Homeowners: Carmen and Kika
Space: Living Room
Their Style: Rustic Traveler
The Design Dilemma
Carmen and Kika live together in a small apartment in Bayside, New York. They love their neighborhood and community, but when Kika first moved in—doubling the couple’s belongings—the small space felt overcrowded and left them wanting more room.
“Our first instinct was to move to a larger space,” Carmen says. “But we’d miss the neighborhood, and we didn’t want to spend more money on a larger apartment when we could put savings toward buying a home—which we planned to do in a year or so.”
“We wanted to reconfigure our apartment so that it would give us the style that we wanted and the space that we needed,” Carmen explains. But the couple had no idea how to make that happen.
The Modsy Moment
“One day, while surfing the web, we found Modsy. At first, we were a little hesitant,” Carmen explains. But the couple was fed up with their cramped apartment and decided to purchase a design package.
As soon as they had their design consultation, they “immediately felt comfortable,” says Carmen. “Our designer understood what we wanted and beautifully reimagined our space.”
Carmen says that she and Kika “didn’t know how to create a stylish design for a small apartment.” Their designer helped them understand how the different colors and patterns intertwined within the space, helping it appear larger.
The couple loved the designs, and Carmen says, “We could not have done that by ourselves.”
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The Real Results
Now that their living room design journey is complete, the couple has embarked on another project. “We really enjoy our living room now, and our designer inspired us to redo the dining room area, too,” says Carmen.
She says these updates assure them that they’ll continue to love their current residence until they’re ready to move into their own house.
“Knowing that this design was specifically created for our home makes us feel like we have settled into the space,” she adds. “And that has given us peace of mind.”