design and shop for their homes.

“I am ecstatic to welcome Meredith to the Modsy family,” said Shanna Tellerman, our Modsy founder and CEO. “From day one, I knew Modsy needed an operational leader who had a very specific set of skills and finding that right person was going to be like finding a needle in a haystack. We found our needle in Meredith. We believe her experience scaling high performing remote teams at Stitch Fix, her passion for customer success, and her adept operational background with wildly successful retail companies will greatly help Modsy continue on its innovative path to creating happy homes.”

About Meredith Dunn, Modsy’s new COO

Meredith brings more than 12 years of operational experience to Modsy. Prior to joining Stitch Fix , she was the Senior Director of Customer and Stylist Delight at Stella & Dot where she oversaw global customer and stylist support operations.

She also served as a Director at Walmart.com where she was responsible for the item data collection, categorization, and content operations that fueled the online customer shopping experience. Dunn holds a B.S. in Management from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

“It was clear upon meeting Shanna and the rest of the team at Modsy that they are solving a real need in the market by transforming the way people design and visualize their homes,” said Meredith Dunn, Modsy’s COO. “Modsy offers a one-of-a-kind personalized 3D home design and shopping experience, and with that comes very complex but thrilling operational challenges. I love building high performing teams with a relentless focus on creating happy, loyal customers. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to do so at Modsy and cannot wait to get to work!”

When she’s not scaling world-class teams from 100 to 4500+ people, Meredith can be found running marathons (she’s finished the Boston Marathon three times!) and spending time with her family.

Welcome Meredith! We’re so happy to have you here.

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PS. Interested in joining Modsy? We are hiring across all departments including product and engineering roles. Please visit Modsy’s career page to apply.

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The Modsy 2018 Holiday Gift Guide – The Gift For Everyone on Your List

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If you’re like us, the holidays lurking just around the corner have you feeling more stressed than jolly. Finding the perfect thing for that special someone (or everyone) on your list can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.

Sleigh the gift exchange this year with the gift of a Modsy Design gift card. It’s the perfect gift for every(home)body on your list!

Ready to get gifting? Shop Modsy Design gift cards here!

The perfect gift for…

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Have a friend who thinks home design and says “who has time for that?” If so, you’ve found the perfect gift. The easiest and fastest way to design their home, with a Modsy Design gift card, they’ll go from blank slate to beautiful space in no time.

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Have a friend who moved into a new place but is still living out of boxes, even months later? Help them finally bite the bullet and turn their new house into a home with a little help from the pros. Once they see their exact room designed in 3D, bringing it to life will be a cinch.

Need proof? Learn how Lauren designed her home before she even moved in

 

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For your friends with kids, give them a gift that the whole family can enjoy. With a Modsy Design gift card they can create the perfect nursery or “big kid” room of their little one’s dreams. Or, maybe transform the living room into the perfect family-friendly hangout space!

Read This Next: 5 Tips For Designing a Kid-Friendly Living Room

 

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For that friend who has 100+ Pinterest boards, help them finally bring all those ideas to life! With a Modsy gift card they can turn all that inspiration into reality with a few clicks.

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Know a couple who, when it comes to designing their home, just can’t agree? One says modern, the other declares rustic. Help them marry their styles this season and design a home they both love. (Our Designers are pros at combining different styles into one cohesive look!)

Read This Next: 5 Design Tips for Couples – How to Style a Shared Space

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New year, new you – tackle 2019 in style! If you, or someone you love, is resolving to finally buy some furniture, give the gift of home design help. Like that friend who drags you to the gym, it’s the perfect gift to help you start and make sure you finish.

 

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Modsy 2018 Holiday Gift Guides – Gifts For Everyone on Your List

Modsy Gift Guide

Tis the season for gifting! We all know the feeling when you find the perfect gift for that special someone on your list – a sense of pure accomplishment!

But more often than not, you might find yourself racking your brain for gift ideas and coming up empty handed. We know the feeling.

To help you “sleigh” the gift exchange this year, we rounded up some of our favorite gifts for all kinds of home owners and homebodies in one place. So no matter if your special someone just purchased a new home or is expecting a new addition, we’ve got gifts galore that are sure to delight!

Read on for this year’s Modsy gift guides for homes of all shapes and sizes!

Modsy Gift GuidesGifts for New Homeowners

Welcome home! If someone you know just purchased a new home, you’re in luck. Not only does this mean a housewarming party in your near future, it also makes gifting that much easier. Peek some of our favorite gifts for new homeowners below!

Shop Gifts for New Homeowners

1. Cookbook Stand

Now that they finally have a kitchen of their own (and – hopefully – a dining room to go with it) help them make the most of it with a cookbook stand. Hopefully they’ll take the subtle hint and invite you over for a home-cooked meal!

2. Ceramic Vase with Olive Spray

Historically a symbol of peace, extend a faux olive branch to your new homeowners this holiday. Complete with a matching ceramic vase, this is the perfect way to instantly warm up any new home.

3. Oil Splatter Lacquer Tray

Like a piece of art, but for their coffee table. This splatter tray is perfect for serving cocktails, organizing magazines, and even for serving breakfast in bed.

4. Ona Large Pitcher

Sleek and stylish, you might mistake this pitcher as a work of art on loan from the MoMA. New homeowners will love serving drinks in this statement pitcher. You can even suggest they use it as a vase for an extra eclectic touch!

5. Velvet Throw Pillows

New homes often take a while before they feel fully designed. Gift these plush velvet pillows to any new homeowner in your life and watch as they instantly polish up any space.

6. Cozy Up Doormat

Nothing says welcome home like a doormat! The perfect housewarming gift, this Cozy Up doormat is both stylish and functional.

7. Fold Gold Serving Platter

Serve up a pop of texture with this gold hammered tray. The raised edges make for easy set down/pick up and add a distinctly eclectic touch.

8. Cocktail Glasses

Help your new homeowners ease into their place by gifting them these sophisticated and stylish cocktail glasses. A step above your usual glassware, the textured stem makes these an instant favorite for 5 o’clock drinks any time.

9. Modsy Design Package

Living out of boxes is certainly no fun. If your new homeowner friend needs a little help cracking the design of their new pad, a Modsy Design Package might be the perfect solution. Shop our gift cards here!

Modsy Gift GuidesGifts for Empty Nesters

On the other hand, you might know some folks whose kids have flown the coop and are now looking at a new phase of their life as empty nesters. Aside from rethinking their entire home (and turning those extra bedrooms into home gyms) help your empty nester celebrate this new phase of their life with some of our favorite gifts below!

Shop Gifts for Empty Nesters

1. Man Ray Chess Set

Based on the original design by Dada-Surrealist artist Man Ray, this chess set is the perfect gift for lovers of modern art and design. Each piece in the set is comprised of an abstract geometric form, making this both a game and a work of art!

2. Acropolis Bookends

Marble bookends wrapped in gold foil are the perfect addition to any bibliophile’s collection. Empty nesters can use them as simple decor or to hold your old photo albums.

3. Wall Frame Triptych

What do you get the parent who doesn’t want anything? Framed photos of yourself always do the trick! This trio has room to house photos of the whole family.

4. Salon Black Tray

Add a little French bistro flair to your empty nesters’ home. With its unique caned surface, this serving tray is sure to spice up any interior.

5. Large Brass Bowl

You really can’t go wrong with a beautiful decorative bowl. Especially this brass number that sports a gorgeously antiqued exterior.

6. Brass Candle Wick Trimmer

Leave it to the empty nesters to have all the bits, bobbles, and gadgets that take a simple house into a well-collected home. This brass candle wick trimmer is the perfect piece to not only extend the life of their new favorite soy wax candle, but also looks pretty sophisticated on the coffee table.

7. Empoli Tall Rectangular Vase

Now that the kids are out of the house, your empty nesters can feel free to display beautiful and fragile ceramics anywhere they like! This handcrafted vase is the perfect addition to a credenza or fireplace mantle.

8. Islay Whiskey Set

You don’t have to love whiskey to add this gorgeous whiskey set to your living room (although it certainly helps). Featuring a decanter, two tumblers, a serving jug, and walnut accessories, this whiskey set is the perfect addition to any empty nesters’ home bar.

9. Marble Tray

Pure and simple, this marble tray is a classic and beautiful addition to any home. Your empty nesters can serve up a gorgeous charcuterie board, keep remotes corralled on the coffee table, or keep the sugar and cream close by for their morning coffee.

Modsy Gift GuidesGifts for Renters

The best gifts for renters are usually small, easy to move, and functional. Please don’t gift your renter friends a new marble coffee table – they probably can’t take it with them to their next place and that will just be awkward for the both of you. Instead, consider one of these gifts from our Renter Gift Guide below!

Shop Gifts for Renters

1. White Sand Hour Glass

Looking for a cute (but functional) piece of decor for your renter? Try an hourglass. These guys are fun, compact, and kind of useful. Easy to pack up, your renter won’t have to stress about moving it from place to place with them in the future.

2. Faux Green Echeveria

One of the biggest takeaways from our 2018 Trend Report? Plants are in! And not just any plants – faux foliage is trending big time. We love this faux succulent arrangement to bring some greenery to your renter’s abode, without the stress of caring for a real plant.

3. Amber and Cardamom Soy Candle

The best way to add a little ambiance to any interior is with a scented candle. This soy number from CB2 is equal parts spicy and woody. It comes in a cute ceramic vessel to boot, making it useful even after all the wax is gone.

4. Black Band Floor Basket

Often times storage is at a premium in rented apartments. Baskets are a great place to stash excess clutter, and we love the minimal style and sturdy construction of this floor basket.

5. Mantis Wall Sconce

When it comes to added lighting, a plug-in sconce is a renter’s best friend. The Mantis sconce features a 360 degree swivel and is a great way to save floor space in small apartments.

6. Bermuda Pouf

Not only did this pouf make our best seller list, it is also one of the most versatile pieces of decor out there. Use it as an extra seat, a foot rest, or even topped with a tray as a side table in a pinch. Renters are sure to love this pouf!

7. Smeg Retro Electric Kettle

If your renter can still recall their collage days with ease, this electric kettle will be a welcome upgrade to an old standby. Perfect for making a cup of tea (or even top ramen in a pinch), this retro kettle also looks good doing it.

8. Chemex Coffee Maker

One of the simplest ways to brew coffee, the Chemex also yields a delicious result. A staple for all instagrammable kitchens, your renter can also use their new Chemex as a vase for beautiful flower arrangements in a pinch!

9. Faux Mohair Faux Sherpa Throw

Help your renter stay cozy year-round with this faux sherpa throw. It’s an ultra plush upgrade that features a minimal plaid pattern for extra style.

Modsy Gift GuidesGifts for Expecting Parents

Soon-to-be parents on your gift list? When it comes to babies and nurseries, it can be extra tricky to find the right gift as many key purchases are highly personal. Our gift guide features a few tried and true gift ideas as well as some outside the box options you may not have thought of.

Shop Gifts for Expecting Parents

1. Round Belly Baskets

Help your expecting giftees conquer clutter in a cute way with these baskets. The natural and white colors pair perfectly with any nursery theme and can still be used years from now in a toddler room or even the living space.

2. Matte Black Picture Frames

You really can’t go wrong with a nice set of frames to help expecting parents put their precious memories on display. These matte black options can be hung or propped and go with any style of decor.

3. Nespresso

Because sleep will no longer be their friend. Give your expecting parents the gift of an easy-to-make espresso to help them get through the long days after the sleepless nights.

4. Emily & Meritt Star Ceiling Mobile

This magical mobile is the perfect gift to crown any crib. Perfect for boys, girls, and gender-neutral nurseries alike, it’s a gift that they’ll be sure to use.

5. Faux Mohair Sherpa Throw

Help your expecting parents stay super cozy with this faux sherpa throw. It’s an ultra plush upgrade that can be tossed in the wash for easy cleaning.

6. Kids Books

You can’t go wrong with some cute and classic kid books. These are just a few of our picks, filled with amazing illustrations to delight parents and kiddos alike!

7. Nuuk Sheepskin Throw

So soft and plush, you may decide to keep this throw for yourself. Like snuggling into a cloud, this is sure to make a fantastic backdrop for all the adorable baby photos soon to come!

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State of The Home: The 2018 Modsy Trend Report

home design trendsAt the end of each year, the Style Team at Modsy loves to “peel back the wallpaper” and reflect on another year in the world of home design trends. We dig into the most-popular items and design styles across the country,  and even place our bets on what trends 2019 will have in store.

Read on for a peek behind the curtain at what our Modsy customers loved most this year and what we think will be on the home design trends horizon for next year.

Want to get the full scoop? Download the Full Modsy Trend Report here.

home design trendsMost-Popular Styles

As an online interior design company, we have the unique opportunity to help people all across the country (and even the world!) design their homes. We were curious about which styles were popular in which states, so we dug into the data and found some surprising results.

Two styles in particular dominate almost every state in the US: Mod (Mid-Century pieces, natural wood tones, and pops of color) and Rustic (warm hues, layered textures, and cozy spaces).

home design trendsRustic Styles

Midwest and Southern regions of the US are drawn more to a Rustic style.

  • The most Rustic state was Mississippi at 55%
  • The least Rustic state was Alaska at 25%

home design trendsMod Styles

Eastern and Western regions were the opposite, with Mod styles coming in at #1.

  • The most Mod state was New Mexico, with 47% of customers opting into that style
  • The least Mod state was Oklahoma, with only 17%

One of the bigger surprises, Texas (home of Chip and Joanna Gains’ famous farmhouse style) turned out to be more modern than rustic (at 38% versus 33%).

home design trendsWhat’s trending?

Industrial styles are rising in popularity. The “craft” trend is spreading into smaller up-and-coming cities that are drawing in millennials, craft beer, and loft-style living. Think exposed brick, mixed metals and masculine structures.

The most industrial states were:

  • South Dakota at 27%
  • Wyoming at 23%
  • Oregon at 17%

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Most-Popular Products

What were our customers’ favorite pieces across the board this year? It turns out, 2018 was a big year for personalization of the home. We found a large majority of our customers stocked up on decorative accents, like rugs, art, and pillows – pieces that all work together to make a space uniquely yours.

What’s on the rise for 2019? Here were the top 3 categories trending through the end of the year and beyond

Faux Plants

Green thumbs are out and Black thumbs are in! Fake plants dominated the shopping cart in 2018. A ton of retailers sell them, and they allow you to get that jungalow look without the effort of keeping a plant alive.

Natural Textures

People are bringing the outdoors, indoors with the natural fibber/texture trends. These neutral, earthy elements fit well into a Rustic style and can adapt to multiple color palettes.

Statement Rugs

Rugs are the biggest investment pieces of 2018! No surprise, as they can easily make a room come together (and without them your room will likely feel unfinished!).

Not sure how much to spend on a rug? These 4 factors will help you decide.

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Color Trends

Our Modsy Style Quiz tells us a lot about what colors people like and what they actually want to see in their homes. Spoiler alert: Pantone’s color of the year, Ultraviolet, was not a frequent favorite.

These popular color combinations come across in items purchased, especially artwork, pillows, and decor pieces.

home design trendsMost-Loved Colors

Neutrals and blues are the top most-wanted colors in Modsy designs. Not surprising as both are highly versatile and layer nicely with many styles of furniture and decor. Blue in particular can even act as a neutral – or a “bleu-tral” as Carson Kressley calls it!

  • 33% of Modsy customers requested blues
  • 27% requested neutrals

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Least-Loved Colors

The not-so-popular hues? Pastels only accounted for 3% of customer requests.

Greens were also low on the list, making up only 6% of customer requests. Turns out people prefer their greenery in the form of plants, not furniture.

2019 Trends

home design trendsGraded on a Curve

Hard lines are being traded in for softer curves. We’re already seeing curved furniture, such as sofas, armchairs, even beds, and think this is a trend that will be everywhere in 2019.

Classic Whimsy

We’re going to see Classical subjects of art presented in a whimsical style creating a modern spin on a once very serious theme. Shop all these pieces and more in our Trend Studio!

home design trendsPainterly Strokes

While it might be no surprise to see this trend in art, we’re going to see patterns that reflect the artist’s hand and brushstroke in rugs, pillows, and other textile prints.

Learn more about 5 of our favorite upcoming trends here.

home design trendsNature, Naturally

The natural textures and plants we saw in 2018 are here to stay and 2019 is all about layering them. Bring some zen into your home, no matter your style with a few key pieces. To add natural textures into your space, think: jute rugs, storage baskets, rattan chairs and woven wall-hangings.

Not sure how to style your plants? Here are 5 of our favorite ways!

home design trendsBoldly Neutral

While neutral color palettes have been all the rage, we’re going to see more and more dramatic neutral palettes. Think dark neutrals paired with lighters colors to create high contrast spaces.

Love the look? Shop it in our Fall Trends Design Studio.

 

See new home design trends styled in your exact room!

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Introducing Live Swap – Our Latest Feature That Lets You Try On Furniture With a Few Clicks

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Designing and shopping for your home just got way more fun with our latest (and greatest) feature – Live Swap! We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and are excited to bring swapping within your Modsy designs to life. Now, with only a few clicks you can easily swap any product in your 3D room for another.

Here are some of the most exciting things you can do with the new Live Swap feature.

Swap Anything

It’s like having 100s of sofas in your pocket. With Live Swap, our entire 3D catalog is at your fingertips. Once you get your initial Modsy designs, you’ll be able to easily swap in different pieces until you find a look you love.

Swap Anytime

Skip the hassle and expense of trying on furniture in real life. With Live Swap it only takes a minute to see something new in your exact room!

Don’t like that sofa? Swap in another! Want to see how that rug would look in a larger size? Swap it in! Keep swapping until you find the perfect pieces, then shop your exact look on the spot. It’s that easy.

Swap Anywhere

Live Swap feature works on desktop computers, mobile phones, and even tablets!

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How does Live Swap work?

  1. Simply head to your Modsy Studio (or start a design project if you don’t have one).
  2. Select an item you want to swap and choose an alternative from our 3D catalog to try instead.
  3. Click swap! Give us 30 seconds or so to work our magic, and watch as your new item swaps into your design.
  4. Love it? You can shop your new look directly from your design or keep swapping until you find the perfect piece for you.

But wait, there’s more! Live Swap works alongside Modsy’s 3D Style Editor. This is a unique tool that we created to give anyone, regardless of their experience with interior design, the ability to edit designs inside their 3D room model.

If you want to change the layout of your room, move products around or delete an item altogether, you can open up the 3D Style Editor and continue designing and discovering products. Save your changes and continue Live Swapping until you are ready to shop.

If you already have a Modsy design, you can start swapping and visualizing different pieces of furniture today. New to Modsy? No worries, you too can Swap till’ you shop, just as soon as you sign up for a design package.

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See Modsy in Action on Get a Room with Carson and Thom

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Have you tuned in to Bravo’s latest home design show? If so, you might have spotted Modsy on set with the stars of Get a Room with Carson & Thom, Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia. Two members of the original Queer Eye cast, in Get a Room Thom and Carson set out to help clients design homes they love and have a little fun along the way.

In the most recent episode, the designers faced a particularly difficult challenge – designing a living room for Kenyatta, a client who was herself an ex-interior designer.  Thom even noted, “I’m very concerned about the ex-interior designer part because interior designers can be very difficult!”

Keep scrolling to see how Modsy helped the designers convince Kenyatta that their vision would work for her space.

The Space Before

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After living in the home for a few years (!), Kenyatta’s main living space was still completely empty. The room was full of design potential, but she was so busy with her new job she barely had time (or energy) to think about designing the space.

The Modsy Moment

To help offset all the woods in the space, Thom and Carson suggested painting the room in a neutral shade of blue. Or a “blue-tral” as Carson dubbed the term. The cool addition to the space would help balance out all the wood, they noted.

But Kenyatta wasn’t convinced. “I just have to see it,” she stated.

Enter Modsy! Using some 3D renderings of her exact room, the designers were able to show her how three different paint colors – Brittany Blue, Santorini Blue, and Providence Blue, all by Benjamin Moore – would look in the space. Thom also added in a hanging chair that he really wanted to incorporate into the design.

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The Space After

In the end, Kenyatta went with the medium shade – Santorini – of blue for her new living room. Check out the final look the designers created for her space and tune int o Bravo Fridays at 9/8 central to catch more Get a Room with Carson and Thom in action!

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Inside Claire Underwood’s 2018 Oval Office

house of cards oval officeThe White House is going through some big changes. Yes, we’re talking about Claire Underwood taking control of the Oval Office in the final season of House of Cards.

We’ve been waiting for the perfect White House redesign moment and who better for us to draw inspiration from than the very complicated Claire? From her chilly personality to her no-nonsense wardrobe, Claire has some incredibly interesting traits that we took care to translate to her take on the Oval Office. 

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Ready to see Clair Underwood’s take on the Oval Office? Keep scrolling for a peek inside!

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Claire’s Oval Office is purposefully styled with an eye for minimalism – everything has its place, no surface is overcrowded. Claire is not one to go over the top with her appearance and instead chooses clean design with subtle hints of femininity – a dress with a subtle bow detail around the waist, a faint print, or a scalloped neckline.

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You’ll also notice many mirrors and the absence of personal photographs. We had to imagine Claire would want zero indication of her late husband Frank (she’s not exactly the warm and fuzzy type). Instead, we thought she might choose to honor herself and reflect on her monumental rise to become President of the United States.

Standout elements in Claire’s White House are for one, the Barcelona chair. We think Claire would be break White House decorating tradition and incorporate the Bauhaus piece into an traditional American setting.

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We divided the space into two sitting sections, similar to a layout used in President Carter’s Oval Office. One sofa faces towards the grand desk, while the other sits with two facing chairs by the fireplace to create a secondary sitting area.

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Carter employed the layout to create more intimate conversational spaces. But for Claire, we thought this was an interesting way to nod to her “duality” of character. We could see her laying on one of the two sofas, cigarette in hand while devising her next move.

For anyone who loves this style there are a few ways to bring her White House into your home. This look is all about quality over quantity. Find pieces with less “frill” and more structure. Don’t be afraid of buying the whole set – oftentimes this helps to make the space feel completely unified and polished.

 

You don’t have to be the president to have a well-designed space!

Here’s How the Will and Grace Apartment Would Look in 2018

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Will & Grace season 10 is just around the corner (Mark your calendars for October 4th). And while Will’s home got a refresh for the show’s season 9 reboot, we wanted to give it a proper Modsy makeover and take the design one step further

We’d like to imagine a world where Will no longer lived in his iconic NYC apartment, and instead maybe Grace, Jack or Karen moved in. We wondered how the space might look if Grace had helped with the redesign efforts since, of course, Grace knows best.

Peek inside our 2018 take on the Will and Grace apartment, as styled for Jack, Karen, and Grace.

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There’s no denying Jack has expensive taste. Turns out he already owned a handful of iconic pieces, like the Swan chair and Nelson pendants, which we wouldn’t think of replacing. In his 2018 apartment, we wanted his personality and style to shine, so we mixed some of those iconic pieces in with new colors, textures, and patterns.

Jack’s original apartment was quite bold and small. To preserve his penchant for bright colors, we painted the space in a coat of Steamed Spinach from Benjamin Moore and reupholstered his Swan chair in an aqua fabric. We kept the fun retro vibe from his original space but amped it up with velvet dining chairs, funky pillows, and a faux fur white pouf.  

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As we know, Jack loves to gossip, which he’ll be doing while lounging in the most expensive piece in the room: the MR Chaise from Design Within Reach. It’s a timeless piece that’s extremely comfortable. He also will enjoy sitting around the Saarinen Tulip dining table in the Avery velvet dining chairs, which paired together create the perfect balance of edgy minimalism.  

Want this look in your own home? If you aren’t afraid of loud colors but don’t want the space to feel overwhelming, throwing in sleek and minimal pieces into the mix help balance everything out.

Will and Grace apartmentGrace’s Take

Grace has a loud personality and we think she would have brought that into her space through bold textures, prints, patterns and color. As an interior designer, she would have been extremely detail-oriented, especially when choosing wallpaper, lighting, and finishes. To give her take on the apartment a more 2018 vibe, we refreshed the palette and brought in more risky elements, like the eclectic art and printed fabrics.

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We have to imagine Grace’s Modsy style would have been a Classic Collector. All about mixing classic formal with eclectic touches, can’t you see her obsessing over that Tibetan tiger rug?

Want to recreate this look? Opt for bold statement pieces and pair them with subtle printed fabrics. Don’t be afraid of art, and try to incorporate pieces from different genres to really highlight the eclectic vibes.

Will and Grace apartmentKaren’s Take

We mixed a lot of rich colors, animal prints, and velvets to create Karen’s take on the Will and Grace apartment. The space features a glam-forward style to highlight her fierce sense of fashion and luxurious lifestyle.

Karen’s love for the finer things in life really shines through with bold, trendy statement pieces. We painted the walls to Grapy, a deep purple-gray from Sherwin-Williams for a moody, dramatic touch to reflect Karen’s personality.

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Karen would be extra fond of the bold, Green Velvet Layla Chanel Tufted Sofa and Marissa Coffee Table from Horchow and Modern Seven Branching Chandelier from France & Son.

Want this look in your space? Keep it dramatic and bold – just like Karen would! Think statement chandelier, a velvet sofa, a sculptural coffee table… all pieces that really pop in any space.

 

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Explore Frasier’s Seattle Apartment, Reimagined for 2018

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“So what do you think of what I’ve done with the place?” Frasier Crane asks his father of his new Seattle apartment. “You know, every item here was carefully selected. The lamp by Corbu, this chair by Eames, and this couch is an exact replica of the one Coco Chanel had in her Paris atelier.”

Looking back at Dr. Frasier Crane’s amazing Seattle digs, we have to admit that his tastes in interior design was ahead of his time. He filled his space with modern pieces that blended a minimal aesthetic with contemporary design. As a result, Frasier’s apartment was way ahead of the mid-century modern trend that is so popular today.

With rumblings about a Frasier reboot underway, and the 25th anniversary of the show’s premiere just around the corner, we couldn’t resist imagining what his iconic apartment might look like today. Just like the apartment from Friends, Carrie Bradshaw’s NYC pad, and even the Golden Girls’ Miami beach house, keep scrolling to see how we styled Frasier’s apartment in Modsy 3D.

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Frasier’s Apartment, Redesigned for 2018

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For this 2018 take on a tv show interior we all know and love, we wanted to depict Frasier’s apartment as it might have been a good many years after the show’s finale. We imagined Frasier’s career would have remained steady over time and he would have kept his bachelor pad overlooking over the Seattle skyline.

Frasier’s style in 2018 is really no different than his style in the early 90’s. Always a collector of quirky objects and iconic furniture, Frasier’s apartment is familiar but a bit more refined. 

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Preserving Frasier’s iconic style was a very important part of redesigning his space for 2018. Many of the original elements remain, like the beautiful woodwork inlay.

A few key updates we’ve made to the bones of his apartment reflect Frasier’s masculine-eclectic taste, but translate it for today. Terrazzo replaces the concrete tiles on the facade of his statement fireplace. Additionally, black marble replaces the original carpet, which gives the space a subtle edge and dramatic elegance. 

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We made Frasier’s beloved Wassily chair a core part of the living room. In loving memory of Marty we included a Milo Baughman recliner from Design Within Reach that we think Frasier would have selected to stand in place of his father’s trusted, duck-taped armchair. Near the windows we kept Frasier’s iconic Eames lounge, as it’s a classic staple of comfortable, minimal style.

A few of his new favorite pieces would be this sculptural Perigold coffee table that calls upon the whimsey of the original living room centerpiece, and bold art prints from Natural Curiosities.

 

Does your home need a 2018 makeover?

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Here’s How the Golden Girls House Would Look in 2018

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Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia: thank you for being our friends…and inspiration for our latest TV show interior refresh! We are huge fans of the show, and couldn’t wait to makeover the Golden Girls house in celebration of the series’ upcoming 33rd anniversary on September 14th.

The best part about re-imagining the Golden Girls house for 2018? Many elements of the original interior are actually back on trend today. So get ready to say hello (again) to lush palm prints, rattan, and wicker, just with slightly refined color palettes and cleaner lines.

Ready to see how Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia would have lived today? Grab your cheesecake and let’s see how the Golden Girls’ Miami home might have looked in 2018!

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We wanted to create a modern rendition of the iconic Golden Girls living room while still staying true to the overall character of their original space. Like the original, the 2018 space is full of rattan furniture, vibrant florals, palm leaf patterns and of course, an abundance of plants! The ladies would have relished in the succulent trend that has exploded today.

We gave the house a fresh coat of paint in a dusty pink color (Benjamin Moore’s Pale Petal) to brighten up the room and give it a crisp feel. The living room is full of rattan furniture with a modern, streamlined shape – it’s definitely the Golden Girls’ house through a modern lens!

Notice anything familiar? We had to give a nod to the original series by adding a cigar box, Dorothy’s Wedding photo, and a gift wrapped present with their theme song.

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golden girls houseThe Dining Room + Kitchen

The Golden Girls spent a lot of time gathered around their kitchen table, so we know we had to do this room justice.

If the four ladies moved into the space today, they probably wouldn’t renovate the kitchen, so we preserved the original cabinets and layout. The few foundational pieces all got a modern update, like the woven storage cabinet that is an ode to South Beach materials and textures.

The pastel Smeg fridge brings in even more greenery alongside their beloved plant collection. The Chinese Chippendale chairs are definitely back in style, so we opted to keep that look. For the bar stools we chose a more modern form with a rush seat. We also took a note from their infamous floral tablecloth and instead added wallpaper that feels bright and airy.

For super fans, you’ll remember that copper and chinoiserie was a big theme in the original space so we had to sprinkle that into the cookware, dinnerware, and wall decor. You can also find some cheesecake and pizza!

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golden girls houseBlanche’s Bedroom

Blanche’s bedroom is so strikingly iconic and one of our favorite cinematic interiors. We made sure to preserve her love for exotic prints and fabrics (note the iconic palm wallpaper print) but gave it a modern twist. The wallpaper features a smaller-scale pattern and is actually removable (so Blanche can easily peel it off when the palm trend ends).

There are many nods to the original iconic statement pieces that populated Blanche’s bedroom. For example, the wallpaper, armoire, and vanity set and even Sophia’s memorable handbag (which you too can use to steal place settings from your favorite restaurant) all get a 2018 update.

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Playing Favorites: What Modsy Designer Anthony’s Loving Now

Come peek behind-the-scenes in our ‘Playing Favorites’ series and meet some of the Modsy designers who help homeowners reimagine their spaces each month.  

For Modsy designer Anthony, there’s no greater inspiration than nature’s beauty. It’s what inspires his designs, which often include a mix of natural materials, textures, and colors that are all about simple sophistication and comfort. And based on what he tells us, his own New York City apartment seems every bit just as chic and warm as his Modsy designs.

When he’s not dreaming up spaces, Anthony is always on the lookout for fresh and unexpected design ideas and keeps his finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest trends.

What’s catching his eye now? Find out in our quick-hit Q&A with him.

First things first, what’s your Modsy Style?

Inviting Industrial.”

Where do you get your design inspiration?

I take all my design inspiration from nature – it’s a beautiful thing! It is my goal to reintroduce people to the beauty of nature through design with the use of color, materials, and furniture. I want to create spaces that will make someone say ‘Wow!’ and feel immediately at ease every time they walk into their home.”

What’s one interior design rule you always break?

I never color inside the lines. True, there are certain design principles I live by, such as form follows function, balance and proportion, but once in a while I think it’s great to incorporate something totally unexpected that can totally change someone’s perspective. Sometimes it’s important to think outside the box!”

Your favorite piece of furniture in your house?

Definitely my bed. It’s a platform and I absolutely love its angular simplicity. It has a ledge on each side and also a black-leather finish that screams masculine and sophisticated. Not to mention, it’s comfy too!

What’s your favorite restaurant where you live?

There’s a place called Spice, which is a chain restaurant that specializes in Thai cuisine and can be found anywhere in Manhattan.

What’s the last book you read?

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher.

Cats or dogs? Explain yourself.

I am allergic to both (bummer) but I don’t think anything could replace the genuine happiness and love a dog gives you every time you walk through the door.”

Favorite place you’ve traveled to or want to visit?

‘I left my heart in San Francisco’ certainly speaks true to me! The city is a marvel to me with the people, natural phenomena, and sustainable way of life.

Favorite color combo?

I’m a big fan of deriving color from nature, so I would say you can’t go wrong with wood tones, taupe, brick red, and gold. When I designed my bedroom back in 2015, that palette was a staple.”

Current obsession?

Definitely the revival of Mid-Century Modern with its angular pieces, deep wood tones, and brass elements. I think it gives any space a feeling of warmth and sophistication.

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Home Decor Trendspotting – Our Predictions from the Las Vegas Market

Meet Alessandra Wood, the Director of Style at Modsy. With a PhD in Design History and an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts and Design, she is a bona fide design expert in all things interior design. Fresh off a trip to the Las Vegas Market, we picked her brain on what’s sure to be trending this fall in interior design.

Sometimes, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there. For example, Modsy’s style and merchandising team just got back from the Las Vegas Market, and with us, we’re bringing all the Fall decor trends for 2018.

A furniture and decor conference that happens every January and July, “going to market” is what designers do every season. This is how we see the latest furniture and decor collections from our partners and discover new vendors for the season. We scour the industry to find the best quality, style, and price for everything we include in your Modsy designs.

And, of course, we do a little trend spotting (or better yet, forecasting) while we’re there. Across the different showrooms and retailers, we spied several key fall decor trends over and over. Our predictions are in.

Ready to get an early look at some of the fall 2018 decor trends you’ll likely be seeing all over the place? Keep scrolling for my predictions, and a look at what’s sure to be trending in our Fall 2018 Modsy designs.

fall 2018 decor trendsTextured Neutrals

Neutrals are everywhere! If you’re thinking “oh great, more bland neutrals,” think again. This season, it’s all about neutrals that pack a punch with texture.

Get ready for materials like linen, vintage velvet, jute, and fringe. And if you’re embracing neutrals, be sure to layer in different textures to keep your space from feeling flat.

We’re also seeing a resurgence of white-washed, weathered wood. A lighter, cool-toned wood, it’s great for creating a beachy or vintage feel inside any space.

fall 2018 decor trendsWoven Seating

The texture trend continues in seating.

Woven seats are all the rage. Whether it’s cord, caning, leather, or rattan, retailers are showing off seating with a gorgeous weave.

fall 2018 decor trendsSculptural Pieces

2018 has seen its fair share of statement trends, but the year isn’t over yet.

Enter sculptural pieces, a trend that’s taking statement-making to the next level.

What are sculptural pieces? Think furniture, lighting, or decorative accessories that have a sculptural quality. Often geometric in form, these sculptural pieces are works of art in and of themselves.

fall 2018 decor trendsDeco Inspiration

As a design historian, I love a lot of design movements. But Art Deco with its curves, geometry, and unexpected drama is, hands-down, one of my favorites.

This fall keep an eye out for furniture and accessories that mimic the hallmarks of deco architecture. Bold and dramatic, these pieces sport geometric patterns and sophisticated curves, and are often rendered in brass or other luxurious materials.

fall 2018 decor trendsEarthy Palettes

While we still can’t get enough of neutrals, this fall we’ll also see a introduction of saturated, earthy colors.

Think burnt sienna, saddle, rust, mossy green, and subdued blues. These hues, while rich and saturated, have a slightly toned-down quality to them and won’t feel overpowering. They also layer beautifully to create a warm and cozy feel in any space.

 

Ready to try some of these fall 2018 decor trends in your home?

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Introducing The Exclusive Chris Loves Julia x Modsy Collection!

Chris Loves Julia x ModsyToday marks a huge Modsy milestone – we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite design blogger duos of all time, Chris and Julia Marcum of Chris Loves Julia!

We first partnered with Chris and Julia last year when we helped visualize their nursery on a tight deadline. Since then, the requests for similar nursery looks and Chris Loves Julia inspired design projects has been overwhelming.  And we know why…their house is so darn dreamy!

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Shop The Look: Chris Loves Julia x Modsy Collection

So we knew we had to partner with them again but in a much bigger way. This time around, Chris and Julia created an exclusive collection of their favorite furniture and decor pieces, curated just for Modsy customers. That means, for the first time ever, you can see your exact home designed in Chris Loves Julia’s amazing style.

“The collection Chris and I curated for Modsy was designed to reflect our family and all of the passion we’ve put into our home projects. We approach every room with our unique point of view, one that we’re thrilled to share with the world because we believe that everyone should love where they live.” – Julia Marcum

If you’ve been following the Chris Loves Julia blog, you’ve likely fallen in love with their distinct interior design style. With rooms full of texture, clean lines, rich colors, and warm wood tones, their gorgeous creations are truly a place we all want to call home.

Peek inside the Chris Loves Julia x Modsy collection

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Ready to stop lusting and start shopping?

Whether it’s a bedroom, living space, or simply an entryway, start your project today and see the Chris Loves Julia look in your exact room. And don’t forget to enter the promo code CLJ at checkout.

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Orient Express

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Playing Favorites: What Modsy Designer Isabela’s Loving Now

Come peek behind-the-scenes in our ‘Playing Favorites’ series and meet some of the Modsy designers who help homeowners reimagine their spaces each month.  

Modsy designer Isabela might just be one of the coolest girls in our style tribe. She’s never one for trends and has always has a unique take on design, be it coming up with a forward-thinking dining room layout, a bright burst of unexpected color in a room, or building a custom bar for her own home in Chicago. For Isabela, it’s always about keeping her eyes wide open for beauty no matter where she finds herself.

Find out what Isabela’s loving now in our short and sweet Q&A with her.

First things first, what’s your Modsy Style?

“Mid-Century Chic.”

Where do you get your design inspiration?

Traveling and seeing how others live.”

What’s one interior design rule you always break?

I tend to stay away from massive trends. They usually don’t give you long-lasting good designs and you’ll usually find yourself over the look once it’s no longer all the hype. I learned this with the Millennial Pink/Blush wave.”

Your favorite piece of furniture in your house?

My bar and buffet—because I designed and built it!”

What’s your favorite restaurant where you live?

Income Tax. It’s a little spot in a not-very-popular Chicago neighborhood that makes amazing modern European food. Every single dish is designed differently, elaborate and absolutely beautiful.”

What’s the last book you read?

Not at Home: The Suppression of Domesticity in Modern Art and Architecture.

Cats or dogs? Explain yourself.

Both! Because I have both.”

Favorite place you’ve traveled to or want to visit?

There is nothing like France; the French know how to live the good life!”

Favorite color combo?

I like neutrals with pops of color. Imagine a white-fiber pillow basket with brown-leather straps with a royal-blue velvet pillow inside.”

Current obsession?

Dining spaces with overarching lamps and tall bookcases that are filled with china and dishware.”

 

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Yada Yada Yada – Reimagining the Seinfeld Apartment for 2018

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Time flies when you’re doing nothing, or watching a show about nothing as the case may be. On July 5th, a whopping twenty nine years ago, Seinfeld aired it’s premiere episode on NBC. 

To celebrate the show’s anniversary, we turned our design team’s energy towards one of the show’s main hubs – Jerry Seinfeld’s NYC apartment.

Just as we did for Monica’s purple pad in Friends, and Carrie’s junior one bedroom from Sex and the City, we set out to re-imagine what the Seinfeld apartment might look like if the quirky cast of characters – Jerry, Elaine, George and of course, Kramer – lived there today.

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As a neatfreak and ardent germaphobe, we knew 2018 Jerry would still want a clean, crisp and comfortable space to call home. We couldn’t see today’s Jerry embracing huge design changes, so our 2018 take feels familiar to the original space, but with a modern update.

Contemporary Minimalist with a masculine twist, Jerry’s style is clean and comfortable. His furniture sports straight lines and right angles, and keeps to a palette of greys, blues, and greens. We imagined his favorite pieces would be the no-frills sofa (note the pee-stain free seat cushion).

Jerry’s space is also peppered with surprises and mementos from some of our favorite episodes. In addition to the classic car artwork and sneakers by the door, we also snuck in his famous fur coat, fusilli Jerry pasta statue, and tacked a few Superman goodies on the fridge. We also paid homage to Jerry’s bright green bike, VHS tape collection and frequent newspaper/magazines on his table.

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SWIPE THROUGH JERRY’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

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Although we’re not quite sure how Jerry would feel about her taking over his lease (or anyone for that matter), we do know that Elaine would’ve had a very different approach to designing the Seinfeld apartment. While her original decor scheme was pretty quirky, we thought Elaine would have matured and brought a more refined touch to her 2018 apartment.

For her new space, we thought Elaine’s Modsy style would be Modern Rustic. Think classic and comfortable pieces with rustic accents. 2018 Elaine might have outgrown the frumpiness of her 90’s pad but her love of colorful and eclectic things would have endured. Elaine’s apartment would have come together slowly, through purchases she made over time, so her space lacks any sense of cohesive matchy-matchy-ness.

Some of our favorite Elaine easter eggs? Her goldfish still sitting in a plastic bag on the counter all these years later, the scandalous Christmas card on her desk, and Puddy’s Magic 8 ball jacket hanging on her coat rack are just a few.

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SWIPE THROUGH ELAINE’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

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We’re not exactly sure how George got his apartment to look this good, but we’re pretty sure he didn’t do it on his own. Maybe it’s the result of a design-savvy girlfriend (or an interior designer he hired to impress a girlfriend). But from the looks of his 2018 apartment, George finally succeeded at becoming an architect (or impersonating one).

His style is what Modsy calls Inviting Industrial, and consists of comfortable pieces with minimal and masculine accents. George’s favorite piece? Aside from his self portrait, we think he would have loved the drafting table (to look at, not to use of course).

And what would George Costanza’s apartment be without a few fun memories? To pay homage to this iconic character, we had to include a festivus pole, a stray pastrami sandwich, and a bowl of cocktail shrimp among other goodies.

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SWIPE THROUGH GEORGE’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

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Just like the kooky character himself, our approach to Kramer’s apartment was weird and wild. His style is what Modsy calls Rustic Traveler – gone wild, and was largely inspired by the tropical patterns and colors of the Hawaiian shirts he often wore during the series.

Not one to frequent Crate & Barrel or Pottery Barn, we imagined Kramer swinging into a thrift store for an orange papasan chair (his favorite place to recline after a long indoor hot tub soak) or picking up a vintage trunk coffee table on the side of the road.

Of course, we couldn’t design Kramer’s space without bringing his coffee table book to life, which sits on top of his real coffee table. Additionally, Kramer’s 2018 apartment features a box of his favorite cigars, Assman license plate, his priceless self portrait, and his screen door addition.

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SWIPE THROUGH KRAMER’S TAKE ON THE SEINFELD APARTMENT

 

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4 Ways to Escape Inspiration Overload With 3D Home Design

3D Home Design

It’s daunting, isn’t it? You see all the beautifully designed rooms in magazines and on TV and Pinterest, but you just can’t seem to get it right when you tackle your own home.

Not everyone is blessed with the ability to visualize a paint color or a piece of furniture in their space, but that shouldn’t keep you from having your very own perfect space to come home to. New mashups between interior decorating and 3D home design are making it easier for anyone to escape inspiration overload and get the room they really want. Design doesn’t have to be daunting; now it can be easy and fun for anyone.

Thinking about designing your space but not sure where to start? Read on to learn 4 ways 3D home design can make designing your space so much easier.

1. See Everything to Scale

It used to be that two-dimensional mood boards were an interior designer’s standard way of showing off their vision. 3D home design

The problem is that, while it all looks great on the mood board, there’s no sense of scale between the pieces in your space and you still don’t really know how they will all look together in real life.

For example, what may look like a nice little side table in your mood board, could turn out to be way too big for the chair next to it. Or the fabric you picked for the new sofa, which looked great as a swatch, might clash with the rug you chose.

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With 3D home design, you see your exact chair paired with the exact lamp and exact side table, no guessing required.

2. Know How It Looks in Your Space

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could try on sofas like you try on clothes? Unfortunately, instead of just taking a few items into a dressing room, you’d have to rent a moving van, max out all your credit cards to buy all the sofas you’re considering, and then spend all day moving them in and out of your home. Yikes!

With Modsy, a designer can help you try them on in your home in 3D – no heavy lifting required.
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Kevin used Modsy to see how a leather sofa would look in his living room. Check out Kevin’s full story, and learn how he designed his awkward living room using Modsy’s 3D home design services!

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Not only do you see the sofa you want (in your chosen color, size, and shape, of course!), but you can see how it will look and fit in your exact room. Does the upholstery color clash a bit with your wall color? You can find out before you spend a penny on paint and hours applying it to your walls.

3. Shop Directly From Your Designs

You know that moment when you fall in love with a rug or credenza on Pinterest and try to buy it, but it’s nowhere to be found? Or you buy what you think is the perfect piece, take it home and realize it just doesn’t work?

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All that trauma can be avoided when you design and shop your home in 3D with Modsy. No more wondering where that perfect lamp came from, you can buy any piece in your design on the spot!

4. Get Your Room Exactly How You Want It

Probably the most exciting benefit of Modsy’s 3D home design service, is that you don’t have to play it safe because you’re not sure something will look in your space.

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When you can see furniture in your home, you can feel confident in your choices because you know EXACTLY what they look like before you spend a small fortune. That gives you the freedom to try styles and piece you might not otherwise have thought you’d like. Get crazy with a green velvet sofa, try a new wall color just because, and even see how a totally new layout can transform your space – all without lifting a finger.

Ready to try 3D home design for yourself?

With 3D home design, you can take the time and guesswork out of designing a space you love. With Modsy, you can come back to your designs a month or even a year later. No matter if you’re turning a home office into a nursery or simply want to upgrade your sofa – Modsy’s here to help you see the changes.

 

Want to see more of Modsy in the wild? Check out these celebrity spaces

Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment from Sex and the City

Monica’s apartment from Friends

Sonja Morgan’s townhouse from the Real Housewives of New York

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Modsy in the Wild: San Francisco Design Week 2018

Aside from our customers homes, we don’t often got too many chances here at Modsy to see our 3D renders come to life in the wild. Recently, we had the opportunity to set up shop at San Francisco Design Week 2018.

In case you missed it, our SF Design Week booth consisted of a 10’x10′ square foot area that we transformed into a mini living room. Of course, we had to use our own 3D rendering technology to plan the space before the exhibition. But we couldn’t stop with only one look, and instead brought 7 versions of the space to life!

Take a full tour of all 7 spaces below (including 360 views!) and see which style is yours! Curious what your Modsy style is? Take our online style quiz to find out!

Design 1 – The Real Deal

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

 

Design 2 – Mod Visionary

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

 

Design 3 – Rustic Warmth

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

 

Design 4 – Mod Enthusiast

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

 

Design 5 – Atomic Industrial

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

 

Design 6 – Rustic Traveler

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

 

Design 7 – Mod Collector

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San Francisco Design Week Modsy

San Francisco Design Week Modsy

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