Merchant Picks: Dining Tables to Make Memories Around

We know many people will be skipping in-person fall gatherings and holiday celebrations this year. But fall is still a season of coming together around the table—even if it’s just you and your family or roommates. It’s over dinners and meals, with family or friends, that we make so many of our deepest memories. Even if things look a bit different this year, we still think it’s important to have a place to gather in your home and connect over food and drinks. And having the right dining table to make memories around is key!

We sat down with Meg Donovan, Modsy’s Senior Director of Product Development and Sourcing, to get the scoop on the importance of prioritizing your dining room design. She leads the charge on curating all the amazing furniture and decor in the Modsy catalog—so if you’re in the market for a dining room table, listen up. Because she’s also sharing some of her favorite dining room tables with us.

Dining Tables to Make Memories AroundWhy do you think it so important to prioritize the design of your dining room?

“Dining rooms are often where I have made the most memorable moments of my life. From pop-up brunches with the girls to larger gatherings for the holidays with a mix of friends and family, this room has set the stage for so many sweet memories. The jokes, the laughter, the smiles—and of course the delicious food. These are moments that I fondly reflect on for years but especially now in these crazy times, when it’s been difficult for a lot of us to be close to the ones we love.”

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Dining Tables to Make Memories AroundWhat’s something that many people overlook when choosing a dining room table?

“The anchor to any dining room is obviously the dining table. It’s easy to view this piece as something that’s purely functional. But it can be so much more! I love tables that become a part of your space and event. A beautifully designed table can make a statement in your dining room and become a star player in creating those precious memories.”

Explore our guide to dining table styles to see what Meg’s talking about!

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What are some of your favorite brands right now?

“I love Nuevo because they consistently strive to make innovative and creative products. They push the boundaries on furniture and lighting design. They focus on top quality materials and quality while offering a touch of the unusual.

Scout home is a go-to brand for me due to their focus on quality, innovation, and design. They are inspired by the world and design their products using trends, techniques, and materials from around the globe. They have incredibly high standards for build and quality and work to create one-of-a-kind pieces that make a statement.”

What tables from these brands are you loving right now?

The Daniele Dining Table, Nuevo

The sculptural base reminds me of modern art and pairs beautifully with the black ceramic top—which mimics the look of black marble but with significantly less weight and upkeep!

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Dining Tables to Make Memories AroundThe Quattro Dining Table, Nuevo

This table is pure elegance! The oak table is finished in a beautiful hand-applied, multi-step onyx finish with tapered legs capped with hand-polished bronze. I love that something that seems so simple can have the subtle details that take it to the next level.

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Scholar Dining Table, Nuevo

For just a tad more flare than the Quattro Dining Table, the hand-applied, multi-step finish is matched with a stunning brushed gold skirt and leg bands. The legs are hand-honed and solid oak, which makes this table not only stunning but also very stable.

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Vega Dining Table, Nuevo

Organic, sustainable, and rustic are the best words to describe this table. The beautiful solid French oak top is cut with a live edge that highlights the natural edge of the wood. Just like each tree is unique, each table will be unique, with slight variations in the edge shape and the wood grain. The natural beauty of the top is complemented by flared cast iron legs and brass dovetail detailing.

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Dining Tables to Make Memories AroundAlta Dining Table, Scout Home

This rustic table, with its modified double pedestal base, is crafted from solid reclaimed wood, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council—making it not only beautiful but ethically produced. Skilled artisans bring out the unique nature of the wood, highlighting the beauty of the recycled materials through maintaining the natural markings, hues, and textures.

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Dining Tables to Make Memories AroundBarbosa Dining Table, Scout Home

Innovation and basic chemistry are at play in the stunning bronzed iron base of this table. Acid-washed to create the patina, the metal is sealed to lock in the color at the height of oxidation. The iron is formed into a cool cross pattern that seems to shift depending on the viewing angle, giving added visual interest to the base. Not to be overshadowed, the top is a made of beautiful reclaimed oak that is hand-honed and sealed to a smooth finish, highlighting the natural warm tones of the wood.

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Dining Tables to Make Memories AroundThe Scandi Extendable Dining Table, Scout Home

I love that this table is both simple and extendable. You don’t always need a large table—but when you host bigger dinners, you’ll wish you had one. This is why I love extension tables, and the easy extending glide on this one makes flexing from 84” to 104” quick and easy. But this table isn’t just practical—it’s also beautiful in its simplicity. The Scandi extending dining table has a simple design, but the conical tapered legs with contrast iron banding and the natural finish of the wood save it from being boring. Plus, the simple design means you can go crazy with your chairs!

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Style Spotlight: How To Transition Boho Style For Fall

With autumn in full swing, it’s time to make some fall decor updates in the home. Although, it can be challenging with bohemian style spaces, which are known for their summery tropical vibe and their mix of vibrant colors, bold patterns, layers of textures, and big leafy plants. It’s a popular look that’s hard to miss. But how do you make it work for fall?

Despite their sunny disposition, boho spaces are actually pretty easy to cozy up, whether it’s adding luxe textures to a modern bohemian living room or working in warmer colors in a boho dining space. For inspiration, we’ve rounded up our best tips for playing up a fall boho look in the home that’s as cozy as it is colorful. Find out more below!

If you love the bohemian interior design aesthetic but aren’t sure how to bring the look home, check out our breakdown of what is boho style for a primer on the bright, layered look. Then explore our gallery for more inspiring boho design ideas.

modern bohemian living roomAdd Cozy Boho Accents

You can turn any corner in a boho living room into an instant fall haven. A little modern bohemian styling with neutral and textural home decor is all you need.

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Ideas to Try:

Animal art. Black-and-white photos and evocative paintings with animals nod to nature and can warm up empty walls for fall by adding a bit of boho drama and intrigue.

Soft, fuzzy rug. A high-pile rug with extra tufting adds major comfort and cozy underfoot. One with a unique, eclectic design will blend seamlessly in any bohemian interior.

Earthy green notes. A sprinkling of sage green accents is a subtle way to bring autumn indoors. You can even decorate with fall bounties, like eucalyptus and purple pumpkins.

modern bohemian living roomMix In Luxe Textures

Whether it’s velvet or wool, lush textiles and heavier fabrics will take any boho living room from light and airy to totally cozy.

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Shimmery velvet pillows. Work in a crushed-velvet pillow or two, which will lend rich texture and luxurious shine to a room. Velvet, in all forms, is always a plus for fall decorating.

Heavy drapery. Curtains are often overlooked in interior design, but they’re hands-down the most important fall update. Go with thicker wool (or velvet) drapery to keep out any cold crafts.

Whimsical woven touches. Because fall demands lots of textures, a few woven accents, like baskets or a rattan chair, will bring in an airy note and a modern bohemian lightness.

modern bohemian living roomGroup Bold Designs

Pieces that emphasize different shapes and motifs, both big and small, altogether make for a boho living room display that feels stylishly fall.

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Colorful ephemeral art. Whether it’s a set of butterfly prints or a series of scientific drawings, art depicting ephemera has a way of inviting an Old World feeling that’s perfect for fall.

Patterned furniture. No modern bohemian interior is complete without a statement cabinet that’s boldly eye-catching. Pair it with ephemeral art and accents to give it a layered, warm look.

Small sculptural details. It’s often the little things that round out a room for fall. Try adding faux greenery to a textured vase and swapping in pom-pom pillows for seasonal finishing touches.

modern bohemian living roomPlay Up Natural Elements

A fireplace spruced up with botanicals and small boho accents is a simple way to usher in a feeling of fall and transform any hearth into a focal point with a modern bohemian look.

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Ideas to Try:

Lush fall greenery. Spreading botanicals, greenery, and orange stems across a fireplace is one of our best-kept fall mantel decor tips. Arrange it like a centerpiece on a table. Go big.

A macramé garland. An unexpected way to warm up a boho living room is with a textured conversation piece, like this macramé garland or a framed textile fragment, which make for perfect fireplace accents.

Vintage-style home decor. Mix antiqued accents, like wood candlesticks and old books, for a curated fall boho look. It’s one of our favorite fall decor ideas you can’t go wrong with.

modern bohemian living roomBring In Autumnal Notes

With a modern bohemian living room, all it takes are warm accents that nod to the colors, patterns, and textures of fall to make it a cold-weather-ready gathering spot.

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Ideas to Try:

Orange cushions. Shades of orange, from sunset to rusty terracotta, are fall hues that are perfect as throw pillows. They’ll bring a burst of autumnal style to any bohemian interior.

Seasonal geometric rug. If you’re not a fan of the soft fluffy white rug, a geometric natural-fiber or wool rug in a warm tone is a great alternative, as it adds warmth and sets an autumnal tone.

Patterns in faded hues. Try layering a boho living room with prints and motifs in earth tones throughout its interior design. It’s a subtle way to add chic visual interest while signaling fall.

modern bohemian living roomLayer In Pops Of Red

Whether it’s vermillion, crimson, or cherry, shades of red in small, stylish bursts will liven up any boho style space with a colorful fall vibe.

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Ideas to Try:

Neutral furniture. Instead of bright and sculptural furnishings found in modern bohemian interior design, pare down with pieces in natural tones and neutrals to allow accents in fall hues to take center stage.

A bright patterned rug. A classic bohemian design staple, a warm-colored rug with bright notes of red is an easy way to guarantee a fall look that’s at once light and eccentric.

Florals and fruits theme. For a whimsical boho approach to fall color and pattern, mix florals and fruits in autumnal colors as a theme. Try combining gourds, pears, and abstract flower motifs in shades of red.

modern bohemian living roomSpotlight Artisanal Decor

Handcrafted furniture and home decor often have a tropical boho look and exude a natural warmth that translates across all seasons in a bohemian interior. Just style them up for fall.

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Bold-framed mirror. A sculptural mirror design makes for a bohemian decor staple that’s chic throughout all seasons. In the fall, position a round mirror where it can reflect the autumn light.

Antiqued cabinet. An intricate hand-carved console cabinet has perennial appeal in a modern bohemian living room. Pair it with other handmade accents to play up its warmth during fall.

Various textured vessels. Focus on earthy materials when styling handcrafted furniture. Think a wooden bowl, a ribbed ceramic vase, or a natural-fiber basket, all of which add an artisanal feel.

modern bohemian living roomGo For Jewel Tones

A tried-and-true color palette for fall, jewel tones are often also found in the modern bohemian living room and can easily be elevated with fall textures.

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Ideas to Try:

Plush and printed pillows. From amber and amethyst to emerald and topaz, piling on patterned, jewel-toned pillows is the easiest way to elevate a boho living room with a luxurious fall look.

A colorful sofa. Take jewel-tone all the way with a statement sofa in a color that dazzles. It will add major comfort and a bold look, which you can easily balance out with a neutral rug.

Layer up with rugs. Cozy up for the season by pairing soft and durable rugs. A Moroccan rug is a staple in bohemian design and ideal in the fall. Ground it with a natural-fiber for a bold pairing that lends tons of warmth.

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The Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Nightstands and Bedside Tables

If you’re designing a bedroom at home, nightstands are likely one of the first bedroom essentials on your list! Nightstands are the coffee table of the bedroom—they are functional pieces that can also add style and pizzazz to a master bedroom, guest bedroom, or kid’s room.

Lots of questions are bound to come up when coming up with nightstand styling ideas for your bedroom. Do you need one with storage space? Will you need enough surface area for a lamp or other decor? Do you like a bedside table with drawers vs. shelves? There are so many different types of nightstands with styles and shapes to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for your tastes!

This week we’re rounding up different types of nightstands to help you incorporate the right one into your bedroom design ideas. Take a look at some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide!

types of nightstands1. Bedside Cabinet

This bedside cabinet packs a lot of punch into a cool, contemporary nightstand design. The bedside table has room for a lamp and also features a combo of drawers and doors, covering shelves inside for plenty of extra storage space. It also has a low-maintenance design—you can’t see what’s inside so there’s no need to keep your clutter organized! It’s great for tucking away books, toiletries and other things we need handy in our nightstands. Plus you can have a ball decorating this nightstand—check out our guide to surface styling 101!

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types of nightstands2. Campaign Style Nightstand

Campaign style nightstands are Identified by the handsome brass hardware and corner caps. Historically, this style furniture was easy to break down and take on “campaigns” (i.e. long journeys). Furniture like this was used by traveling armies as long ago as the times of Julius Caesar! These days, the bedside tables don’t break down in the same way, but they still have the same distinctive brass pulls and corner covers. These types of nightstands offer extra traditional style to your space.

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types of nightstands3. Built-In Nightstand

For a totally unique look, we love nightstands like this that are built into the bedframe. It’s not so much a standalone nightstand, but part of the bed itself! Some headboards have built-in shelves like that that you can use as a nightstand. They are great for small spaces because they don’t take up as much extra room. Some even have built-in wireless charging stations for an extra modern touch. However, they are often only offered on low-profile, platform bed frames, so you’ll find there are fewer options to choose from.

Check out our bed frame buying guide to learn more about the different types of bed frames!

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4. Block Style Bedside Table

As the name suggests, these minimalist nightstands sit flat on the ground and form a solid block on either side of the bed. They often have one or two drawers for extra storage space. Block style nightstands tend to be larger in size—they are good for extra storage and work well in large master bedrooms. Because they are so sizable, they aren’t as great for small spaces. Block style nightstands are usually minimalist in shape, which means they can work well with many different styles! Check out our nightstand size guide to figure out what size nightstand is best for your bedroom.

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5. Bedside Cocktail Table

We love a bedside cocktail table for a funky, eclectic bedroom! This style of nightstand is often more ornate—check out the Cabriole legs, turned base, and overall antique vibe. It’s more of a side table, making it great for small spaces. Nightstands like this can be repurposed from a living room and they can have many different uses over time. One downside, however, is that they only provide a surface tabletop without any extra storage space.

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types of nightstands6. Open Shelf Nightstand

This contemporary nightstand has a super minimal design, with an open shelf and multiple tiers for storage space. There are no drawers and just a light frame, so these nightstands are often more affordable than heavier pieces. You can also add baskets to create a “drawer-like” feeling. The open space makes them a little higher maintenance because there’s no place to stash clutter—but if you like displaying personal items, these nightstands might be just right for you!

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7. C-Side Table

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous modern nightstand! The bedside table is shaped like a large C and offers just a small surface area for books, a glass of water, or spot of decor. It’s a great option for small spaces or studio apartments—the base can even slide under the bed frame and the surface can be used as a tray or lap desk. These bedside tables also work great in living rooms as side tables—you can repurpose them in other spaces later down the line!

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8. Shagreen Nightstand

It’s hard to get more unique than this beautiful Shagreen nightstand. The material is made of shark, stingray hide and has a scaled texture, almost like snakeskin. You can find it on different types of furniture, most often nightstands, dressers or console tables. Real shagreen is expensive and has a very luxurious look. It’s also possible to find faux shagreen, which is made of vinyl. This combo of gray and gold is great for classic formal or glam spaces.

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9. Drum Style Nightstand

For a super sturdy nightstand that’s high on style, check out this eclectic, solid drum shape bedside table. It only has a small footprint so it works well in small bedroom designs—although it doesn’t offer any storage space. Drum style nightstands often have fun patterns, textures or appliques on the surface so they can add a little pizzazz to any room. They need to be visually balanced with other furniture—too much low furniture that sits right on the ground will make the room feel heavy. But these nightstands are super versatile and can also be used as side tables in your living room.

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10. Nesting Nightstands

Nesting nightstands are great for a sophisticated bedroom style—and they offer a two for one (sometimes even 3) deal! One or two nightstands are tucked below a larger one—you can pull out the smaller table to extend available surface space as needed. These nightstands often come in more delicate frames, making them great for classic, formal or more traditional style interiors. You can also find some tables like this in more modern and contemporary shapes.

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types of nightstands11. Oval Nightstand

If you’re someone who likes to think outside the box, check out this stunning oval-shaped nightstand. Unusual shapes like this offer unexpected flair to a modern, chic bedroom. You can find different varieties—some with drawers for extra storage space and some without. Keep in mind that it won’t sit flush against the wall, so it’s better for bedrooms with more square footage.

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12. Bedside Stool

Instead of a proper nightstand, you can use a small stool—it’s one of our favorite nightstand alternatives. The flat surface works to hold essentials, like decor or reading material. This option works better with a floor lamp because the surface can be uneven. It’s a great option if you need to keep extra seats handy but also don’t need to make use of them all the time.

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types of nightstands13. Dresser Style

The dresser style bedside table is not actually a nightstand but a small chest of drawers. This is a good option for large master bedrooms with plenty of extra space. You can keep smaller clothing items like socks and underwear here. They take up too much space to make sense for smaller bedrooms—but if you love the style, you could opt for just one dresser and save on space!

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types of nightstands14. Etagere Style

Etagere furniture is a perfect touch for classy, contemporary bedrooms. These nightstands are made of open shelves and designed to display ornaments. They are often made of gold/brass with glass shelves and are very delicate pieces—so they don’t offer a lot of storage. They’re great for small spaces because they add no visual weight. However, keep in mind that they might require more cleaning to keep them polished and bright—and they’re definitely a little too fragile to make sense for a kids’ bedroom!

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types of nightstands15. Trunk Nightstand

For a beautiful rustic bedroom, we love a nightstand like this that looks like a trunk. These bedside tables usually have drawers with leather strap pulls. The body is often leather with metal capped edges for a more industrial style. They are sturdy furniture pieces and can be on the pricier side because they are so substantial and well-made.

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16. Floating Nightstands

If you want to save on floor space, or just like the look of minimal nightstands, try a wall-mounted bedside table that floats off the ground! It can be a single shelf or even have drawers, like this one. It’s a great look for small spaces as it doesn’t take up floor space or add any weight to a room. These nightstands can be more work to install, however—they have to be drilled into the wall and it makes it hard to rearrange the room layout as a result. But if you’re confident about the bedroom layout you’ve chosen, these can make a great addition to a space!

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types of nightstands17. X-Base Bedside Tables

Rather than 4 straight legs, these nightstands have legs forming an X, for a sleek and sophisticated look. They often feature a campaign-style top (see above!), but come in a variety of different styles. These nightstands work well with both glam and coastal design schemes. They definitely add a little visual intrigue to your bedside—something unexpected to spice up your bedroom a bit!

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15 Mid Century Modern Nightstands You’ll Love

The nightstand is the second-most essential bedroom furniture piece after your bed. We like to think of the nightstand as the coffee table of the bedroom—not only does it bring function and style to your bedside, but it also enhances the look and feel of your overall bedroom.

There are a handful of things to consider when picking out your bedside table, from making sure you get the right size nightstand to go with your bed to choosing a style that goes with the rest of your room. And with so many bedside table options in the market, it can be tricky finding a nightstand that fits your style and daily needs.

If you’re not sure where to start, consider focusing on mid century modern designs. Here’s why: Mid century nightstands usually come in streamlined and compact sizes, have slender tapered legs, and are often designed with storage drawers—all of which make them both stylish and functional. Plus, these qualities make a mid century modern nightstand incredibly versatile for use in any style room or setting, be it a minimalist bedroom or a classic farmhouse guest room.

That said, there’s a wide array of mid century modern nightstand designs to choose from and it can feel overwhelming at first. For some guidance, we’ve rounded up our favorite mid century nightstands below. Read on to see the many different styles and why we love each of them!

1. Polished & Practical

When it comes to mid century modern nightstands, this has all the classic design elements (compact size, brass tapered legs, deep drawers) with polished style to spare. The lacquered ash wood gives this piece a glossy finish that’s sure to bring a touch of chic style to any room.

Try a white-on-white approach and use it as a bedside table against white walls and alongside a white bed and bedding, all of which will help establish a stylish and soothing look.

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Why We Love It: The luxe lacquered finish also makes it super durable against everyday wear and tear. Additionally, the design details may appear subtle but it’s an overall statement piece.

2. Scandi Style

If you love clean lines and a calming atmosphere in your bedroom, consider a Scandinavian Mid Century style bedside table. One made with light bamboo and crafted with a streamlined drawer and tall slender legs, as seen here, can help set an uncluttered and airy tone in your bedroom.

Flank your bed with a pair of Scandinavian-style nightstands to bring in a hint of natural wood texture as well as give your bedside an open look and feel.

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Why We Love It: This nightstand has a timeless silhouette that’s certain to last for years to come. Plus, the open base with the delicate legs help give the illusion of more bedside space.

3. A Rustic Touch

For a warmer, cozier bedside table option, look to mid century modern nightstands with rustic industrial appeal. That means designs that feature warm woods, hairpin legs, antique-inspired details (this one has six apothecary-style cubbies that look like one drawer), and a vintage vibe.

Take a cue from this cozy eclectic bedroom, and make a statement with a rustic-industrial nightstand. This is great if you have a uniquely designed bed. You want to pair bold with bolder!

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Why We Love It: This nightstand has a bit of antique flair that instantly warms up a bedroom. It also has an unexpected look and makes for the perfect display surface for eclectic objects and curios.

4. The Cool Stool

Don’t forget that there are also tons of nightstand alternatives beyond tables and chests. Take an unconventional route by pulling in a mid century modern stool for a bedside table. This one features a classic mid century silhouette with a walnut wood frame and a woven seat.

A low stool is perfect if you live in a small space and need a makeshift nightstand. Or if you love the eclectic boho look, using a stool for your bedside is sure to play up the artsy, curated vibe.

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Why We Love It: With its curved frame, beveled seat, and tapered legs, this stool also adds a bit of architecture to the bedside.

mid century nightstands5. Small-Space Wonder

Speaking of small bedrooms, one of our favorite design hacks is to pull in a C-side table—a must-have when it comes to small apartment furniture. It makes for a super compact bedside table that slides snugly under your bed, freeing up floor space.

Try a walnut C-side table for a classic mid century look, which will bring a bit of natural texture to your bedside. The best part is that you can pull the table into another room for use in a pinch.

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Why We Love It: In addition to being a space-saving furniture piece, a C-side table has an organic mid century silhouette that adds warmth and visual interest to any bedside. Win win!

6. Compact & Colorful

When you think of mid century modern nightstands, you generally don’t think of a painted bedside table. But a bright table can make for the best bold idea in a bedroom, like this dark juniper-green nightstand. Here, it adds a pop of color and instant style to the neutral space.

If you’re experimenting with a painted nightstand, always go the vibrant route. A single bold-colored nightstand is all you need to turn your bedside into a focal point.

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Why We Love It: The round shape of this nightstand is fun and unexpected, which matches its upbeat color. If you’re going for a quirky vibe, go with a piece that’s totally unusual and unique.

mid century nightstands7. Pure Retro Style

For those who have a soft spot for mid century modern nightstands with an obvious retro Mad Men vibe, these drawer chests are for you. Their classic mid century design elements—rounded edges, tapered legs, big drawers, walnut wood graining—make them feel cozy and familiar.

A pair of these retro chests will work beautifully alongside a clean-lined bed since their rounded silhouettes offer a bit of juxtaposition. You’ll want to round it out with equally funky accents.

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Why We Love It: This is a bedside table that pretty much has it all. It has a timeless shape, plenty of storage, and it provides a lot of surface space for holding accents and everyday items.

8. Statement Piece

There’s no rule saying you can’t go all-out bold with your bedside table selection. Turn both sides of your bed into focal points with statement-making dressers, like these burl-wood chests lacquered in navy blue. They even have brass knobs that give them an extra glam edge.

Use these captivating pieces as jumping off points for exploring various nightstand styling ideas and experimenting with other bold and colorful accents, like tall lamps and geometric mirrors.

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Why We Love It: A style statement through and through, this is a luxurious and glam take on a mid century nightstand unlike anything else. What’s not to love?

9. Minimalist Chic

On the opposite end of the bedside table spectrum are clean-lined and pared-down designs, like this honey-oak minimalist chest. Instead of being a standout piece, this contemporary take on a mid century nightstand is all about blending in with the rest of the room for a cohesive look.

Pair this with a streamlined upholstered bed to bring out the warm wood tone of this piece. Or you can even combine it with a wood-framed bed for a classic Mid Century Modern look.

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Why We Love It: This is a super versatile nightstand that goes with any decor, so it’s sure to remain functional for years to come. We also love the knobless drawers that have an elegant modern edge.

mid century nightstands10. Bringing Back The ’60s

For another retro-style mid century bedside table, consider this solid walnut cubby nightstand that draws from 1960s-inspired designs. For a nightstand that offers stylish storage along with a practical surface area for accents, this one has both and is versatile enough to go in any space.

Try mixing this piece alongside colorful accents to present visual contrast in your space. Bright pillows, for instance, will help amplify the warm wood tones of this piece.

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Why We Love It: Everything is seamlessly designed, from the raised lip around the edge to the chic drawer pull to the low tapered legs.

11. Airy & Petite

Pint-sized but packed with function, this single-drawer bedside table combines all the key elements of a mid century nightstand into a compact design. The blue-grey painted finish also gives it a bit of oomph that’s easy on the eyes.

If you live in a small bedroom and are on a budget, this is an affordable and stylish option. Tuck it in between a bed and a wall or place it in the middle of a dresser and your bed.

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Why We Love It: The small size makes it great for apartment bedrooms and kids spaces alike, and the soft pop of color makes it a fun piece that’s still extremely versatile.

12. Classic Mid-Century Modern

If we’re talking about iconic mid century modern nightstands, this is it with its acorn wood, tapered legs, slightly beveled facade, and clean-lined drawers. Bonus that it’s also made to fit perfectly in small bedrooms.

The most clean-lined way to work in this bedside table in a room is to offset it with neutral designs, like a white or gray upholstered bed and white bedding. Keep it classic all the way.

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Why We Love It: There’s no going wrong with this true-to-the-book Mid Century Modern design, which works as beautifully in a contemporary bedroom as it would in a colorful boho boudoir.

13. A Twist On Traditional

For something a little less modern, this bedside table has a traditional take on mid century that makes it ideal for bedrooms in a family home. While it has mid century details (short legs, rectilinear form, good storage), the oak brown finish gives it a more formal and traditional look.

Perfect in a master bedroom or a guest room, this piece offers style and substance while also lending warmth to the bedside. Just be sure to offset it with some fun colors and patterns.

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Why We Love It: It’s a more subtle take on mid century design, which works great if you don’t want a super modern home aesthetic. It has a more formal feel that goes well with dark-wood furnishings.

mid century nightstands14. Clean-Lined & Contemporary

By contrast, here’s a bedside table that features a more contemporary take on mid-century forms. It’s made of bamboo wood with a brass drawer pull, which gives it a more current and updated design look, but the legs keep it feeling classic mid century.

This makes for a versatile anchor piece in a color- and pattern-rich room given its subtle wood texture. If you love wallpaper, consider placing this nightstand bedside for visual balance.

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Why We Love It: For a pop of retro flair that’s not boldly Mad Men or ’60s-inspired, this has just the right balance of old and new. It has a simple elegance that’s perfect for contemporary spaces.

15. A Chic Alternative

Finally, if you’re not sold on mid century nightstands, consider a beautifully made side table as an alternative. With its antiqued brass legs and marble top, this tripod side table adds major luxe style as a bedside table.

If you don’t need enclosed drawer storage, this can be an easy high-style approach for your bedside. Not to mention, it’s also a super versatile piece that can be used in other rooms.

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Why We Love It: There are mid century elements to this table but using it as a nightstand makes for a sophisticated twist. If you’re not 100% settled on any design, this is a chic and effortless solve.

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My Modsy Story: How We Found the Time for Design

This busy couple struggled to balance career, family, and designing a new home. Fortunately, they found help in the nick of time.

Customer Story

 

Homeowners: Nate and Helen, Software Engineer and Director of Product Strategy

Location: Moraga, CA

Rooms: Living Room and Home Office

Their Style: Reclaimed Visionary

Customer StoryThe Backstory

Shortly after our son was born we decided to move into a new home. He was only 3 weeks old at the time, so it was a challenging move, as I’m sure any new parent can understand. Still, between feedings, diaper changes, and zero sleep, my husband and I were determined to make our first home feel special for ourselves and our baby boy. Of course, making our house feel both cozy and functional became even more critical once shelter in place happened, and we found ourselves home 24/7!

The Design Dilemma

Juggling new parenthood and work meant that we had zero time to do anything, let alone design our new house. We were just so busy with our careers and the baby that we hardly had time to unpack! We were living out of boxes in a space that didn’t feel like ours. My home office was still totally empty and desperately needed help. Meanwhile, our living room felt too impersonal. We needed it to feel relaxed and tranquil to help us handle the stress of our hectic dual role as parents and professionals, especially when the world outside was so intense.

We were just so busy with our careers and the baby that we hardly had time to unpack! We were living out of boxes in a space that didn’t feel like ours.

Customer StoryThe Modsy Moment

I’d heard about Modsy through a friend who also works in tech, and the name stuck with me. After we moved and I realized we desperately needed some remote interior design help with minimal hassle, we decided to sign up and give Modsy a try. We were a little nervous when at first because we’d used another online design service that neither of us really loved. Still, we decided to move forward anyway because we definitely needed the help.

Customer StoryHow Modsy Helped Helen and Nate

When we saw our designs, we were so impressed. All the worries we had from our last online design experience went right out the window. It was honestly so refreshing to see a design neither of us could have imagined. Plus, being able to see our room online in 3D helped so much. The reality is, if we didn’t use Modsy, we would haven’t gotten past the decorating phase of selecting the bare essentials. Their designs really brought the space to life and made us feel safe and confident in making purchases online. This was great because neither of us had the time or ability to go out and purchase home goods between work, the baby, and quarantine.

When we saw our designs, we were so impressed. All the worries we had from our last online design experience went right out the window.

The Real Results

It’s safe to say that after working with Modsy we finally feel at home in our home. Honestly, I know it sounds silly, but that’s the best way to describe it, especially now that our new furniture has arrived. The space is so open and minimal. It feels relaxing and uncomplicated, which is the perfect counterpoint to our sometimes complicated and hectic lives. It makes us happy to spend so much time here and raise our new baby in such a beautiful and serene space.

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Layout Guide: 1 Living Room Dining Room Combo, Styled 3 Ways

When it comes to designing an open living room and dining space, there are more than a few essential moving parts. There’s lots to consider, from furniture style and color schemes to the specific layout and flow of the space.

If you’re not sure where to start, our guide to common living room dining room combo layouts will help kick things off. For added inspiration and guidance, we’ve designed one open living room dining room combo space and reimagined it in three different ways that are each as stylish as they are practical. Read on to see the three takes on the room and all the possibilities for an open living and dining room, and steal ideas for your own space!

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living room dining room comboLayout #1: Casual & Conversational

In this layout, the living room and dining area are delineated into distinctive zones that are separated by the sofa back and a console table. Nonetheless, the two spaces work together side-by-side and form a versatile layout that maximizes seating in both spaces—chairs and ottomans can be easily pulled from and into each area. The result is a living room dining room combo space that perfectly balances casual and formal in a visually cohesive way.

living room dining room comboFurniture pairings keep the living space versatile:

The matching tables, armchairs, and ottomans not only make for foundational living room decor, but they also bring symmetry and balance to the space. They’re also super versatile accent pieces that are easy to dress up and down as needed. The tables and chairs can be separated and rearranged into a more casual living area setup or lined up together, like they are here, to create a more intimate yet laid-back conversation space.

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living room dining room comboThe high-low furniture mix delineates the vibe in each space:

One way to decorate a living room with a fireplace is to arrange conversational seating around the hearth, such as poufs and chairs that are easy to move around along with a clean-lined sofa, which add up to a casual-chic atmosphere. Meanwhile, a classically elegant console table lining the back of the sofa not only provides convenient storage, it also sets the stage for the slightly more formal dining space.

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living room dining room comboThe dining area nails the relaxed-refined balance:

With a large communal dining table that seats six or more, the dining area is designed for intimate family dinners and entertaining big groups alike. Along with the mix of slipcovered chairs and rustic wood seats, this space reflects the same versatile elegance and ease as the living room.

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living room dining room comboLayout #2: Classic & Formal

With this living room dining room combo layout, symmetry rules. The parallel sofas in front of the fireplace make way for a straight view through to the kitchen, emphasizing a sense of openness in the room. It’s a seamless flow between the living room and dining area, with no furniture dividing and delineating the two spaces, which adds to the overall airy feel and creates a cohesive look in the room.

living room dining room comboThe living area arrangement has a natural, elevated look:

Arranging two facing sofas with matching side tables is one of our favorite living room layouts because it instantly establishes a sophisticated formal look. Plus, they frame a fireplace mantel or window perfectly in the room, rounding out the space with a balanced look and polished appeal. A rug is also key to centering and setting apart this living space.

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living room dining room comboA mix of materials is key and adds depth:

With a formal living room approach, combining different materials will warm up the space as well as continue the elevated appeal. Polished materials, such as mirrored finishes and brass lend a touch of glamour while rustic woods and a woven patterned rug will even the sleekness out with a hint of earthiness. The idea is to allow all the varying textures—smooth, grainy, woven—to shine and provide both visual and tactile elegance to the space.

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living room dining room comboTraditional dining furniture doesn’t have to be formal:

Rounding out the room is a dining space that’s anchored by a classic pedestal dining table and classic slipcovered dining chairs. While the arrangement is definitely more formal in style, the openness of the space and the ample walking room all around helps ease up the traditional appeal of this dining area. An ornate bar cabinet off to the side helps anchor this formal space by giving it some visual cohesion as well. In the end, this well-dressed dining room living room combo layout adds up to a space that’s designed for seamless entertaining.

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living room dining room comboLayout #3: Communal & Family-Friendly

If it’s comfort, coziness, and a fully casual vibe you’re after, this family-friendly living room dining room combo layout is for you. With a big sectional, relaxed side chairs, and a communal dining setup that includes a farmhouse-style table and fuss-free benches, this is our idea of a living room and dining space that’s made for some major R&R. Not to mention, it’s perfectly geared toward entertaining big groups, be it a dinner for family and friends or a kids birthday party. This is a space that lets you do it all in comfort and with ease.

living room dining room comboThe U-shaped sectional creates a framework for the living area:

Between a sofa and a sectional, the latter is definitely the winner for this living space layout. Opt for a relaxed U-shaped sectional design that is low enough to not block sight lines throughout the open room. It also subtly divides your living and dining spaces into distinct areas. Think of it as the foundational piece that everything else will be arranged and decorated around, including your dining pieces.

Additionally, not only does the sectional accommodate lots of people, it’s also super kid-friendly. Pair it with a round woven coffee table for another kid-proof design that gives you lots of surface space to work with. Ground it all with a natural-fiber rug that’s layered with a soft patterned one to add both durability and style.

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living room dining room comboKeep to moveable seating that works across the entire room:

Make sure to have some extra living room seating—be it a pair of laid-back ottomans or airy rattan chairs, like the ones here. The idea is to keep these as moveable pieces that can travel between your living and dining areas as needed. For instance, you can flank the fireplace with them to create a conversation pit in your living area, or you can pull them into the dining space as additional chairs at both ends of the table.

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living room dining room comboThe communal table brings major outdoor vibes indoors:

What sets this dining area apart from the previous layouts is that it captures a truly casual aesthetic that brings to mind picnics outdoors. The x-based dining table and bench have a relaxed look and are perfectly designed for entertaining big parties as well as kids, since there’s no formal seating protocol. This is the best option if you’re looking to create a living room dining room combo space that’s all about casual everyday living and bringing people together.

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Sweat It Out: How to Design Your Own At-Home Gym

For many of us, our gyms have been closed for months due to shelter in place ordinances. While some areas of the country are opening back up again, others will remain closed for quite some time. But we can’t just sit around waiting for the gym to open again to break a sweat!

We’re huge proponents of getting outside and going on walks or runs where it’s safe to do so. But sometimes the weather doesn’t allow it, or you just want to do a different type of activity. That’s where a home gym comes in. With just a little bit of space—or a lot if you have the square footage available—you can create an at-home workout zone with a few of our home gym ideas and tips.

It’s time to get moving, break a sweat, and work out some of that angst. Keep reading for a couple of our favorite home gym ideas, from creating a workout space, integrating exercise equipment into your home, and different ways to approach layout for gyms at home!

If you have a whole room to dedicate to your home gym…

First off, lucky you. If you have a separate room that you can work out and store all of your equipment in, take a little time to make this space feel really special. We like the idea of making this room as close to the real gym as possible.

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Start by breaking up the room by activity—a cardio machine, a space to roll out your mat and stretch or practice yoga, a zone for weightlifting. In this room, we have two cardio machines and extra floor space—but you can tailor your space to your preferred workouts and needs! Perhaps you want to install a wall-mounted ballet barre instead, or dedicate a part of the room to weight machines!

But it’s not just about the equipment. If you have a whole room to work with, a few small upgrades will make it feel much more like a real gym! Consider hanging up some mirrors to help spot check your form while you’re working out! In this room, we mounted three infinity mirrors on the wall to give the effect of the gym’s wall-to-wall mirrors. Then, make sure you have the proper ventilation. You don’t want this room to get stinky! We recommend installing a ceiling fan in addition to having a plug-in floor fan going throughout your workout. You could even mount a flatscreen TV in the corner for watching a show while you’re on the treadmill or for streaming online workout classes!

It’s also essential to have storage and organization for your workout gear—from resistance bands and foam rollers to dumbbells and jump ropes! In this space, we used baskets for simple, stashable storage and easy access. But we also love the idea of rolling storage pieces, which are easy to move around if you need to rearrange for a specific workout. You could also add wall hooks for towels or jump ropes and resistance bands if you prefer that to baskets.

Want to add a moment of indulgence? Place a mini fridge in the corner, where you can keep bottled water chilled—and perhaps even some cool, rolled towels dabbed with essential oils for use after an intense workout! A refreshment station isn’t totally necessary since you’re already at home and your kitchen is probably nearby—but we love the idea of treating yourself to that small indulgence and making your gym at home feel like more of a destination!

If you’re rearranging your space to make room for working out…

You may not have a whole room to dedicate toward working out—most of us don’t—but that doesn’t mean you can’t create space to break a sweat within your home! In fact, there are some creative ways to create a workout space that doesn’t take over your whole room.

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Obviously, every home has a different layout, but in general, we recommend letting your practice help you reimagine how you’re going to move things around. So, look at the furniture and objects in your space, and make layout changes based on what you preferred workout is. You want to make sure you have enough space to comfortably work out and engage in your practice!

You don’t necessarily need to get rid of any furniture. Simply get creative in how you’re using your space! And if you do need to rearrange, start by moving around pieces that are easiest to move—like chairs, versus your sofa, or shifting side tables and plants.

Below are a couple of specific home gym ideas for ways you can rearrange your living room layout to accommodate space for a workout zone. We designed these home gym ideas within a living room, but the same principles apply if you’re integrating a gym in your bedroom or another space.

Integrate your gear into your existing layout.

If your preferred at-home workout involves a cardio machine—whether it’s a bike, treadmill, or elliptical—you can potentially get by without making any layout changes! In this living room, we simply placed the machine behind the sofa. It’s out of the walkway, so it doesn’t interfere with the space when it’s not in use. And having it in your living area, rather than tucked in the dark basement, will hopefully remind you to hop on and break a sweat more often!

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We strategically placed the machine near the built-in storage in this living room. Using the bottom shelf or two gives you the perfect place to store towels, a phone charger, or whatever other workout gear you may need.

We love that this approach fits seamlessly into the rest of the space. You’re relying on pieces and elements of your existing layout (like the built-in shelves) to help incorporate the new needs of your now-multi use space. So, lean into the existing elements of your space to make this layout work!

Do a little rearranging.

For this approach, we slightly rearranged the space to make room for spreading out. We shifted the accent chairs to be perpendicular to the sofa rather than directly across from it and pulled all of the furniture back a bit. We also moved the plant from the left side of the fireplace to over by the window.

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Both of these more “permanent” moves allow for an open, multipurpose space within a layout. It’s perfect for those who want to roll out their mat to practice yoga or pilates or do some mid-day stretching. It also gives you space to do more high-intensity workouts like zumba, kick-boxing, or jump-roping! Since the open space is facing the TV, it allows you to stream workouts and easily view the screen. And you can even move the coffee table out of the way if you need more space!

More of a weightlifter than a yogi? Use the open space for a bench—whether a weightlifting bench or just a solid backless bench that you can use for sitting on when not weightlifting! Just make sure any furniture that you’re using to assist in a workout has a solid enough build to handle the weight and strain you’ll be putting on it.

However you end up using your workout zone—whether for yoga, cardio, or weightlifting—the open space gives your kids room to play on the rug and opens up the walkway on the left half of the room, even when you aren’t working out.

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How Modsy Partnered With the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway To Raise $477,600 in Billings, Montana

Each year, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is conducted in over 40 markets across the country, raising over $40M annually for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A standard of the campaign is to host open house weekends for the public to tour the home; however, out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, all open houses were transformed to virtual events. Without the ability to stage and physically show the homes, the team got creative…and that’s where Modsy came in!

The Backstory

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest fundraising programs for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This nationwide program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has cumulatively raised over $500M for St. Jude. The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway involves selling a limited number of $100 tickets to win a newly constructed, or newly renovated, home with an estimated value typically ranging from $300,000 to $600,000. This is the 4th house that has been given away in Billings, MT, which has cumulatively raised $2.3M from the generous support of ticket buyers.

The Design Dilemma

St. Jude was going to physically stage and host open houses for the Billings St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway this spring. But then COVID-19 hit and plans had to change. They didn’t want to postpone the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, but they were also faced with the conundrum of showcasing the beauty and craftsmanship of the newly renovated home’s design without people visiting the house in-person.

The Modsy Moment

After learning about our design services, St. Jude asked Modsy to partner with them on the Billings St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway to virtually design and furnish the interior of the home.

“One of our staff members was a St. Jude patient growing up,” says Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s VP of Style, which made this a very special project for our team. “We are always looking for opportunities like this, where we can leverage our expertise and what we do best to help people or places in need.”

Our design for the master bedroom

Our design for the family room

Our design for the guest room

Utilizing our 3D design technology, we created custom, to-scale 360-degree designs for each room to help bring this home to life. This allowed interested potential ticket buyers to experience a realistic, 3D look at the entire St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house before reserving tickets.

The Real Results

With the virtual design images included on the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway website, dreamhome.org, anyone could tour the Billings St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house. It made for a safe and seamless way to continue to support St. Jude during the coronavirus pandemic. And people loved the design—as evidenced by the 4,776 raffle tickets sold, and the $477,600 raised. This is so impactful, as all proceeds will help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

We were so excited to have the opportunity to help give back to families in need. Our goal at Modsy is to help bring more happiness into the home and we hope that we accomplished that through making this house feel like the ultimate dream home.

On June 25, the raffle winner was selected, and Janet Sanchez of Billings, MT became the lucky new owner of this newly renovated house. And guess what? This is actually Janet’s childhood home, where she spent the first five years of her life. She was randomly selected as the winner, out of the thousands of entrants.

“I can’t wait to bring my siblings here and have them share stories with me,” she says. “Yeah, it’s a dream. It’s a dream home.”

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About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®

As the only National Cancer Institute-designated, Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

By freely sharing discoveries, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/ stjude), following us on Twitter (@stjude) and Instagram (@stjude) and subscribing to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/MyStJude).

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May Edit: The Best Bedroom Designs of the Month

Bedrooms have always been one of the most important household areas, but they are especially important right now! Spending more time at home means that our bedrooms are our sacred spaces—they might be the only room in the house that’s just for you. That’s why it’s important to come up with master or guest bedroom design ideas that help transform your sleeping space into a serene escape that’s both restful and rejuvenating.

After rounding-up the best bedroom designs of April, we had to keep the ball rolling and do the same for May. We put together this list of the best master bedroom designs of May to help you get inspired to create your own private oasis!

 best bedroom designsContemporary Minimalist

We are super into master bedroom ideas with a clean and calm vibe, like this contemporary minimalist space. The room has a neutral palette based in soft white, pinks, and delicate pops of blue. It’s a symmetrical white bedroom look that’s on the formal side and has tons of natural light pouring in from the windows. The tufted bench adds contrast and the headboard and rug bring in tons of texture for visual interest in this master bedroom.

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 best bedroom designsDiscerning Collector

For refined master bedroom decor, try pairing eclectic and minimal styles into a black and white bedroom look like this sophisticated retreat. The vibe is casual and curated with tons of personality on display—it’s perfect if you like eclectic but want a pared-back look. The master bedroom has a super neutral, high-contrast look with an energized palette. Geometric accents in the rug, art, pillows, and pouf give it tons of character and pops of brass warm up the modern bedroom decor.

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Traditional Chic

This master bedroom design offers a fun mix of traditional and eclectic styles with lots of dazzling reds. It’s a good look for the “grand millennial”—we like to think of it as grandma chic! The bedroom decor offers an elegant combo of red, white, and blue without feeling too patriotic. Instead, the highly saturated red pops give it an updated feel and the furniture forms are traditional—check out the caned bed frame, wingback chair, bedside tables, and gourd lamps. It also has extra fun pops of patterns, like the florals in the art and pillows, the oriental rug, and the boho bench.

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 best bedroom designsClassic Collector

For a youthful take on classic style, we love master bedroom ideas like this pared-down blend of classic and eclectic grays. It has a classy, formal vibe but also doesn’t take itself too seriously. For the person who loves to collect or has a love of older things and styles, it’s a great way to show off your personal tastes. The room has lots of layers, like the nightstand decor, pillows, and rugs, so it is streamlined but still plush and cozy. And the unexpected color combo of orange and purple/grey adds softness while the whites help brighten it up!

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Rustic Minimalist

We can’t leave teen bedroom ideas off this list! Rustic bedroom designs like this room are ideal for the young national parks enthusiast/earthy nature lover out there. It has an earthy palette with a laid-back vibe and the greens and neutrals help create a serene and safe outdoorsy space. The room features minimal styling and a clutter-free living area so your teen has a cozy, comfortable modern bedroom to retreat to whenever they need!

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 best bedroom designsEarthy Glam

For a master bedroom with a simple, chic earthy vibe, go for lots of rich, saturated colors and warm earth tones. The room incorporates lots of metal accents—check out the brass for warmth. Organic and abstract patterns soften the industrial accents and elements like the pillows, bench, curtains and rug create depth of texture. It’s a great room for a couple with opposite styles because you can merge different tastes and create a contrast between strong and delicate looks. The color palette and industrial elements like the bed frame skew more traditionally masculine and the materials and finishes are on the feminine side.

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Elegant Connoisseur

Another of our favorite young person’s bedroom ideas, this room has a fun, light-hearted vibe. The art is playful and foundational furniture has classic shapes—like the bed and nightstand. The color palette is neutral and calm with pops of pinks and brass to lend warmth. The faux fur feels glamorous and luxurious but it also adds a youthful flair.

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Contemporary Chic

For a gorgeous take on contemporary style, try combining transitional and cheery glam decor! The result is a foundation of neutrals with lots of colorful pops in bold jewel tones. The brightly colored rug anchors the space and softer colors throughout pull from the rug’s palette. The TV over the dresser is a great way to add a viewing option into the bedroom without making it the main focus.

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 best bedroom designsEarthy Industrial

For a bedroom design that’s rich with color, we love this earthy industrial look! It features a soothing green bedroom palette with monochrome greens and a moody edge. Industrial elements like the bed, bench and bedside tables create a foundation of clean and sharp lines. Plush textures help soften the look and the layered bedding, bench and curtains keep it soft and plush. The bedroom makes references to nature with botanical art, abstract landscape painting, and plants.

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 best bedroom designsMoody Industrial

For a guest bedroom with a cool, hip vibe, check out the cool blue and white tones of this design. Straight-line furniture and hard metal lines work well with the black and grey contrasts. The asymmetrical layout with lamp and sconce and the bold, abstract art adds an edgy vibe. Overall this is one of the best blue bedroom ideas for bedrooms with a hip bachelor pad look.

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 best bedroom designsDesert Jewel

Guest bedroom ideas that mix mid-century modern and eclectic design are perfect for a Mod Collector look! This room features bold jewel tones mixed with natural materials for a major contrast. The palette feels super glam and blends in lots of pastel desert SW colors like pinks, yellows, and rust. Natural textures in the wood bed + pendant pair well with metal sculptures to add a little extra edge. And the asymmetrical lighting from the task lamp + sconce adds a super eclectic touch.

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 best bedroom designsMinimal Industrial

This bedroom design focuses on earth tones like orange, rust and greens, for an earthy minimal industrial look. The room gets warmed up with the brass sconce and wood tone ceiling while the flat weave rug and layers of pillow add soft texture. The nightstand ledge built-in instead of a free-floating nightstand works with the minimal look and there is a casual, cool vibe to the overall atmosphere.

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Contemporary Minimalist

We love the muted blue + white color scheme of this contemporary minimalist bedroom design. It gives the room a cool base and wood tones from the bed and upholstered headboard add lots of extra warmth. Layers of bedding, pillows in the window seat, a cute side table and a woven basket add softness and create a comfortable and inviting vibe. The artwork is simple but adds a focal point over the bed and added greenery brings in a pop of organic life.

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 best bedroom designsModern Rustic

This bedroom design is a blend of mid-century modern and rustic looks. It features a mid-century modern bed frame and wood tones in the side table for a rustic feel. The blue bedroom has a casual and cozy vibe, like an updated cottage. There’s a good blend of styles, like the hairpin bench with southwestern blue upholstery and lots of textures and patterns. Gingham on pillows, floral print on the rug, and the kilim on the bench add tons of visual texture and the blue butterflies offer a nod to nature.

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Organic Modernist

This organic modern design features a gorgeous leather upholstered bed frame for an unexpected statement. The clean line dresser and chair work well in the asymmetrical layout because it makes the formal furniture a little more casual. The warm, organic color scheme of orange, rust, browns and taupes is minimal with the decor but also full of simple, but impactful touches. The vintage style rug is unexpected, but anchors colors and adds pattern into the bedroom.

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 best bedroom designsFarmhouse Fresh

This modern farmhouse bedroom design features a rustic style with traditional touches like the woven bench, spindle bed and shiplap—it’s traditional and rustic in wood tones. The room has a pop of rusty orange in the pillow and rug that adds extra warmth and color. It’s a neutral look with a high contrast color scheme to give it personality. The symmetrical layout feels formal and inviting but the individual decor elements feel inviting and homey.

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 best bedroom designsRustic Warmth

Rustic and transitional styles blend together in this bedroom design to create a super stylish design in a compact space. The weathered wood furniture feels rustic and light and caning detail in the bed adds lots of texture. Layered pillows add softness and comfort and rust colors contrast with deep green walls. Nature-inspired art along with the plant on nightstand add extra organic touches to pull together the earthy bedroom look.

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Rustic Contemporary

This calming bedroom design features rustic elements and beautiful turquoise decor like the woven natural texture bench and the bookcase that doubles as a nightstand. The large upholstered bed is sleek and neutral, but loads of pillows add personality. A bold teal rug adds a pop of color for a fun, lively vibe, and classic pieces like the sculptural light fixture add interest and charm.

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Casual California

This casual California-style bedroom design has a light and airy vibe with loads of natural light. Pops of blue with neutral foundation aid in calm and serene feel. The mid-century elements in the design work well with an asymmetrical layout—it has a nightstand and bookcase on one side. The leather bench adds texture and a practical touch and the room stays bright and cheery with loads of natural light.

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Traditional Bohemian

We love the eclectic, worldly vibes of traditional bedroom designs with bohemian influences! It strikes just the right mix of old and new and the use of rich wood tones with soothing green walls captures the essence of nature. Lots of textures and patterns blend together to create visual interest without appearing too busy—and the antique dresser adds a lovely sense of history to the space.

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 best bedroom designsContemporary Luxury

This beautiful bedroom space incorporates the best of contemporary bedroom designs and traditional influences. The result? A wonderfully approachable style with a unique sense of drama! Traditional hints in the nightstand, lamps and bench provide formal touches while the neutral, light palette maintains a breezy feeling in the room. The high-contrast palette adds energy while the abstract art ties dark wood elements together for a polished look.

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 best bedroom designsEclectic Geometry

We can’t get enough of the eclectic geometry in this black and white contemporary bedroom design. It’s a busy, energetic space, and the pared-back design allows room for plenty of patterns and textures. The rich woods add heaps of warmth to the space and show off the natural beauty of the wood grain. Pattern-blending can get overwhelming but the cohesive color palette here keeps the room from feeling too over the top.

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Bold Jewel-Toned Dreams

The rustic-meets-boho look of this gorgeous bedroom is perfect for the world-traveler, daydreamer out there. It’s a mix of old-school traditional pieces that each add an element of style to the mix. It features lots of patterns for an updated take on “Grandmillenial” design style. The rich colors in walls and decor—peep the deep burgundy and blues!—mix with creams and neutral woods for a soothing space that’s full of personality!

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The Loft Look: 14 Ways to Design an Industrial Living Room

Creating stylish living room designs that are suitable for lounging around with family and entertaining friends is a wonderful way to make sure your house feels like a home. Whether you are updating your living space with a new style, upgrading to a leather sofa or cool concrete coffee table or undergoing a complete interior design makeover, there are plenty of living room design ideas to choose from! This week we are honing in on one of the lesser known styles for living room designs—industrial interior design.

industrial living roomWhat is industrial interior design?

Industrial interior design is all about celebrating a vintage and rugged past. The industrial style is synonymous with the warehouse look—both make use of cool raw and unfinished decor and wide open spaces. Industrial living room designs use materials like Edison bulbs, exposed ductwork, pipes, unfinished woods, concrete, metals, leather and utilitarian objects.  the overall feel is like an old-timey factory setting. The design even extends to the architecture—think of big, airy spaces with concrete or brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows.

There are so many ways to bring industrial interior design ideas to life in your living room! We love combining this style with other living room designs for a unique look—adding elements from different styles can make a living room more comfortable than just pure concrete. We put together this list of 14 industrial living rooms to show you how versatile industrial style can be! Take a look and get inspired for your own industrial living room.

Pure Industrial

This super chic industrial living room design sticks purely to industrial elements. Natural materials like wood, leather and wicker create a neutral palette and the orange leather sofa, rug and red brick add warmth. The cool coffee table on wheels is a very industrial touch and feels old factory-like with raw metals, spotlight lamp, and an urban gallery wall. The wool rug adds a pop of texture and pattern and ties in with the pillows and decor.

Design Tip: Keep the color palette simple for pure industrial design.

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Modern + Industrial

Combining modern and industrial interior design is a great way to make an industrial living room design welcoming and warm. This living room uses a black and white color palette against blue walls for a striking contrast. The wood industrial style furniture and leather sofa help warm it up. Industrial materials take a refined form, like the sculptural lighting, concrete and glass coffee table, leather and metal armchair and more.

Design Tip: Add extra comfort by balancing the edgy furniture with soft touches like the round sofa and pillows.

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Industrial + Transitional

Industrial living room designs tend to look great with a neutral color palette. This one steps it up with a contrast of navy and black. It has mix and match seating for a casual look and the variety of colors and patterns add depth and visual interest. Leather, wood and brass add extra warmth to this cozy space and the natural light makes it feel super bright and welcoming.

Design Tip: Transitional pieces are a great choice for beginners dabbling in industrial living room style because they are so versatile and easy to mix and match!

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industrial living roomMinimal + Industrial

We are super into this industrial living room design with a minimal edge. The neutral color palette uses black and white for contrasting pops, giving the living space a dramatic edge. The living room benefits from low profile furniture and minimal clutter to keep it serene and calm. Items like this puffy leather sofa add comfort and a lounge-like feel to industrial living room designs—and plenty of seating for family and friends!

Get more tips on how to design a comfortable industrial home here!

Design Tip: Use industrial materials like raw wood and metal, but opt for streamlined pieces to stay in line with the minimal look.

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industrial living roomIndustrial + Mid-Century Modern

If you’re into mid-century modern style, you might just love this swanky living room design! It uses a grey-scale color palette warmed up by the camel leather chair and pops of brass—both signature mid-century elements. It’s an edgy space with lots of metal and sculptural furniture set against a cool brick wall. Mid-century modern and industrial living room designs together create a masculine and urban vibe that is both sophisticated and sleek.

Design Tip: You can keep the industrial space monochromatic with a grayscale color palette but add warmth with metal tones and leather.

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Atomic Industrial

This wide open living room design is a perfect example of industrial style living room design. The room features an earthy color palette with green, cream, rusts and browns to make it feel cozy and inviting. The big, airy space lends itself to a loft/industrial feel and the raw wood and metal furniture is very industrial. The Eames lounge chair adds an iconic mid-century touch but it uses industrial materials that fit right into the design. Saturated walls add warmth and color so the lofty space doesn’t feel so cold.

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Industrial + Boho

We love the look of industrial living room design combined with eclectic elements! This room features a neutral color palette with black and white contrast—it gets added warmth from the tufted leather sofa and wood furniture pieces. Everything in the room is lifted off the ground on legs to give the room a lighter, airier feel than typical industrial, which is much heavier. Patterns in the pillows and the layered art and basket wall are extra eclectic.

Design Tip: Blending eclectic decor into industrial living room design instantly creates a curated look and can rely on pieces you already own!

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Industrial + Rustic

If you love earthy color palettes, this mix of rustic and industrial living room design might be your dream come true! This down-to-earth style relies on lots of natural material that is put to use in a refined way. Rustic touches like the hide pillow, cozy rug and orange leather sofa blend well with the industrial elements. And the art and splotchy colors of the rug tie it all together in a cohesive look that is all around cozy and comforting.

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Transitional + Industrial

This industrial living room uses transitional pieces to create a mod, contemporary look. The design has a neutral palette with black and wood tone and a balanced look with the sconces and distribution of color throughout. The black sofa is super edgy, but it’s warmed up by the wood coffee table and bookcase. And we love the concrete decor on the shelf! Living room designs like this are great for reading, entertaining or just kicking back with the fam.

Design Tip: Look for furniture that mixes metal and wood or concrete for any industrial space.

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Industrial + Traditional

For a classic look, try incorporating some traditional elements into your industrial living room design. This leather chesterfield sofa is both traditional and industrial in style and the room has traditional art that has an urban edge to it. It’s a great way to make use of an open space and a living room and office combo! The plush leather sofa, rug and pouf add tons of coziness to the look. Visually light furniture pieces like the coffee table balance out the heavy sofa to create a more even flow throughout the space.

Design Tip: If you like a more classic look, find traditional pieces to set the stage for your living room and then incorporate industrial decor.

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industrial living roomContemporary + Industrial

Contemporary design makes a great counterpart to industrial style! This living room features neutral colors with bright pops of yellow from the pillows. The overall vibe is very light and bright and black and white patterns add extra personality. The tables are wood and metal but also contemporary and minimal so they don’t clutter up the space. And the highlight of the design is the funky sculptural industrial light fixture!

Design Tip: Great for just a touch of industrial design—not overly committed to the style but enough elements to give you a taste!

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industrial living roomIndustrial + Eclectic

If you love warm, outdoorsy living room designs, try pairing industrial living room furniture and eclectic decor! This gorgeous living room has an earth tone color palette warmed by the deep green walls for a saturated look. The leather and metal/wood chair adds a cool sculptural element and the copper light fixture has a moody, rich texture. Overall it has the vibe of a dark and cozy outdoorsy getaway.

Design Tip: Painting the walls a deep color like moss green can add a great backdrop to neutral furniture.

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industrial living roomIndustrial + Minimal

It doesn’t get much cooler than this ultra-mod industrial living room design! Minimal stylings and clean lines are the perfect accompaniment to the grayscale color palette and high contrast black and white edge. The architecture and materials are industrial but they are minimal in styling for a dramatic effect. The concrete coffee table plays off the comfort of the plush sofa—and the swanky striped rug adds just the right pop of pattern.

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Industrial + Vintage

Another awesome example of the magic of mid-century and industrial living room design, this space is stylish and serene! The black and white living room color palette is warmed up by the gingham rug pattern and leather sofa and the large black and white art adds personality to the space. The variety of patterns add tons of visual interest and are perfectly balanced so they don’t feel overwhelming.

Design Tip: The tufted leather sofa is always a safe bet when mixing industrial and mid-century modern style in living room design!

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What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Interior Design Style

You’ve probably heard about the Enneagram personality test from social media or co-workers and friends. It’s a trend that’s gained quite a following and there’s plenty of good reasons! Since the Enneagram is broken into nine distinct personality types you can think of it as a modern version of astrology. Even if you’re not a believer, it’s still fun to find out your type and share it with friends.

Not only is the Enneagram test used for determining how you perceive your environment, it also has tons of real-world applications. For starters, all kinds of companies use it to help to manage their business. It’s also a lot of fun! Plus if you really get into it, there’s a whole world of interesting podcasts (Do It For The Gram: An Enneagram Podcast) and Instagram accounts (@enneagramandcoffee) that can give you even more content.

Of course, our favorite application of the Enneagram is determining your unique style and putting it to good use in your home decor! Read on see our take on how each Enneagram type should refresh their home for spring.

1. The Reformer

The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

Your Style: Classic, organized, symmetrical

Type 1 Style Tips:

The Reformer is a  perfectionist who needs their space to feel polished and put together. They’ll be happiest in clean-lined spaces with a Classic vibe and restrained styling. Craving order, this personality type begs for formal symmetry in their layout to keep visual balance. Their space should have ample storage to ensure an organized, tidy day to day, keeping clutter at bay.  The Reformer will benefit from using neutral color palettes to create a serene space that they will love.

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2. The Helper

The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

Your Style: Welcoming, warm, comfortable

Type 2 Style Tips:

The generous and people-pleasing Helper thrives in spaces that are designed to welcome and entertain guests in a comfortable manner. They gravitate towards warm and cozy styles that offer stability: for example, they love a mix of traditional and modern pieces that meet everyone’s taste. An Enneagram Type 2 delights in Modern Farmhouse spaces that are approachable yet fresh and contemporary. Their best color palettes are black and white, as these warm tones will provide maximum comfort for guests.

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3. The Archiver

The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

Your Style: On trend, splurge pieces, pulled-together

Type 3 Style Tips:

The Achiever loves to excel in all things, interior design is no exception. They love on-trend spaces that reflect their high-level tastes. Stylistically, an Achiever gravitates towards a timely style like Organic Modernism, which is oh-so-cool. The look is pulled together and effortlessly chic, and usually includes a few splurge pieces, that The Achiever loves. While the Achiever is drawn towards trending styles, they’re also likely to try trends that have some sort of cultural collateral such as , to reinforce their style prowess.

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4. The Individualist

The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

Your Style: Eclectic, personalized, colorful

Type 4 Style Tips:

It’s all in the name with this one: The Individualist needs a space that stands out as much as they do. They need a home to showcase their self-expression. That means their style is less driven by current trends than by what they love. For type 4’s displaying eclectic wall art and collected feeling decorative objects is a must. Having a love of the dramatic, the Individualist is drawn towards bright colors, bold patterns, and layered styles.

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5. The Investigator

The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

Your style: Mid-century Minimalist, iconic design pieces, cool

Type 5 Style Direction:

The Investigator is an intense thinker who enjoys their space. They enjoy an environment that stimulates their active mind, filled with iconic design pieces, making a cozy escape from the world. Type 5 is happiest surrounded by bold architectural pieces so loves Mid-century minimal styles. The Eames lounge chair in this design is the perfect piece for them to relax and contemplate. The Investigator’s chosen color palette is reserved and stems from the natural treatment of materials such as leather, wood, and metals.

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6. The Loyalist

The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

Your Style: Traditional, leather, wood-tones, safe choices

Type 6 Style Tips:

The Loyalist craves security in their environment.  They can tap into that need by making a space that feels comfortable and protected. As such they prefer more traditional styles and steer away from trends. Type 6 enjoys Classic American design known for honest craftsmanship and quality materials. Solid wood and natural materials provide comfort to Loyalists and enhance their space with quality craftsmanship. Traditional palettes such as navy blue, crimson, and the warm tones of natural wood and leather suit the Loyalist best.

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7. The Enthusiast

The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

Your Style: Minimalist Maximalist, bold, visually stimulating, a touch of glam

Type 7 Style Tips:

The Enthusiast is a fun lover. They love a space that reflects their spontaneous, out-of-the-box vibe and provides plenty of visual stimulation. Type 7  does well in a high-drama space and enjoys styles that surprise and create visual excitement. They thrive in a Minimalist Maximalist design where bold pieces are offset by iconic minimalist shapes. Their color palette should be high contrast either black and white or a few bold pops of color incorporated in art, decor, or a statement piece.

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8. The Challenger

The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

Your Style: Glam and high drama, exudes self-confidence, saturated colors

Type 8 Style Tips:

The Challenger is a person who really knows who they are can embrace life’s little contradictions. This type enjoys a space that reflects their confidence and their ability to embrace conflict. Type 8 thrives in Glam spaces; this style beautifully combines classic touches and luxurious textures and material. Type 9 also welcomes bold colors to match their personality. The end result is a space that is beautifully decisive, dramatic, and delightfully on-trend. It exudes this type’s self-confidence.

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9. The Peace Maker

The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable

Your Style: Mid-century Transitional, comfortable furnishings, serene colors

Type 9 Style Tips:

The Peacemaker wants a space that reflects their welcoming temperament. As a personality that seeks to make all feel at ease, their space would do the same. This type shies away from trends or polarizing styles preferring spaces that are transitional in nature with a slight mid-century edge. The gravitation towards mid-century transitional design allows for a more comfortable space that anyone can enjoy. Type 9’s design aesthetic also incorporates soft and serene color palettes to further create a safe space for their family and friends.

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Welcoming Meredith Dunn as Modsy’s COO!

Modsy's COO

We’re thrilled to introduce Meredith Dunn as the newest member of our team and Modsy’s COO, aka Chief Operating Officer!

A bonafide retail and e-commerce veteran, Meredith joins us from Stitch Fix, where she worked most recently as their Vice President of Styling and Client Experience.

With her experience growing a vast network of remote expert stylists, Meredith is well-positioned and seriously excited to continue to help us redefine the way people design and shop for their homes.

“I am ecstatic to welcome Meredith to the Modsy family,” said Shanna Tellerman, our Modsy founder and CEO. “From day one, I knew Modsy needed an operational leader who had a very specific set of skills and finding that right person was going to be like finding a needle in a haystack. We found our needle in Meredith. We believe her experience scaling high performing remote teams at Stitch Fix, her passion for customer success, and her adept operational background with wildly successful retail companies will greatly help Modsy continue on its innovative path to creating happy homes.”

About Meredith Dunn, Modsy’s new COO

Meredith brings more than 12 years of operational experience to Modsy. Prior to joining Stitch Fix , she was the Senior Director of Customer and Stylist Delight at Stella & Dot where she oversaw global customer and stylist support operations.

She also served as a Director at Walmart.com where she was responsible for the item data collection, categorization, and content operations that fueled the online customer shopping experience. Dunn holds a B.S. in Management from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

“It was clear upon meeting Shanna and the rest of the team at Modsy that they are solving a real need in the market by transforming the way people design and visualize their homes,” said Meredith Dunn, Modsy’s COO. “Modsy offers a one-of-a-kind personalized 3D home design and shopping experience, and with that comes very complex but thrilling operational challenges. I love building high performing teams with a relentless focus on creating happy, loyal customers. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to do so at Modsy and cannot wait to get to work!”

When she’s not scaling world-class teams from 100 to 4500+ people, Meredith can be found running marathons (she’s finished the Boston Marathon three times!) and spending time with her family.

Welcome Meredith! We’re so happy to have you here.

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Welcoming Sam MacDonnell as Modsy’s CTO!

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Today we’re so excited to introduce Sam MacDonnell as the newest member of our family and our brand new Modsy CTO!

Since we announced our Series B funding in December, we have not slowed down. We are growing fast and Sam has joined to help lead our product roadmap and innovation strategy.

With his breadth of experience in building world class teams, 3D visualization and ecommerce, Sam is seriously equipped to continue to help us redefine the way people find and shop for products in their homes.

“At the end of the day, Modsy is a game changer and will be the dominant way people shop for furniture and decor in the near future.” – Sam MacDonnell

About Sam MacDonnell, Our New Modsy CTO

Sam joins us from HotelTonight (yes, that awesome mobile hotel booking app!), where he spent four and a half years as the company’s CTO. He was responsible for building its mobile ecommerce experience, which has a 4.8 star average from 200,000 App Store reviews.

Before HotelTonight, he worked at Autodesk and Adobe working on 3D and 2D prosumer experiences.

“Over the course of my career I’ve had incredible opportunities to help build, grow, and scale technology companies with the potential and ability to disrupt their respective industries,” said Sam MacDonnell, Modsy CTO.

“I jumped at the opportunity to work with Shanna and the Modsy team. The product is already extremely sophisticated and I can’t wait to build upon its foundation. At the end of the day, Modsy is a game changer and will be the dominant way people shop for furniture and decor in the near future. There is just nothing like it out there, especially in terms of price and quality.”

When he’s not building world class product and engineering teams, Sam can be found on the beach with his wife, two kids and pug dog; or on the golf course!

Welcome Sam! We’re so happy you’re here.

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4 Modern Furniture Retailers You Can Try on in 3D

Here at Modsy we work closely with some of today’s top retailers to bring you the newest designs in the market that you can try on in your 3D home. And when it comes to modern furniture and decor, more than a few have become our favorite go-to sources.

If you’re looking for a little home decor upgrade but aren’t quite sure where to start, take a peek at these 4 of our favorite retailers for modern furniture. Like what you see? They are all available in our 3D catalog for you to try on in your 3D home!

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Schoolhouse Electric

With stores in New York and Portland, Oregon, this retailer is our go-to for impeccable period and modern designs with an artisanal touch and lots of retro charm.

Why We Love Them:

You’ll find an endless selection of high-quality, mid-century-inspired pieces at reasonable prices, which is probably also why it’s a favorite source for designers across the country. Every piece is crafted with care by a team of craftsmen at their factory in Portland.

What to Look For:

Schoolhouse Electric has long been known for sleek lighting and hardware, which range from polished brass floor lamps and cluster pendants to vintage-style copper towel bars for your bathroom. And if you’re looking for mid-century-style furniture with a bit of quirk (gingham ottomans) and heft (industrial bar stools) or great bedding (charming ticking quilts), they’ve got you covered.

 

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Blu Dot

Founded by two architects and a sculptor, the Minneapolis-based company has been designing and producing modern furniture for more than 20 years. Their philosophy is simple and relatable: “To bring good design to as many people as possible.”

Why We Love Them:

All of the pieces are sustainably designed with form and function in mind – which means you’ll find modern pieces that are cool and comfortable but also family-friendly. Their affordable price points and quick-ship offers also mean you’ll get your furniture fast and for a fraction of what other modern retailers might charge. Keep an eye on their outlet section for the best deals as well as their new design collaborations with cutting-edge companies.

What to Look For:

They beat out lots of cool, modern places for clean-lined, architectural tables and simple, gorgeous wood storage pieces. If you’re looking for a table, dresser, or credenza with a slim open base, you’ll find a wide selection here. Their ultra-modern armchairs are equally sculptural—perfect if you’re looking for a standout seat for your living room.

 

 

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Minted

While not a furniture retailer per se, we couldn’t make a list of our favorite modern retailers without including Minted. There’s probably no other place that offers as comprehensive a list of independent artists and distinct limited-edition works spanning a variety of mediums as Minted. Consider it your one-stop shop for art from all around the world—and at very affordable prices.

Why We Love Them:

Not only does Minted serve up a huge range of artist works from across the globe, everything is highly customizable and you can easily find pieces within your budget. Minted also provides tips and ideas for hanging your art at home, or they offer a service to do it for you if you’re drawing a blank with your space.

What to Look For:

That depends on what you like, and Minted makes it easy for you to find art that meets any aesthetic. You can shop fine art prints with matte and border specifications or go the bespoke route and pick out new limited-edition paintings and black-and-white photos from individual artists. You can also venture out and commission an original piece, which means you’ll have an artwork that’s specially made for you and your home.

 

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Wisteria

Headquartered in Texas, this longstanding home furnishings company has been a beloved online mecca for designs in a wide range of styles, from rustic boho pieces to mid-century-style finds.

Why We Love Them:

Few online spots will provide you with such a huge selection of furnishings in every style you can imagine. While Wisteria has been traditionally known for their furniture with a more classic bent, they now also offer some of the best mid-century-inspired designs on the market. Plus, your order always arrives in 5-7 days—even faster if expedited!

What to Look For:

Look to their latest modern furniture pieces, which include a folding cowhide stool, a bold bridal rug sofa, and some amazing hanging textiles and pillows. Beyond that, consider their leather and leather-woven pieces that span magazine racks and headboards and armchairs in classic mid-century shapes.

 

 

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The AR Revolution is Here, and It’s the Future We Imagined at Modsy!

A breakdown of one of AR’s most practical use cases today, furniture shopping

 

 

At Modsy we could not be more excited about roll out of Augmented Reality (AR) through ARKit on iOS devices and ARCore on Android devices.  This is just the start of the full unlock of visualization as a part of home design and furniture shopping, something we have long believed will transform the way we all shop for our homes.  AR as a feature will be as fundamental to the next generation of mobile applications as geolocation was to early mobile apps.  There will be very few products that do not in some way take advantage of this feature, overlaying valuable data and visuals positioned through the camera as if they were in the real world.  Furniture shopping and home design are one of the best examples of this new capability and we’re bound to see a lot of action in this space in the coming months!

With all the enthusiasm around the launch of AR we thought it would be helpful to share our analysis of the first generation of AR and where it will be best applied as well as the limitations as it relates to shopping for the home.  

 

What we love about AR for home design & furniture shopping:

1. Shopping validation for single item or small vignettes: The top use case for AR in home furnishings will be to consider how single items and small vignettes look within a room.  It will be very helpful when you have an empty part of your room and you’re considering 1-3 items.  You will likely want to do a good amount of the searching and saving of items before moving into AR mode so you can make the best use of the time when you are standing and looking through the app (both battery life and your own patience may limit how much search and discovery you choose to do in the actual AR mode).  However once you have a variety of items you’d like to consider, moving to the AR view will give you an amazing way to get a sense of the size, look and feel of the item in your actual space.

2. 3D Presence: Both ARKit (iOS) and ARCore (Android) will give us a sense that the objects we are seeing through our screen are really in the room with us.  This is the biggest unlock of this generation of AR on mobile, it is the first time almost every consumer’s phone will have the ability to sense the planes in a room and therefore accurately place and scale items.  You can walk up to and around the objects just like they exist in the real world and even the lighting effects help to simulate the feeling that they are part of your current environment.  While the graphics will not be perfect (they will still have a bit of a game/cartoon feel) they will often be close enough to give you a sense of the shape and scale of an item you are considering.

3. Quick, easy, and on every smart phone: The reason this moment in time is so critical is that AR is will now be a regular feature available on (just about) every consumer’s phone.  For iPhones it will be 6s and later and for Android it will be initially on Pixel and Samsung’s S8.  This means that we are no longer limited to special devices or hardware for a realistic 3D viewing experience in our phone, with the click of a button anyone can move into an AR viewing experience.

 

The limitations of AR for home design and furniture shopping:

1. Best in empty rooms: If you have an empty room or an empty spot/wall AR will be perfect, however for anyone trying to swap out new furniture with existing items it will be a bit more challenging.  If you’re considering a new sofa in place of your current sofa you may have trouble positioning the 3D sofa on top of an existing item in the scene.  You’ll need to either move your sofa or deal with a slightly awkward experience.  The same will go for considering items that need to be positioned in or tightly around existing items, for example rugs or dining room chairs.  The current generation of AR does not know how to detect and work around existing items in the scene in a nuanced way, but rather thinks you would want to place the item on top of the item in the scene.

2. Difficult to use for full room or multi-item designs: While AR is great at detecting planes when you’re working within a limited area of a room it quickly becomes less accurate as you move through and attempt to place multiple items within a full room.  A combination of virtual items intersecting with real items, breaking the illusion, and drifting that can interfere with the accurate placement of larger objects will make it difficult to design a large multi-item room.  The more items you add and the more complex your scene becomes, the harder it will be to keep everything accurate and in place.  It’s going to be best used for considering 1-3 items at a time.

3. Not the right solution for optimizing layouts: This is probably not the feature you want to use if you’re still experimenting with the layout for your room.  It will be difficult to get a complete sense of all the items in the room from AR mode and you may not have a good sense for how close things are to one another without moving around and tweaking.  To experiment you will likely want to use a top down view and experiment from this perspective where you can easily move items around and determine the optimal layout and distance between objects.  Once you have a vision for your room, viewing specific items through AR in the place you are considering will be a great way to validate that you do in fact like the layout and having this item in this location.

4. Recommended Design or DIY Discovery: A key part of using AR effectively will be to use it when you are certain about the products you want to visualize.  If you are struggling to think about what to put in a room or how to pull it all together AR is not going to help.  It is a DIY experience and you’ll need to find the items you like and know exactly where you want to see them.  As we’ve seen at Modsy this is not always where a consumer will begin their journey.  Oftentimes people are feeling overwhelmed and intimidated trying to figure out what items will look good together, how they should be placed in the room, and how to accessorize and bring it all together.  This is not something AR will solve. Once you have a design concept, layout, and a list of the specific products you are considering, this will be the moment to use an AR feature to view these items for a final visual confirmation that this is the perfect piece for your room.

 

We believe that AR shopping experiences will help to transform the way we shop for our homes. It is not a perfect solution in and of itself just yet however.  Between drifting, battery life, plane detection and graphic quality, this first generation of AR will be used for very focused and specific use cases.  As the technology advances the adoption will advance as well, but will likely need to live alongside a larger home shopping and design experience.  The ideal app will include concept planning, inspiration, a complete cross-retailer catalog, tremendously simple UI, amazing search and filter capabilities, and strong recommendations based on your style, budget and room type.  This killer experience will forever transform the way we design our homes and AR will be a key feature enabling this transformation.

Best in Show: Our Favorite Home Decor Finds from Target

A great retailer of on-trend and wallet-friendly furniture, Target is an amazing place to shop for home decor. Their collection features a range of options to suit every style and budget, and sometimes all it takes is a little imagination to see how the look can come together.

To help show you the possibilities, we curated three looks for three popular styles with our favorite Target pieces from our 3D catalogue.

Browse the looks below and try on your favorite pieces in your 3D home.

 

Rustic and Cozy

Create a rustic and cozy reading nook or spruce up your entryway with this simple round up of Target favorites. The Amelia Area Rug in cream and gold (starting at $299) creates a warm and inviting foundation for the space, and the intricate floral pattern adds a layer of richness and rustic texture.

Pair it with the Beechhurst Button Tufted Bench ($229) for an extra dose of understated elegance. The combination of the button tufting with the rustic wood frame adds a note of polish while still keeping your space feeling cozy and inviting.

Finally, the 6-Cube Organizer Shelf ($60) allows for open and organized storage. Dress it up with a few vases or your favorite books – this simple bookcase is super versatile. It can be used horizontally or vertically, so you can easily repurpose it when you want to redecorate or mix up your look.

 

Trendy and Comfy

For those of you who love the look of Mid Century Modern interiors but can’t quite imagine living in them, this modern and comfy living room might be the look for you. Featuring some of our all-time favorite Target finds, this space feels trendy but is still livable and inviting.

The Windson Wood Armchair ($230), which made our hit list for the best lounge chairs under $500, and the Porter Mid Century Modern TV Stand ($275) sport the warm woods and organic forms of classic Mid Century pieces. Pair them with the Nate Berkus Tribal Area Rug ($129) for a pop of color and to give your space a bit of personality and texture.

The Linhigh Woven Wire Coffee Table ($149) is a fun alternative to a standard coffee table. The minimal and modern wire form is sure to start a conversation, and makes the piece super light and easy to move (great for all you nomadic home designers out there).

The ultimate statement piece, we cannot get enough of the Iris Floor Lamp ($229). The elegant silhouette and luxe pops of gold make this a total eye-catcher, as it lends a glamorous and sophisticated touch to any space.

 

Chic and Inviting

Create an enviable entryway with this collection of glamorous Target finds that look a great deal more expensive than they are (sticker shock in the best way). The sleek and minimal Stepney Console Table ($129) has a glam and modern vibe, and the unique Z-base adds extra intrigue to the look.

Perched atop the console, the Audrey Desk Lamp ($40) is a great option for low-profile and flexible lighting. Hanging out next to the Cosette Armchair ($199), it makes for a stylish reading lamp, or try it out on your desk or nightstand. The Cosette Armchair is also a great option if you are looking to add some contemporary seating to your home. The upholstered low back and high arms give this chair a statement shape, while the long tapered legs keep it feeling light and elegant.

Finally, no chic entry would be complete without a fully stocked bar cart. The current must-have item of any trendy interior, bar carts often come with price tags that will make your eyes bulge. But that’s only one of the reasons why we love the Wood & Brass Bar Cart ($129). The gold frame and wood shelves are an ultra-chic combo, and the casters make it easy to maneuver. A great option for small spaces or if you are just looking to add a pop of glam to your home.

 

Love these finds?
Try them out in your space!

 

February Favorite: Urban Outfitters Avery Velvet Dining Chair

Sleek and modern, retro and glamorous, Urban Outfitters’ Avery Velvet Dining Chair has it all. We love the look of this piece and the many ways you can style it. Use yours as a side chair, a vanity chair, or even a dining chair; here’s why we love the Avery Velvet Dining Chair and why we think you will too!

The Avery Velvet Dining Chair is versatile. We say highlight what you like most to make it work for your style. Love the chic velvet? Go Hollywood glam! Inspired by the Art Deco silhouette? Push your look more retro. Does the bent metal frame make you think of modernist furniture? Pair the Avery with mid-century pieces.

Avery Velvet Dining Chair Review

Here’s two ways we styled our Avery Velvet Dining Chairs. Learn how to get the looks and shop the related products from our collections!

Ode to Hollywood Glam

In a Hollywood Hills penthouse, full of velvet, lacquer, and gold, the Avery Velvet Dining Chair looks right at home. We paired the dusty rose option with the matching Charlette Vanity (also Urban Outfitters).

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80s Jungalow Chic

You can find the muted forest green version of the Avery Velvet Dining Chair in our 80s Jungalow Chic collection. Inspired by the Blanche Devereaux’s bedroom from the set of Golden Girls, we love the retro look the Avery chair brings to this space.

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Join the conversation and tell us what you love about the Avery Velvet Dining Chair! And if you’re still not quite convinced, see it in your space first with Modsy!

New Feature: Replace Products in Your Existing Designs

Imagine a world where you could have the utmost confidence that the piece of furniture you’ve been eying will actually look great in your own space. You know it will fit, you know how it should be laid out, and you know how it looks with other pieces already in your room. The best part? You don’t actually have to buy it to know all of this!

Today at Modsy we’re making that world possible. We rolled out a big new feature in our beta that we’re excited to tell you more about. (Drumroll please….)

As a Modsy member, you now have the ability to automagically(!) replace products in your existing room designs with alternatives of your choosing.

Why is this exciting for you? A few reasons:

You choose what you like.

Not totally in love with the sofa, or the rug, or the artwork we put in your initial designs? No problem. Scroll through our alternative products and select the one you love.

See it in your own space.

No need to rely on just your imagination anymore. Once you’ve selected alternative products for your design, we will develop additional photo-realistic images that allow you to literally “see it to believe it.”

Don’t stop until you’ve found “the one.”

Why settle? Try on new furniture until you’ve found that perfect piece you’ve been looking for.

How it works:

1. If you already have a Modsy Studio*, log in to it. (If you don’t, sign up asap!)  🙂

2. Access the Replace feature through the “Replace” button on the main toolbar…

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3. Select the product you’d like to swap out and then select the alternative product you’d like to take its place.

4. Continue selecting existing products and alternative products until you’ve made all the replacements you’d like to see. **Note – you can replace 1 to all of the products in the design if you’d like!

5. Click “Review” to see the list of products in the new design.

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6. After you click “Submit Redesign”, you’ll see a ‘pending’ design in your design bar:

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That’s it! In 2 business days you’ll receive your new designs with the products of your choosing incorporated!

What’s coming next:

Right now, after you click “submit”, it takes about 2 business days to receive your new design. While we know this isn’t ideal, we are still unbelievably excited about it – this is some incredibly cutting edge technology we’re building over here!

The reasons behind a 2-day lag are quite technical, but the gist of it lies in the fact that “rendering” these photo-realistic images takes a bit of computational time. That being said, we’re hard at work improving the back-end technology to make this replace feature as close to real-time as possible. This is just our first step to get there!

Interested in trying out this new feature for yourself? If you’re a member, simply log in to your existing Modsy Studio and get started!* And if you’re not yet a member, head to modsy.com and sign up to start redesigning your own space today!

*If you have an older version of the Modsy Studio, please email hello@modsy.com and we’ll update your old Lookbook so you can try out this new feature asap!

Modsy + Retail: The Virtual Photoshoot

 Today we’re taking a break from showing off our customer space transformations to demonstrate another way Modsy is bringing change to the world of interior design.

We’ve been doing some work with Rob Royer, founder of the Chicago-based company, Interior Define. They make high-quality, custom, affordable sofas and sectionals. We’re big fans of their work and have used their products in several customer designs. We even have one of their sofas in our San Francisco office!  Since customization is key to their offering, it’s difficult for them to convey all the product possibilities on their website. Ideally, they would show their products in actual living spaces, but that’s expensive and time-consuming.

In discussing these challenges with Rob, something we already knew rose to the surface: What Modsy is doing for customers with home design dilemmas works equally well for merchants. We can showcase their products in virtually any environment, and in any configuration. No actual location, products or photoshoot needed.

So we got to work creating a solution for them. Here’s a short story of the process:

The right space

Interior Define wanted an urban setting to demonstrate how well these pieces work in small city spaces. After showing them a bunch of rooms from our archive, they went with this one:


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Pretty exciting, right? Just you wait.

The right set up

After changing our (virtual) camera angle and clearing up the view, we tested some layout options. Using Interior Define products and some of our existing accent pieces and accessories, we came up with these ideas: The right brand story

The folks at Interior Define were really enthusiastic about how great it looked and how easily it came together. But while the added accent pieces and accessories dressed up the room, they also obscured the main story – product customization. So we minimized the extras and let the sofas and sectionals be the stars – with seemingly endless combinations of components, fabrics and legs…here’s a sampling:

That did the trick. Rob said, “Having photo-realistic renderings of our custom designs in on-brand spaces is a powerful way of demonstrating our customization capabilities. It also makes it easy for our customers to envision the final product.”

An important thing to note about these images is that while these specific pieces are built frequently, there is rarely a chance for Interior Define to have them professionally photographed. Each piece is shipped to customers immediately upon completion.

The take-away: Modsy made it possible for Interior Define to showcase products on their website in configurations that are not displayed in their showroom and have never been photographed. Working in a digital space, with digital products, made iterations fast and easy. It’s a powerful tool for merchants. The possibilities for where this can lead endless…let’s get to work!

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