Meet Modsy, a new way to go about interior decorating via 3D renderings of your home

Lulu Chang
Meet Modsy, a new way to go about interior decorating via 3D renderings of your home
We may all fancy ourselves interior designers, but if we're really being honest, we should probably leave the decorating to the experts. One such expert is Modsy, a new home design service that shows you interior designs in 3D renderings.

We may all fancy ourselves interior designers, but if we’re really being honest, we should probably leave the decorating to the experts. One such expert is Modsy, a new home design service that doesn’t just suggest furniture for your space, but actually shows you what it would look like in 3D renderings. Welcome to the 21st century of home design.

While there are plenty of digital decorating services available today (think Laurel & Wolf, Havenly, or Decorist), Modsy takes advantage of augmented and virtual reality in a way that few of its competitors have managed. Getting started with Modsy simply involves setting a budget and sending a few pictures of your home, whereupon the company will render each room as an empty space (which for some of us might in and of itself be a step in the right direction). Then, the real magic happens. Modsy refills your rooms with furniture, art, and accessories of Modsy’s choosing, all of which are based on your answers to a preliminary style quiz.

In just a few days, you’ll have 3D models of your home in your hands, showing you exactly what you could be living in. And of course, anything you want to buy can be purchased directly from the Modsy site.

Originally soft-launched in mid-2015, Modsy has since grown significantly. A Series A funding round back in February brought total capital raised to nearly $12 million, and the company looks to be well on its way to redefining the way in which we buy furniture and conceptualize our living spaces.

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“We essentially let people shop from a digital catalog of their own homes,” cofounder and CEO Shanna Tellerman told SFGate. “Being able to visualize things in your home is a leapfrog in how to buy furniture.”

And despite the fact that Modsy isn’t a free service, it’s still significantly more affordable than hiring a real-life interior designer. Services start at $99 per room, and the Premium package will set you back $299. Both include interactive furniture swapping tools, and the personalized attention of a stylist, though the Premium package also gives you phone and email support, access to discounts and promotions, and 360-degree views of your rooms.

So if you’re looking to start redesigning your home, you may want to look at Modsy.