Chris Loves Julia Design Services

August 9, 2018

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Back in the day, I offered design services and made mood boards for the masses and as much as I loved it (it’s one of my true passions!), each one took me about 12-15 hours and I could only take a handful of clients a month because of the time investment I wanted to put into it. With a growing family and business, I had to pick and choose where to focus my energy and made the hard decision to stop virtually going into your homes and helping you pick paint colors and furniture and layout options.

The requests have continued to pour in (thank you!) and the desire in my heart never went away. When I see someone struggling to love their home, I WANT TO HELP! One night, I was talking to Chris about my goals and dreams for our business and mentioned that I would really love to find a way to launch design services again this year.

I’m thrilled to announce, we have teamed up with Modsy to bring you an exclusive, hand-curated collection of our favorite furniture and decor pieces (everything from art to sofas, plants and vases!) that you’ll be able to try on in your home in an exact room. Whether you want to design a room from scratch or finish it off or maybe you’re somewhere in between–we got you. 

( above: a rendering of one of the living rooms designed with the Chris Loves Julia Collection )

Here’s How It Works

  1. Sign up for Modsy and select the Chris Loves Julia collection 
  2. Start your project and submit a few photos and measurements of your space–you do NOT have to clean up for these pictures.  We accept cluttery pictures, no judgement passed.
  3. Modsy builds your exact room in 3D 
  4. Modsy designers tailor the Chris Loves Julia collection to your needs and your specific space AND budget!
  5. You’ll be able to shop the Chris Loves Julia’s favorite products directly from your designs!

Design Services start at just $59/room!

These are all 3D renderings featuring pieces from our collection that are actually real pieces you can try on and have in your home. We work with all the quirky bump-outs, doors, drop ceilings and the bones your home has and come up with beautiful solutions. Pretty great, right? We can even play with layout options and send overhead renderings so you can see how everything will fit together.

I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership. We have used Modsy in our own home and have loved the service and this is truly a dream come true to be able to reach and help so many of you with your homes at an affordable rate.

To get started, CLICK HERE and Enter Code CLJ at Checkout to see the collection in your space. 


Thank you so much for all of your support over these years. It has been so fun virtually welcoming you into our home day after day and we can’t wait to now see into all of your homes, and help them come to life!

Get started on the Chris Loves Julia x Modsy collection here

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  1. Lindsay says:

    Does Modsy still do the CJL collection? The coupon code isn’t working. Maybe there’s another place to tell them I want your collection?

  2. Kristen says:

    Oh man! I was so excited when I first read the title of this because I just said to my husband that I wish you could help me decorate my house because I love your style and I am literally totally and completely stuck over here!!!!!! I cannot decide on my style, paint colors, furniture layouts, lights etc. literally stuck!!!!! I’ve never been this stuck!!!! I was super excited and willing to pay the price for your expertise too lol!!!!! HELP!!!

  3. Monika says:

    For me, personally, I have to say this was not a great experience. I think the fact that I signed up via the CLJ website (and was therefore after the CLJ style) might have been lost in the process. Totally not your fault but I was a little surprised to get back the designs I did, even after taking their style quiz. Very 90s, coastal, old fashioned with quite a large awkward space unaddressed. Not CLJ at all! Let’s hope the changes I requested take it within the ball park. Fingers crossed.

  4. Matt says:

    Does it work in Canada?

  5. Paige says:

    Just signed up and submitted my photos, etc. Excited to see how it all works! :)

  6. Great idea! Can you tell me what color that dark gray is or is that only for the folks who sign up?

  7. Elyse says:

    We just moved into our first home and have quite a bit of updating to do! I pretty much have a good idea for all of the rooms but there is one that I would love to use Modsy for an L shape sectional that I know will fit in a living room but I dont know if it LOOK good because of the way the room flows…

    ANYWAYS my question is – If I cant afford to buy all the furniture right away, can I still use Modsy? Or is a part of it that I have to buy all of the items within a certain time frame? Also if I have certain things in mind from a brand not in their designer library can I use that or do they find a comparable item in their place?

    Sorry for all the questions but I really want to use modsy and had these questions for a while! haha!

    So excited!!!

  8. Love that woven basket! Where can I get it?

  9. Lisa Ramey says:

    Is there furniture to accommodate an outdoor area? We are adding a screened porch that i would love to use this for.

  10. Megan says:

    is bedding something you can see in the rendering? i need some bedding help.

  11. Amy Lee says:

    You always do what we are eagerly expecting!Thanks and love YOU!!

  12. Lindsay says:

    I absolutely love your style (and home). We are moving (down the street! lol) next April. I cannot wait to use this feature in our new home. My husband has no idea what’s coming…ha, ha.

  13. Kasey says:

    This is fan-freaking-tastic! Congratulations! What an awesome resource to provide your users. I mean bravo!!!! I just finished a full gut but I just might pay to see what Julia thinks!! So happy for you both. Very smart!

  14. Staci says:

    Can you design a kitchen?

  15. JG says:

    If you provide pictures of adjoining rooms/areas/hallways is Modsy able to take the general aesthetic of your home into consideration, or are they looking at the one specific room and nothing outside of it?

    • Julia says:

      You can dictate the style of the rest of your home

      • JG says:

        Haha, thanks? I was meaning is it possible to have the Modsy designer take into consideration the other spaces in your home to make sure the flow, color palette, and mood they’ve selected fits with the rest of the house?

      • Chris says:

        They definitely can – you just want to submit photos of those spaces as well.

  16. Kassy says:

    With this service can you keep some of your current pieces in the room? And will they be shown in the layout?

  17. Linda Grubbs says:

    I’m excited for you guys on this new venture….congratulations. I love it.
    Just a quick word about the naysayers who have logged some complaints about you taking away their business……try to ignore them, they’re just jealous that they didn’t think of it first!
    I think its great and I’m excited for you both! <3

  18. Stacy says:

    This is really exciting! Do you think it would be applicable to a business officer as well? We literally have a blank canvas for our office, and I wonder if these services would work in that space as well!

  19. Hannah says:

    Can you link the blue rug as well? Thanks!

  20. Liz says:

    I love Modsy – I used it to design my son’s nursery after your post on Polly’s room and I feel like I saved money on furniture and decor and it is my favorite room in my house!

    If we choose your collection, can we only choose from that collection when we swap out items in the design or can we choose from everything in the Modsy catalog?

  21. Ashley Holdsworth says:

    I LOVE that you added that we do NOT have to clean up before taking the room picture! It was a thoughtful, realistic detail to add that makes me love you guys even more. And makes the process that much more accessible… especially for us families with a gaggle of little kids but still trying to refresh our homes! Congratulations, this is so exciting for you both!!

  22. Shawana says:

    This is great. Question though, if you already have a Modsy design package can you simply modify to see the chris loves Julia collection or to get your design layout?

  23. Liz says:

    Love this! How can we buy directly from your furniture line?

    • Chris says:

      Our furniture line is hosted through Interior Define, found here. But when you do a design through Modsy they can show you where to buy the furniture. If you’re just looking for furniture, you can also check out our “Shop Our House” pages in the main menu of our site, which shows all of the things we’ve chosen for our spaces.

  24. AmandaKB says:

    This is such a great idea for a partnership. Congrats to you guys :)

  25. Maureen McGroarty says:

    Hi, is this service only available in the US? I am actually resident in the UK.


  26. Jamie Holland says:

    First of all, I love your taste so this is super cool (even though I’m a little hesitant because I feel like a home is so personal I’m not sure another person can get it just right). I may give it a try though as we just moved and I’m stymied by the room we spend the most time in. My question is, can you describe the outside features of the room? Our family room windows look out to a river and I’d like to see that view from the couch. Is there a way to have some input on special features of the space even if it’s the view? Thanks!

    • Chris says:

      You can definitely work through all of that with your Modsy designer. They are very open during the process and want to make sure it is a great result for you.

  27. Laura says:

    I am sure you will be great at this! Wonderful service.

  28. Chimai says:

    Congratulations to you guys! I’m looking to have a kitchen design. would that be within the interior design you’re offering?

  29. Crystal says:

    This is genius! You are saving lives!! ????

  30. Kate says:

    This is a cool idea! The renderings you shared look awesome – really high quality. Something I will keep in mind for the future!

  31. Brooke says:

    Okay, a few questions because getting this sort of help from you sounds amazing.

    Is it YOU helping with the room or is someone behind the scenes of Modsy doing it?

    Is it more of a furniture design (obviously because we can all get a peek at your awesome furniture collection) or help with the whole room? Paint color, art, curtains, rugs etc.


    • Julia says:

      This is full service, from layout to furnishings, wall color and finishing touches like art, rugs and decor. You’ll work with someone from the Modsy team under my direction. :)

      • av says:

        Another clarifying question — when you say “under your direction,” do you mean that you’re actually looking at each submission that comes in and directing the particular design of the room? Or is your direction come from the fact that Modsy designers will only use pieces you have selected in general? Thanks for the additional information!

      • Chris says:

        We really wish we could, unfortunately there are just too many requests for that, I’m afraid it wouldn’t be plausible. That’s why the partnership with Modsy is so great. We’ve worked very closely with them to set proper expectations and we’ll doing quality checks along the way.

        For any other questions, see the “Here’s How it Works” section above!

  32. Sayonada Thomas says:

    i did a modsy room in Jan because i saw your sponsored post and LOVED it! it is SUCH a great service — very exciting!

    Curious if there are any plans to be able to change the wall coverings/flooring in the renderings? I was playing with my room layout just yesterday and it would be cool to be able to change the paint color of the walls in the rendering.

    • Molly says:


      I looked into it a while ago, and you can- it’s an add-on feature that I believe is like $10 per change (since I too wanted to see my room with a different flooring and wall color)

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