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 […]

Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios

Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry

Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry has been a go-to destination in Mamaroneck, NY for over 27 years. Their Gallery is filled with custom creations of diamonds and gemstones, and designer brands such as Yossi Harari, Anzie, and Michael Bondanza, to name only a few. Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry – Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios Always staying ahead of the trends Zaltas Gallery launched their first artist collaborative with Marla Beth Designs, Inc. Friends in Fashion – a Creative Collaboration of Marla Beth Designs and Zaltas […]

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

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, […]

Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

The Corporate Culture of Obedience and Why Mediocre Talent Is Hired

The word mediocre gets thrown around an awful lot these days, but when it comes to corporate culture, the term can accurately be applied. Specifically, in the hiring process, companies will often go with the safest candidate available, regardless of their creativity or other unconventional traits. The result is a homogenous workforce that fails to innovate or challenge the status quo. Here’s why this happens and how you can change your company’s hiring practices to avoid making the same mistake as so many others before you. The Corporate Culture of Obedience and Why Mediocre Talent Is Hired – by Maxwell […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial - 2019 Kitchen Design Trends - Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends by Hudson Valley Style Magazine

How to design your kitchen like a Millennial – Kitchen Design Trends – Hudson Valley Style Magazine by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Ah, Millennials, it warms my heart writing about Us – the most consciously awaken generation humans produced so far. We literally design the world around us in sync with Nature and the Universe. So what does it means to design a kitchen like a Millennial? Kitchen is the new Living Room As Millennials are awakening to the wisdom of the Cosmic Intelligence and taking into account the experience of the previous generations, we […]

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

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? […]

Ideas for Home Office Decorating – by Designer/Fine Art Photographer – Best Gay OnlyFans Creator Maxwell L. Alexander

Ideas for Home Office Decorating – Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

Every room in a house requires a face-lift or organizing once in awhile. Many people have home offices which require decorating. If this is your dilemma, you have help since there are many ideas for home office decorating. Planning a home office project doesn’t have to be expensive which is great because perhaps you can afford a professional decorator to transform your home office. Creativity goes a long way when you are home office decorating. Ideas for Home Office Decorating – by Designer/Fine Art Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a separate room for their […]

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

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design 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. 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 […]

You Are Your Brand - Personal Branding Bootcamp by Coach Maxwell Alexander

The Story of How Branding has Become Personal by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Back in my School of Visual Arts days (less than a decade ago) we were all like “branding is all about consistency, consistency is the king…”  Boy oh boy, have we gone far from that! As we all know the universe exponentially expands while speeding up in the process. Big Bang is the ultimate concept that can precisely describe socio-economic processes within human civilization: empires are born, expand then fade away. Real Estate bubbles grow, expand then blow up. Economists and mathematicians are busy creating models that supposed to predict the speed of expansion, but technology keeps raining on their parade. […]

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 […]

Boost your home's curb appeal

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Sustainable Building Materials

(BPT) – Looks matter and first impressions count! So to pique the interest of potential buyers, refresh your home’s exterior and boost the curb appeal with new siding. In-the-know design pros are choosing cypress siding for the upgrade. It looks great and can last a lifetime, no matter what Mother Nature might have in store. “Cypress siding offers the complete package,” says Zack Rickman of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, www.CypressInfo.org. “It’s not only beautiful, but it also offers proven outdoor performance by naturally repelling insects — like termites and carpenter bees — and minimizing decay, chemical corrosion, and other […]

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 […]

Maria Cabrera Bridal Collection Launch Event in Kingston, New York

Save the Date: Maria Cabrera Bridal Collection Launch Event in Kingston, New York

Maria Cabrera is very pleased to announce the launch of her own bridal collection including wedding gowns, veils, and headpieces, making all of your wedding dress dreams come true. The collection is modern, and sophisticated with familiar shapes and fabrics. A feminine aesthetic is present throughout the collection. Soft tones, sequin, and beaded sparkle embellishments, layered skirts, and exclusive laces are some of the elements featured. Each design evokes classic while expressing a vision of modern romantic style, and sophistication. Maria Cabrera’s Hallmark is customization, each bridal design may be modified to suit a bride’s individual style. Offering a range […]

Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Maxwell Alexander

Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big

It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you live in a small apartment in New York City or want to make the most of a compact room in your suburban Hudson Valley home, decorating to amplify the feel of square footage is a must. Here are three design tips to help you do just that. Maximize light and use of mirrors What causes a room to appear spacious? Light. To make your home’s smallest areas feel bigger, […]

2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule - Sustainable off-grid micro-home - Sustainability and Social Responsibility

2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule – Sustainable Off-Grid Micro-Home

Ecocapsule® is a smart, self-sustainable micro-home, which utilizes solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of infrastructure, with the luxury of a hotel room. Ecocapsule® is a stylish way to approach off-grid housing. It can serve as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station, or anything you want it to be. The product has been designed and engineered from scratch to be as self-sufficient, practical and functional as possible. Join Ecocapsule® and change the World! 2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule (Slovakia, EU) Nomination Categories: Style, Design, Sutainability, Social Responsibility Read this […]

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

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 […]

Sue Rock Originals - Lace Turtleneck Blouse - Hudson Valley Style Holiday Gift Guide

Sue Rock Originals – Lace Turtleneck Blouse – Hudson Valley Style Holiday Gift Guide

Sue Rock Originals – Lace Turtleneck Blouse – Hudson Valley Style Holiday Gift Guide Lace Tops These sumptuous lace tops create effortless styling in the holiday season.  In rich jewel tones, these tops are created from upcycled lace and are soft comfortable.  Attractive for every occasion.  Wear yours with a statement lingerie or with a cami and a great jacket! The perfect layering piece- these lace turtlenecks are soft and beautiful. Long sleeve turtleneck is available in a wide range of colors and lace patterns. For the plus sizes, we have a crew neck, sleeveless crop top up to size […]

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) […]

Winter is a great time to make your home come to life - Interior Design and Plantscaping Tips from Maxwell Alexander

Winter is a great time to make your home come to life – Interior Design and Plantscaping Tips from Designer Maxwell Alexander

Plants are a powerful but underused tool in interior design. Their green, leafy bodies can add life to even the coldest rooms and they are versatile enough to be able to be included either as a major feature or as a last-minute detail. But as living creatures they are, plants can be tricky to work with since they need good lighting, settings, and the right planters to look their best. So make sure you keep these tips in mind to breathe style and nature into your home’s interior. Planters are more than just containers Plants and planters go together like […]