When Sara found an apartment that reflected her new, more “grown-up” lifestyle, she was excited to move in and start a new phase of life. But she was uncertain how to create a cohesive look for the empty open-concept living-dining room.

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Homeowner: Sara M.

Spaces: Open Living-Dining Room

My Style: Mod Visionary

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The Backstory

“I’d been living in the same apartment for years after graduating college when I finally decided it was time to move. I wanted to upgrade my living space and personal interior design style at the same time to reflect my new, more grown-up life. I was so excited when I found a beautiful apartment with a large open-concept living-dining room, but I knew my assortment of college-era Craigslist furniture would not work in my new space.”

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The Design Dilemma

“In the process of moving, I got rid of almost all my old furniture—I wanted my new apartment to be a fresh start where I could fill the space with all new items that showcased my personal style. But I’m no interior designer, and I quickly became overwhelmed at the prospect of designing my large living-dining room alone.

I’ve never lived in an open-concept space before, so I really had no idea how I was going to create separate zones for the dining and living areas that worked together as a cohesive whole. Because I was also coming into space with almost no furniture, I needed to find a design that worked quickly, which was very intimidating!”

“I’m no interior designer, and I quickly became overwhelmed at the prospect of designing my large living-dining room alone.”

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The Modsy Moment

“I’d considered hiring a traditional interior decorator, but in the middle of COVID, having a stranger come into my home didn’t seem like a safe choice. Luckily, I knew of a few online interior design services and I decided I would feel more comfortable working with a designer remotely. After doing some research, I found that Modsy’s design packages offered the right level of design help for my living-dining room project.

The style quiz I took at the beginning of my project really reassured me that I’d get the right style for my space. Receiving two initial designs at the same time meant I was able to quickly decide on layout and decor options—helping visualize exactly how the different areas of the room would flow together. Finally, the 3D Editor tool helped me tweak my designs and really hone in on what I wanted the space to look like.”

“Receiving two initial designs at the same time meant I was able to quickly decide on layout and decor options”

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The Real Results

“Before Modsy, I had this big, empty, open living space that I had no idea how to layout. But having some expert help and seeing different design options really got the ball rolling for me.

Modsy made it easy for me to see the full potential of my apartment by collaborating with me on a great design. When it came time for me to renew my lease, I did so without giving it a second thought. I’m just so at peace in my space and love my design so much, and it’s uplifting simply to be here—I can’t imagine moving anytime soon. I can’t wait to start having guests again so I can show off space and how at home I feel in it.”

“When it came time for me to renew my lease, I did so without giving it a second thought. I’m just so at peace in my space and love my design so much, and it’s uplifting simply to be here—I can’t imagine moving anytime soon”

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