Is Your Personal Brand Millennial Enough? - Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Is your personal brand Millennial enough? Top 5 personal branding tips to make your brand appeal to Millennials

Is your personal brand Millennial enough? Top 5 Personal Branding Tips to make your brand appeal to Millennials by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Personal Branding Coach, Duncan Avenue Group The millennial generation has become a leading economic force behind many of the current business and cultural trends with generation Z following its footsteps. Millennials currently spend over $600 billion per year and the number is growing, so any brand, business or product can count on unprecedented numbers of Millennials flooding its target audience.  Millennials see the world through a completely different lens than any of the previous generations. They grew up […]

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate

Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin When arriving at the main gates of Casa de la Playa, Saint Martin this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms beachfront villa, you will no doubt feel like a celebrity on your very own private Caribbean estate. The long cobblestoned driveway, lined by the lush and vibrant gardens, is everyone’s dream villa entrance. Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate for Sale, Almax Realty Global Walk through the front door and you immediately see the blues of the pool and the Caribbean Sea beyond. Nothing can prepare you for what you will […]

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander Of course, you know how you view yourself: Loyal, trustworthy, dependable, honest. But that might not be how others see you. Like it or not, how you are perceived by the public is the reality of who you are. It is that public persona that comprises your brand. How important that image is to you can help you decide if you want to craft it yourself or if you want to put it in the hands of a public relations expert. So why should it be important to […]

6 Ways to Save Time and Money This Holiday Shopping Season

6 Ways to Save Time and Money This Holiday Shopping Season

6 Ways to Save Time and Money This Holiday Shopping Season (BPT) – No matter what holiday shoppers are looking for this season, there are two things on everyone’s list: saving time and saving money. Whether you’re making memories with friends and family, or enjoying some JOMO (joy of missing out) cozied up with a holiday flick and treat, we all wish we had more time over the holidays. Picking out the perfect gift for everyone on your list can also be a drain on your free time — and your wallet — with The National Retail Federation predicting that […]

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space (BPT) – After a long summer relaxing on your deck or patio, autumn is a great time to renovate your outdoor space — or build one from scratch. Home improvement expert Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” offers five tips for fabulous fall fix-ups. 1. Get decked out. Fall is an ideal time to tackle a deck project, whether it be repairs, board replacement or a completely new build. In addition to offering more pleasant temperatures for working outside, fall and winter are typically slower times for contractors, meaning you won’t […]

Home bartending: Your guide to the perfect drink

Home bartending: Your guide to the perfect drink

Home bartending: Your guide to the perfect drink (BPT) – When Stacie Grissom of Garden Cocktails has folks over to her apartment, she makes sure to offer guests something to drink before they can even get through the door. She built her brand on the notion that anyone can make gorgeous and tasty alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks right at home, whether it’s while entertaining or just relaxing. Below, you’ll find some tips and tricks she has curated to help make anyone’s home bartending experience a little more seamless. 1. Educate yourself Consider a beginner’s course in bartending, read articles online […]

Sophisticated kitchen design for a stately aesthetic

Sophisticated kitchen design for a stately aesthetic

Sophisticated kitchen design for a stately aesthetic (BPT) – A balanced aesthetic across styles creates a truly sophisticated kitchen design. Bring this concept to life with contemporary nuances that complete a space and complement an overall traditional tone. From spatial layout to thoughtful fittings, merge design influences to elevate the heart of the home and achieve an altogether stately elegance. Contemporary classic Embrace classicism while maintaining a modern overtone and celebrate the kitchen as a true focal point with an open concept, removing barriers to free the space and framing it with a wide archway trimmed with intricate crown molding. […]

Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020

Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020

Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020 (BPT) – Whether you are thinking of selling your home next year, or simply looking to update certain elements, investing in your exterior will deliver a return on your investment in both resale value and enjoyment. From siding and garage door to the landscape and patio, there are many opportunities to refresh the outside of your home for style and function. The top trends of 2020 are all about bringing fresh ideas to tired spaces, updating with the latest product innovations, and ensuring your exterior gets as much love […]

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall (BPT) – With the weather cooling down and trees changing to vibrant colors, it’s no wonder many consider autumn their favorite time of year. Fall draws people outside to apple orchards and pumpkin patches and fills homes with the smells of seasonal baking. A recent YouGov survey commissioned by VELUX found that most people (over 69%) think exposure to daylight, fresh air and nature has a positive effect on their well-being, including reducing stress. Yet according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people today spend 90% of their time indoors. Even […]

6 ways to turn your home into a natural oasis

6 ways to turn your home into a natural oasis

6 ways to turn your home into a natural oasis (BPT) – As the year comes to an end, many people make resolutions to start the New Year strong. This might mean ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress. The EPA reports we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and stress level, according to a recent YouGov study commissioned by VELUX. So, if your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design […]

8 Great DIY Tips for Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos

8 Great DIY Tips for Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos

8 Great DIY Tips for Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio) Real estate listings with pictures are more likely to get noticed, leading to a faster sale. Getting the best pictures involves hiring a professional real estate photographer, but not every seller has a budget to accommodate that. Some agents have a photographer on retainer who will take the pictures for you, but most of the time you are on your own. Remember that the most important thing is to have pictures available. People want to see the general appearance of […]

Give Your Home Some Space by Interior Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living

Give Your Home Some Space! by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander (Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio) Whether your house is big or small, a stand-alone structure or an apartment, it will go through a facelift sooner or later. You will have to repaint the walls (or get rid of the wallpaper), jettison junk that as accumulated over the years, and perhaps go in for some new furniture. It is easier for us Millennials, just because we used to “living small”, however, it applies to everyone who’s home doesn’t have a lot of square-footage: does it mean that your home has to […]

How bad is your air? by Katya A Williams, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor, Sustainability and Social Responsibility

How bad is your air?

How bad is your air? by Katya A Williams, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor [ Sustainability and Social Responsibility ] Clean air is something many people are desperate for. Air quality varies from one region to another, and the way the air is treated and maintained highly depends on the infrastructure and economic development, and the pollutants that are being produced by various sources. Air pollutants are gases and aerosols in the atmosphere that cause harm to humans and the environment. The pollutants can be natural (volcanoes, fires, dust storms) and anthropogenic – caused by human activity – fuel, oil, […]

Modern Rustic Kitchen and Bathroom Design by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Interior Design Inspiration Gallery: Modern Rustic Victorian Home in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Interior Design Inspiration Gallery: Modern Rustic Victorian Home in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio – Hudson Valley Design: Maxwell and Dino Alexander // Duncan Avenue Design Studio // Kingston, NY 3D Visualization: Duncan Avenue Design Studio / Maxwell L. Alexander In line with Duncan Avenue’s “Design, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility” mission, our Interior Design Studio plays a leading role and outlines Sustainable Design Strategy to our Design & Construction Division. Modern Rustic Style and Sustainable Design We are big fans of the current modern rustic design trend and the use of reclaimed […]

Mother Nature inspires 'new neutral' home design trends

Mother Nature inspires ‘new neutral’ home design trends

Mother Nature inspires ‘new neutral’ home design trends (BPT) – Many interior designers gravitate toward grays or whites as a starting point when building a home’s look and feel, but a new trend is emerging. Homeowners are getting back to basics and finding ways to bring the outdoors in by using neutral earth tones as their blank slate. These wood tones have become the “new neutral” for those beginning their brand-new home design. No matter your style — modern, eclectic or anything in between — the toned-down hues of natural-looking wood surfaces are the perfect starting point for building a […]

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors (BPT) – Life is hectic, full of demands at work and at home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it’s no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress. One simple solution is to shift your perspective by spending more time outdoors. When you do an enjoyable activity outside, stress begins to melt away as you bask in the fresh air, sunshine, and beauty of nature. This doesn’t mean you have to be a savvy outdoor adventurer. There is a growing movement of people […]

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine (BPT) – Mornings can be chaotic as you fight the clock to get out the door on time. This is especially true if you have a big family. Wouldn’t it be nice if rather than feeling like a stressful race, your morning routine was something you looked forward to? Starting your day on a high note is simple when you adopt some tips and tricks for simplifying your morning routine. You’ll save time, be more efficient and learn to cherish the first part of the day. 1: Select clothing the evening prior […]