Virtual Design Services – Modsy Online Design During a Pandemic

For many people, home improvement and redesign projects were halted when shelter-in-place orders went into effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With contractors and interior designers no longer allowed to set foot physically in their clients’ spaces, executing the dreamed-of design visions has been difficult at best. So it’s only natural if you’re among those who want to turn to an online design company that offers completely virtual—i.e., no personal contact—design services, providing clients with the tools they need to keep their redesigns rolling during this new era of social distancing. ELLE Decor recently spoke with Alessandra Wood, the vice president of style at the virtual design firm Modsy, to hear more about its online design process and what trends she has seen developing over the course of the past two months.

ELLE Decor: Can you give us a rundown of how Modsy operates?

Alessandra Wood: Modsy

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How This Vogue Editor Uses Accessories to Jazz Up Her Work-From-Home Looks

As we continue our social-distancing pledge, the Vogue staff is working from home for the foreseeable future. This article is part of our This Week on Zoom column, where one Vogue editor shares their WFH outfits from the previous workweek—from the waist up, of course.

My methodology for dressing is certainly different than it was when I went into an office every day. Appearing polished for Zoom meetings, FaceTime calls, and Instagram selfies while simultaneously embracing the comfort that this strange time calls for can be a tricky balancing act. But what I have found after seven weeks of remote work is that there is still power in details. While no one will notice or care if you’re not wearing a special drop earring or a new pair of blue light glasses, they certainly notice when you do.

I am embracing the small accessory more than ever in

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San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey owns $30 million worth of homes, is a parade of oceanside mansions. Here’s what it’s like inside.

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is just one resident in the enclave on the opposite side of downtown that features stunning, high-priced villas.
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is just one resident in the enclave on the opposite side of downtown that features stunning, high-priced villas.

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  • On the northwest corner of San Francisco lies the exclusive neighborhood of Sea Cliff.

  • It was founded in 1913 as one of the city’s residence parks, or makeshift suburbs.

  • It’s become one of San Francisco’s most elite residential areas housing prominent figures, including Twitter and Square founder and billionaire Jack Dorsey.

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If you need a reminder of San Francisco’s multifaceted landscape, go to Sea Cliff. 

As the name implies, it’s a neighborhood built on, and in some parts into, a cliff overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. It’s on the opposite side of the city center, away from the hustle and bustle — you’ll get a hefty whiff of salt and brush of sea breeze by

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How Fashion Designer and Models Are Spending Time at Home

In times like these, it can be difficult to have hope. But hope fuels optimism, and optimism fuels action, and action is what we’ll need to reset, rebuild, and reimagine the world as we emerge from this pandemic.

To kick off our own season of hope, we asked the Bazaar community to talk to us about all of the reasons they’ve found to be hopeful right now: from things they’ve uncovered or rediscovered in quarantine; to the new ideas and priorities they’re embracing; to what they’re doing, making, planning, and dreaming as we look forward to a day when we can all once again be together.

To some, the last two months have been about getting back to basics and what really matters; to others, it has been a period of reflection. But if there is a common theme in the responses we received, it is this: that hope isn’t

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