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You are literally gonna choke when you see today’s post. I hired a designer. AN INTERIOR DESIGNER. for under $70.
Yes, you read that correctly. And it’s a complete game changer.
This is my room right this very minute….
And this is what it used to be…
I had an idea of what I wanted. I had a whole BOARD of ideas. But let’s just be perfectly honest….I am not an interior designer….I second guess every single decision I make every day….right now I am questioning whether or not it was smart to even admit that online. But the point is….I am like 99% of you. I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to design. Not really. I mean sometimes I look at something and think…yup love it. And then other times I come back and think WHATTHEHECKWASITHINKING!? I can name half a dozen design related decisions right now that were utter disasters. And I totally put them on the internet thinking they were good.
So when it came to our master bedroom, I knew that I wanted it to be right. I spend a fair amount of time in there….quality time….relaxing detox away from the kids time. It needed to give off just the right vibe. I wanted it to be soothing and comfortable and reflect both Jeremy and me.
So I had created that moodboard. I picked out the items thinking of each wall, and each layer and each texture and was expecting GREATNESS. And then I found out about Modsy from my BFF. She told me all the details and I was thinking…no freaking way. That’s too good to be true. Modsy is basically a 3D visual aid website for interiors….they build out your space in a 3D picture so that you can see exactly what it looks like. And for me, that is invaluable – especially since I am the one convincing Jeremy to invest in things! He needs pictures!
I sent over my moodboard and a couple measurements and a few other ideas and got back this….
GUYS THAT IS JUST A RENDERING. THAT IS NOT ACTUALLY MY ROOM.
(and yes, I am yelling at you because this is BIG news. It looks so real.)
So the items I sent over….everything down to the bed that Jeremy BUILT….they were able to recreate it in a 3D format and show me exactly how it would look together. I was blown away.
After I recovered from the shock and awe, I realized that Modsy showed me some vital errors in my planning process. Here are some of the things that I learned….
- I didn’t like the bedding I chose with the settee. It was dark gray on a dark navy and looked too heavy to me. Thank goodness I had not ordered the bedding yet! Modsy saved me a huge mistake there.
2. I didn’t like the rug underneath the side tables where it was visible under the metal base. Since the side tables were one of the things Jeremy LOVED, I needed a bigger rug or to orient it differently. I also was glad that I didn’t order the rug yet because I didn’t love the blue in the rug as much as I thought I would. Crisis averted!
3. Behind the door, I asked to see a console table or a small desk. I hated it. There used to be a tall dresser there….and I realized very quickly that the narrow space just felt too cluttered and I needed more breathing room there. The rendering rescued that wall completely.
4. Across from the bed, we were placing a dresser and on an adjoining wall planned for picture ledges. This absolutely sold me on the picture ledges and made me realize that we need something big over the dresser….either a mirror or a tv cabinet or something that visually takes up space.
So I made some notes….deciding that I would like to see the room with lighter bedding and a different rug and this is what I got back…
Looks so much better right!? The biggest decision for me here was the rug. I mean…rugs are expensive to buy and ship and even expensive to return. I really wanted to get the right one the first time. I also had the rug oriented differently. Turning it sideways was decision to make the side tables look a little more included in the plan.
And here is what it looked like from another angle. You can see where the rug now extends all the way to the edge of the side table. After seeing these pictures, I was sold on the different rug….and the white bedding. I immediately ordered both…feeling a little bit cocky. I mean…I had renderings. It was gonna look awesome.
Now I want to show you something….this is the rendering…
And this is the real life space…
This is the rendering….
and real life….
It’s blowing my mind how real they look. But that isn’t why I think Modsy is awesome. I mean…yes, it is legit Ellen Degeneres awesome that they give you renderings…but at the end of the day, that’s not why you should use them. It comes down to two things….
Money and Time. Two things we all are grasping to hold onto.
SO when it comes to MONEY, this service costs under $70. WAY cheaper than hiring a designer. And can save you money from bad purchase decisions and return costs. If I had bought the rug and bedding and console table for my original moodboard, I would have had to pay $50 to return the rug and ship it back (not to mention the hassle of bundling a rug back up, sitting on the phone with the return department, arrange pick up and moving it back downstairs), and the cost to drive the bedding and console back to the store would have been at least $20….so right there I saved my entire Modsy fee.
It also saves us TIME. Putting a room together takes SO much time. You search websites sourcing items. You put together moodboards. You go to stores hoping things work well. You literally spend HOURS pulling things in and hoping they layer correctly and give off the vibe that screams YOU. And sometimes they just don’t. My brain is like a fidget spinner with finishing a space….am I doing this right? will I love it on the wall as much as I love it in the store? will I buy something too small or too big? Having a picture with things sized in the space and can be easily switched out with other items….that saves HOURS.
And the best part is the confidence. Knowing how it all pulls together.
I look at this space now….even though it’s not 100% done and feel so passionate about it. I feel so confident that it is becoming exactly what I wanted.
I know I sound like a sales person for Modsy….but I literally can not help it….I’m so excited to have this service available. It makes me feel like maybe my rooms have a chance!
Okay okay. So let’s get back to the room updates. We got our side tables and settee and literally unrolled this bedding minutes before this photo. I painted the bed a couple weeks ago because I knew that the rug decision would be made by now….more on that soon.
So the things to do still in this space…..the curtains. And something over the bed.
I love the round item in the renderings and also that wall flower basket so it’s probably gonna be something like that.
Remember that wall with the console that I decided I hated…..yeah. No console there. No desk either. I think it’s a good spot for a full length mirror.
And then there is this bad boy. This corner across the bed is gonna get the picture ledges….which I have to build or make an ikea run. Over the dresser, we are still deciding. I told Jeremy that it would be cool to get something big like in the renderings but he thinks it’s weird to have a tv when he really wants a projector (yes I said that out loud…the man wants a humongous projector).
I even think a big round mirror or giant oversized clock would work.
BUT PROGRESS!!! So that’s the great news! And I’d love to hear what you think about Modsy. Are you as excited about it as I am? I am super excited to continue working with the service as I finish up the room….I think it will help soooo much!
And just for clarification….Modsy is $69 for a 3D model of your space, 360 degree room visualization, 2 custom designs based on your style and goals, unlimited design revisions, and all the direct links to the merchandise. AND we have a special discount code just for you! Use BOWER20 for 20% a Modsy Design Package (includes our $69 and $199 options) CLICK HERE TO TRY IT OUT. And please please please tell your friends about this…it’s gonna be such a game changer! And if nothing else…take their style quiz….it might teach you a thing or two about yourself!
p.s. I know there will be lots of questions about items – the wall color is Metropolitan by Benjamin Moore. The ceiling color is Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. The rest of the items are linked here….side tables, dresser, settee, bedding, rug, ikat pillow.