Gema & Kev had 2 new empty spaces to make feel like home with a unique Cayman Islands style vision. But they had no idea how to execute their design ideas.
Read their story and learn how their Modsy designer, Mckenzie, turned their island dreams into a real paradise.
Homeowners: Gema & Kev
Rooms: Living-Dining Room + Guest Studio
Their Style: Rustic Traveler
Views of the couple’s guest studio before Modsy
We were moving into our first home, with our newborn and first puppy (!) so it was really important to have an elegant design that worked for the entire family. Plus, we had an extra studio space downstairs that we wanted to use as a vacation rental and place to host guests. But we didn’t want to just buy a bunch of random furniture and call it done. Kev and I both wanted to make our home feel modern and welcoming so our family could feel at home. We knew we needed an expert opinion to help us get there.
“We didn’t want to buy a bunch of random furniture and call it done. Kev and I both wanted to make each space feel modern and welcoming so both our family and our guests would feel at home.”
See Gema and Kev’s space transformed in 3D
The Design Dilemma
We had no idea how to design either the guest space or our living-dining room. But we did know the style we wanted to achieve, which was kind of a modern world traveler influenced by living in the Cayman Islands. A super specific vision to say the least, but we hoped the right designs service could help us make our ambitious vision a reality.
Gema & Kev’s living-dining area entryway
“Gema and Kev came to me with some really amazing ideas for their spaces. But they, like many clients, had trouble replicating the bright and airy look they envisioned without it feeling stark or cold.” – McKenzie, Gema + Kev’s Modsy Designer
Gema + Kev’s guest studio sleeping space
The Modsy Moment
Our jaws dropped when we saw the 3D designs our Modsy designer, McKenzie created for both spaces! Everything just looked so real. The best part was knowing that all the pieces in our designs were actually ready to be bought!
“Our jaws dropped when we saw our designs for both spaces!”
The couple’s living room and dining area
“I had so much fun putting together Gema and Kev’s designs, selecting products I knew they’d love, and that would work for their unique spaces! I used a lot of natural materials and light colors for them to get the Cayman Islands feel which was the perfect combo with all of their tropical plants.” – Mackenzie, Gema + Kev’s Modsy Designer
Entry and clothing storage for the guest studio
How Modsy Helped Gema & Kev
Our designer did an amazing job putting both spaces together. She incorporated our taste and made some great suggestions, like acrylic furniture which we never would have thought of but now I’m obsessed with! The acrylic stools in our living room look amazing.
Our designer incorporated our taste and made some great suggestions, like acrylic furniture which we never would have thought of but now I’m obsessed! It looks amazing in our dining room.
The couple’s open living-dining space
“Acrylic is one of my favorite materials to use in small spaces because its clean look lends itself really well to minimalistic designs and balances out the more organic woven items.” – Mackenzie, Gema + Kev’s Modsy Designer
Guest studio living and sleeping spaces
The Real Results
What can I say? Before Modsy our house was just an empty space. Now it’s a wonderful home for our family.
Gema + Kev’s elegant dining area
“Striking the right balance between modern and warm can be a little intimidating for clients, but it’s really just all about using a variety of textures. Bringing their vision of two airy yet cozy spaces to life is why I love designing for Modsy!” – Mackenzie, Gema + Kev’s Modsy Designer
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