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My Modsy Story: Designing Multiple Rooms From Scratch

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Homeowner: Gina S.

Spaces: Multiple Rooms

My Style: Mod Enthusiast

The Design Dilemma

Gina and her husband had enjoyed living in a single-bedroom apartment in New York City for several years. But by early 2020, with two quickly growing toddlers, they knew they’d have to relocate their family to a larger space sooner rather than later. However, the couple couldn’t decide if they wanted to move to a larger apartment in the city or relocate to a home in the suburbs.

Little did they know that the onset of COVID-19 in March of that year would be the deciding factor in what kind of home they’d move to. “Our friend offered her vacation home to us to use until the situation in the city improved,” Gina says. “We quickly realized we loved living in a house together. So, that summer we decided to build a four-bedroom house”

Soon the house was being built and the entire family was excited to be entering a new phase of life together. But for Gina, the responsibility of finding the right layout and decor for several empty rooms went from fun to overwhelming in no time.

“After looking at tons of inspiration images on Pinterest, Instagram, Houzz, and Google, I became extremely overwhelmed with all of the choices. I reached a point of interior design paralysis,” she says.

In particular, Gina worried about creating cohesive designs for the family’s new great room and family room. “Our new house is very open-concept—the lower level and great room were very challenging for me to envision,” Gina says. “I desperately needed help figuring out what furniture to buy and how to lay it all out!”

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The Modsy Moment

Once Gina began her design project with Modsy, her interior design anxiety and paralysis were transformed into a new set of feelings. “I experienced a mixture of relief and excitement as I started working with our designer,” Gina says. “I was relieved to utilize an expert’s guidance instead of piecing together the design myself. And it was so exciting to see the designs come to life in 3D. For a few days after I received the first 3D designs, I just pretended I was living inside of them—they looked so real, it was hardly a stretch.”

“Working with Modsy turned a stressful situation into an enjoyable experience,” says Gina. “I loved working with our designer, Caitlin, on three room designs: our open-concept lower level, our main floor great room, and our home office.”

The Real Results

Now that the family has moved into their new home, they are enjoying its designs together. Gina especially is reassured that she can always turn to Modsy for design visualization and expert guidance for whatever design project life throws her way.

“Modsy really helped me get a handle on how each room could be well laid out and functional for my family,” she says. “Everyone is so happy in our space, and friends and family that visit are impressed with the design.”

After such a good experience, Modsy is becoming an ongoing source of help. “We’re already using Modsy again to finish our master bedroom and then kids’ rooms next year!”

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Our Modsy Story: Using Design to Make Our Short-Term Space Feel Like Home

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Homeowners: Carmen and Kika

Space: Living Room

Their Style: Rustic Traveler

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Apartment before Modsy

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.

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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.”


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Our Modsy Story: Using Online Design to Find the Perfect Layout in Our Home

 

Homeowners: Isaac and Steph

Spaces: Living Room and Guest Room/Office

Our Style: Rustic Warmth

The Design Dilemma

When Isaac and Steph moved into their house together, they were excited to enter into a new phase of life and a home where they could build new memories together. But they quickly discovered that their recently combined furniture and decor didn’t add up to a cohesive design that reflected the harmony they felt as a couple.  In particular, they struggled on deciding what furniture should go in which room.

“Our living room and guest room were just tragic,” says Isaac. “We knew we wanted one room to have a work area but couldn’t decide which of the two rooms should have our desk in it.”

“We tried putting it in the living room, but our desire to make the space multifunctional had forced items into the room without a plan for integrating them into the rest of the space,” Isaac explained. “Both rooms felt ill-conceived and jumbled with a random hodgepodge of furniture and decor and no overarching vision.”

The Modsy Moment

Feeling frustrated by not knowing how to design their two rooms, the couple turned to Modsy for some expert guidance. Working with an interior designer helped them determine the right layout for each space, and seeing each room in 3D helped them finally decide which room would be the best spot for their at-home work area.

“The combination of working with a designer and seeing a 3D version of our room was great,” says Isaac. “We could discuss our ideas with our designer, get her expert opinion, and then see each concept professionally executed in our design. Knowing that she was there guiding us through our design decision reassured us both that we wouldn’t make any big mistakes. It was a total game-changer for us!”

The Real Results

Now that the designs for both rooms are complete, the couple is blown away by how easily each space came together once they decided to try online design.

“We thought we had such a difficult-to-design living room and guest room—until we saw each room in Modsy 3D!” Isaac says. Using online design changed their perspective on their space and future interior design projects. “Instead of seeing obstacles when it comes to design, we now know we have access to a design expert. We love that our designers’ great ideas, combined with the amazing 3D technology, can show us exactly how those ideas can be executed in our home!”

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Meet The Designer: Chatting 70s Rock Stars, Plants, and Traveling With Hope Colling

One of the great things about the Modsy design network is the diverse backgrounds of all our designers. Some are formally trained, some are self-taught, and many had established careers in a totally different industry before making their way into the world of interior design. (Kind of like some of our favorite interior designers outside of the Modsy world!) We want to introduce you to some of our talented designers—let’s get to know the people behind the screens.

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Meet Modsy designer Hope!

Modsy Designer Hope Colling has quite the resume. She toured with Kiss, was a Wall Street stockbroker, and owned two successful boutiques in San Francisco. A photo of her living room was even the most pinned image of 2012! All that to say, her path to becoming an interior designer has been far from ordinary. But it’s her unique journey that shapes her perspective when it comes to designing spaces for Modsy customers.

We (virtually) sat down with Hope to hear more about her life, design process, and what inspires her!

A throwback to Hope’s touring days!

How did you get into the interior design industry?

“I have a very unique and diverse background,” says Hope. “Now that I’m older, it’s kind of cool to reflect on my journey. But when I was younger, I felt like I had no shared experiences with anyone because my path was so different.

“However, the fact that I didn’t know anyone who had taken the same path as it gave me the confidence to take more risks! I went in my own direction without feeling limited by other people’s life choices or experiences.”

Hope’s career began in the entertainment industry when she was just a teenager. “Both of my parents were artists—my mom was a professional dancer and my dad was a musician,” says Hope. “I grew up in this very bohemian, rock and roll household.” So, at the time, it didn’t seem so crazy that her first real job was touring with Kiss and Mötley Crüe.

For three years she was on the road, and after touring she moved back to New York. Not knowing what her next move would be, she took a job as a receptionist at a financial firm. Hope soon developed a knack for finance, and ultimately became a stockbroker, working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

But after 15 years in finance, living in New York during 9/11, and a diagnosis of ovarian cancer the following year, Hope was ready for something totally different. She had always dreamed of owning her own boutique, so she moved across the country and decided to take the leap. “I had no experience in anything like this,” she says, “but I just followed my instincts and wasn’t afraid to work hard. I opened a boutique in San Francisco in 2007, which was named the Best Boutique in the Bay Area for 4 consecutive years.”

View of Marmalade boutique from Union Street in San Francisco

The boutique, where Hope sold collections of women’s clothing, was called Marmalade. And it was in the process of designing and decorating her boutique that she discovered her love for interior design.

From opening day, customers were inquiring about the tables and shelves (all made by Hope’s husband, Pete) that she used to display clothing in the store. “More than buying the clothing, people wanted to buy the fixtures in the store,” says Hope.

And this sparked something for Hope and Pete. Together, the couple eventually opened a sister boutique, The Mason Jar, full of furniture and housewares. And they also launched a design firm, Colling Design + Build, to pursue furniture and interior design beyond their storefronts.

“So, I don’t have a background in this. I’m just a hustler and follow my instincts!” says Hope.

Hope’s many interests outside of interior design include swimming with sharks and riding her horse

How did you find yourself at Modsy?

“After living in California for many years and starting several businesses, we wanted a break from all the hustle. So, we sold our home and moved down to the Bahamas and bought a small house down there!”

Hope’s husband is currently working on a project in the Bahamas, but they also regularly spend time in both Florida and Austin, Texas, which is currently their home base in the US. Because of all the traveling they do, a traditional job isn’t in the cards for Hope at the moment. But with Modsy, she saw an opportunity to use her design skills while having flexibility as a remote worker.

“I’ve always been a superfan of Modsy’s technology and the direction the company is going—I really believe that Modsy’s approach, with our 3D capabilities, is the future of interior design. So, I kept my finger on the pulse of the company, and when I saw an opening I jumped on it. I’ve loved Modsy for a long time, and right now it’s also a good fit for my needs and skillset!”

A peek inside Hope’s cozy home

How would you describe your personal design style?

“I’d describe my style as Scandi-boho meets global eclectic, but with a minimalist undertone. I gravitate toward warm, earthy neutrals and simple shapes.”

Hope and her husband have travelled a lot, and her husband lived abroad when he was younger. She says that this influences their eclectic style.

“I’m a big believer that your home should be a reflection of your history.”

“A lot of our decor consists of pieces we’ve collected over the years through our travels, as well as family heirlooms and other beloved treasures that represent our story,” says Hope. “I’m a big believer that your home should be a reflection of your history. We like to showcase the story of our life in our home.” But the minimalist side of their style comes in through the styling, which is more pared back. “We don’t like clutter or a lot of textures and layers crowding our space,” she says.

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One of Hope’s many gorgeous designs, created in Modsy 3D!

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Where do you go for design inspiration?

“I find so much inspiration from Mother Nature. She never gets it wrong; I’m such a nature girl. I love looking to nature for inspiration on color palettes, especially,” says Hope. “By choosing color combinations and tones that are found together in nature, you can create a natural sense of balance.” She loves combining pinks and oranges, like you’d see in a sunset, or forest green and light blue, like trees against a clear sky.

Hope also finds a ton of design inspiration from 1970s fashion. “I’m kind of obsessed with the glamour of rock stars and models of that time—especially couples like Mick and Bianca Jagger, or Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin,” she says. “There’s this combination of very done and undone in those couples. Rock stars are edgy, messy, and discombobulated. And models and socialites are lovely, glamorous, and always done up. I get a lot of inspiration from that aesthetic.”

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Modsy 3D design by Hope

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What is the secret ingredient behind a “great” design?

“Everyone has a different idea of what qualifies as good design,” says Hope. “Some designers say that ‘a room is only a success if your eye never stops moving.’ Others say that it’s only a success if your eye finds that one focal point. There’s no right or wrong answer. In my opinion, a room is a success if you feel good in it. Your house should fit your lifestyle, not just someone’s Instagram highlight. You can make anything beautiful, but it has to fit your lifestyle.”

“A room is a success if you feel good in it.”

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Modsy 3D design by Hope

 

What are the 3 design tips you swear by?

  1. Plants, plants, and more plants. In my opinion, a house without plants has no soul—it’s like a hotel room. Potted plants, trees, succulents, air plants—they instantly (and literally!) bring life to any space. They add a punch of color, add a sculptural element that helps break up the lines and architecture in your space, and make a room feel lived in.
  2. Don’t be afraid to mix and match. That goes for patterns, textures, woods tones, metals, and price points. Good design should feel curated and layered.
  3. Support artists and makers! Infuse a little uniqueness into your home by shopping craft fairs or sites like Etsy for handmade pieces that tell a story.

Hope’s dream home would be the set from Nancy Meyers’ film, It’s Complicated

What interior from a movie or TV show would you live in if you could?

Meryl Streep’s house in “It’s Complicated” or Reese Witherspoon’s in “Home Again.” Nancy Meyers, the director of both films, does an incredible job of making her sets feel like a character in her films. You want to get inside the sets.

All of Nancy Meyers’ movies are romantic comedies, with a woman at the center. And there’s always something going on in her life—her love life’s a mess, her career is a mess. But she always has this beautiful, well-appointed house to come home to. It gives you this sense of, ‘As long as my house is in balance, my life is in balance.’”

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Modsy 3D design by Hope

What’s your interior design pet peeve?

Sterile kitchens. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it should feel that way!

Hope and her husband, Pete, taking their pup for a walk

Favorite place to vacation?

Anywhere I haven’t been! I love to travel and explore new places. Though, lately, my biggest adventure is taking my dogs for a walk!

What’s the last book you read and enjoyed?

“Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. I first read it a few years ago, but I thumb through it and read random passages pretty often. They’re always so timely and relevant.

You’ve already shared so many—but what’s another fun fact about you?

I’m obsessed with great white sharks. I’ve been fascinated with them since I was young, and in 2010 I got to go on an expedition dive in the Farallon Islands.

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My Modsy Story: Creating a Grown-Up Kids Room in Time for the School Year

 

Homeowner: Olympia A.

Spaces: Kids Bedroom

My Style: Contemporary Collector

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The Design Dilemma

Olympia is many things—a busy consultant for nonprofits, a wine connoisseur, and a mother of three. But she’s not an interior design expert. However, as her sons Cash and Max entered middle school, she realized it was time to convert their small bedroom into something a little more grown-up and functional. Between her busy work schedule and lack of design knowledge, she struggled to create a practical layout where her sons could both relax and do school work in their room.

“Before we started our design journey, this room had gone ignored,” Olympia explains. “The room was an empty box with two rather child-like twin beds shoved in the corner.”

However, she knew that things in the space would have to change with the new school year fast approaching. “I needed to transform a space that was mostly for sleeping into a multi-functional room where they could do school work, relax, and play Xbox”.

Olympia says she even “cut out pieces of paper to replicate Max and Cash’s furniture to figure out the right layout!” Then, realizing that there had to be an easier option that could help with the room’s design, she Googled “virtual interior design” and found Modsy.
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The Modsy Moment

Olympia says both she and her sons were blown away by the first two designs they received from their designer. “The first layout was something I would have never imagined alone and I was really impressed with it. But the second design was perfect for my boys,” she explains. “When I showed them the design they actually thought it was a photo and that I decorated their room overnight! The designs were just that life-like.”

Max and Cash liked how the design gave them each their own side of the room and how the decor felt more grown-up. Olympia was impressed by how the designer opened up the space by adding hanging storage and a wall desk. And all three of them were crazy about the blue accent wall!

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The Real Results

Now that the project is complete Olympia and her sons couldn’t be happier with the room. “Modsy provided me with a practical and beautiful design for my son’s room that we are all excited to show off. The whole design experience made me feel proud of what I could accomplish while designing from my sofa.”

Modsy customer on vacationOlympia, with her family enjoying time in California wine country

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My Modsy Story: Using 3D Technology to Confidently Design Our New Home

Homeowner: Andie G.

Spaces: Open Living/Dining Room

My Style: Rustic Warmth

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The Design Dilemma

Andie and her husband recently downsized from a 3,000-square-foot house to a much smaller 1,450-square-foot home. While they loved the idea of having less space to manage and upkeep, they quickly realized that the furniture from their previous home was simply too large for their new space.

“Once we put the furniture from our previous home in our new open living/dining room space, we realized it was too big,” Andie said. “Beyond that, we realized we were just ready for a fresh look in our new space.” But that wasn’t all they needed to figure out. In this smaller house, Andie’s home office would now simply be a corner of their living room rather than a separate space, which further complicated their design needs.

Andie and her husband weren’t sure how to tackle all of these design needs on their own. “We all have our gifts, but decorating from scratch is not ours!” said Andie. She knew they would need help designing their new space and finding the right furniture to fit their open living/dining room. “The last thing we wanted to do was spend money on furniture and accessories that wouldn’t look good once we got them in the space.”

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The Modsy Moment

After hearing about the online interior design services offered through Modsy and reading some reviews, Andie purchased a design package. “I signed up and had my consultation with my designer, Erin, before I even told my husband!” Andie said. “Once he saw our initial designs, he was completely on board.”

“Erin really helped us hone in on our style,” said Andie. “We loved both of her designs. My first reaction was, ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner??’ I was so excited—Erin was just spot on in the designs she created for us.”

And Andie said that seeing their space in 3D was a game-changer in the design process. “It assured us the furniture we bought would fit the space, giving us so much confidence in our purchases.”

Their designer helped them land on a new look for their space and find the right pieces to give them all the functionality and style they craved for their new home.

And through the Modsy design process, their new space came together much more quickly than they anticipated. “Seeing the space completely designed helped my husband and I realize we could create a beautiful, cohesive room fairly quickly—as opposed to piecemealing it together over months or years,” Andie said. “We needed help, and Modsy was the answer!”

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The Real Results

Today, their space is nearly finished and Andie says it’s been fun to see their 3D designs come together in real life.

“It feels so amazing to now have a design that works in our new home,” said Andie. “I work from home, so I spend a ton of time in this room. Having it be so functional, comfortable, and attractive has done wonders for my productivity and overall emotional well-being.”

But it’s not just Andie that loves the new designs. Her husband said that “Modsy is the best money we’ve spent in a  long time.”

With their new layout and furniture, Andie says that their new house now feels like a home.

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My Modsy Story: Creating a Home Office Space for the Perfect Work-Life Balance

Homeowner: Danielle S.

Space: Home Office

My Style: Contemporary Collector

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The Design Dilemma

I’m a busy government consultant in the Washington DC area, and at the beginning of COVID in 2020, my company went fully remote. At that time, I didn’t have a designated home office space and was working out of my dining room.

After about a year of working at the dining room table, I grew tired of a couple of things. First off, my dog Pippi is always with me at home, and she barks out the dining room window whenever I receive a package or the mailman comes, which is very distracting. Secondly, since I was working in the same space I spent my evenings, I lacked a sense of closure at the end of the workday. I needed a separate office so that when working hours were done, I could get up, leave the room, close the office door, and feel like there was a transition between my work life and home life.

When I got the news that my work-from-home situation was going to continue indefinitely, I decided it was time to transform my guest room into the home office I really needed. The room is very small and a daybed took up the majority of the space in the room. I rarely used it for guests, so I knew I could get rid of the bed. But that meant starting from scratch. I knew I’d need help selecting the right furniture and layout for the space. Plus, I wanted to get everything done in a hurry because I wasn’t sure how much longer I could endure working at the dining room table with Pippi barking all the time.

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The Modsy Moment

My favorite part of working with Modsy was getting to see what the designer created for me in the 3D version of my room. I also really enjoyed being able to make my own edits to the design using Modsy’s 3D Editor tool. It was nice to make small changes and ensure I was getting every aspect of the room arranged in a way that I liked. At the end of the day, I went with a version of the design my designer had created for me. But seeing my own revisions and knowing what my options were made the choice very easy.

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The Real Results

Once I landed on the right design for my home office, I began purchasing furniture through Modsy. It was so fun receiving new items for the space! Every time another package came, it rekindled my excitement for the office. Seeing the whole space come together in real life has been so great!

My favorite part of my new office is sitting at my new desk, surrounded by my new bookshelves—filled with my favorite books—and looking out the window at my beautiful view. I’ve never had a desk right by a window before, and it makes me so happy to have the sunlight beaming on me as I work and Pippi dozes in the reading chair behind me. I never would have thought of this layout on my own, but I absolutely love it.

The whole Modsy experience was so seamless and fun. I’ve already recommended it to a few people because I just love my office so much—it actually makes me excited to go to work every day!

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My Modsy Story: Turning Our First House into a Home Where Our Daughter Can Grow Up

Homeowners: Roshni and Arun T.

Spaces: Living and Dining Room

Our Style: Contemporary Collector

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The Design Dilemma

Last November, Roshni and her husband Arun bought their first home together. As a busy young couple, they were so excited to have a long-term home where their 2-year-old daughter could grow up and make memories.

“I wanted to make the space very special and make it a home for my 2-year-old daughter to grow up in,” said Roshni.

But the townhouse they bought was a blank slate, and the idea of designing the space was very overwhelming. Roshni wanted to find the right furniture and decor in the right size and color that also all looked good together. And she wanted to make sure they picked pieces that were kid-friendly and durable.

“I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task to find all the right pieces that fit the space well and look good,” she said. “So I decided to leave this job for the professionals.”

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The Modsy Moment

Roshni turned to Modsy to help design the main living spaces—their living and dining rooms. With Modsy’s 3D technology, Roshni and Arun were able to see life-like images of their home, designed with real furniture and decor.

“When we first saw our designs, our jaws dropped,” said Roshni. “I never would have come up with these designs on my own—but with my designer’s help, I discovered my personal style and found pieces to match it.”

Seeing real pieces in a 3D model of their space gave them the confidence to move forward, knowing that the pieces they bought looked good together and would fit in their space, and that they had landed on layouts that would work in both rooms.

“I loved how easy it was to see everything in my space and I was able to order all items with just a few clicks,” she said

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The Real Results

Roshni and Arun love their new living and dining rooms. With the help of their Modsy designer, Roshni and Arun were able to combine their preferred design styles and create rooms that made their new townhouse feel like home.

“I strongly believe that I would have never been able to make my living and dining rooms look this great if I tried to find all the furniture and decor on my own,” said Roshni. “Help from a professional designer was exactly what I needed. It feels so fantastic to have a design that works for our home and lifestyle needs. We now have a beautiful home where we can raise our daughter. We’re so excited for all the memories we will make here.”

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My Modsy Story: Creating a Harmonious Design in a Challenging Space

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Homeowner: Alicia P.

Spaces: Open Living-Dining Room

My Style: Rustic Traveler

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The Backstory

My family and I live in Billings, Mont. in a house that was built in the 80s. I enjoy the open layout and sharp angles of our home, but the architecture is very specific to the era—particularly the living-dining room—which made it hard for me to envision a new style for the space. I’d wanted to update our home for years. But between work, family, and not being very interiordesign-savvy, I struggled to create the kid-friendly and modern design I’d long dreamed of.

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The Design Dilemma

As I mentioned, I’m no interior designer, but I know what I like when I see it—and so does my husband. And while the two of us love each other to pieces, we have very different design styles. His style is very macho and outdoorsy (typical Montana man) and mine is more reflective of my family roots in California—modern but casual and cozy. So, in addition to creating a functional design that updated the 80s architecture, I wanted to bring our very different styles together in a way that is as harmonious as our marriage. But, as I said, design is not my strong suit, and after having waited so long to redesign my home my expectations were huge—like Oprah-level-makeover huge.

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The Modsy Moment

When I signed up for Modsy, I was worried that I’d end up with a pretentious designer in a fancy suit who wouldn’t relate to my family’s lifestyle and would mistake my lack of design knowledge for a lack of taste. But as soon as we started talking in our design consultation call, I knew I couldn’t have been more wrong. Our designer was so incredibly nice and was just a real and relatable person who also happened to be a design expert.

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The first time I saw the designs she created I was so excited—I mean, my jaw dropped to the floor. She brought our styles together seamlessly—incorporating traditional elements in rustic finishes, like a leather sofa, that appealed to my husband while also incorporating simplistic silhouettes that felt more modern, which I loved. On top of that, she added lots of geometric accents, which brought our styles together with the architecture. And everything was kid-proof and within our budget, too! It was truly the Oprah-level transformation I’d dreamed of.

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The Real Results

Now that I have a plan for my space, I’m enjoying getting my house in order to completely match my Modsy designs. I’m having the flooring in my dining area updated before I start ordering, and I’m just so excited to see my space come to life more and more.

I truly can not stop singing Modsy’s praises. It’s so wonderful to know that my husband and I have found a style that reflects each of our personalities and also works for our kids and our space.

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My Modsy Story: Creating a Cohesive and Cool Design For My New Loft

Sean made the move from a cramped New York City apartment to an open loft space.  He welcomed the chance to spread out a bit but struggled to fill the blank canvas with a design that made it feel like home.

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Homeowner: Sean G.

Space:  Open Living-Dining Room

My Style: Rustic Traveler

Before photo of customer\'s living room space

Before photo of customer\'s living room space

The Backstory

I am a single guy living in NYC who recently moved from a small apartment to this large loft space. I was excited about the extra room and the opportunity to update my home’s style. From a design perspective, I know what I like and what I don’t like, but in my new apartment, I found myself drawing a blank when it came to creating a cohesive look.

Customer\'s design of studio apartment living room in modern style

The Design Dilemma

I’d brought some furniture I liked with me when I moved, but in terms of what I wanted for the whole space—how I wanted it to feel—it was like working with a blank canvas. And, boy, that blank canvas felt daunting! I needed help creating a cool, modern, clean space that was both comfortable and functional.

 

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Customer\'s design of studio apartment dining room in modern style

The Modsy Moment

I was really excited to see what my space would look like in 3D, and my Modsy designs didn’t disappoint. Sometimes it is hard to visualize how a design will actually look and how everything will fit in together, but Modsy’s 3D renderings are amazingly realistic and made me feel confident that the designs would work in my space. The designs also captured the comfortable and practical vibe I wanted for the loft space—incorporating the minimalist, uncluttered Scandinavian style I love.

Customer\'s living room in boho eclectic style with a large gallery wall

The Real Results

I love seeing my Modsy designs taking shape IRL. I think interior design is one of the last things that a single guy living in NYC thinks of for his apartment but it makes such a huge difference. I’d recommend Modsy to everyone. My apartment designs make the place so much more comfortable and “homey.” It’s great to have a design that shows off the uniqueness of my NYC apartment.

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