When her medical fellowship studying infectious disease in Johannesburg, South Africa was suddenly cut short by the outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Heather R. found herself needing to return home to the States. But she didn’t have her own space or furniture to come home to.

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Homeowner: Heather R.

Space: Living-Dining Room

Before image of Modsy customer\'s space

Before image of Modsy customer\'s space

The Backstory

I was in the middle of a medical fellowship in Johannesburg when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Prior to leaving for South Africa, I gave away the entire contents of my one-bedroom apartment—furniture and all—because I was not planning to come back to the US anytime soon. When my fellowship suddenly required I return to the States, I knew I’d be starting over from scratch.Modsy customer dining room design

The Design Dilemma

Because this wasn’t just a move to a new city but the beginning of the next phase of my medical career, it was so important that I create an amazing space to call my own, giving me a home base where I could crash and relax after work. As exciting as it was to be making the move I’d dreamed of for so long, the idea of having to furnish an entire apartment from scratch was extremely overwhelming.

In the past, I’d always had hand-me-down or used furniture I didn’t care much about, so I had no idea what my style was. There are so many design options out there, which is overwhelming. The process of finding everything I needed and ensuring it all went together was just too much for me to tackle on my own. To top it off, I was doing all of this as a busy medical professional during a pandemic, and I wasn’t even in the same city as my new New York apartment yet.

Modsy rendering of customer\'s mid-century modern living room design with camel colored leather sofa

The Modsy Moment

I spent some time trying to figure out how to get the affordable design help I wanted and needed, but I was really struggling to find something that worked with my limited time and budget. I was beginning to lose hope of finding the design solution I needed before finalizing my move when a friend suggested Modsy. At first, the idea that I could get remote 3D design help from a real designer seemed too good to be true, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed!

I can’t say enough positive things about my entire experience. First and foremost, my designer was absolutely amazing! She listened to what I had to say and understood what I wanted for the space before I knew myself. She was just so present and always had amazing energy. I cannot say enough about her! Plus, the Modsy customer service team members have been extremely helpful and responsive as well which is so appreciated. It really made the whole ordering experience that much better.

Design of Modsy customer\' living room in Mid-Century style

The Real Results

It’s a huge relief knowing that the hard part of coming up with the design is over and now I just get to live in the amazing space! I could not be happier and more excited about my new home. (I literally bought just about everything in my design!) I have shown the space to multiple family members and friends, and they agree that it’s incredible. I have loved my Modsy experience and I love my design.

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