When I first moved into my house, I knew I had two layout options that would work for our living room. I quickly set-up one and lived with it. The room felt choppy and closed off, but we were busy with other things so I didn’t put much thought into it. Here’s a picture for reference:
Then I went to a conference and heard about Modsy– they do the coolest version of edesign (virtual interior design) that I’ve ever heard of! You buy one of their packages (the least expensive one is $59 or they have a $149 option that includes more hands on help from a designer). You send them over inspiration for the space, take a style quiz, give them measurements, and snap a few pictures of the room.
My favorite part about Modsy is that you receive two designs with the most gorgeous renderings and a floor plan for your space! The best thing about the renderings is how life like they are- you can really envision how your room can look!
Personally, I wanted to try them out because lately I’ve been asked to design rooms, but I just don’t have the time. I wanted to test out an affordable option so that I’d have a place to refer my friends to when I couldn’t personally design the space for them. After using their service, I 100% recommend Modsy (make sure to read to the bottom for a discount code)! Want to see the renderings and floor plan they sent over?
Design 1 has the same layout as I had- which made me feel good! It wasn’t a terrible option! I really liked some of the accessories they used too. Side note, I gave them a list of the furniture I wanted to keep in the space. That’s included in the design which I really appreciated (especially since it helped me envision the changes).
Here are the renderings- I still can’t believe these are done with a computer!
I’m totally obsessed with those blush ottomans! I’m saving up for one- aren’t they pretty cute?!
I love the use of the faux fiddle leaf fig! I’ve always wanted one, but haven’t pulled the trigger. This gave me the excuse since I saw how cute it looks. This one (that is super affordable and has amazing reviews) is on its way!
The second design is the one I fell in love with! The rendering with the sofa against the windows totally sold me on changing the whole layout of my living room. It looks cozy and open- the two biggest things missing from the current furniture arrangement.
Side note, I also loved seeing my chandelier in the renderings! I hadn’t gotten around to installing it yet (although it sat in the box in my office waiting for me), so it was really fun to get a sneak peek of how it’d fit in the room.
Part of the beauty of the renderings is you can see the scale of new and existing furniture and accessories in your room. You can see if something will feel too big or small- I love that! And I think it can save a TON of time- no measuring to see if it will fit or returning something when its all wrong for the room.
After I choose my layout, I went through the recommended furniture and accessories to buy. They choose items from big retailers like West Elm, Anthropologie, CB2, and Minted. I had set a budget when setting up my design with Modsy and they made sure that all of their recommendations fit into that!
Another cool thing with the service is that they give you links for every item they use and then you can buy it through their site! What that means is that if you love items from lots of vendors, you can buy everything through Modsy at once. Here’s a screenshot of some of the items they hand picked for my living room:
I bought a few (super affordable) accessories from CB2 through Modsy. It was easy to shop through Modsy’s site and their recommendations were spot on. One thing I like with using their design service is that you can slowly save up and purchase the items you love in your space! You can go at your pace with your budget.
Once my items arrived, my husband and I spent an afternoon moving around the room. I honestly was so happy to see how inviting the room suddenly fit! It was just like the rendering!
The view of the sofa against the windows is my favorite! We spend so much time in this room and specifically on this sofa. Its really nice to have a space that makes us all smile.
rug / pink chair / end tables / floor lamp / sofa / mirror / pink pillows / TV / globe / white tray / flower pillow (no longer available) / record player / white pillow cover / flamingo / table lamp / faux flower arrangement / marble tray / rainbow book / The New Bohemians book / At Home with Plants Book / How to Style your Brand book / 100 Years of Fashion book / The Wes Andersen Collection book / The Grand Budapest Hotel book / All in Good Taste book / In The Pink book / Domino Book / White Gardenia candle / Candle Snuffer / Gold and Marble Candle / gold giraffe / Instax camera / magnifying glass / Basket with pom poms / large wood tray / swan art / woven wall hanging / square abstract art / gold foil Salt Lake City map / ombre blooms art / gold mini frame / brass vase / striped throw blanket / Ava Canvas abstract art / pom pom drapes / light pink geometric planter (no longer available) / large brass starburst object / acrylic rolling bar cart / Kichler mini chandelier
record player stand
This is one of my favorite corners! I love that by moving the TV I made room for a gallery wall above the record player. Its light and airy and it makes me so happy. In case you’re wondering, those records get used quite frequently!
The front door opens into the living room. Now that the entry isn’t blocked by the sofa its much more welcoming. To the right of the door is my entry table with a round mirror.
The door on the other side of the entry table leads to my office. The living room has some beautiful historic details. From tall base boards, to the decorative molding around the windows, this space is pretty charming!
The other side of the room holds the entertainment center which I am itching to paint! I’m thinking white, or light pink, or maybe mint! What do you think? I’d love to hear in the comments! The fireplace with the white washed stone are also in the far corner. The doorway leads to the stairs, the kitchen, and a bathroom.
would I recommend Modsy?
I definitely will be recommending Modsy. If you kind of know what you want, but need some help with the layout (like I did) or finding the perfect pieces, I’d suggest the $59 option. Its really great because you can choose your inspiration (your favorite Instagram account, a Pinterest board with your dream interiors) and they will absolutely take those into account. You get great sources and can easily complete a room.
However, if you need a ton of direction and are indecisive, I’d suggest you go with the $149 option. You get unlimited changes and can talk on the phone with a designer about your questions and concerns. If you need your hand held, this is a great choice!
Probably my favorite part of the service was that I could see with the renderings all of the potential the room could quickly be! I had a vision for the room, but it got buried with the demands of the rest of the house. Seeing how great my living room could be in the renderings, definitely gave me the push to “finish” it.
I still have a few things that need to be done, but its by far the happiest room in the house right now. Here’s the rendering followed by the real life space!
I was sharing all about Modsy on my Instagram Stories the other day and they kindly send over a coupon code! If you want to try it, you can get 20% off your design service with the code: ATHOME20. If you need interior design help, this is your chance!
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