To some people rain is nothing but water, to others - it is kind of romantic, to the majority - rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms.

Every Raindrop Counts – Rainwater and the Hudson River

by Katya A Williams Aug.12, 2019 “It is raining again,”- a disappointed resident would tell another resident passing by his house. To some people rain is nothing but water, to others – it is kind of romantic, to the majority – rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to stop the rain from transporting […]

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart and sustainable ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As the seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don’t have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. One prevalent building trend involves making the smart choice toward natural, […]

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime (BPT) – The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there’s something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with family and friends. Here are four must-do summer endeavors that won’t break the bank. 1. Historic Route 66 – Historic Route 66 was one of the original American highways, extending all the way from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. From a weekend trip […]

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors - scary stuff!

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine We are surrounded by chemicals. Individuals, businesses and industries use chemicals daily, not realizing how toxic some of them are. Pesticides, fertilizers, paints, fuels, cleaning solutions, solvents- all contain chemicals that enter the environment and contaminate water, air, and soil. Some of the most dangerous hazards are heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, tin, zinc, copper, chromium, cadmium), that are used in many products by manufactures and can be severely toxic for people’s health, especially children, write Boorse and Wright in their 2017 […]

Modern Rustic Home in Woodstock, NY - Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn - Interview by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Photography by Leyla Cadabal

Modern Farmhouse in Woodstock, NY – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn

Modern Farmhouse in Woodstock, NY – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn Interview by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Photography by Leyla Cadabal. Just last week I’ve had an opportunity to sit down with Designer Jennifer Lynn, the Owner, and President of Jennifer Lynn Interiors.  I’ve been watching her work on social media for a while now and was eager to get to know what inspires her amazingly inviting and beautifully classic interiors.  “My true passion has always been interior design but arrived at this place in life down a long windy road.  As an educator for 17 […]

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle.

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Water is a renewable resource, not one single living organism can live without. However, it largely varies how humans treat water around the globe. To people in developing countries, water is treasured – it forces communities that one hundred percent depend on agriculture, to escape droughts and migrate to other places with more water resources. But in developed countries, water appears to be one of the most common sources, easily accessible and very affordable almost anywhere, which […]

How Kitchen became the New Living Room with Realtor® Tony Perry

How Kitchen became the New Living Room. Interview with Hudson Valley Realtor® Toni Perry

How Kitchen became the New Living Room with Toni Perry Interview by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Photography: Duncan Avenue Studio Let’s just admit it: the concept of a living room as we know it is gone! The kitchen takes a center stage in almost every home. We sat down or rather stood up around a granite kitchen counter with Realtor® Toni Perry who just listed an amazing Hudson Valley Style bi-level ranch home in Highland, NY. On top of being a Realtor®, Toni has more than 30 years of experience running a catering business, so […]

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can? by Katya A Williams, Editor, Sustainability & Social Responsibility People are creatures of their habits and patterns, where purchasing goods makes a part of a person’s daily routine. American businesses produce and promote a wide variety of services and products, available and accessible anywhere and anytime, for shoppers with all possible needs and demands. America is the nation of consumers! The more goods humans buy and use, the more waste gets produced. American businesses and homes generate an overwhelming amount of trash, also known as municipal solid waste (MSW), which […]

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style (BPT) – Mid-century style celebrates the aesthetic influences of the 20th century, bringing clean lines, slender forms and high function to the interior space. From modernist architectural structures to furnishings that embrace rounded geometries and smooth contours, design elements from this period are rooted in a sense of history, yet seamlessly integrate into the present for a truly enduring, iconic look. Incorporate these elements to create a space that distills the essence of timeless sophistication and captures the je ne sais quoi of mid-century influence. Streamlined aesthetic Curate a distinguished, mid-century […]

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Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine When you put your house on the market, it can be difficult to tell how long it will be on there before it is sold. This makes planning for other things, such as moving out and buying a new place, harder to do. Here are five factors that can impact how quickly your home will sell.  Neighborhood Appeal Consider your surrounding neighborhood. Is it close to restaurants or other local attractions? Is it […]

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care (BPT) – Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you don’t have time to do the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your personal goals, practicing self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can take control of your time and take better care of yourself. Sometimes it’s a question of prioritizing what you want to do — and outsourcing the rest. Simplify meal prep and cooking. Unless cooking is enjoyable and […]

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property in the Hudson Valley

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property by Dino Alexander, REALTOR®, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Hudson Valley used to be a summer vacation destination for generation, however, the way we live and work has changed. Thanks to advances in technology, many are able to work form their home office and choose to live outside of busy cities like New York. In the same time, the number of vacation homes in the Hudson Valley and specifically in Catskills, Woodstock area has declined and many of summer homes became permanent residences. Alexander Maxwell Realty – Hudson Valley Real Estate […]

Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN

Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN

Lake House Project by HUDSON DESIGN Interior Design by Jarlath Mellett Photography Courtesy of HUDSON DESIGN Hudson Valley is home to many world-renown architectural & design marvels and architecture firm HUDSON DESIGN is keeping up with the tradition of creating structures that merge art and architecture with aesthetic acumen. They just unveiled their latest project in Putnam Valley: a modern, minimalist home designed for a picturesque lakefront setting on Lake Oscawana. Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN In line with authentic Hudson Valley Style, the home is designed in sync with nature […]

The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies

The best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies

The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies (BPT) – Summer is not only a time for renewal around the house, but also for battling pesky allergies. While you can’t stop allergies from happening each summer season, there are easy ways to reduce their effects in your home. Home space expert Egypt Sherrod shares her tips for refreshing your home décor, while also reducing allergens and dust, for a total spring home refresh. 1. Fight back with asthma and allergy-friendly appliances Turning your home into an allergy-fighting fortress is key this spring. Look for LG’s […]

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson valley Style Magazine Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home in Style When a prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition In the Spring’19 Issue of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, we are introducing Duncan Avenue Group’s brand new enterprise: Alexander Maxwell Realty and the latest home design project by Duncan Avenue Studio. Thank you for getting a copy of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine! We appreciate your support! Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander Hudson Valley Style Magazine™ is a flagship publication of the Duncan Avenue Group™ and Hudson Valley’s Premiere Style & Design Publication with a Global Audience with focus on highlighting examples of high-end design, style, sustainability, and social responsibility concepts in the Hudson Valley and beyond. […]

5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional

5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional

5 signs you need to hire a landscape professional You might need a landscape professional if … (BPT) – In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise than an online search engine can provide, and the project may end up costing more if doing it themselves. Fortunately, trained, experienced and certified experts are available to help turn your vision into […]