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The American Dream sans Green Turf Grass Lawn

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by Maxwell Alexander, CEO & Founder, Landida™ Smart Landscapes A luscious green lawn used to be a source of pride and a symbol of achieving the American Dream, well, at least for Babyboomers. They loved sugary drinks with artificial colors and flavors and dumped millions of tons of pesticides in their front yard to keep the grass greener on their side of the road, and neighbors jealous across the street. Good news for the Planet: the new generation of homeowners is in town! Millennials are way more eco-conscious, know that climate change is an actual thing, they prefer being healthy and cannot stand […]

Selling Real Estate in Style by Dino Alexander - Spring 2018 - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Selling Real Estate in Style by Dino Alexander

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2018 Trend, Design, Dino Alexander, Duncan Avenue, High-End Design, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography

Selling Real Estate in Style by Dino Alexander Want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar?  Staging with Style can help.  Staging is presenting your home in its best and most appealing light to the majority of home-buyers. In theory, staging isn’t hard or costly, but in reality, many homeowners find it difficult because it’s often hard to see something objectively when we love it. An easy way to see effectively staged homes is to visit decorated models.  Decorating a model is expensive, but builders are willing to invest the cost because they understand just how well a […]

Villa 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui (Continued)

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by Dino Alexander (CEO, Duncan Avenue Group) Building site for Villa 9W was carefully carved into the East side of a hill with glass atrium and direction of the roof almost precisely facing South and the direction of the Hudson River. Looking at Bagua (or Pa Kua) – Feng Shui energy map, we see that Villa 9W is oriented towards Fame and Reputation Life Area (or a better translation “The Light Within You”) and the Feng Shui Element Fire. Furthermore, 2-story-high iron fireplace takes a center stage in the atrium that amplifies connection to the energy of Fire. Interestingly, this […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Lambs Hill Feature - Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Summer 2018 Preview – Lambs Hill Feature – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Summer 2018 Preview – Lambs Hill Feature – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Aerial Landscapes by DA SKY

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Hudson Valley Homes and Estates really do have a lot of character, not to mention that the architecture, landscaping and natural setting is truly stunning. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley, it is a prime location for aerial drone photography. With years of experience, it is safe to say that Duncan Avenue Photography and Design Studio works diligently to make sure that our clients get the result they want out of their aerial photography and this is especially the case if they are trying to sell or market their property. With breath-taking photographs and a friendly team who will […]

VVilla 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui

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Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of Taoism and historically were widely used t orient spiritually significant structures and places of worship and took in account references to local topography, bodies of water, astronomical position and directions of Earth’s magnetic field. Over the period of hundreds of years, these traditions and principles have […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Cover - Dino Alexander - Selling Real Estate in Style

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Issue No.7 – Dino Alexander – Selling Real Estate in Style

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From the Editors: Spring is finally here! Time to wake up and get it done! We are trying to spend as much time outdoors as possible before the Summer heat waves are here.  Spring in Hudson Valley is magical and it’s a perfect time for the Hudson Valley Style to shine through even brighter! Maxwell Alexander & Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview - Duncan Avenue's Villa 9W

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Lighting the Way - Hudson Valley Designer Stephanie Reppas

Lighting the Way – Hudson Valley Designer Stephanie Reppas

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Lighting the Way – Hudson Valley Designer Stephanie Reppas Interview by Maxwell Alexander Max: Congratulations on the amazing cover shot, Stephanie! We are proud to have you lead the Winter Edition and shine the light on your beautiful work. When and how did Hudson Valley become your home, and how did you realize your lighting design talent? Stephanie: I moved to the Hudson Valley in 2008. Before that, I lived in NYC, which was amazing, but after a few years I really missed having space and quiet. I’d read an article in The Times about the village of Sleepy Hollow. […]

10 reasons to plant a tree this spring - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

10 reasons to plant a tree this spring

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10 reasons to plant a tree this spring (BPT) – Did you know planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? It’s true. Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. And they’re a snap to plant! No horticultural degree required. With Arbor Day just around the corner in April, there’s no better time to give Mother Nature a little TLC by planting a tree. From the single homeowner in Nebraska planting a maple in her backyard […]

Dr. Erik Brower (Innate Chiropractic) - The Gift of Health - Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Dr. Erik Brower (Innate Chiropractic) – The Gift of Health – Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Dr. Erik Brower (Innate Chiropractic) – The Gift of Health Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Max: Hi, Erik! Thank you for the cover story in our first holiday issue! It was a life-changing experience for both Dino and me to find out about Innate Chiropractic. Please tell our readers about yourself, what you do and the role your practice plays in the local community. Dr. Erik:  Innate Chiropractic was founded in Newburgh, New York in November of 2010. Our mission is to assist individuals and families in gaining victory over their health and having better lives through neurologically based […]

Barn doors go indoors: an ideal Winter project

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Barn doors go indoors: An ideal winter project (BPT) – Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country – in contemporary and rustic designs. Read on to discover why adding a barn door is an ideal winter home-improvement project. Transitions in open floor plans As homeowners seek more open floor plans, interior doors are evolving. Barn doors meet homeowners’ desire for fluid room flows by seamlessly connecting adjacent rooms, allowing the flexibility to close spaces off or join them. “The rolling feature of barn doors creates a fresh look in any home,” says […]

Hudson Valley Style Design Profile: Elisa Finoli (Aglaia Jewelry)

Hudson Valley Style Design Profile: Elisa Finoli (Aglaia Jewelry)

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Interview by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Max: Hi Elisa! Thank you for the opportunity to shine the light on your amazing talent and highlight your work of art in our magazine! What do you do and how in your opinion it impacts the World around you? Elisa: I’m a jewelry designer based in Red Hook, NY and the way I want my life and my business to impact the world around me is surely by being a responsible, attentive and resourceful person. It is not always easy and it comes with challenges and compromises, […]

Hudson Valley Style Wedding - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Judyta Watek-Podlaski: Hudson Valley Style Wedding – Interview by Maxwell Alexander

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Interview by Maxwell Alexander Photography by Kinga Sliwinska Max: Hi Judy! Thanks for the amazing cover photo shoot and congrats on your wedding! I’ve known you and Paul since grad school at FIT, but how did you guys first meet? Judy: Hi Max, and thank you for thinking of us and our wedding. We both are honored to be featured in the Hudson Valley Style Magazine. Paul and I first met the summer of 2010 during The Nautical Mile Festival in Freeport, NY. I was out with my girlfriends celebrating my birthday when a friend introduced us. We spent the […]

The Golden Rules of Renovation - Nate Berkus - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation

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Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation The golden rules of home improvement (BPT) – Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress. “Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment,” says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. “It’s not just about the money; you’re also investing a lot of time and emotion. There are so many decisions to make, and you […]

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Hudson Valley Style Magazine Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander Max: Hi Bria, thank you so much for the opportunity to shine the light on your life! I’ve known you for years, but please, tell us about yourself 🙂 Bria: I’m Bria Tavakoli. I have been leading yoga retreats in the Hudson Valley for nearly 8 years now. I teach yoga full-time in New York City. I also offer Reiki healing sessions and more fitness-oriented core/Pilates sessions. Max: This is our wellness issues. What is wellness and beauty to you? How has your definition and understanding […]