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Based in Denver, Colorado, Modsy designer Amanda has never been one for minimalist spaces. She loves rooms filled with vintage pieces, accents rich with history, lots of books, and dark colors that play up a cozy, lived-in vibe.
It makes sense for someone who’s very much a collector of things in her own home and describes her style as a mix of eclectic and transitional. So it goes without saying that her favorite spaces are always layered with interesting furniture, accessories, and visual details. When she’s not at her desk designing spaces, you can find her nose-deep in a novel for her book club.
Find out what Amanda’s loving now with our short and sweet Q&A with her.
First things first, what’s your Modsy Style?
Where do you get your design inspiration?
“I grew up in Seattle, and I loved the style of being in a big city where everyone likes something a little different. Since they had their heyday in the ’60s, most neighborhoods are inspired by mid-century styling with huge windows to absorb as much sunlight as possible (through the trees for the three months of the year there is actually sun).
“Like my Modsy Style indicates, I love a little bit of everything, swamped in history! I love spaces that feel lived-in and funky details that definitely have a great story behind them. I like things in all of the corners of my rooms and books in every room of the house.”
What’s one interior design rule you always break?
“Personally, I love my homes to be painted darker colors than other designers usually recommend. I just painted my husband’s office dark peacock blue and it feels so relaxing and encompassing. One day I would love to have a black dining room… And who says there can’t be glossy dark paint colors on your ceiling? It feels cozy and intimate but also makes your ceilings feel so much taller.”
What’s your favorite piece of furniture in your house?
“I have a big corner chair for reading in my bedroom, and I couldn’t live without it!”
What’s your favorite restaurant where you live?
“One of our favorite places out here is called Smokin’ Fin in Littleton.”
What’s the last book you read?
“I love reading! It’s how I spend most of my free time. I split my time between middle school adventure novels and the incredible Y.A. books my best friend recommends to me. Since she lives in Canada, reading brings us together! The last book I finished was called The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross, for my book club.”
Cats or dogs? Explain yourself.
“I have a hard time choosing. Honestly! One day I’ll have a huge husky, but I’m hoping for cats in the future too. In addition, I had bunnies when I was younger and would love to have them again! And my middle school dream of having a horse is still alive and well.”
Favorite place you’ve traveled to or want to visit?
“Stockholm! It is such a peaceful, incredible city, with so many cool corners to explore.”
Favorite color combo?
“I am a huge neutrals fan. I love the feel of mixed neutrals in a space, and am currently hooked on gray and camel. They are technically opposites in the neutral world, so they look beautiful together and add tons of interest to a space.”
“Industrial-styled attached greenrooms.”
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