Homeowner: Danielle S.
Space: Home Office
My Style: Contemporary Collector
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.
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.
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!