Lindsey Putzier is an interior decorator and Certified True Color Consultant serving Hudson, OH, and the surrounding communities, including Brecksville, Shaker Heights, North Canton, and all areas in between. Online eDesign services available worldwide.

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Design Myth: "I have kids. I can't have nice things."

January 31, 2018

Let’s get real about having nice stuff with kids in the house. It’s hard.


The younger the kids, the harder it is to have nice things. I’m not going to lie – there will likely be a couple of years where you can’t put ANYTHING on your coffee table. Call it your minimalist period and move on. (With small kids in the house, you likely won’t have time to think about it, anyhow.) 


Don't despair! There are ways to work around the toddler tornados.


 Here's a sample mood board filled with durable, washable, kid-friendly pieces. (A source list is at the bottom of the page.)


With kids, your style will shift and evolve. You may need to rearrange and reprioritize, and that’s where I can help. 


Do you have bright white carpet in your family room? We can put a durable rug over it. Colorful rugs hide dirt. 


Do your kids enjoy self-expression in the form of Cheetos dust? We'll use washable slipcovers and indestructible leather. 


Are you worried about ruining nice wood furniture? Go for an already-distressed look for your most-used pieces, like the coffee table.


As a mom myself, I know what works with small kids in the home. We have up to eight small kids in the house most weekends, so my own home’s designs have stood the test of more than just my one child. 


Contact me today for a free in-home “get your house back” consultation. We'll work together to combine kids and cool stuff in a way that'll work for your household. And you'll get your very own mood board with suggestions tailored just for you!


Source List:


1. Teigen drapes: Ballard Designs

2. Aliso lamp: Anthropologie

3. Ludlow trunk side table: Pottery Barn

4. Professor Irving leather chair: Pottery Barn

5. Lancaster throw pillow: Target

6. Quilted lumbar pillow: Target

7. 'Number 18, 1950':

8.'View from Satta Saruga':

9. 'Sudden Shower':

10. Acton side table: Birch Lane

11. Antique wood media console: Pottery Barn

12. Perched monkey lamp: West Elm

13. Vintage vogue slipcovered sofa: Ballard Designs

14. Trinity pillow: Pier 1

15. Lindsay Pillow: Pier 1

16. CORDLESS Charlton home roman shades: Wayfair

17. Lorraine side table: Pottery Barn

18. Graphic weft baskets: West Elm

19. Parthenia area rug: Birch Lane

20. Spiro coffee table: Birch Lane

21: Paint color: Sherwin-Williams Sand Beach


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