disclosure: This post is sponsored by Modsy.
At the top of the stairs in our home, there are two rooms with a bathroom in the middle.
It’s an absolutely perfect layout.
Because I have two twins.
(total grammar aside: Is saying two twins going all grammarly awkward and re-stating the obvious?)
Last year we made over the oldest twin, Westleigh’s room. You can see that here. She is the oldest, so she got to go first. But the youngest twin? Whitney? She has patiently been waiting for her turn. Her bedroom is currently a mis-mash of hand-me-downs and things that were in other rooms and kind of didn’t work where they were so we thought we’d try them in Whitney’s room and they didn’t really work there either, but she is way too nice to say anything.
I haven’t done anything with her room because I was full of Christmas cookies and New Year’s resolutions and decorating roadblock.
I discovered Modsy.
If you aren’t familiar with Modsy, you can read more about them here. They are an online design service that is super inexpensive and easy to use. You simply upload your pictures and fill out a questionnaire and you blink and then—in just a couple of days, they send you back design options that are shoppable.
I just tried it out for all of us.
And WAIT until you see the results.
This is Whitney.
She is my giver.
She is my dancer.
She is my dreamer who walks through life with stars in her eyes and a joy that makes you smile when you meet her.
She loves flowers and music and blue and white and macaroni and cheese and post-it notes full of inspiration and she never met an animal she didn’t want to rescue or a lonely person she didn’t want to sit by.
She is so close to perfect it almost makes your heart hurt.
This is Whitney’s room.
It has moments of brilliance.
And moments of “what were we thinking.”
And moments of “we didn’t know where else to put this so let’s just put it in Whitney’s room.”
When we were planning out the space and thinking about the makeover and the new direction, we evaluated the existing furniture and accessories and here’s what we told Modsy we wanted to keep.
And what we wanted to ditch.
We wanted to keep the bed.
And the dresser.
And the guitar.
And the desk on the other side of the room.
And the teddy bear that smells like peppermint.
She doesn’t really like the rug.
And the bedding.
And the antique piece at the end of the bed (that I got when I graduated from high school).
She explained that she just wanted a room that looked a little more pulled together that was a little more practical with better storage.
A little fresher.
And pops of yellow.
Here’s how you start the process with Modsy.
First we selected our design help package. They range from the basic package of $59 to the multi-room package of $399.
You can see the pricing and details here.
Next, we took photos of the space and measurements of the room and we answered tons of questions about what we were looking for in the space. We spoke with the designer on the phone and Whitney explained what she was looking for in the space and what her dreams for her room were.
We took a design quiz to see what Whitney’s design style was to make sure the designer understood what she imagined the room to look like.
I was surprised to see how definitive she was in her choices.
She knew EXACTLY what she wanted.
(total aside: I wonder where she got that from?)
We sat back and waited.
And 4 days later not one, but TWO designs showed up to choose from.
Here’s design 1.
This room layout wasn’t something we’d even thought of.
The designer moved the bed to the opposite wall.
You can see the entire overview of the room here.
The site actually takes you on a 360-degree tour of the space so you can get an idea of how the design actually lives.
Whitney loved the bed on this wall and the chair in the corner (and that tiny little furry rug in front of the chair).
She loved the yellow desk chair.
It was the perfect pop of color in the space.
And even the accessories were perfect like those tiny little set of cacti.
She also really liked the basket in the corner.
And the hanging planter.
(I would have never thought of that).
The best part?
All those white dots?
They link to where you can buy the items (and give you other options from other retailers, too). You can buy everything or a few things or nothing. It’s totally up to you and your budget.
She loved the cozy chair in this space.
And the polka dotted pillow.
And all the plants.
Here’s the second design for the space.
Here, the designer kept the bed on the wall where it is in the original photo.
We LOVED the rug.
I already ordered it.
The colors are perfect and it’s so affordable for an 8 x 10 rug.
Here’s an example of the gallery that pops up next to the design that makes ordering super easy.
Here’s the overview of the room.
Whitney loved the piece at the end of the bed.
It’s perfect for extra blankets and teddy bears.
Here’s the other side of the space and different styling options.
She loved that little brass table to set your computer on and the side tables on either side of the bed.
And the fiddle leaf fig.
I cannot recommend this service enough.
The designer was so friendly and she really listened to Whitney and chose so many things that we hadn’t even considered and a layout that we hadn’t even thought about. Having two designs like this really gave you options and we picked out things from each room and made it our own.
Whitney did want me to ask all of you one thing.
Just to help us decide.
Which layout do you like better?
We are leaning towards design 1, but we need a little help deciding.
The room should be finished in a couple of weeks and we can’t WAIT to show you the finished room. Whitney might even give the tour.
So if you have a room or a space where you just need a little inspiration and help? Modsy is SERIOUSLY an amazing option to try out.
And in amazing 2019 news?
Modsy is offering Thistlewood readers a coupon code. It is valid for 20% off any Classic, Premium or Multi-room design package. Just enter THISTLEWOOD at check out.
Happy decorating friends.
disclosure: This post is sponsored by Modsy.
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