It’s week 3 of the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge and I have a confession to make…
I am not a natural designer.
I know what I like, but putting a room together beyond paint and DIY projects is a little out of my depth. Scale, texture, palette, style – not my forte by any stretch of the imagination.
For my Week 3 ORC post I’d like to share the ace up my sleeve for those of you that might be less-than-interior-designers (like me); Modsy.
I’ll start with the before photos of my parents’ basement – which includes a home gym and a theatre room in one space.
These were the exact photos I sent to Modsy when I was looking for inspiration and help on what to do to make the space functional. Yup, mess and all.
These are some of the designs they provided back to me:
The carpeting is staying in the home gym/theatre room, but we weren’t sure if there was a way to make the burgundy paint work. I love how it looks with the grey sectional!
What about a change in colour? Modsy can do that, and give you a complete rendering of the space with the changes:
You can see how the colour change really brightens things up. The furniture wasn’t quite what my parents had hoped for, so Modsy came up with a room design that incorporated a yellow-ish sofa and a green-ish lazy boy:
Nope, still not quite right. Did you know Modsy can actually replicate furniture you already have? All you have to do is send them a photo and a few measurements and they can create a rendering of the piece/s so you can get an even clearer idea of how everything will fit together.
Those are my parents’ sofas! Pretty incredible rendering eh?
I wasn’t convinced that they should stay in the space, but now that I’ve seen how they can be tied in with a few colour changes here and there, I don’t mind them at all.
I think my parents were even more thrilled.
You can swap out furnishings, accessories, paint colours – anything you like – within your design package. I bet you’re thinking this costs a fortune right? Complete computer renderings that are so real-looking you’d think it was the room – at least $500.
$69 US for all of these renderings (and unlimited changes). Unbelievable!
Modsy also gives you an overhead view so you can lay out your room to scale and spacing.
Paint went on the walls and trim this week, but you’ll have to wait until Week 4 to see which Modsy design we decided to go with.
To make the wait more bearable, I’ve partnered with Modsy on this project and they are offering 100Things2Do readers 20% off of your design package! Use my Modsy promo code: 100THINGS20 (100Things2Do receives a small affiliate fee if you use this Modsy promo code)
This reduces your design cost to $55.20 US and it includes 2 designs of your room with unlimited revisions!
Spring 2018 ORC – Parent’s basement makeover plan:
box up and/or remove offending items choose design plan
- paint trim BM Cloud White – started
- paint walls BM White Sand – started
- incorporate neutral area rug into theatre section of room
get rid of gym equipment that isn’t used
- bring in accents in BM Mount Saint Anne blue
- paint accent wall in BM Mount Saint Anne blue
- window coverings – ordered
- change out artwork
- stage space
Home Gym / Theatre Room progress:
- Week 1 – before shots and inspiration board
- Week 2 – the purge
- Week 3 – choosing a design plan
- Week 4 – paint colour
- Week 5 – textiles
- Week 6 – THE REVEAL!
Come back next week for Week 4 and the next step in my parent’s basement makeover and don’t forget to check out the progress on all the other awesome makeovers going on in this Spring 2018 One Room Challenge!
Have a great one!