Lauren wanted to design her family’s new home before they moved in. The only problem? She couldn’t be in the space to design it. See how finding Modsy on Instagram helped her take on designing a new home, virtually.
Homeowner: Lauren T, Sales Manager
Location: Arlington, VA
Room: Open L-Shaped Entry, Living, and Dining Areas
Her Style: Refined Modern
LAUREN’S OPEN LIVING SPACE BEFORE
Designing a new home and wanting it furniture-ready by move-in
The Design Dilemma
Not having access to their new home right away to make design decisions
We’d just purchased our new home but didn’t have access to it yet. Designing the space was a huge struggle as we couldn’t visualize how furniture would look. Not to mention we couldn’t keep going back in to measure and make sure everything would work (or fit!) the way we wanted. It was like we were designing a new home in the dark.
To top it all off, the new space isn’t very big so we needed it to feel open and bright. We wanted to tie the entry, living room, and dining area together while still making them feel like three distinct spaces.
The Modsy Moment
Scrolling for inspo on and finding a solution to her dilemma
How Modsy’s Renderings Helped Lauren
Designing a new home before move-in day
In our first Modsy designs, the designers had come up with some interesting ideas we hadn’t thought of before. We ended up incorporating some of them into our final design.
The first design we got from Modsy gave us a lot direction for our project. We were able to incorporate some things that we already owned (like our sofa and dining table) to save money.
LAUREN’S MODSY DESIGN #1
We had planned to put a large hutch in our entryway, but the Modsy design gave us another idea.
The design plan inspired us to try a leather bench and hanging mirror with an open shelf on the adjacent wall. It made the entry seem more open and the furniture Modsy selected helped to tie the rooms together.
BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF LAUREN’S MODSY DESIGN
We created a few more Modsy designs (we had seven in total!) until we landed on one that was exactly what we wanted. Modsy’s renderings looked exactly like our space in real life. Seeing real furniture we could buy in our space made designing a new home so much easier.
LAUREN’S MODSY DESIGN #6
So far, we’ve purchased the bench, mirror, and some accent decor from our first design. We swapped out a few other items in our final design that we’ve also purchased.
It was amazing to see how using smaller and slimmer furniture with glass and mirrors helped to open up and brighten the space.
LAUREN’S MODSY DESIGN #7
In the end, the final design was our favorite and most reflects what the room is looking like!
Throughout the process we told so many friends about it that are buying houses, and we even showed our realtor how we were redesigning the space! Seeing how our new home could look, before we even moved in, has made the whole process so much easier.