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5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art

Posted Posted in Aerial Photography, Design Tips, Farmhouse, Home, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Home Decorating Ideas, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Maxwell Alexander, Photography, Sponsored Content, Staging Tips

A blank wall can be dead space, especially if you’re not going for a minimalist style. You might want your home to look homey and vibrant, and you might have already decided that the blank wall needs to be filled with some kind of art. But how do you choose the piece? Here are five steps that should be in your decision-making process when choosing wall art. Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing the wall art that will look great is finding pieces that will be big enough to make an impact but not so […]

How Graphic Designers are Combining Brand Strategy and Typography – Typography Quotes from the Visual Essay on the Cosmic Intelligence of Design (2018) by Graphic Designer Maxwell Alexander

How Graphic Designers are Combining Brand Strategy and Typography

Posted Posted in Art, Beauty, Brand, Branding, Design, Design Tips, Duncan Avenue Studios

Graphic Designer Maxwell Alexander has always been fascinated by how design can influence the way people perceive brands, leading him to combine his two passions of typography and brand strategy. In order to discover more about this topic, he spent some time chatting with fellow designers who share his passion for this subject matter, allowing him to write an insightful article on how design and brand strategy are merging in today’s creative world. What Is Type? We’ve all heard of fonts, but many of us don’t understand exactly what they are. A font is a collection of letters, numbers, symbols, […]

How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Photography and Featured Farmhouse Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in 2021, 2021 Trend, Airbnb, Design, Design Tips, Farm House, Farm Living, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Home, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Hudson Valley Farms, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content

It’s been around for a while, and a hit GHTV show made it even more popular. But it doesn’t seem like it will go away anytime soon, and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve got all the stuff you need if you’re planning a remodel! Let’s get started with our inexpensive interior design tips, then read on for our farmhouse interior design tips with a modern twist! How to Design a Modern Farmhouse – Interior Design Tips by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Photography and Featured Farmhouse Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York Every farmhouse-style home has a different […]

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas – Hudson Valley Style – Real Estate and Airbnb Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

Farmhouse Decorating Ideas – Hudson Valley Style

Posted Posted in Catskills, Design Tips, Exploring Hudson Valley, Farm House, Farm Living, Farmhouse, Farmhouse Decor, Farmhouse Living, Farmhouse Style, Farms for Sale in Upstate, Home Decorating, Hudson Valley Farms, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Photography, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor

The Hudson Valley and Catskills region of New York State has become something of an eastern counterpart to the California wine country, with picturesque farmhouse inns and other attractions cropping up all over the place in the historic agricultural region. The style of these upstate New York interiors has recently been dubbed Modern Rustic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Style by interior designers and bloggers, and it’s not hard to see why this term has caught on! Luxury in the Mountains The Catskills, Hudson Valley, and Westchester area is home to some of New York’s most beautiful homes and scenery. The mountains […]

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Posted Posted in 2021, 2021 Trend, Design, Design Tips, Hudson Valley Lifestyle, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design? […]

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design Tips

Posted Posted in 2021, 2021 Trend, Design, Design Tips, Farmhouse, Home Decor, Home Decor Ideas, Home Decorating, Home Decorating Ideas, Hudson Valley Living, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Maxwell Alexander, Maxwell Alexander Photography, Modern Rustic, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Photo Gallery, Sponsored Content, Wall Art, Wall Art Ideas

A blank wall can be dead space, especially if you’re not going for a minimalist style. You might want your home to look homey and vibrant, and you might have already decided that the blank wall needs to be filled with some kind of art. But how do you choose the piece? Here are five steps that should be in your decision-making process. 5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing wall art that will look great is finding pieces that will be big […]

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Maxwell Alexander

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui

Posted Posted in Design Tips, Fine Art, Health & Wellness, Home Decor Ideas, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Sponsored Content

Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see that we’ve had it all figured out! Well, another thing just happened: the new generation of the workforce (Millennials) is in! They are very serious about health & wellness and in fact, (thanks to advancements in technology) work from the home office more than […]

Airbnb Rental or a Dream Home? A Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse for Sale

Country Kitchen Decorating Ideas for an Authentic Hudson Valley Style Cooking Experience

Posted Posted in 2020 Trend, Design Tips, Farmhouse, Home, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Kitchen Design, Sponsored Content

Country kitchen decorating ideas are for any person who gets pleasure from the warm, earthy feeling of the simplicity of nature. Decorating a country kitchen is among the most popular types of interior decorating. This is because of the overall feeling of being welcoming and friendly that country kitchen decorating has to offer those who own the kitchen, as well as any guests and visitors. If you are considering the country and kitchen and decorating ideas, then you will need to decide if you’re going to be limiting it to your kitchen, or if you’ll be spreading it throughout your […]

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

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

Posted Posted in Bathroom Design, Design Tips, DIY, Home, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Sponsored Content

(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, […]

Focus your bathroom remodel with a striking visual statement

Focus your bathroom remodel with a striking visual statement

Posted Posted in Bathroom Design, Design, Design Tips, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Sponsored Content, Wellness

(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 […]

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in 2020, 2020 Trend, Design, Design Tips, Dino Alexander, Home, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Designer, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography, Hudson Valley Realtor, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Maxwell Alexander, Photography, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content, Staging, Staging Tips

In a strictly rational world, buying a home would be largely an economic decision. Homebuyers would weigh the properties carefully, comparing factors like appreciation potential, relative value, and quality of life. But in the real world, the home buying experience is quite different. In the real world, home buyers shop with their eyes, and with their hearts, and that makes home staging an essential part of the sales process. And since so many home searches now start online, staging a house for sale is as much about websites as open houses. If you want to stage your home for a […]

Sophisticated kitchen design for a stately aesthetic

Sophisticated kitchen design for a stately aesthetic

Posted Posted in Design, Design Tips, High-End Design, Home, Hudson Valley Design, Kitchen Design, Sponsored Content

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. […]

2020 Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

2020 Millennial Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in 2019, 2019 Trend, Bathroom Design, Design, Design Tips, DIY, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Farmhouse, Health & Wellness, High-End Design, Home, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Designer, Hudson Valley Real Estate, Hudson Valley Style, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Innovation, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Kitchen Design, Maxwell Alexander, MIllennials, Reclaimed, Reclaimed Wood, Sponsored Content, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, Wellness

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 […]

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

Essential staging tips that will help you sell your house flip faster by Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Posted Posted in Best Hudson Valley Realtors, Design Tips, Farmhouse, Home, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Realtor, Interior Design, Interior Design Tips, Real Estate, Real Estate Photography, Sponsored Content, Staging, Staging Tips

Essential staging tips that will help you sell your house flip faster. By Realtor Maxwell Alexander When it comes to selling homes, clutter and overly personalized decor is usually the biggest issue that deters buyers from considering a home, but with flips, it is totally the opposite! Flipped homes usually don’t have their inhabitants and hence lack any baggage that comes with living in a space for years. So what do you do to make it come across as an actual home and sell it faster plus for more money? We flipped quite a few homes in the Hudson Valley […]