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Living In Yellow X Modsy: Office Reveal and Tour

Living In YellowHomeowner: Erin of Living in Yellow

Location: Indiana

Room: LIY Headquarters (A staff lounge, Erin’s office, and conference room)

Her Style: Rustic Minimalist

Living In YellowThe Backstory

Since Erin’s blog, Living in Yellow, launched years ago, she’d been working on it out of her home. As the blog grew and her team expanded to six employees over the past two years, they continued working out of her home. But, as the team grew, she felt like they weren’t operating as efficiently as they could be from her in-home office space, and the tight quarters were creating a lot of distractions. Plus, she didn’t want the team to feel like they were intruding on her home life every time they worked from the office.

The Design Dilemma

Erin and her husband have a barn on their property, so they decided to turn it into the official Living in Yellow headquarters. But turning a huge, empty barn into a warm, inviting office space is no small feat.

“Insert Modsy—also known as the unicorn of online-interior-design-made-easy. I was blown away by this service.”

“While I had some ideas of the vibe and space I wanted to create, I didn’t even know where to start and understand how I could make it a reality,” says Erin. “Insert Modsy—also known as the unicorn of online-interior-design-made-easy. I was blown away by this service.”

Living In YellowThe Modsy Moment

Erin took our style quiz and submitted photos of the space to our designers, and we delivered 3D renderings for each of the distinct spaces within her barn—the lounge area, conference room, and Erin’s personal office.

We helped Erin and her team maximize their barn-turned-office and give them all the spaces they needed for their team to thrive and be more efficient and productive.

The Real Results: Tour the New LIY HQ

Erin and the team loved their designs—and loved how they came to life even more. “I can’t say enough thank-you’s to Modsy for truly designing the office of my dreams,” Erin says. Want to see the in-real-life space? Keep reading for the details of each room.

“I can’t say enough thank-you’s to Modsy for truly designing the office of my dreams.”

The Lounge

For the lounge, Erin wanted a relaxing place where the team could gather for casual meetings. She wanted it to double as a space where team members could work (from the comfort of a couch) if they needed a change of environment.

We did this by designing a seating area with two sofas and two side chairs, to give plenty of seating options for when the whole team gathers in that space. A black-and-white color palette keeps the space feeling cohesive, while the variety of patterns on the rug, throw pillows, and artwork adds some fun visual interest.

“Modsy captured this concept perfectly by bringing in enough seating for the seven of us in a modern and clean way,” Erin says. “I was so excited about some of the unique finds they incorporated into this space, the coffee tables being my favorite of all.”

The Office

Erin uses her office for heads-down computer work, one-on-one meetings—and plenty of mirror selfies! Most importantly, it’s a dedicated space where she comes to work, and then leaves it behind when she goes home.

“It feels incredible to have an office of my own that I can enter, know it’s time to work, and then exit, leaving knowing my work is done for the day,” says Erin. “This isn’t something I’ve had before in my 9 years of blogging!”

The only problem when it came to bringing Modsy’s designs to life? Erin says that all of our designs blew her away, so it was hard to land on just one! But she finally narrowed it down and loves the result.

“My office is equal parts warm and inviting while still business-like and professional,” she says. “I loved bringing in some artwork and photos to personalize the space a bit. The layered rugs added such a trendy concept that I am loving and this desk—it’s everything my cement-loving heart could take.”

The Conference Room

The Living in Yellow team uses the conference room to gather for team meetings, share updates, and discuss what’s going on, create dreams and vision for the future—and, of course, make lunch plans.

“I love that Modsy chose conversation-starter pieces to weave throughout our entire office.”

“There were elements we loved from both of the designs that Modsy presented so we decided to take pieces from each to create the space we wanted,” Erin says. “The tables that Modsy picked are SO fun and have the most eye-catching wood detail. I love that Modsy chose conversation-starter pieces to weave throughout our entire office.”

Fun side note: The conference room table is actually just two dining room tables pushed together to create one long table!

Since the conference room is right off of the lounge area, we continued with a black-and-white color scheme in this space but also incorporated a lot of natural wood elements to make it warm and inviting.

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

online interior designWe 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 you believe that even some of our favorite design bloggers have this same struggle?? As much as we all admire the homes of our favorite bloggers, behind the scenes those gorgeous spaces on their Instagram feeds can still be a total struggle pulling together. Sometimes even the pros need a little design help (they’re just like us!).

And that’s where online interior design comes in. Keep reading to get the scoop on five of our favorite design bloggers and how we partnered with them to help bring the rooms of their dreams to life!

1. Solving a Tricky Home Office Layout with Chris Loves JuliaChris Loves Julia Modsy

The Blog: Chris Loves Julia

The Room: Home Office

The Style: Industrial eclectic with a touch of Mid-Century Modern

The Challenge: Finding the right layout for an L-shaped home office

Chris and Julia Marcum are well-known for their stunning DIY home renovations. When they were looking for a new home earlier this year, the office space was a major selling point.

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The design duo wanted space for their growing team and a place where they could host clients and sponsors. But, several months in, they weren’t really sure what to do with the room. For starters, it lacked storage solutions — which meant it was just filled with unsightly boxes. It also has a difficult L-shaped layout, which complicated the vision. But they knew what they did want it to include: A workspace, seating area, conference table, and plenty of storage solutions. So we partnered with them to make their vision a reality and give them creative solutions for the areas they felt stuck.

“I can’t believe how many times I said, ‘I never thought of that!’ The layouts were well-designed and full of solutions for the most oddly shaped room in our house. The furniture and accessories included really helped us to start envisioning The Dream Office like we hadn’t before.”

Swipe to see their Modsy design and how the space is coming together now. Don’t miss the full story, which you can peek on their blog.

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2. Making the Most of an Open-Concept Living Room with The DIY PlaybookDIY Playbook Modsy

The Blog: The DIY Playbook

The Room: Living Room

The Style: Comfy, cozy, and effortlessly trendy

The Challenge: Finding the perfect layout and the right pieces to bring their vision to life

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When Casey Finn and her husband moved, they knew the living room would be the heart of their new home. It’s a space where they spent a lot of time relaxing, entertaining, and spending time together.

But with such an important gathering space, they felt daunted with how to decorate it, especially with the open concept once they knocked out a few walls. They weren’t sure how to arrange the room or where to put the furniture — not to mention how to make it feel like their style and also feel livable and functional. So, with those prerequisites in mind, Casey turned to Modsy and online interior design for help seeing the vision.

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“I really can’t even explain how much I love our living room makeover. It’s the one room I’ve primarily focused on since we moved in last August and it really feels like ‘us.’ Cozy, layered, neutral (but with a bit of color), and lots and lots of texture.”

Swipe through to see Casey’s before, Modsy 3D design, and the after results! Check out the post on her blog for the full story.

3. Designing a Neutral Nursery with Jess Ann KirbyJess Ann Kirby Modsy

The Blog: Jess Ann Kirby

The Room: Nursery

The Style: Gender-neutral, Scandinavian chic

The Challenge: Designing an entire nursery and planning for baby

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Jess Ann Kirby wanted to take time to get to know her baby before filling her new nursery with toys, artwork, and decor. So, when she was faced with the task of designing the space, she wanted more of a blank (but still beautiful) canvas than a perfectly finished room.

But even with that vision, she wasn’t really sure where to start. There was so much to consider, from the color scheme and style to the specific elements in the room… Not to mention the additional planning that comes with having a baby! So, to help lighten the load, we helped Jess hone-in on her style and create a beautifully designed nursery that can she can continue to personalize over time.

 “Through some revisions and feedback with our designer, we landed on our final design, and I couldn’t possibly love it anymore. It was also pretty awesome how I was able to communicate that I wanted to focus on (where possible) sustainable/non-toxic/eco-friendly decor options, and the designer really took note of that.”

Swipe for a tour of Jess’s designs and final new nursery look. Read her full design story about her online interior design experience on her blog.

4. Collaborating on a Shared Space with Patticake WagnerModsy online interior design

The Blog: Patticake Wagner

The Room: Living Room

The Style: Rustic Industrial with an eclectic Flair

The Challenge: Finding a look Patti and her husband, Brian, could both agree on

Patti and her husband, Brian, had been wanting to re-do their living room for a long time. But between time constraints and disagreements on a design style, the project seemed to always get stuck on the back burner.

They needed help with the best layout for the long, rectangular living room, as well as guidance on what furniture to use. With the help of Modsy, they were able to collaborate and land on a shared vision for the space.

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“After just a few revisions, we landed on something that Brian and I both loved! This version has the right amount of contrast and furniture style that we had in mind. This layout and the furniture selections made our living room feel more spacious! It looks bright and cozy. Just gazing at these renderings make me happy.”

Take a look at Patti’s 3D designs and get the full scoop on her Modsy experience on her blog.

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5. From Blank Slate to Relaxing Oasis with In Honor of DesignIn honor of Design Modsy

The Blog: In Honor of Design

The Room: Guest Bedroom

The Style: California casual with a hint of eclectic charm

The Challenge: Finishing her guest room design while taking time off to have a baby

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Anna and Gabe Liesemeyer have been slowly renovating their home, and finally decided to tackle the guest bedroom. But it just so happened that Anna was nine months pregnant by the time they were ready to get started — so they enlisted Modsy to help bring this space to life.

The one thing they knew they wanted in this space was the paint color (a gorgeous hue called Oil Cloth from Benjamin Moore). Beyond that, they just wanted a relaxing space for guests to unwind. With that in mind, our designers got to work.

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“I am so happy with the outcome and would use Modsy again in a heartbeat. I really love the contrast of dark and muted tones in this room, and how calm the overall look and feel is. My hope is that it will be a relaxing environment for whatever guests (or kiddos) take temporary rest here.”

Swipe to see the before, Modsy design, and gorgeous after of this guest room. Don’t forget to peek the full post on her blog.

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My Modsy Story: Creating the Perfect Home Office in a Brand New “Forever Home”

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When she started working from home, Sarah was ready for a home office that she loved. See how she brought the space of her dreams to life.

Homeowner: Sarah O, Accountant

Location: Canandaigua, NY

Room: Home Office

Her Style: Refined Rustic

The Backstory

My husband and I were moving from a 2 bedroom condo in Boston, MA to a 4 bedroom home in Canandaigua NY. We brought a few pieces from our old space to the new one, but overall the house was a blank canvas and we had lots of empty space to fill.

We also knew we wanted to make this our “forever home,” so we were ready to invest in the design and wanted to get it just right. To top it off, I was starting a new role that meant I’d be working remotely and I wanted to make sure I had a home office setup that I loved.

Sarah’s space before

The Design Dilemma

Knowing that I’d be working from home a majority of the time, I wanted an office where I could stay focused and relaxed. I’ve never had my own office before and I was totally overwhelmed with no clue how or where to start!

I knew I wanted it to be something feminine but also not over the top. Since I was without a clear idea, I wanted to envision some different possibilities for the space before investing in furniture and getting it set up. But I’m such a visual person, all I could see was empty space and I couldn’t visualize any ideas for the room.

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I saw an ad for Modsy online and it sounded like the perfect solution to my problem! I read a few reviews and looked at pictures of how the process worked so I was very excited to get started.

It seemed like Modsy offered the ideal solution where I could see how everything would come together in a design without spending a fortune and having to deal with returns while I made up my mind.

home office modsyHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Sarah

I LOVED my first set of designs. They gave me totally new ideas for my office that I never would have thought of before. I really struggled with what would fit in the room, where to put things, and which elements would make the best use of the space.

I never would have thought of an open bookcase, but our designer, Rebecca, suggested it and it is the perfect solution. She answered my countless questions and was so attentive in listening to my feedback in order to create my dream room! She was also super helpful in finding pieces that worked for my budget and that I absolutely love.

I ended up keeping the exact layout and I purchased most of the items she suggested. My office looks pretty much exactly like my final Modsy design! The process of ordering furniture through Modsy was very seamless and the products arrived really quickly. It was so convenient to be able to do it all online – and the prices were affordable too.home office modsy

home office modsyThe Real Results

My office feels amazing. It’s exactly what I wanted and I absolutely love going into my own work space every morning. It is so tranquil and organized, I have tons of storage to keep everything in its place so it doesn’t get cluttered.

Rebecca also helped me pick out the new paint color. With that and all the other pieces in the room the space has the perfect feminine touch I was looking for. Overall, Modsy helped me tap into my design style and feel confident that I was buying all the right things for my home office. Thanks Modsy!

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My Modsy Story: How An E-Design Skeptic Created Her Dream Office Online

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Like so many others, Sheri wasn’t totally sold on the idea of online design services. But after trying to redesign her office for a year, she finally took a chance.

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Homeowner: Sheri B, Project Manager

Location: Vilano Beach, FL

Room: Home office with a view

Her Style: Mod Enthusiast

The Backstory

Her office had lots of potential, but she needed to see how the space could work

I have a large room that I use as my office that has a lovely, open and expansive view onto the marsh where I live. Since it’s such a large room, I wanted to use the other half for something else. I wanted it to be functional, fun, and for it to have an airy quality that would allow me to enjoy the view.

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The Design Dilemma

She had lots of ideas, but that wasn’t enough for her to believe they would work

I just couldn’t make up my mind about what I wanted to do with the space – I probably had 100 ideas floating through my head. At one point, I tried using a 3D app to design the room, but it looked so fake that I had no way of truly visualizing the end result.

The Modsy Moment

Deciding there was nothing to lose – after letting all her design ideas sit for a year

I first saw an ad for Modsy on my Facebook feed and it piqued my interest. I’ll admit I was skeptical as to whether this service could make a difference for me. I had been struggling with what to do with this space for over a year and I didn’t think a few drawings would help…

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How Modsy’s Renderings Helped Sheri

Clearly seeing the end result, finding furniture she loved, and feeling armed with a plan

When I got my initial designs back, I was very impressed with how real the renderings looked. Seeing the designs made it super easy to visualize how the furniture would look in my office.

 

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When I saw the initial two designs from Modsy, I felt like they nailed my style – I loved the clean, uncluttered lines and I liked the idea of placing a chair in the corner.

But what I really loved, was that Modsy gave me the ability to swap out different pieces furniture. I decided that, while I loved the layouts they suggested, I only just liked the furniture. Making changes on my own made all the difference.

 

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The initial renderings also inspired me to look more into mid-century modern pieces for my office. I liked a lot of the pieces Modsy suggested and – although I haven’t bought anything yet – will likely incorporate them into my final designs.

The renderings really helped me solidify what I’m looking for. And it was fun swapping out the loveseat and chairs so I could try different ideas in my space. There were no big surprises, but the ability to visualize how my room will look without all the current clutter has been the most helpful part.

There were elements of both the initial designs that I liked so I picked the best of each. I combined them into my third design, and that is how I plan on setting up my space. In fact, I’ve moved some pieces from around the house into my office to get used to the proportions of the new set-up.

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