This summer, we asked a handful of Modsy designers to create their dream rooms in Modsy 3D. We were obsessed with Hope, Shelly and Angela’s designs. Below, each designer shares a bit more about the look she created!

Get the Scoop on Hope Colling’s Design

Modsy designer, Hope created a dream room full of edgy glamour, inspired by rock and roll and high fashion—and a chair she first used in a client design project. Learn more about Hope’s inspiration for this design, below!

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How would you describe the style of this dream room?

Hope: “I would call it Modern Eclectic, with a splash of Art Deco. There are definitely some elements of glamour, but it’s also got a bit of an edge. It’s fashion-forward in style but laid-back in comfort.”

What inspired you to create this look?

Hope: “I’ve always loved the idea of a formal living room that doesn’t feel too stuffy or pretentious, so I wanted to create a space that’s stylish and chic but also cozy and comfortable. I recently used these chairs for a client (they swivel!) and I loved the drama and elegance they brought to the space, so I knew I wanted to incorporate them into the design. They were actually the first pieces I sourced, and I built everything else in the design around them.

“I’m really into the aesthetic of the 70s. Specifically, the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles, which was famous for the musicians who lived there. At the time, the homes there had floor-to-ceiling windows, low-slung furniture, and everything was comfortable and sexy; nothing was fussy. They were decorated with lush textures, unique curiosities and accents, and unconventional color stories. So that’s what inspired this space; I wanted to create a modern interpretation of that style. It’s high-fashion meets rock and roll. It’s not my personal style; that’s not how I would design my own home—but it’s a style that I love and find so inspiring.”

What are your 3 favorite design elements in this space?

Hope: “The statement chairs are a definite favorite. They add so much texture and drama without stealing the spotlight from the rest of the room.

“The coffee table is another favorite because it helps to keep the space from feeling too elegant. I love the variation in the wood tones and the unique lines. It adds so much visual interest and is a great conversation piece.

“In larger rooms, I often layer a small rug on top of a larger one in order to frame out the furniture,  and the smaller rug in this design is one of my favorites! It’s neutral but kicked up a notch—a creamy taupe that adds some wonderful warmth and really catches the light. And I just love the whimsy of a rug with fringe; it lets you know right off the bat that the room doesn’t take itself too seriously. It says ‘fun things happen in here!’”

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Get the Scoop on Shelly Sutton’s Design

Shelly’s dream room was all about creating a space for friends and family to gather and hang out—something we’ve all been missing the past year and a half. With plenty of seating options and a very cozy, lounge-like vibe, we wouldn’t mind pulling up a chair ourselves! Hear what Shelly has to say about this space, below!

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How would you describe the style of this dream room?

Shelly: “I would say it’s ‘bohemian chic goes glam.’ It has some understated drama alongside a relaxed-but-chic beachy vibe.”

What inspired you to create this look?

Shelly: :Stylistically, this space was inspired by my travels to Tulum, Mexico. I love Tulum, and that’s definitely where the boho side of this style came from. And the glam part was inspired by the space itself. The room was so large—it reminded me of a lounge. So I tried to create a space that felt really comfortable and welcoming. I envisioned a bunch of friends hanging out together and enjoying some cocktails—just enjoying life and being in a nice environment!”

What are your 3 favorite design elements in this space?

Shelly: “One of my favorite parts of the room is the art above the fireplace. It’s a focal point and really sets the tone for the space. Plus it inspired a lot of the colors in the space! It’s created by an artist who reuses found materials—like vintage paper, reclaimed wood, and salvaged metal—which I thought was pretty cool. Each one of his pieces is unique. There’s a lot of emotion in the piece that really draws you in.”

“I also like the play between layers and textures in this space. The layered rugs, the wood elements—it all helps create a relaxed feel. Those elements are juxtaposed with the lucite and gold glamor, which adds some drama to the room. And the wallpaper in the arched wall niches on either side of the fireplace—it’s not necessarily a focal point, but it complements other things in the room and is just one more layered, dramatic element in the space.

“I also love the conversational seating. It’s kind of over-the-top—there are so many poufs and plenty of seating, which makes this the perfect spot to entertain or hang out. I think having extra poufs is a clever way to add a lot of seating. You can tuck them away in the corner day-to-day and pull them out when you need them. They’re a life-saver if you run out of seats! They’re the perfect extra seat in any room.”

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Get the Scoop on Angela Lee’s Design

In Angela’s dream room, she made traditional and classic design new again. The furniture in this space has classic forms, but they’re remixed with modern finishes and clean lines. See what Angela has to say about her dream room, below!

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How would you describe the style of this dream room?

Angela: “I’m inspired by so many different styles, and I can never seem to pinpoint one specific one that resonates with me wholeheartedly. I love minimalism and Scandinavian design, but with a splash of boho and French provincial. With that combination of interests, I like to think of this space as a French apartment, with touches of everything I am drawn to—from the lucite pieces and the black-and-white art to the post-modern-style mirror. I like to overdress, then pare down to reveal the best options for each moment in a space.”

What inspired you to create this look?

Angela: “I’m always designing for my current state of mind or vibe—and I love a room that feels collected. I used to love that maximalist, super colorful look like Justina Blakeney. But in recent years, I’ve been leaning more toward a more traditional-inspired look, combining more detailed or ornate pieces with simplified silhouettes. This is the dream living room I’d like to have at the moment.”

What are your 3 favorite design elements in this space?

Angela:  “My favorite element is the vignette created near the bar cart, in the corner by the bay window. I love the combination of the oblong mirror and black-and-white photo of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, paired with the turned brass side table and woven shade floor lamp. I also love the bit of lucite from the bar cart peeking out.

“The second moment I love would have to be the green chaise with the hand carved cabinet behind it. There is a wonderful juxtaposition of form happening here; the straight lines of the chaise are the perfect complement to the carving and the finish of the cabinet, which has many elements encompassed in one piece. I created balance by pairing it with a simplified shape.

“My third favorite design element in this space is the moment at the fireplace with the black chair and cane webbing seat-back. The cane webbing feels like a nice tie-in with the woven lamp shade across the room and there is a subtle black line that is carried throughout the room. The marble side table with the modernist face sculpture all aim to create this curated and found feel that I love.”

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