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

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After moving from Sacramento to San Francisco, Katie needed help turning her new small, quirky apartment into a home.

Homeowner: Katie C, Analyst

Location: San Francisco, CA

Room: Bedroom, dining room, and spare room

Her Style: Modern Eclectic

The Backstory

I’d recently moved from Sacramento to San Francisco and I was faced with the challenge of designing a small, quirky apartment. I was super excited about the move and starting a new chapter in San Francisco! I wanted my living space to reflect the same kind of beauty and magic that I saw in the city and was ready to invest in furniture and a design that would make my new apartment feel like home.

Katie’s quirky apartment before

The Design Dilemma

Moving to San Francisco from Sacramento meant a lot of big changes! All of a sudden I was faced with designing a small and janky space with narrow hallways, mixed sized rooms, and multi-purpose spaces. I was totally overwhelmed with no clue how or where to start.

My place was filled with boxes and I couldn’t visualize any ideas for how to possibly make it a home that I would want to spend time. I felt a sense of heaviness that here I was in this amazing, lively city and I didn’t have a clue how I could ever make my living space embody that same energy.

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I’d never worked with a designer before but I was at such a loss in my new apartment that I knew I wanted to outsource the whole project!

I first came across Modsy on Instagram, but I have to admit I was a little skeptical. How could a survey and a few photos could provide enough detail for a designer to be able to create a space that I would love? To top it off, I wasn’t even sure what kind of vision I had in mind, so how could Modsy bring it to life? But at that point, I was ready to try anything so I decided to give it a go.

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Katie

My first reaction to my Modsy designs was total amazement! I loved the designs right from the start—they made me feel so hopeful that my space could be fun and trendy despite all the weird quirks. My designer showed me ideas that I’d never thought of on my own. The entire experience was wonderful. Customer service was super responsive, I got all my designs back really quickly, and the whole project was sensitive to my budget.

I am still purchasing all the items to make my design come to life. It was so awesome that customer service had the ability to be the bridge between my order and the delivery personnel. It was a smooth transition at a really good price point. Modsy totally helped me find the right layout for my different rooms and helped me feel confident that I was purchasing the right things for each space.

The Real Results

The apartment now feels inviting and inspiring—I love it! All the details in the design were a nice compliment to my personal style and the experience gave me more confidence to trust in the interior design experience. I love how my rooms turned out.

When you feel good in a space, you want to spend more time there and my space now truly feels like a home. Thank you, Modsy, for giving me the gift of great design!

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My Modsy Story: The Quick and Easy Way I Designed My New Home

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When they moved to a new place, Kristen and her partner didn’t have time to shop for furniture. Here’s how they found a quick and easy way to design a home they both loved.

Homeowner: Kristen P, Sales Management

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Room: Living Room and Guest-Turned-Master Bedroom

Her Style: Mod Visionary

The Backstory

Looking for a quick way to get their new home ready for a family visit

My partner and I recently bought a new home and wanted a quick way to design it before our families came to see it. Our previous space (a townhouse on the other side of the city) took us forever to decorate, and I knew we needed a quicker way to get it done this time around.

The Design Dilemma

When finding the time was their greatest design challenge

Unlike some couples, we typically can agree on one design style for our home. The problem for us is actually finding the time to get together and go shopping. We’re busy people, and this made decorating our first dwelling together painstakingly slow. This time around, I knew we needed a faster solution.

“We’re busy people, and this made decorating our first home painstakingly slow.”

To top it off, our new home was built in 1947 and has some odd nooks and crannies. Finding the right layout was a struggle and there were some dark areas we wanted to brighten up, but didn’t know how. All that to say, I was totally overwhelmed and had no clue where to start.

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Taking a chance on a low-risk, high-reward solution

I’d never worked with a designer before because I figured it would be too expensive and would take a long time. So when I saw an ad for Modsy on Instagram, I immediately decided to try it.

I work in technology, so I felt very comfortable embracing the online design concept. I also loved the idea that with Modsy it would only take a few weeks to do a mock up of our place and that I could incorporate pieces I already owned and loved.

Not to mention, the cost compared to hiring a designer was so low that I figured I didn’t have much to lose.

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It was really just that easy

When I got my designs back, my first thought was “Love, Love, Love!” They nailed my style and the color palette was exactly what I wanted.

My favorite part was the artwork! My designer picked modern and sleek pieces that worked perfectly in the design. They also suggested the best sofa that I have ever owned (of course, I bought it), and even incorporated our love of vinyl records into the design!

I also loved that Modsy utilized the entryway as a place to put a bench. It gives us an awesome area to take our shoes off and hang up our coats and hats as well, and we wouldn’t have thought of it on our own.

The Real Results

Coming back for more

Modsy helped us find the perfect layout for our space, discover awesome furniture that matched our style, and helped us feel confident in making big purchases.

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I’ve since purchased most of the items for our rooms! As a repeat customer, it was awesome to see how much the ordering process had improved since my first room. I’m excited to see where it goes from here!

My overall experience was truly a 10 out of 10 – I was blown away by my designs and will definitely be doing another room in the future.

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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: How I Designed the Grown-Up Apartment Of My Dreams

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After moving cross-country, Omar was ready to trade in his big box store furniture for a grown-up apartment design.

Homeowner: Omar M, Marketing & Business Development

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Room: Entire Apartment

His Style: Modern Minimalist

The Backstory

I was ready for a new start in Los Angeles after spending 5 years in NYC. My new space is a lot larger than my old apartment so not only did I need more furniture, I also wanted to update my style to create a space that was welcoming, mature, and great for hosting. On top of that, I also wanted to make sure that the apartment design maximized my space and highlighted my new view.

The Design Dilemma

I really hate shopping and can’t visualize ideas in my home so all the furniture I had came from the same store. It looked like something out of a catalog – but in a bad way.

So when I moved it all into my new space, the rooms felt so bland. They were functional but didn’t have a lot of personality. I was totally overwhelmed with no clue how or where to start with a design I’d actually enjoy.

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I knew I needed help but I’d never worked with an interior designer or online design service before. So when I saw an ad for Modsy on Instagram I’ll admit, at first I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure that a complete stranger could bring my “vision” to life. And how could they when I didn’t even know what my vision was myself?

I was also nervous because the apartment was new to both me and the designer so I wasn’t convinced that everything would fit and/or look like how it did in the 3D designs.

apartment design modsyHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Omar

All of my worries were completely put to rest when I saw my Modsy designs for the first time. I was amazed! The 3D designs really impressed me, especially the living room/home office and dining room.

I loved all of the options presented! And my designer was patient, flexible, and honest and I really liked working with her.

apartment design modsyThe Real Results

My apartment looks amazing now. All of the rooms look great and they mirror my final designs to a tee. I ended up purchasing pretty much everything through Modsy, and the process was super seamless and efficient.apartment design modsy

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Moving across the country is stressful but Modsy made the ordering and delivery process really easy. I didn’t have to take any extra steps and I also checked a few items and confirmed that Modsy definitely gave me the best price on all of them.

My new rooms feel so comfortable and mature and it’s a perfect space for hosting – it’s finally the grown-up space I’ve been wanting!

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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: So Many Rooms, Not Enough Furniture

After moving from the city to the suburbs, Michelle realized that none of her old furniture worked in her new house. She was overwhelmed and needed a design fix, stat.

Homeowner: Michelle L, Business Operations & Strategy Consultant

Location: Fairhope, AL

Room: Multiple Rooms

Her Style: Refined Rustic

The Backstory

My family and I had just moved from the city-center in Atlanta to Fairhope, a small town by the water.

I love playing around with interior design, but with so many new rooms and not enough furniture, I had no idea where to start! The rooms in our new space had completely different layouts and nothing from our previous house worked with the new space. We were starting from square one and it felt like an enormous job.

Michelle’s spaces before

The Design Dilemma

Finding the right layout for each room and coordinating the color schemes was really important to me. I knew I needed the guidance of a designer to feel confident that I was investing in the right items.

“We were starting from square one and it felt like an enormous job.”

To top it off, I was having a really hard time visualizing how everything would come together. I had to think about the master bedroom, dining room, breakfast nook, playroom, AND guest bedroom! I just couldn’t imagine how to fill all of these spaces and get the house to start looking like a home.

The Modsy Moment

I had worked with a few designers before and they were all very different experiences. One provided a book of ideas but then I was left to source the actual items myself, which was really time-consuming. Another designer came to our home but I found them hard to work with and was uncomfortable brainstorming ideas together.

These experiences left me feeling exasperated! So when I saw an ad for Modsy on Instagram I decided to give it a try. I’ll admit I was a little wary of paying for designs without any guarantees. What if I hated them? After the previous unsatisfying experiences with designers I definitely had my guard up but was willing to take a chance on something new.

personal designerHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Michelle

Overall, I was super impressed with Modsy’s service. My first two master bedroom designs were awesome and got me excited for what else they’d come up with. After collaborating so well on that project, I had my personal designer, Isabela, tackle our dining room with her own choices. I was blown away by my first design! With that, Modsy put all my worries to rest.

Working with Isabela was wonderful – she was so helpful and never got frustrated with me. It was the perfect blend of me being hands-on and making suggestions while also getting the professional advice of an expert designer.

“It was the perfect blend of me being hands-on and making suggestions while also getting the professional advice of an expert designer.”

Isabela shared ideas I would never have thought of on my own. For example, the gallery wall and use of black in my master bedroom came from her, and I think this turned out wonderfully. And when I found a different bed frame, she still helped me pick out the perfect fabric color that would work with the overall design.

Modsy personal designerThe Real Results

My dining room looks exactly like the design Isabela created. I’m still working on acquiring unique decor items to finalize the room, but all of the big pieces are there!

I’m also proud of how my master bedroom turned out. It was truly a collaborative effort between Isabela and myself. Her initial design ideas inspired me and got my creativity flowing. From there I was able to play around with my own ideas for the space.

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Once pieces were chosen, I loved how easy and seamless the purchasing experience was with Modsy. It was so convenient to do everything online, and I found that they offered great prices and discounts.

“The value Modsy adds through the collaboration with a personal designer far surpasses the cost. Well worth it!”

In the end, working with Modsy helped me feel confident in my decisions – which for me is a major issue when decorating my own home! Isabela was open to any question and always patient. The value Modsy adds through the collaboration with a personal designer far surpasses the cost. Well worth it!

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

daughter's room designKathryn wanted a way to combine her ideas with an expert’s guidance to design her daughter’s room. Here’s the magic formula she used to make it happen.

Homeowner: Kathryn A, City Government

Location: Seattle, WA

Room: Daughter’s Bedroom

Her Style: Playfully Serene

The Backstory

My family and I moved to a new home in Seattle and we wanted to give our 4-year-old daughter a “big girl” room. We planned to stay in this house for a while, so it was important to us that our daughter had a room that she could grow into over the years.

The Design Dilemma

Coming from our old house, we really just had a hodgepodge of furniture and decor items we’d accumulated over the years. We tried situating the old furniture in our new place, but between figuring out how to best utilize wall space and accommodate sleepovers, we weren’t having any luck. In addition to not having the right pieces, we were just too busy to devote enough time to it. I wanted to outsource the whole project to make sure we did the job right.

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When I realized we really needed help, I contacted a local designer but was taken aback by the high price and frustrated by the length of time it took to schedule a visit. I wanted something simpler that would allow me to provide a rough budget, offer some high-level direction, and then let the experts take care of the rest.

“I wanted [a solution] that would allow me to provide a rough budget, offer some high-level direction, and then let the experts take care of the rest.”

So when I saw an ad on Facebook for Modsy, I was intrigued right away! It sounded like a low-cost way to get the customized design support we needed. We decided to give Modsy a try with our living room first. To our delight, we loved the layout and items our designer selected and we decided to use them again for our daughter’s room.

daughter's roomHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Kathryn

When I got the designs back, I was in love. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure that someone would be able to take my suggestions and create a room that met our needs and aligned with our design aesthetics. But I was so pleasantly surprised!

I love the patterned rug and fun wall hangings our designer chose for the space – we never would have thought of those ourselves. We were also initially convinced that bunk beds or twin trundle beds would be best in her room. It wasn’t until we saw our designs that we realized a queen-sized bed was actually the best choice.

It was really helpful to be able to communicate with our designer, request changes, and make the design a collaborative effort of our personal tastes and a professional designer’s guidance.

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The room is just adorable and my daughter is so happy with it. Prior to Modsy, we’d been having such a hard time with the layout, but our designer knew just what to do. She was so thoughtful in responding to our requests for revisions, and she really did a great job!

Our daughter’s space is now bright, playful yet serene, and is perfect for a 4-year-old. The best part is we were able to purchase pieces that we can either easily update or will be able to keep in the space and let them grow with her over time.

We’ve now used Modsy for three rooms in our house and each one was a success. They each pretty much exactly mirror our original 3D designs! We bought basically everything and it was so easy to purchase all of the furniture through Modsy. Overall, we saved tons of time and money and are so happy with the outcome. Thanks, Modsy!

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E! News Star Jac Vanek Transforms Her First Solo Apartment Into an Oceanside Oasis

When Jac Vanek, entrepreneur, co-host of the wildly popular Lady Gang podcast (and E! News show) and host of the true crime podcast, The First Degree, made the big move from living with roommates to having her own solo spot, she was ready to create her dream space but didn’t know where to begin.

Upon finding the perfect apartment with a view in Southern California, Jac decided she wanted to start fresh, with a completely new design that reflected this exciting new chapter in her life.

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After selling most of her old furniture, Jac had only few treasured pieces left to bring to her new place. She needed new furniture but didn’t want to invest until she was confident about how it would all look in the space.

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As Jac told Amanda Lauren at Forbes Magazine, “I’m not just trying to throw a bunch of old books on a shelf. I wanted an earthy-modern vibe with a clean aesthetic. I know I like this chair and that vase, but I don’t know how to arrange them in a room or put something on a bookshelf to make it aesthetically pleasing. That’s where I knew Modsy could help me.”

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Jac worked with our team to bring her unique style and vision to life. With Modsy’s help, she was able to visualize how her art, antiques from the flea market, and brand new furniture (suggested by Modsy) would look all together in her new place.

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The end result was this gorgeous, eclectically glam space perfect for relaxing, preferably with a glass of rosé.

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My Modsy Story – A New Home Design for Newlyweds

new home designNewlyweds Liz and Jonathan were excited to decorate their new apartment, but they wanted to feel confident in their new home design before investing.

Homeowner: Liz L, Art Director

Location: San Diego, CA

Room: Living/Dining Room

Her Style: Mid-Century Chic

The Backstory

My husband, Jonathan, and I got married this past April. Right after the wedding we moved into our new apartment together. We were so excited to set up our space and make it feel like a home!

We couldn’t wait to furnish our apartment with new, adult furniture and create a design that reflected this new phase of our lives.

The Design Dilemma

We live in San Diego, which means that square footage is limited so I knew we needed a design that would make the most of every inch! This was especially true for our open living area, which we wanted to be a beautiful, multi-functional space.

But when it came to actually designing the space, I was totally overwhelmed and had no clue how or where to start. Even as an Art Director, I’ve always hesitated to buy new furniture even if I think it looks great. Buying new items for your home is an investment, and I couldn’t imagine how those investments would actually look in our new space! Basically, I needed more confidence in the choices I was making.

“Buying new items for your home is an investment… I needed more confidence in the choices I was making.”

I quickly realized I needed some help choosing new pieces that would make the space multi-functional and look great. Unfortunately, there was no way we could afford to hire an interior designer, and browsing on Pinterest was about as far as I’d gotten on my own.

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So when I came across an ad for Modsy on Instagram, I thought it sounded like a good compromise between hiring a professional and trying to design it myself. I’ll say at first, I wasn’t sure how realistic the renderings would be and if the designs would match my style and tastes. But after I saw the before and afters from other customers and read that there were unlimited revisions, I was all in!

new home designHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Liz

We were so excited when we got our room back! Our first set of designs really helped us visualize and pick out exactly what we did and didn’t like in a risk-free way. We ended up with three designs total and were super happy with the final look.

I mentioned that we often liked to host dinner parties, and my designer sent me a new design with a larger dinner table for 6 and a bar cart!”

And while we liked the initial designs a lot, it was so helpful to see additional revisions and play around with swapping new products into the design ourselves. We even used the 3D Style Editor tool to switch out certain pieces and the end result was exactly what we were looking for.

The Real Results

Now we are so in love with our new home design, and it looks almost exactly like our final Modsy render.

Our designer was super helpful and created an awesome and functional living space based on our suggestions. We’re obsessed with the mid-century styles she used and the accent wall color she suggested fits perfectly with the entire design. And overall, her help configuring our layout was exactly what we needed.

“Modsy took the anxiety out of the process. We now love our space and find every excuse to invite friends over and relax at home.”

The personalization and attention to detail also made my experience so memorable. For example, I mentioned that we often liked to host dinner parties, and my designer sent me a new design with a larger dinner table for 6 and a bar cart! Now, not only does our space look great, but it’s perfect for when we entertain.

Overall, we had so much fun working with Modsy to create our living/dining room. Our experience was excellent and it took the anxiety out of the process. We now love our space and find every excuse to invite friends over and relax at home.

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

unusual living room designAfter moving to a new home, Julie needed a novel approach to design her beautiful but unusual living room.

Homeowner: Julie G + Writer and Media Relations Manager

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Room: Open Living Room

Her Style: Mid-Century Chic

The Backstory

My family and I live in Palo Alto and we recently moved to another part of town on a college campus. Our previous house was a 900-square foot cottage with a living room that could hardly fit more than a loveseat and armchair!

We brought our furniture from our old house to the new one but we knew that wasn’t going to cut it in the long run. Our new living room is a really unique and special place and we wanted to maximize its potential with plenty of seating and furniture that would let us stretch out and relax.

Julie’s space before

The Design Dilemma

Our living room is gorgeous but it’s also a very eclectic space. It really only has one “real” wall, and the rest are all made of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the foothills and trees. The room also has a fireplace and a mid-century modern “screen” that divides the living from the dining space. It was a real design challenge to say the least!

All in all, our unusual living room was totally different from where we lived before and I knew it needed a redesign that would make the most of it. I knew it had the potential to be a sanctuary-like space, but didn’t know where to begin decorating!

unusual living room designJulie’s design for her unusual living room

The Modsy Moment

I’ve never worked with an interior designer or online design service before but I decided to try my hand at some very rudimentary 3D room design software. The experience turned out to be awful and completely frustrating, and I figured that in 2019 there had to be something better out there.

After a bit of internet searching, I came across Modsy! The service had so many great reviews from happy customers, so it seemed like a no-brainer. I was really excited to test it out. Plus, the overall cost seemed like a very reasonable price to pay for such a sophisticated approach to designing a room. Modsy was exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.

unusual living room designHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Julie

I was honestly stunned at how accurately the 3D room design matched our actual living room. It was a precise rendering that showed every exact detail. And then, to see our room virtually reimagined with a fresh eye and all new furniture was so exciting! It totally blew away all my assumptions about what the room could or couldn’t be.

“Modsy totally blew away all my assumptions about what the room could or couldn’t be.”

I had so much fun designing my space with Modsy. I loved getting notifications that new designs were ready and it was so great being able to collaborate with Jennifer, my designer. Every time I gave her feedback, her revision was so spot-on that I could tell she was really listening to me and working to shape the room into something I would love.

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One of the best parts was that my designer, Jennifer, seemed totally in touch with the elements of the room. Wood is the dominant material in our house – the space kind of has a treehouse feel – and Jennifer incorporated that element throughout the design in clever, subtle, beautiful ways – right down to petrified wood coasters.

I never would have thought of the West Elm C-table, which is a magnificent, practical addition that looks so elegant. She also threw a cowhide rug under the armchair and I absolutely loved that unexpected addition to the design.

unusual living room designThe Real Results

My living room is a corner of paradise now! It’s a relaxing sanctuary where everyone finally has a place to sit, stretch out, curl up and read, fade into our weekend naps, or just watch the sunset.

“Modsy let me be much more experimental than I ever would have dared to be in the real world.”

We ended up purchasing almost everything from our design through Modsy – the sectional sofa, armchair, daybed, coffee table, pouf…everything right down to details like the coasters and tray.

unusual living room design

unusual living room design

I loved using Modsy because it was so easy to do the whole design process online and get new ideas for my space and also because it was really so much fun.

Creatively, it let me be much more experimental than I ever would have dared to be in the real world. I could try things out virtually and then click ‘undo’ if I didn’t like them. And the 3D renderings were so accurate that it truly felt like I was playing house with my own place!

I wanted to get the design exactly right so I could envision just how my home would look – Modsy absolutely helped me make that happen.

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

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After moving from a large home in Ohio to a small NYC apartment, this couple was in need of creative design solutions to whip their new home into shape.

Homeowner: Miguel P, New York Academy of Medicine

Location: New York, NY

Room: Living/Dining Room, Master Bedroom, and Guest Room

Their Style: Mod Enthusiast

The Backstory

My husband and I (and our dog), moved from a 2600 square foot home in Columbus, OH to a much smaller apartment in New York City.

We were super excited about the move and starting a new life in New York! We were planning to settle in the city for some time so we wanted to make smart design and furniture choices to create a place that would feel like home.

Miguel’s space before

The Design Dilemma

We’ve both always liked design, but our new space was a challenge for both of us. Our last home was huge in comparison, and we’d lived there for 23 years. We weren’t familiar with how to decorate small spaces and needed help getting ideas for our new home.

Plus, we were both starting work soon and simply didn’t have a lot of time to play around with design concepts, shop for furniture and decor, or even look for designers to work with. We needed a quick and efficient design solution that would help us get creative about our layout and furniture choices.

creative design solutionsMiguel’s living room design

The Modsy Moment

I came across Modsy on Instagram and, as soon as I saw the ad, I thought it looked great! I didn’t have any reservations about using it – it sounded like just what we needed.

We were totally open to ideas but didn’t have enough experience with small spaces to trust our own choices. We also needed help with pretty much every room in the house and, like I said, I was starting my job soon and felt very pressed for time.

I had a strong sense of what we wanted for the overall “style” of our home, but no idea where to start with layout ideas. All that to say I needed help designing our new, and much smaller, space on a short timeline.

creative design solutionsMiguel’s master bedroom design

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Miguel

When our first Modsy designs came back we loved all of them right away. I couldn’t believe how spot-on they were! They matched our style perfectly and made use of every inch of the small apartment space.

Each of the designs our Modsy designer sent us were great, but there was a clear winner for each room. We ended up purchasing all the furniture and a number of accent pieces and decorative items through Modsy. We have a lot of art that we brought from our last home and were able to incorporate it all into the designs, so it worked out perfectly.

creative design solutionsMiguel’s guest bedroom design

The Real Results

I especially loved how Modsy found creative design solutions for each room in our small space. Lining up shelves high on the walls and using a floor length mirror, for example, really helped to make our apartment feel much bigger.

Plus, purchasing through Modsy was an excellent experience. The customer service and follow up was incredible! They were diligent, friendly and personal, and knew every detail about our purchases, delivery, design…everything.

We had never used a design service before because we really take pride in decorating ourselves and our own personal aesthetic and style. But for this project, Modsy was exactly the right partner and we are completely satisfied with the service and the way our apartment turned out.

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My Modsy Story: How I Designed My New Home in Record Time

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Klara upsized to a new home but she didn’t have any time to design it. Instead of living out of boxes for months, here’s how she found a quick and easy way to make her new place feel like home.

Homeowner: Klara N, Marketing Manager

Location: Glenview, IL

Room: Living/Dining Room, Basement Family Room

Her Style: Refined Modern

The Backstory

My family and I recently bought a new home that was larger and better suited for our needs. Our previous home was much smaller so we had a lot more space to fill this time. I didn’t want to feel like we were living in an empty house, so I wanted to get it designed as quickly as possible!

Klara’s rooms before

The Design Dilemma

But between my job and family duties I had zero time to think about how to decorate our new space. Even though I love home design, I was too busy to go to furniture stores and spend time browsing for inspiration.

“between my job and family duties I had zero time to think about how to decorate our new space.”

It was important to me to make this house beautiful and make sure that every room felt really put-together and professionally designed. I wanted to pick the right accessories and furniture to get a cohesive look without every room feeling like a hodgepodge of random stuff. And while I really wanted to be involved in the work, my busy schedule made it impossible. I needed help!

designed my new homeKlara’s living/dining room design

The Modsy Moment

I saw an ad for Modsy on Facebook and thought it sounded like a great idea! I honestly wasn’t exactly sure what I would get back, but I was willing to give it a shot. It seemed like it could be just what I needed to easily and quickly make my new house beautiful.

I had some ideas for the style and design but didn’t have a clear picture of exactly what I wanted so I loved that Modsy offered me the ability to request changes and alter my designs as much as I wanted.

I was hoping it would be a quicker, more affordable version of working with a designer in-person, which was exactly what I needed.

designed my new home onlineKlara’s basement family room design

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Klara

And as it turned out, my Modsy designs were amazing right from the start. I instantly fell in love with designs for both my living/dining room and basement family room. I was so impressed that I showed them to everyone!

“I loved how they suggested items so I didn’t have to do any of the legwork – It was perfect for helping me visualize my home in a new way!”

I asked for two fairly different versions of each room in order to stretch my thinking about what I could do with the spaces. They both looked so great in my space as a complete look that I wanted to buy them right away. I loved how they suggested items so I didn’t have to do any of the legwork – It was perfect for helping me visualize my home in a new way!

designed my new homeKlara’s living/dining room in real life

I also really enjoyed that Modsy let me make unlimited changes to my rooms. This helped me fine tune the designs I liked instead of starting from scratch or going with design options I didn’t 100% love. I got to check out a few different layouts and pick my favorite. And I got so excited every time I got an email notification that my new designs were ready!

designed my new homeThe Real Results

Modsy helped turn my house from an empty space into a beautiful home. The space looks amazing and I purchased almost all of the items that my designer suggested. I can’t even express what a relief it was to do it all online, including shopping from multiple brands in one place. I never would have found time to do all of this on my own!

“I can’t even express what a relief it was to do it all online… I never would have found time to do all of this on my own!”

Ordering furniture was so easy, and I think that was actually the best part of the experience for me. One order, one point of contact, and great communication on when I could expect my items to arrive. I was dreading having to shop and buy furniture from different stores and deal with a bunch of different customer service issues. Modsy made it all super easy.

All in all, Modsy saved me tons of time and money and also helped me with ideas for my space that I never would have come up with on my own. Thanks Modsy!

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Designing A Beautiful Mess’ Nashville BnB Living Room Nook

a beautiful messWe’ve always been huge fans of Elsie and Emma, the sister duo behind one of our favorite lifestyle and home design blogs, A Beautiful Mess. So when we heard Elsie was designing the living room nook in her awesome Nashville bnb, we immediately volunteered to help. This collaboration also happened to coincide with the launch of Ravine Home, our own line of sofas and chairs. The stars were aligned and we knew our beautiful Taylor sofa would be the perfect addition to Elsie’s space.

The finished nook is a balanced work of art – bright neutrals, pops of orange and yellow, plants galore, and the perfect personal touches. Honestly, we told Elsie not to invite us to her bnb because we’d probably never leave (just kidding, Elsie we’ll come over any time)!

Keep scrolling to see how Elsie brought her living room nook to life with a little Modsy magic.

Getting Inspired With Modsy

Elsie’s bnb had an adorable living room nook on the second floor of the home that she hadn’t yet put to work.

“If you have a challenging room or space it is so helpful to have a chance to have someone help you with it!”

Her first step was finding the right layout for the somewhat tricky space (anyone else struggling to design around a staircase?). Instead of pushing furniture around the room, we used a little Modsy 3D magic to show her all the possibilities with just a few clicks (and none of the lower back pain).

Then all that was left to do was tweak the design and try out different options until she found the perfect pieces for the space – including our Taylor sofa.

Mixing the Old With the New

One of Elsie’s favorite parts about the Modsy design process was that she could see how her existing furniture would look in the space alongside the new furniture she wanted to purchase.

Instead of moving everything into the space, rearranging it, and then returning everything that didn’t work, Elsie did it all online with just a few clicks. Trying out new furniture and layouts virtually sure can save you tons of time and money!

“I really liked using the tool as we were mixing and matching old with new pieces.”

a beautiful messThe Final Look

Scroll through to see how Elsie’s nook turned from render to a beautiful reality and read the full post on Elsie and Emma’s blog, A Beautiful Mess, to learn more about their space and little details that make it feel like a home away from home.

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a beautiful mess

a beautiful mess

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

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After buying their first apartment, this couple was ready to invest in furniture and embark on an in-with-the-new design project.

Homeowner: Justin and Amanda, Mechanical Engineer + Lawyer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Room: Living Room

Their Style: Industrial Visionary

The Backstory

My wife, Amanda, and I were super excited to buy our first home – an apartment in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Before this, we’d moved apartments every few years so we always bought cheap, simple furniture just to fit the current space.

As soon as we moved, we realized it was time to invest in ‘real furniture’ because we knew we wouldn’t be leaving this apartment anytime soon. We wanted to create a more permanent design where everything in the room fit together, instead of a hodge-podge of old furniture from previous apartments. Plus, our new living room is a lot bigger than others we’ve had so we wanted to find creative ways to use the space.

All in all, we were excited to a space of our own have the funds to furnish it, so we wanted to come up with a design and invest in furniture that we’d absolutely love.

Justin and Amanda’s space before

The Design Dilemma

While we were great at picking out individual pieces of furniture, designing our new apartment was a challenge because we wanted to make sure everything would look good together.

To top it off, our new living room layout is completely different than any place we’d lived in previously, so I was having trouble visualizing ideas in the new space. We quickly realized we needed some help choosing new pieces and designing the room.

invest in furnitureJustin and Amanda’s final Modsy design

The Modsy Moment

I came across an ad for Modsy on Facebook and, as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use the service. We had a pretty good idea of how the space should be laid out, but I wanted to see if the designers at Modsy could contribute any new ideas.

Modsy sounded great because we both enjoy home design and wanted to be very hands-on with the project. We liked the fact that we could ask for revisions on our designs and also go into the editor and move/swap things around ourselves. I wanted to feel confident that the furniture we chose would come together to create an awesome space.

invest in furnitureJustin and Amanda’s final Modsy design

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Justin and Amanda

We’d only focused on the living room as one big, open space, but our Modsy designer created a beautiful little coffee and reading nook, which we fell in love with instantly.

Also, we’d struggled for months to decide on one of the biggest pieces that sets the mood for the entire room – the rug. Amanda liked smaller patterns while I preferred more solid colors. In one of the two first designs, Modsy showed us a rug that we both loved!

“It was so easy to visualize our home from all angles without missing any of the details.”

I was also really impressed at how closely the 3D images replicated our apartment. The living room is open to the kitchen and our designs even included 3D models of kitchen cabinets in the background. It was so easy to visualize our home from all angles without missing any of the details.

invest in furnitureThe Real Results

Modsy helped us incorporate our own design style with new ideas we never would have come up with ourselves. We ended up purchasing almost everything in our designs through Modsy because the volume of discounts was so much better than anything the individual stores offered.

“It also gave us confidence in the design because we had a chance to see the final project and purchase everything at once.”

It also gave us confidence in the design because we had a chance to see the final project and purchase everything at once. We transformed the space from a lackluster sitting room into a gorgeous living space that reflects our tastes and style. It was amazing to do a complete redesign in one go!

The experience was quick and seamless and we created a design that we both love and will feel good about for a long time. We’ve already recommended Modsy to our friends who are interested in redesigning their homes and want to invest in furniture they’ll love.

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My Modsy Story – How to Design Your New Home When You Have No Time

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With a new job keeping her busy, Stacy didn’t have time to design her new home. Here’s how she used online home design to take the work off her hands.

Homeowner: Stacy M, Marketing Professional

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Room: Family Room

Her Style: Refined Rustic

The Backstory

I’d just moved into a new house in Philadelphia and was excited about having a gorgeous new home! It had so much open space, a working fireplace, and windows overlooking the beautiful backyard. I fell in love with it right away.

I felt like finding the right house was a huge success – now I just needed to figure out how to fill it with furniture and turn it into a home.

Stacy’s family room before

The Design Dilemma

My new home was the ideal space for me but I just couldn’t picture what to do with it! I don’t have much of an eye for design, especially starting from scratch in a brand new place.

And I knew I had my work cut out for me because I wasn’t bringing any furniture from my last apartment. On top of that, I was also starting a new job and had zero time to think through the design and shop for furniture.

“I was also starting a new job and had zero time to think through the design and shop for furniture.”

I was at a loss for where I should even start. There was so much to love about the space but it also presented some unique challenges. The windows and door to the backyard took up a lot of wall space and I had to figure out how to arrange furniture around the fireplace in the center of the room.

The thought of planning it all myself, shopping for individual items, and getting everything to come together the way I wanted was completely overwhelming. I needed help!

home design onlineThe Modsy Moment

I first came across Modsy via an Instagram ad and I thought the online design would be interesting to try. I was in a position where I just wanted to outsource the entire project and let the experts tell me what to do!

And because I was so short on time, I loved that I could do the design online and purchase all my furniture together in one cart. Modsy seemed like the perfect solution to my design problems and I hoped they would help me come up with ideas to make the most of my space.

online designHow Modsy’s Designs Helped Stacy

I loved using Modsy! They made it so easy to upload photos of my home – all I had to do was sit back and wait.

I was blown away when I got my designs back. Modsy sent two options and I loved them both. My designer took all of my feedback into consideration and then incorporated her own touches to create a beautiful design. It was so easy to use the service and request revisions to the design to get it just right.

“It was so easy to use the service and request revisions to the design to get it just right.”

And when it came to shopping, I just had to click on each piece in my design and add it to my cart! There was no need to go out and look for the exact items in a store or online, which saved me a ton of valuable time. It was such a relief being able to do all the shopping and design online when I was trying to juggle so many things at once.

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design online

The Real Results

I am so happy with the way my home turned out and I purchased almost every item in my design. All of the pieces are perfect for the space but my favorite part is how it they all came together to create a room I love.

“And when it came to shopping, I just had to click on each piece in my design and add it to my cart… which saved me a ton of valuable time.”

I was super impressed with Modsy’s support team. I had some challenges with pieces arriving damaged, but the team was quick to help me resolve the issues with each retailer. All in all, it was a really fun process.

Outsourcing the work was the best decision for me – it saved me so much time and even helped me come up with great ideas for the room. Details like this helped pull it all together and I couldn’t have done that on my own.

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My Modsy Story – Graduating From IKEA to a Design of My Own

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When she moved to a new condo, Audra was ready to trade in her IKEA furniture for something more sophisticated.

Homeowner: Audra, Education Administrator

Location: Boston, MA

Room: Master Bedroom

Her Style: Contemporary Minimalist

The Backstory

After moving to a new home, this family was ready for a furniture upgrade

My family and I had just moved into a new condo and we were ready for a furniture upgrade from our old IKEA set to something more adult. We wanted to celebrate our new home and create a space that reflected our unique design aesthetic.

Audra’s space before

The Design Dilemma

She knew what she liked, but couldn’t put it all together

I actually have a good sense of my own style and know what I like when I see it. The problem for me was putting all the pieces together. I remember browsing online at places like West Elm and Crate & Barrel and finding pieces I liked but struggling to imagine how they would look all together.

“I couldn’t visualize how my ideas would translate to our exact space.”

To top it off, our new condo is on the smaller side and figuring out how to make the most of our master bedroom was particularly challenging. I wanted to maximize storage but I couldn’t visualize how my ideas would translate to our exact space.

furniture upgradeAudra’s Modsy design #1

The Modsy Moment

Too good to be true or the cure to her design blues?

One day, an ad for Modsy showed up in my Instagram feed and I decided to try it out. I took their Style Quiz and, to be honest, was incredibly skeptical about whether or not that exercise would accurately help a designer understand my aesthetic.

“My first thought was, ‘It’s like our bedroom if it were in a magazine!’ I was in love!”

Additionally, the service struck me as very affordable, so I had to wonder if the price might be a reflection of a low-quality product on the other end.

Luckily that was not the case! When we go our master bedroom designs back, my first thought was, “It’s like our bedroom if it were in a magazine!” I was in love!

furniture upgradeAudra’s final Modsy design

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Audra

Unlocking new ideas for a small space

The layout that our Modsy designer suggested completely solved our storage concerns and changed the way we thought about the room. They gave us some creative solutions that I never would have come up with on my own.

I loved the bed, nightstand, and lamp ensemble from the first design design, and the wall art and dresser configuration from the other. Both designs reflected our style and I could easily see us settling into the room as a retreat each evening. The hard part was deciding between the two!

Seeing exactly how the design would look made us so confident in our choices. We ended up combining our favorite parts of the first two designs and purchasing it all. It is crazy to see how closely Modsy’s 3D images look like our room in real life!

furniture upgradeThe Real Results

Getting the HGTV treatment for her home

We thought that our room’s small footprint and lack of storage space would prevent us from having the bedroom of our dreams. Our Modsy designer showed us that with the right furniture and layout we could have more than enough storage space without compromising on style.

“Modsy allowed us to fall in love with our new master bedroom before all of the pieces even arrived at our door!”

This experience was a game changer for us. I’m an HGTV junkie and Modsy is the next best thing to being on one of those shows! The 3D designs are incredible and the designers are so talented. Those two things combined allowed us to get expert design ideas, make changes on our own, and see it all in an impressively-accurate 3D version of our space.

Basically, Modsy allowed us to fall in love with our new master bedroom before all of the pieces even arrived at our door!

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My Modsy Story – Downsizing our Space, and Up-Leveling our Style

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After downsizing from a single family home, Leann and her husband were ready to invest in a design they loved.

Homeowner: Leann M, Executive Assistant

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Room: Living Room

Her Style: Rustic Warmth

The Backstory

After downsizing, this couple was ready for a design change

Four years ago my husband and I decided it was time to downsize. So we made the move from our single family home into a townhouse, which was the perfect size for just the two of us.

But we soon discovered that our old furniture wasn’t going to be as easy to move as we’d thought. The pieces we had were just too big and didn’t fit well in our new space.

We finally had the funds to make a redesign happen, so we decided it was time for us to make a change.

The Design Dilemma

A tricky living room layout threw her for a loop

When I started thinking about a design for our new space, I realized I had no idea where to start. Our new living room is an odd shape and I was at a total loss when it came to finding a layout and furniture that worked.

“I wanted it to be the best. But actually figuring out how to do that was overwhelming.”

Additionally, since I knew we wanted to make an investment in our new design, I wanted it to be the best. But actually figuring out how to do that was overwhelming.

downsizing our living roomThe Modsy Moment

Diving headfirst into a new design solution

Actually, I first heard about Modsy on a podcast, Young House Love, and decided to give it a go. I really wasn’t skeptical at all – the process seemed pretty straightforward and the cost was so reasonable I figured that even if it didn’t work it was worth a try.

When I got my first set of designs back I was so impressed with how they were able to recreate our living room in 3D. I loved the suggestions but wanted to see a few more ideas.

My designer was great and showed me that if I increased my budget slightly I could get the look I wanted. She also encouraged me to purchase pieces over time, which I thought was really nice.

downsizing our living room

downsizing our living room

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Leann

Discovering ideas that highlighted their new home’s features

I loved that my design was so cohesive with our actual space. We have a large brick fireplace and rustic barn door, which my Modsy designer incorporated into our design. We purchased pieces we never would have thought to on our own, and the results are amazing.

Moving the television to another location was also such a good idea that we never would have thought of on our own. The new location makes our space feel so uncluttered and we love it.

“We purchased pieces we never would have thought to on our own, and the results are amazing.”

I also loved the fact that I was able to purchase all my new furniture in one cart with exclusive discounts through Modsy. I was not prepared for the amazing follow-up from Modsy on the status and delivery of our items. It was so nice to hear from the Modsy team, who continued to check in on us to make sure we were happy with the deliveries.

downsizing our living roomThe Real Results

The unexpectedly easy way she brought it all to life

Now I think our space looks amazing. It feels so open and light, and both my husband and I LOVE the new look.

“Modsy exceeded each and every one of my expectations and made downsizing so easy.”

From taking the style quiz to seeing my 3D designs, Modsy exceeded each and every one of my expectations and made downsizing so easy. I don’t usually feel so pleased with a choice, but I am so happy that I decided to try Modsy.

We now have quality furniture, in an extremely functional living room layout, all in a design style that fits us perfectly. What more could you ask for? Thanks Modsy!

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My Modsy Story: How I Designed a Home I Love Without Doing Any of the Work

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When designing her new home wasn’t sparking joy, Allison found a way to outsource the whole thing.

Homeowner: Allison S, Sales Manager

Location: Rochester, MI

Room: Awkward “room and a half” living space

Her Style: Rustic Traveler

The Backstory

A new home with an odd layout had her totally stumped

I’d recently moved to a new home with my family, and needed to fill it with furniture. I wanted to turn our new living room into a space where my spouse, two girls and I could hang out, watch TV, and play. But the room is long and awkward and I had no clue how or where to start.

The Design Dilemma

Out of ideas, Allison just wanted her space to be done

The previous owners used the living space as a “pub room” with a bar and a pool table, but I didn’t think that set up would work with my lifestyle.

“I honestly just wanted to outsource the whole project and have it be done.”

Feeling out of ideas, I couldn’t visualize an outcome that was both functional and visually appealing. I honestly just wanted to outsource the whole project and have it be done.

outsource my living room design projectThe Modsy Moment

When an Instagram ad knew exactly what she needed

I’d never tried an interior designer before and didn’t really think the experience was for me. But when I saw an ad on Instagram for Modsy (they know me too well!) I decided to give it a go.

I’ll say I was a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure if the results would be something I actually liked and if they’d match my style.

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Allison

Nailing her style and finding the perfect layout

But, when I got my designs back, I absolutely loved them! I was shocked at how accurate the 3D images looked – I felt like I was actually standing in my room. I was seriously impressed and I showed my designs to everyone I knew and posted them to my Instagram.

My designer also totally got my style right – a little splash of color, a little quirkiness, and the perfect wall art. I loved how they broke my room up into two main sitting areas. That was something I never would have thought of, but it’s the perfect way to use my long, seemingly awkward, space.

outsource design projectThe Real Results

Outsourcing the work and enjoying the results

I bought almost everything Modsy recommended minus a few pieces that I found on my own. My room is almost finished and it’s already looking amazing.

“I’m a working mom with two girls (ages 1 and 3) and my time is my most valuable asset. Modsy took the work completely off my hands and I’m so happy with the results.”

Spending my time on interior design doesn’t necessarily “spark joy” for me. I’m a working mom with two girls (ages 1 and 3) and my time is my most valuable asset. When I’m home, I want to be with my family. Modsy took the work completely off my hands and I’m so happy with the results.

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My Modsy Story: When 3 Interior Designers Couldn’t Help, Here’s What Did

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After working with 3 designers, Caren still didn’t have a plan for her open living/dining room. Here’s what happened when this skeptic turned to Modsy for help.

Homeowner: Caren S, Aesthetic medicine physician

Location: Potomac, MD

Room: Living & Dining Combo Room

Her Style: Discerning Collector

The Backstory

My family and I had recently moved into a new home. The new space was perfect, but our old furniture just didn’t fit right. I wanted a more ‘fresh’ and ‘modern’ look for the new space and decided it was time for a redesign.

And while I can appreciate a well-styled room, I cannot curate a cohesive look on my own. I’ve picked things out that look great online, but they don’t work all together in a room. I’ve also bought furniture in the store, which seemingly looked great, but once I got it home the proportions were all off.

So when it came to redesigning my family’s new home, I knew I needed some help but still wanted to be involved in the design process.

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Caren’s room before

The Design Dilemma

I wound up working with three interior designers, and not finding success with any of them.

The first was an expensive designer, to whom I paid $200/hour only to get advice I wasn’t sure I loved… But I didn’t want to pay another $200 to talk about it! I also tried a moderately-priced designer, and she recommended things that looked great, but turned out to be the wrong dimensions for the room.

Finally, I used a very reasonably-priced designer who was lovely, but her ideas were outside my comfort zone and I hesitated to commit without being sure. In the end, I led her down paths of safety and boredom and didn’t end up implementing any of what we’d worked on.

3D Modsy Design exampleCaren’s favorite 3D Modsy design

The Modsy Moment

When I saw ads on Facebook for Modsy, I figured I had nothing to lose. That said, I was definitely skeptical because I wasn’t sure if I’d get a design that looked as good as the one in the ad.

On top of that, I was unsure I’d be able to communicate what my style was, as my personal tastes are so all over the place. I like rustic, modern, worldly, eclectic, minimalist, funkiness, neutrality, color…. Who on earth could actually create a room that satisfied me?

“I felt that this was the start of something very awesome. And it was.”

When I opened my 3D Modsy design I was thrilled! It was so exciting to see my room looking harmonious, homey, beautiful, and “me.” I was overjoyed and felt that this was the start of something very awesome. And it was.

3D Modsy DesignCaren’s favorite 3D Modsy design

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Caren

The experience was fantastic. With Modsy, I could literally see my exact room, designed in two different and beautiful ways. No guesswork involved regarding, “Would I really like that chair? Would that sofa fit right in the space?”

My Modsy 3D design was so realistic! It was like walking in my room and seeing it exactly as it is in real life, only with totally new furniture.

On top of that, purchasing furniture through Modsy was a great experience. I got the online sale prices plus an extra discount from Modsy.

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Caren’s room in real life

The Real Results

My Modsy designer managed to create a design that blended my multiple – and seemingly contradictory – design styles. For our new home I wanted something interesting but minimal, colorful but neutral, earthy but modern, funky but simple, bold but classic… I thought that I’d have to settle for just ‘one’ type of style, but Modsy’s designs gave me all these elements in one perfect space!

“I thought that I’d have to settle for just ‘one’ type of style, but Modsy’s designs gave me everything in one perfect space!”

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Caren’s room in real life

The design for my living/dining room helped me break out of my comfort zone. I bought things that I never would’ve had the guts to purchase on my own.

“It seriously looks exactly like my 3D Modsy design.”

The funky dining chairs were something I never would have looked at in real life, but seeing them in the 3D Modsy design, and how good they looked with the other items in the space, gave me the courage to purchase these whimsical chairs. They now make me smile every time I walk in the room.

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Caren’s room in real life

I’m happy to report that my room looks fantastic, interesting, and harmonious. I get compliments all the time. It seriously looks exactly like my 3D Modsy design.

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My Modsy Story: How I Helped My Daughter Design a Bedroom She Loves

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When 9-year-old Lilly was ready for a big girl space, Amie knew she needed help bringing her daughter’s bedroom to life. See how she created the perfect space on the first try.

Homeowner: Amie S, 3rd Grade Teacher and Stay at Home Momma

Location: Bel Air, MD

Room: Daughter’s Bedroom

Her Style: Rustic Traveler

The Backstory

The perfect birthday present for a budding designer

At the end of last year, I decided it was time to redesign my daughter’s bedroom. Lilly was about to turn 9 years old, and for her birthday I wanted to give her the big girl bedroom she was ready for.

And while I really enjoy home design, I can never picture how my ideas will turn out in my actual space. I always know what I like, but struggle to put all the pieces together.

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daughter's bedroom

Lilly’s Bedroom Before

The Design Dilemma

She had all the ideas, but struggled to bring them to life

My family and I have lived in the same house for 6 years, and we’ve never found the right layout for Lilly’s room. One wall is all windows, another has a double closet, and there’s also a door to the bathroom. She also has this amazing canopy bed that’s been in our family for years. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but I’ve struggled to find the best way to arrange it in the room.

“My daughter is also herself a budding interior designer… so I knew I might need some extra help when it came to designing her bedroom.”

Lilly is also herself a budding interior designer. She knows what she wants and is not afraid to tell you her opinion, good or bad, so I knew I might need some extra help when it came to designing her bedroom.

When I saw an ad for Modsy somewhere on social media, I decided to give it a go. I was a little skeptical because no one I knew had ever tried it before, so it definitely felt like a gamble.

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Lilly and Amie’s Design #1

The Modsy Moment

The perfect design and a priceless reaction

When I opened up our first Modsy design, it was honestly exactly what I’d imagined. I wanted to create a fun, functional space where she could hang out with friends and do homework, and our Modsy designer totally nailed it. Honestly, I barely glanced at our second design because the first one was everything we were looking for.

“Honestly, I barely glanced at our second design because the first one was everything we were looking for.”

When my daughter got home from school, I showed her the design and she burst into tears. I asked her why she was crying, and she said because she was so happy! As a future designer (seriously, she can put a design together better than me), she said it was everything she was dreaming about. Seeing Lilly’s reaction to her Modsy design was truly priceless.

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Lilly and Amie’s Design #1

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Amie and Lilly

Unlocking new ideas for an old space

From the day I started the process, it was super easy. I took all the measurements and photos required and about a week later I had my Modsy designs in my inbox.

“When my daughter got home from school, I showed her the design and she burst into tears.”

Lilly’s and my favorite part of the design was the placement of her bed. After we signed up, Modsy let us send in photos and dimensions and they made a custom model of her exact bed so we could see it in her new design. We’ve seriously tried it in every other spot, but never thought to place it where our Modsy designer did, and it’s really just perfect.

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daughter's bedroom

We also loved the cute rug they placed in the room. Her room has carpet, so I never thought to put a rug on top, but it pulls the whole space together and just makes it look so cozy.

“We’ve seriously tried her bed in every other spot, but never thought to place it where our Modsy designer did, and it’s really just perfect.”

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The Real Results

Getting the slumber party seal of approval

Now Lilly’s space looks amazing. It was so great to see ideas for her room that I would have never thought of on my own and feel confident in the purchases we were making.

Modsy really nailed exactly what both of us were looking for. Lilly can be hard to please, but she’s had 2 friends over for sleepovers already, and they have not left her room.

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