Waking Up With: Madelynn Furlong Hudson
Madelynn is a New York based interior designer and content creator. The spaces she creates are filled with beautiful vintage pieces and touches of print, color, and texture in a way that feels effortless and balanced. Here, we discuss her move from LA to New York, the house she’s renovating in upstate New York, and sources of inspiration.
Hello! First off, tell us a little about yourself and what you’ve been up to lately.
Hi! I'm Madelynn and I live in New York City. I'm currently renovating a house upstate NY so that's been eating up most of my time these days.
What is your morning ritual?
Coffee in bed with my husband.
You have created some incredibly beautiful spaces through your work as an interior designer. How did you get started on this path?
I was living in LA at the time, and I'm not sure who it was, but someone walked through my apartment and said 'wow you're pretty good at this, have you ever considered it?' and that somewhat kick-started my process of doing interiors.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
It's always changing! I have a few days a week of emails and computer time, maybe a day or two of creating content and lately lots of site visits upstate.
Last winter, you made the move from Los Angeles to NYC. What inspired this move and how has the transition been? What are some of your favorite things about being in New York?
It might sound super strange, but I just felt this deep urge to be back in NYC. Looking back on it makes so much sense- I met my now-husband, bought a house upstate and kinda jump-started my life in some ways! I love soooo much about NY, I love going between upstate and the city, the community, and constant inspiration.
You have spent the last several months renovating a house in upstate New York with your husband, can you tell us a little about the house and the renovation process?
Yes, it's an 1810 farmhouse in Hudson NY. It's been a total labor of love, and I greenly had very little clue about what I was getting into. When people hear about everything I’ve done in the house they ask how long it had been sitting empty, which is funny because it was never empty! The previous owners just sadly didn't upkeep it. But I'm in the final stretches of finishing the kitchen and can't wait to see it completed.
Where do you go for inspiration when starting a new project?
Mostly from the space itself!
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The coolest place I’ve ever woken up in is: In the jungle in Bali.
The best cup of coffee/tea is at: Loustic in Paris.
A thing about mornings I’ll never get sick of is: Waking up next to my husband :)