Before & After: Hudson Modern Main Level

This Hudson home’s old school aesthetic did not match my clients’ modern taste! The sea of brown, mismatched furniture, and leather overload was too heavy and boring. My clients wanted a light-filled, streamlined, contemporary home with a mix of neutral shades and textures.

Before photo with a lot of brown and leather throughout the space

Here’s how it ended up:

After photo of main level design Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Hudson, OH

Family Room

We painted those bulky dark bookshelves to match the white woodwork throughout the rest of the home. This alone brightened up the living room so much!

What a difference!

We then replaced the oversized, curvy sofa with a subtly patterned track arm sofa on slim legs. For even more comfort, we added this uniquely curved arc ottoman with another textured neutral print.

My clients still wanted two comfortable recliners in the space, but the old ones were worn out and rather oversized. We introduced two sleeker recliners in a lighter brownish-gray color that coordinates nicely with the new abstract rug. The rug has gray, taupe, and beige tones in it, which is perfect with the other neutrals in the space and ties everything together.

In the other corner by the fireplace, we added a comfy swivel chair in dark charcoal tones. The fireplace’s existing architecture was surprisingly modern for the home, so we left it as-is!

low-profile swivel chair with a textured gray fabric Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Ohio

To add even more texture to the space, we added stacked stone lamps and a new media cabinet with a textured wooden front.


Around the corner from the family room is the open dinette. Past that, you can see the recently renovated contemporary kitchen.

Dinette chandelier made of interlocking squares in bronze gold Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Hudson, OH

Here’s a before and after view of the dinette:

We replaced the traditional Windsor chairs with comfortable upholstered chairs featuring a performance fabric. The new solid wood table has a graywash stain. Perhaps the most drastic change is the lighting, which went from an odd two-piece chandelier setup to this single, large-scale geometric art piece!

The old bar was dark. The upper cabinets made the whole piece seem more kitchen-y than bar-y. The new bar features more wine storage, open shelving, and a gorgeous tile backsplash!


Let’s take a look at the view from the dinette into the sunroom. See any differences?

The room wasn’t super functional for my clients before. They wanted a space where they could hang out and enjoy good conversation. The old dining table and random chair in the corner just weren’t cutting it. Instead, we added a 4-chair conversation space with a large coffee table in the middle. We grounded the conversation area with a larger rug that features a range of neutrals.

My clients still wanted some office space in the room, so we added a small desk on one side.

There’s no room for artwork in this space, so we had to be creative and introduce interest elsewhere. The blue accent wall adds contrast and color, without adding too much color to an otherwise rather neutral environment. The backs of the chairs have a sculptural design and the grain on the wooden coffee table adds so much visual interest to the room!

Dining Room

The dining room received a mini-makeover with new drapery panels and reupholstered seat cushions.

The old drapery panels were very pretty, but their robin’s egg color and floral print really didn’t mesh with the home’s overall vibe. We replaced the floral with an embroidered geometric print featuring different neutral and blue tones. The original seat cushions were quite worn and very brown. The new seat cushions have a performance fabric with a mix of blues that coordinate with the blues in the draperies.

Office/TV Room

The last room we tackled is the office/TV room. This was by far the most traditional, feminine room in the house. My client loves the desk, so we designed a slightly more modern room around this traditional desk. How? By introducing contemporary prints and a more contemporary sofa.

We leaned into color in this space! The rug has multiple shades of blue, including the blue in the desk. Repeating this blue tone helps the desk feel more intentional in the space. After we found the rug, we selected a drapery fabric with similar blue tones.

The new white sofa breaks up the color in the space. Instead of plain white pillows, we added more blue tones to the room. The last new items is the amazing glass lamp with swirls of whites and blues!

Here’s one last view of the completed main space:

After image of Main Level Design Lindsey Putzier Design Studio Hudson, OH

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