Simple Tweaks for a Contemporary Bath – Bathroom Design

Simple Tweaks for a Contemporary Bath – Bathroom Design

Simple Tweaks for a Contemporary Bath (BPT) – Bathrooms are your personal sanctuary and escape from the chaotic outdoors — a place to reset, recollect and prepare for the next step in the day. Many homeowners today are looking to modernize this space to build on the need for tranquility. Read on for simple tweaks you can implement to revamp your space and create the contemporary bath of your dreams! Step 1: Assure the colorway is ideal When thinking through ways to bring that contemporary feel in to your bathroom, a color swap is always a go-to option. When thinking […]

Bidets: The Must-have Luxury in Your Bath Remodel

Bidets: The Must-have Luxury in Your Bath Remodel

Bidets: The Must-have Luxury in Your Bath Remodel (BPT) – The arrival of warmer weather gets many homeowners in the mood to change things up. The bathroom is a perfect place to direct that energy because that’s where renewal takes place each day. From your morning routine to your evening wind-down, turning the bath into a luxurious spa-like space truly captures the essence of the season. If you’re looking for the perfect addition to your new bath, consider the all-in-one bidet. Whether you’re deep in remodeling or looking for weekend projects, a bidet is worth the investment because it brings […]

Maitopia - Modern Rustic Energy Efficient Retreat in Red Hook, NY - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Fresh air, inspiring design, warmth and comfort… Maitopia Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Escape the craziness for a few days and keep a healthy distance from the rest of the World in Maitopia, Hudson Valley’s hidden modern rustic gem in the middle of the woods in Red Hook, New York. This beautifully designed passive glass & wood modern cabin offers elegant details and the warmth that only an upstate energy-efficient retreat could. With a soaking egg tub, fires at every turn, and a year-round hot pool you will fall in love with the place and the towns nearby. Not to mention Hudson Valley parks and hiking trails that are open for business and […]

Redefine Modern Design with Purposeful Nuance

Redefine Modern Design with Purposeful Nuance

Redefine modern design with purposeful nuance (BPT) – Modern design celebrates the elimination of unnecessary elements, keeping only the beautiful details that enhance a space. Purposeful, exquisite nuances from finishings and natural materials to functional details bring life to modern design. Designers can redefine a modern space with these principles in mind to create a stunning, yet timeless aesthetic that embodies luxury in its truest form. Stunning refinement Curate a design with clean and streamlined architectures to create a bold yet minimalistic look that maintains sensible simplicity while appreciating modern refinement. In the bath, creatively integrate natural materials such as […]

Top 3 Emerging Design Trends for Today's Lifestyles

Top 3 Emerging Interior Design Trends for Today’s Lifestyles

(BPT) – Events from the past year have all of us reconsider what we want and need out of our homes. From work and play to wellness, our homes have become the epicenter of, well, everything — leading to an emergence of design trends focused on adapting to a new normal. The design experts at Wilsonart, a world-leading provider of engineered surfaces, have identified three new lifestyle trends that are affecting lasting design changes. 1. Back to Nature It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research has shown that interacting with nature can […]

Expert Interior Design Tips for Timeless Bathroom Design

Expert Interior Design Tips for Timeless Bathroom Design

(BPT) – Bathrooms are some of the most frequently accessed spaces in a home, so it comes as no surprise that they consistently rank high as top places homeowners desire to remodel. Updating a bathroom helps improve functionality and enhances property value, but thoughtful enhancements with long-term impact matter, and that’s why timeless bathroom design is a top home improvement trend. “Timeless design can be customized based on space and personal preference, but at its core is meant to embody lasting style utilizing features that enhance life,” said Lynn Schrage, Manager of Kohler’s Design Services. “Timeless bathroom design embodies three […]

Transform Your Bathroom into a Luxurious Retreat with these Interior Design Tips

Transform Your Bathroom into a Luxurious Retreat with these Interior Design Tips

The best bathroom design combines fashion with functionality to meet homeowners’ needs as well as reflect personal tastes. The details can often make the difference between good and great design. With designer touches, a bathroom is elevated into a luxury retreat that brings luxury into the home. Think about these three tips when you are planning your new luxury bathroom or remodeling your own master bathroom. In interior design, lighting comes in three different types: task, ambient, and accent. In addition to making the bathroom more functional, you will be able to elevate its appearance and increase flexibility by strategically […]

3 DIY Projects that will instantly improve Your Home's Value

3 DIY Projects that will instantly improve Your Home’s Value

(BPT) – Buying a home is exciting. Once you purchase a property, you want to make it your own. Whether it’s a 100-year-old beauty or a fresh new build, there are improvements you can make that not only personalize the space but add instant value to your real estate investment. 3 Home Value-Boosting Improvements New Homeowners Make to Enhance Spaces Project 1: Update the garage door Garage doors take up a lot of visual real estate on the exterior of a home, meaning they dramatically boost curb appeal. Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression, […]

The Hudson Villa - Hudson Valley's Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem

The Hudson Villa – Hudson Valley’s Hidden Luxury Gem by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine In New York City, everything you see is dynamic, even the luxury market. The old industrial areas here are transforming into high-end bohemian neighborhoods such as Tribeca, a vacation destination frequented by VIPs and has many trendy restaurants, boutiques, and luxury apartments. There’re stylish lofts in SoHo, an old commercial place where warehouses are converted into residential studios for artists. Attracting a trendy crowd looking for spacious luxury houses are the neighborhoods of West Village, Greenwich Village, and small Italy, all of which […]

Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project - Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project: O’Connell’s Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Renovation Project: Myles & Desire O’Connell Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Myles & Desire O’Connell Brooklynites Myles and Desire O’Connell were frequent visitors to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, up until they bumped into each other on a hike near Woodstock. Soon after, Myles proposed to Desire on the top of the Panther Mountain in Shandaken. It was a matter of time for them to start thinking about putting their roots down (even just for the Summer season as it usually […]

Focus your bathroom remodel with a striking visual statement

Focus your bathroom remodel with a striking visual statement

(BPT) – There is nothing more inviting than a luxurious, well-appointed bathroom, but no matter how ambitious the remodel, there are unique challenges that come with every project. Whether updating the guest powder room or redesigning the master bathroom of your dreams, from plumbing and lighting to budget and space limitations, there is a lot to be considered. One way to approach a project is by defining the space through singular choices that will move an everyday interior into a space to remember: an extraordinary marble vanity, exquisite lighting fixture, classic vessel sink or deep soaking tub — pivotal pieces […]

Top options for customizing a bathroom - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Top options for customizing a bathroom

(BPT) – As you probably remember, choosing your home was strongly influenced by the layout and appearance of its bathrooms. But no matter how long you’ve lived in your home, there are bound to be improvements you’d love to make. And almost everyone needs options for optimizing bathroom space. Before remodeling, it’s best to think through your plan. Unless you’re selling your house immediately, don’t make the mistake of considering resale value alone. Take a good look at how you actually use the room, paying attention to what’s working — and what’s not. Ask yourself about daily issues that bother […]

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living - by Interior Designer Maxwell Alexander

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

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 feel claustrophobic? Not at all! Smart, clean and sustainable (in multiple definitions of the concept) […]

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 […]

2020 Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

2020 Millennial Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2020 by Designer Maxwell Alexander #Millennials Just a few weeks ago I started working on 3 interior design projects exactly at the same time, they are still in their beginning stages and are to be brought to life sometime in 2020, so yes, as  Designers we often have to predict the future or as we call it – set the trends. So here is the Top 10 Interior Design Trends that also happened to be Millennial-inspired and driven: #10: Space-saving Interior Design The era of spectacularly oversized mansions is officially gone along with the […]

2019 Bathroom Design Trends - Bathroom Design Ideas - Curbless Showers

2019 Bathroom Design Trends – Bathroom Design Ideas

5 latest trends in bathroom design (BPT) – Today’s homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features that were previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals. Home television shows and websites like Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com), ElleDecor.com and Houzz.com have showcased these once aspirational luxuries, while technical advances have made them more attainable. With the baby boomer population among the most active of renovating groups, those wanting to remain in their current homes longer have an eye toward safety and accessibility, but also luxury and style when upgrading their bathrooms. Here […]

Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio

A Historic (Circa 1970s) Hudson Valley Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio

Social Media Sensation: Historic Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio Welcome to the historic (circa 1870) Hudson Valley Farmhouse in the heart of legendary Marlboro, NY. It has been completely reimagined by the Award-Winning Duncan Avenue Design Studio and has become an inspiring, stylish and extremely comfortable zero-emissions 21st century smart home just minutes away from NYC. Situated on top of a hill and an acre of picturesque landscape, it could become your turnkey second-home, a vacation home, rental or investment property, or an authentic Hudson Valley Style dream home for generations to come. The Farmhouse has been […]

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 simple ways to customize a bathroom space

5 simple ways to customize a bathroom space

5 simple ways to customize a bathroom space (BPT) – Bathrooms are one of the most frequented rooms in a home. It’s where you start and end your day, and can be a room to relax and recharge in. This special space should reflect your personality and unique preferences. If you don’t feel it adequately does, there are a few simple ways to refresh this room so it feels one of a kind. If you want to update your bathroom with customized features that suit your personality, consider the following five ideas: Lighting: Bathroom lighting should be functional and fashionable, enabling […]

Modern Rustic Luxury in Cornwall on Hudson, NY - Interior Design project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Custom-built Modern Rustic Hudson Valley Style Barn Doors – 2019 Trend

Barn doors are no longer an outdoor feature, but a stylish yet rustic Hudson Valley Style interior design trend. Known for their functionality and space-saving features, they are in high demand among ToughConstruct clients in Hudson Valley’s Cornwall on Hudson, New Windsor, Newburgh, Wallkill, Goshen, Pine Bush, and Beacon areas. With the help of ToughConstruct (voted in 2018 Hudson Valley’s best contractor by Hudson Valley Style Magazine readers), discover why adding a barn door is an ideal home improvement project that will bring modern rustic style into your home. Custom Barn Doors by Hudson Valley’s best contractor – ToughConstruct Barnd doors are a […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2019 Trend: The year of the space-age home

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2019 Trend: The year of the space-age home

2019: The year of the space-age home (BPT) – In 2019, the “space-age” home will become a reality with modern innovations that are poised to change the way we think about luxury, elegance and comfort. Incorporating advanced technology into your home is essential when elevating its overall style, design and functionality. What better way to create a futuristic environment than by living like an astronaut in your own home. You can do exactly that with the new Flotation Tub with ZERO DIMENSION from TOTO. Made from proprietary Galaline man-made marble, the stylish tub combines a luxury spa aesthetic with space-age technology that simulates […]