When Jeff opened a transitional living house, he knew how to help his residents heal—but he needed help designing a safe space where their healing could happen.
Homeowner: Jeff M., Recovery Specialist
Location: Plano, TX
Rooms: Living Room, TV Room, Breakfast Area, Dining Area, Sunroom
Their Style: Rustic Warmth
I run Fireside Recovery, a transitional living house for men transitioning from inpatient substance treatment. Our house gives them a place to live; build community; and have the accountability, support, and resources they need on their recovery journey before going back into independent living.
The Design Dilemma
As someone who’s been through the recovery process myself, I know first-hand the important role an environment plays in recovery. Because of that, great interior design was key to this healing space.
This home was a new build, filled with empty rooms, which gave us a blank slate. We wanted to create a space that would make our residents feel comfortable and at home. We had five main community rooms in this home that we wanted to be relaxing for our residents and we also wanted to make all the rooms coordinate and flow together.
I had a hard time visualizing how to fill a whole house with furniture, art, and accessories, and make it look beautiful and cohesive.
To say I was overwhelmed at the thought of tackling this on my own is an understatement. I had a hard time visualizing how to fill a whole house with furniture, art, and accessories, and make it look beautiful and cohesive. Plus, I was so busy getting the business side of Fireside Recovery up and running that I had no time to think about interior design.
The Modsy Moment
I’ve worked with a traditional design service in the past and knew we needed something faster as residents were moving in soon. It was also important that the space was well designed, which I knew I couldn’t do on my own. I had heard about Modsy on Instagram and learned that they could deliver great designs with less turnaround time—so I decided to give them a try.
How Modsy Helped Jeff
Honestly, I could not have done this on my own. In my past experiences of working with interior designers, a lot of time was taken up by shopping together and going to various stores, and it was difficult to work within a budget while getting everything we needed.
I love how Modsy streamlined the interior design process. It saved me so much time and energy. I was able to decorate the whole house without ever leaving my home!
I felt comfortable from the very beginning with Modsy, and I love how Modsy streamlined the interior design process. My designer sent me design ideas in a virtual version of our exact room, and I was able to ask for tweaks and changes until each room was just the way I wanted. Then, I was able to easily shop each of the room designs to get the furniture and decor that I needed. It saved me so much time and energy. I was able to decorate the whole house without ever leaving my home! With Modsy’s help, I was able to focus my energy on Fireside Recovery’s mission and programming, ensuring we’d be ready for guests when we opened.
The Real Results
Modsy’s designers were so patient and accommodating and helped create the recovery home of our dreams. Each space flows into the next and is designed in a way that I never could have imagined on my own. We now have a residential recovery home where our residents can really feel at home. I feel so happy knowing the space is comfortable and welcoming, making it easier for residents to focus on healing and growth.
I feel so happy knowing the space is comfortable and welcoming, making it easier for residents to focus on healing and growth.
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