It’s painful to see ABSOLUTELY NOTHING happening at the new house (as in, the kitchen hole is still just a big concrete hole), but I can’t say that things aren’t happening in general. We’ve been working our tails off at the old house to get it ready to put on the market! Things like paint touch-ups, caulking, cleaning things that haven’t been cleaned in a LONG TIME, and clearing out our ‘workshop’ garage so that potential buyers can actually picture themselves driving their vehicle in. (WHAT A CONCEPT!)
Oh, and weed eating around trees, washing storm windows, shampooing carpet… the list goes on and on. And my parents and brother Tim and Sis-in-law Carrie have been SO helpful!
Meanwhile some things have been happening behind the scenes for the girls’ bedroom at the new house! You might remember from our Instagram Stories that we removed all the painted-over wallpaper, mudded a ton of holes and cracks, and most recently, the floors are refinished! I have a Stories Highlight called ‘girls room’ on my Insta profile if you want to catch up.
I was really struggling with layout and how to fit ALL THE THINGS in this room with it still looking cute and cohesive, so we teamed up with MODSY again to help us visualize pieces in this space! I so love that their service allows you to see your space in new and different ways, especially being able to visualize your space with different furniture layout options!
If you’re not familiar with MODSY, let me just tell you… they’re a company that has actual designers that help you picture your room with different furniture and room layouts by modeling it up in their shockingly real-looking software. You fill out a Style Quiz so their designers can get a feel for your design style (farmhouse? modern? boho? grandma chic?) Then send them some pics of your room (clutter and all!) and enter simple dimensions of the room. There’s even a place for you to let them know which pieces of existing furniture you have that you want to stay in the room, and snap a photo of it so they can add it into your room design. We provided them with a link to the rug we got for the room, and they added it to our designs!
Guys, it’s just such a brilliant concept. I may come across like I have an eye for design, but the truth is, I’m just a girl who struggles to visualize how things will look, just let the rest. (PS~ it’s weirdly inexpensive, and I have a coupon code for you at the end… so keep reading!)
Then their designers go to work! Soon, you’ll get to open THEE FUNNEST email, with two completely different room designs. For each design, there’s an overhead view showing the furniture layout, as well as views from each corner angle. They even give you product links for the items that they added to the room.
I love that they were able to put the triple bunk bed on different walls! I didn’t even think about it being possible to put it on that north wall, but I love how it opens up the middle of the room more for play.
Now that you have your designs, you can mull it over and ask them to make revisions if you want to ‘try something else’ in the room. We ended up having them add the toy shelf and rainbow art we recently built, AND we decided to add their legendary orange chair!
Isn’t this EVERYTHING? Doesn’t it look so incredibly real? I’m going to show the rest of the angles of this room design below, so imagine you’re standing in the middle of the room and slowly turning left as you look at these pics.
Since we had them take away the small dresser in the corner to make space for the orange chair, we asked if they could find a long/narrow dresser that has 9 drawers that are divided into 3 equal parts so that each of the three girls will have their own amount of drawer space. I wasn’t sure if what I was asking would work, but they pieced together 3 of the same smallish dresser to make this loooong credenza-looking dresser situation that’s PERFECT! And we’re totally going to DIY it. Stay tuned. 😉 Oh and do you spy our rainbow art too? I’m so happy to be able really picture the space and be able to plan accordingly!
ARE YOU DYING at the cuteness? And how real it looks?
After staring at these pics so much, I’m super disappointed every I walk into their actual room that’s just a big white empty box.
We’re working on all the details and plan to start putting the room together soon. SO exciting!
And the BEST news (for you!) is that I get to offer my besties 20% off these design services with the code DAYDREAM20! I already know I’m going to have MODSY vhelp with our living room, because it’s such a massive long/narrow room, I have no idea how to do they layout. Oh! And another amazing thing about MODSY’s services is that if you and your spouse have totally different design styles, you can each fill out the Style Quiz and have the designer merge your styles in the room layouts they send you!
Just let it be known that’s it’s FREE and inexplicably fun to take the Style quiz, so you just really should do it either way to find out your style! And comment below with your design style! I’m fascinated with this kind of stuff. Mine is Mid-Century Chic with a touch of Eclectic! 😉 I can’t wait to hear what yours is!
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