We all have that one room in our homes that we have no idea what to do with. A space where you struggle to find a vision, that has a doozy of a layout, or that always gets pushed to the back burner when life happens.
But the good news is we’re not alone! Would you believe that even some of our favorite design bloggers have this same struggle?? As much as we all admire the homes of our favorite bloggers, behind the scenes those gorgeous spaces on their Instagram feeds can still be a total struggle pulling together. Sometimes even the pros need a little design help (they’re just like us!).
And that’s where online interior design comes in. Keep reading to get the scoop on five of our favorite design bloggers and how we partnered with them to help bring the rooms of their dreams to life!
1. Solving a Tricky Home Office Layout with Chris Loves Julia
The Blog: Chris Loves Julia
The Room: Home Office
The Style: Industrial eclectic with a touch of Mid-Century Modern
The Challenge: Finding the right layout for an L-shaped home office
Chris and Julia Marcum are well-known for their stunning DIY home renovations. When they were looking for a new home earlier this year, the office space was a major selling point.
The design duo wanted space for their growing team and a place where they could host clients and sponsors. But, several months in, they weren’t really sure what to do with the room. For starters, it lacked storage solutions — which meant it was just filled with unsightly boxes. It also has a difficult L-shaped layout, which complicated the vision. But they knew what they did want it to include: A workspace, seating area, conference table, and plenty of storage solutions. So we partnered with them to make their vision a reality and give them creative solutions for the areas they felt stuck.
“I can’t believe how many times I said, ‘I never thought of that!’ The layouts were well-designed and full of solutions for the most oddly shaped room in our house. The furniture and accessories included really helped us to start envisioning The Dream Office like we hadn’t before.”
Swipe to see their Modsy design and how the space is coming together now. Don’t miss the full story, which you can peek on their blog.
2. Making the Most of an Open-Concept Living Room with The DIY Playbook
The Blog: The DIY Playbook
The Room: Living Room
The Style: Comfy, cozy, and effortlessly trendy
The Challenge: Finding the perfect layout and the right pieces to bring their vision to life
When Casey Finn and her husband moved, they knew the living room would be the heart of their new home. It’s a space where they spent a lot of time relaxing, entertaining, and spending time together.
But with such an important gathering space, they felt daunted with how to decorate it, especially with the open concept once they knocked out a few walls. They weren’t sure how to arrange the room or where to put the furniture — not to mention how to make it feel like their style and also feel livable and functional. So, with those prerequisites in mind, Casey turned to Modsy and online interior design for help seeing the vision.
“I really can’t even explain how much I love our living room makeover. It’s the one room I’ve primarily focused on since we moved in last August and it really feels like ‘us.’ Cozy, layered, neutral (but with a bit of color), and lots and lots of texture.”
Swipe through to see Casey’s before, Modsy 3D design, and the after results! Check out the post on her blog for the full story.
3. Designing a Neutral Nursery with Jess Ann Kirby
The Blog: Jess Ann Kirby
The Room: Nursery
The Style: Gender-neutral, Scandinavian chic
The Challenge: Designing an entire nursery and planning for baby
Jess Ann Kirby wanted to take time to get to know her baby before filling her new nursery with toys, artwork, and decor. So, when she was faced with the task of designing the space, she wanted more of a blank (but still beautiful) canvas than a perfectly finished room.
But even with that vision, she wasn’t really sure where to start. There was so much to consider, from the color scheme and style to the specific elements in the room… Not to mention the additional planning that comes with having a baby! So, to help lighten the load, we helped Jess hone-in on her style and create a beautifully designed nursery that can she can continue to personalize over time.
“Through some revisions and feedback with our designer, we landed on our final design, and I couldn’t possibly love it anymore. It was also pretty awesome how I was able to communicate that I wanted to focus on (where possible) sustainable/non-toxic/eco-friendly decor options, and the designer really took note of that.”
Swipe for a tour of Jess’s designs and final new nursery look. Read her full design story about her online interior design experience on her blog.
4. Collaborating on a Shared Space with Patticake Wagner
The Blog: Patticake Wagner
The Room: Living Room
The Style: Rustic Industrial with an eclectic Flair
The Challenge: Finding a look Patti and her husband, Brian, could both agree on
Patti and her husband, Brian, had been wanting to re-do their living room for a long time. But between time constraints and disagreements on a design style, the project seemed to always get stuck on the back burner.
They needed help with the best layout for the long, rectangular living room, as well as guidance on what furniture to use. With the help of Modsy, they were able to collaborate and land on a shared vision for the space.
“After just a few revisions, we landed on something that Brian and I both loved! This version has the right amount of contrast and furniture style that we had in mind. This layout and the furniture selections made our living room feel more spacious! It looks bright and cozy. Just gazing at these renderings make me happy.”
Take a look at Patti’s 3D designs and get the full scoop on her Modsy experience on her blog.
5. From Blank Slate to Relaxing Oasis with In Honor of Design
The Blog: In Honor of Design
The Room: Guest Bedroom
The Style: California casual with a hint of eclectic charm
The Challenge: Finishing her guest room design while taking time off to have a baby
Anna and Gabe Liesemeyer have been slowly renovating their home, and finally decided to tackle the guest bedroom. But it just so happened that Anna was nine months pregnant by the time they were ready to get started — so they enlisted Modsy to help bring this space to life.
The one thing they knew they wanted in this space was the paint color (a gorgeous hue called Oil Cloth from Benjamin Moore). Beyond that, they just wanted a relaxing space for guests to unwind. With that in mind, our designers got to work.
“I am so happy with the outcome and would use Modsy again in a heartbeat. I really love the contrast of dark and muted tones in this room, and how calm the overall look and feel is. My hope is that it will be a relaxing environment for whatever guests (or kiddos) take temporary rest here.”
Swipe to see the before, Modsy design, and gorgeous after of this guest room. Don’t forget to peek the full post on her blog.