When he moved into his new apartment, Alec wanted to make sure all his furniture would fit before he made the commitment.
Homeowner: Alec O, Software Engineer
Location: Boston, MA
Room: Brand New High-Rise Apartment
His Style: Mod Visionary
A brand new apartment called for brand new furniture
When I moved into my new apartment I had a single sofa, a coffee table, and a lot of empty space to fill. I knew wanted to create a space to entertain friends and relax in. Having a small dining area as well as a space for a group to gather and watch TV was part of the plan. I was also planning to adopt a dog soon, so furniture that was pet-friendly was top-of-mind for me.
So with all that in mind, I knew I needed some more seating, a dining table, and functional lighting, but I wanted to figure out what the furniture looked like in the room before I bought anything.
Alec’s Apartment Before
The Design Dilemma
Struggling to imagine the possibilities without seeing it all together
Finding the right layout for my room and coordinating the colors of my furniture were super important to me. Since I was planning to purchase some quality foundational pieces, I wanted to make sure they all worked together before I bought anything.
The problem was I had a really difficult time visualizing how everything would look together. The art of pairing things, like a rug and artwork in the same room, totally escaped me – I just couldn’t imagine how it would look.
Alec’s Modsy Design 1
The Modsy Moment
When a word-of-mouth recommendation came at just the right time
A coworker of mine mentioned that he’d recently used Modsy to design his living room. He told me that it really helped him figure out whether or not everything would fit in his existing space.
At the time, I was set to move into my new place in a matter months, so I was eager to get a head-start on the apartment design process. I decided to give Modsy a go in the hopes that the service could help me plan a layout as well as figure out which new pieces to get.
I’ll admit I was a little unsure about the whole thing – I wasn’t convinced they could really recreate my room virtually, and I wasn’t quite sure how much furniture they’d have available for me to choose from.
Alec’s Modsy Design 2
How Modsy’s Renderings Helped Alec
Discovering new layout, color, and accent ideas to create his own apartment design
It turned out that Modsy was able to recreate a perfect 3D version of my room, and I was impressed by how lifelike the renderings were. I loved the colors in my first design and I how my designer took my suggestions into consideration when creating the space.
For example, I mentioned that I was getting a puppy and I thought it was cute that they incorporated a dog bed into my design.
Alec’s Modsy Design featuring a “Wouf” dog bed
There were layout ideas in both designs that I would not have thought of on my own which was incredibly helpful.
“I mentioned that I was getting a dog and I thought it was cute that [my Modsy designer] incorporated a dog bed into my design.”
The 3D renders allowed me to see that I could fit an extra side chair in my living space, so I’d have more seating when I had people over. They also showed me I could fit entire dining set, which I hadn’t thought I’d have space for.
I also didn’t realize that I liked more of a blue color scheme with mid-century furniture, but my Modsy designs totally sold me on the look!
Alec’s Modsy Design 2
The Real Results
Welcoming new furniture – and a new puppy – into the mix
The first design worked best for me. I liked that it was functional but still had some style to it. I loved the layout and the use of brass and natural textures.
And while my initial set of designs didn’t 100% fit my style (I’d expected that I would need to make some tweaks), I ended up combining the two together to create my final design. I liked the organic textures from the first design so I kept the jute pouf, bird of paradise plant, and swapped in a side chair with a more natural weave.
Alec’s final Modsy Design
I also kept a lot of the brass accents from my second design, and I ended up getting the artwork from the that design as well. I also really liked the look of white ceramic accents so I pulled that into my final look too.
The visualization of the final space was super helpful when deciding what pieces to purchase. I bought most of the furniture in my final renderings, and was able to see how they looked with the sofa and coffee table I already owned (which, I found, were available in the Modsy 3D catalog).
Arthur, my new corgi pup, and I are enjoying breaking in the space together.
See Alec’s Apartment Design In Real Life!