After moving from a traditional house into a home mid-century style ranch house, Samantha struggled to find a modern yet cozy style that worked for the new space.
Homeowner: Samantha March
Location: Des Moines, IA
Room: Living Room
Her Style: Rustic Warmth
I’m a literary blogger, make-up vlogger, and author, so I’m not without strengths. However, interior design is just not one of them. So when my husband, puppy, and I moved from our traditional style starter home into a modern ranch house, I knew I needed a little help with the decor. I just didn’t realize how much help I needed until some friends came over, and after seeing our new space with our old things, asked: “So, when are you going to do something with this room?” Ouch!
The Design Dilemma
Because our new house is a Mid-Century-Modern ranch with an open concept, our more traditional furniture looked very out of place. We knew we wanted to stay in the new house longer than our starter home and wanted more “grown-up” modern feeling furniture that fit with space.
In addition to more modern furniture, I wanted the living area to feel cozy and find a way to distinguish it as its own space within the open floor plan. I just had no idea how to make it happen on my own.
The Modsy Moment
I heard about modsy through my sister-in-law, who shared Modsy’s refer a friend program with me to try out the service. I’m so glad I took her advice.
From the moment I saw my designs, I knew I was in love with Modsy—I wish I could try every design they showed me and have a different living room look for each day of the week. But seeing the different design versions in my room virtually was the next best thing!
The Modsy design process was so great! It let me see what the final room would look like before I even purchased anything. The designer even showed me how to “zone” the living space by picking the perfect rug to make it feel cozier with our open floor plan.
How Modsy Helped Samantha
Seeing what my space would look like before purchasing furniture made me feel confident that the furniture purchases I made were the right ones. We liked the process so much I purchased a second package for help on redesigning our primary bedroom!
The Real Results
The room feels completely different. Before our Modsy design, my husband and I were never in our living room, and now we both love sitting in there, watching TV, or reading. Our dog loves the new space too—she’s a big fan of the rug, so she’s not on the cold floor, and the room is so much more inviting and open.
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