Summary of “Virtual home makeover: testing Modsy, Havenly, Ikea on my NYC apartment”

Actually want to style your real-life home and implement the design.
I was first introduced to e-interior design startup Havenly a few years ago at SXSW. The service promises to create a mood board, layout, and a shopping list to help make implementing the design easy – all under a flat rate instead of an hourly bill you might get with an in-person designer.
Havenly has a modest group of designers it works with, which means if your aesthetic best matches someone who’s currently working on several projects, you might end up waiting a while until they can start yours.
Modsy starts similarly to Havenly, where you fill out a style quiz by picking photos of rooms you’re more drawn to, like or dislike pieces of furniture in the example designs you chose, and explain the goals of your project.
I particularly liked that Modsy imagined the second half of the room as a cafe-inspired dining area, as it could functionally turn into a workspace when I am working from home.
In comparison with Havenly, Modsy starts at a higher price point at $69 for a slower turnaround time and $149 for the base package for one room.
Still it is clear that Modsy makes most of its money from referral purchases you make through its designs, and often you’ll get renders with a bunch of little pieces you might not want or need.
The catalog of items that you can swap in and out of your design also made it easy to try out a bunch of options in case the pieces Modsy picked didn’t work for you.

The orginal article.