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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

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

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2018 Trend, Advertising, Architectural Photography, Aromatherapy, Arts and Crafts, Beauty Products, Design, Duncan Avenue, Environment, Essentials, Health & Wellness, High-End Design, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Designer, Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design

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

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

10 reasons to plant a tree this spring

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Duncan Avenue, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Modern Rustic, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Spring

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 […]

Walnut Street (Hudson Valley, New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

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Walnut Street (New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio By Maxwell Alexander, Executive Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine This Kitchen really worth its own cooking TV Show! The kitchen is the heart of any home and this particular kitchen is 16 ft. long and is a perfect playground for a seasoned cook or aspiring cooking TV show host. It’s not just the size of the kitchen, but also the amazing contemporary features that are also spectacular. Industrial Style Concrete Countertops Concrete Countertops have gained a lot of attention recently. They are very flexible in design […]

Infographic: Real Estate Photography 101

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Each Home has its story and unique charm. Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio specializes in revealing that story through professional yet artistic and creative photography all around Hudson Valley area including Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, Greene, Rensselaer, Columbia, Saratoga and Albany Counties. Your World-Class Real Estate Photographer and Art Director Maxwell Alexander is Chief Design Officer at Duncan Avenue Group and holds Master of Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York. Max has more than a decade experience in branding and marketing Fortune 500 Companies and […]

Contemporary Fine Art Sculptures - Home Decor Line by Maxwell Alexander | DESIGN™

Maxwell Alexander | HOME™ – Uniquely Sophisticated Home Accents

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Maxwell Alexander | HOME™ Unique and Sophisticated Home Decor Line is inspired by Nature and the idea of a mind travel through the Universe and provides an opportunity for visual meditation in every space or landscape. The aesthetics of this collection are meant to bring elements of peaceful harmony with the solid yet comforting and infinite rounded edges, shapes and surfaces. Each item in the Collection is hand carved and unique. Materials are plaster of Paris, steel wire, and gold leaf. Some of the items are available for sale from the Shop on this website or from fine art retailers in the greater […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Issue No.5 - Stephanie Reppas - Lighting the Way 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Issue No.5 – Lighting the Way 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Backyard Kitchen, Beauty Products, Color Trends, Design, DIY, Duncan Avenue, Essentials, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, High-End Design, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Landscaping, Lighting Design, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Reclaimed Wood, Typography, Winter 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine is Lighting the Way! Featuring exclusive cover story and interview with Hudson Valley’s Own Lighting Designer Stephanie Reppas (October Design, Hudson, NY. She creates amazing light fixtures from reclaimed materials found all over upstate, New York. Her projects are true work of art and an explicit definition of the authentic Hudson Valley Style.   – Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Trend Projection: Escape with 2018's Top Trending Color.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Trend Projection: Escape with 2018’s Top Trending Color.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2018 Trend, Color Trends, Duncan Avenue, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design

Escape with 2018’s most in-demand color (BPT) – Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named the trending color of the year? While many assume the choice is random, trending colors are based on many influencers, but where do they really begin? Trending colors arise from consumer preferences, which are formed by societal influences, […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: Cut expenses without cutting corners on your bathroom remodel.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: Cut expenses without cutting corners on your bathroom remodel.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Design, Duncan Avenue, Essentials, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Natural Beauty

(BPT) – When homeowners get the urge to remodel and renovate their homes, two rooms immediately top the list: the kitchen and the bathroom. In the last decade, we’ve seen something of a renaissance in home bathroom design. From an innovative use of materials to radically reimagined bathtubs and toilets, today’s bathrooms offer a dream space with comfort and convenience in a stylish package. This dream, however, comes with a price tag. A mid-range bathroom remodel that includes a steel tub, a pressure-balanced shower, ceramic tile floor, vanity and integral sink could cost almost $20,000, and that’s for a 5-by-7 […]