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

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

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Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor, Designer Maxwell Alexander 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! […]

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

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Winter is a great time to make your home come to life with these Plantscaping Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine 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 […]

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High-tech appliance trends from the House Beautiful Whole Home Project Concept House

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High-tech appliance trends from the House Beautiful Whole Home Project Concept House (BPT) – On a tree-lined street in the Brookhaven neighborhood of Atlanta, a house built with the goal of better living through design opens its doors to the public this fall. Each space was created with comfort, peace and serenity in mind, from the decluttered entryway, to the intuitive kitchen with luxurious state-of-the-art appliances designed to easily bring healthy choices to a family’s nightly dinner and provide flexibility in food preparation, to the laundry room with (seemingly) space-age appliances that make the chore a breeze, to the fitness […]

Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home projects

Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home renovation projects

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Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home projects (BPT) – Thinking of adding a deck? How about replacing the tired, worn siding on your house? Now that the weather is colder, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a hot beverage and start planning your 2019 home projects so you can nail the budget and settle on the look you’re after. “Updating your home’s exterior can make an older home look more modern, but it can also make a new build feel warmer and more established,” says Kristine Swint, an in-house design expert at Royal Building Products. “Whether […]

How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design

How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design

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How to put your own touch on modern bathroom design (BPT) – Home design continues to evolve but one element remains true: The bathroom is often the oasis within the home. A secluded bathroom is an ideal spot to experiment with modern designs without undergoing a major renovation. Below are a few tips on how to incorporate contemporary elements into an existing bath. Accessorize simply Choose simple and polished accessories that complement the aesthetic of the room. Incorporate sleek, angular towel bars or an elegant robe hook to create a clean layout that is functional and design forward. Incorporating modest […]

Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation

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5 design show trends to inspire your 2019 renovation (BPT) – When it’s time to remodel and renovate your home, you’re no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas and insight. With more than 145 years of leadership in the kitchen and bath space, Kohler Co. has worked side by side with the top designers to showcase the most […]

Call for Nominations: 2018 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards

Call for Nominations: 2018 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards

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Call for Nominations: 2018 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards 2018 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards

3D printing is reimagining the way you see your bathroom

3D printing is reimagining the way we live today

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3D printing is reimagining the way you see your bathroom (BPT) – When additive manufacturing technology — better known as 3D printing — was first invented more than 30 years ago it was intended to make the product design and manufacturing process more efficient. At that time, 3D printing was used primarily as a way to create prototypes to validate and perfect product design, but the inventor, Chuck Hull, had no idea how it would change the way we live. Today, 3D printing has evolved beyond product prototypes only used by industrial designers and engineers. Manufacturers all over the world […]

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The American Dream sans Green Turf Grass Lawn

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by Maxwell Alexander, CEO & Founder, Landida™ Smart Landscapes A luscious green lawn used to be a source of pride and a symbol of achieving the American Dream, well, at least for Babyboomers. They loved sugary drinks with artificial colors and flavors and dumped millions of tons of pesticides in their front yard to keep the grass greener on their side of the road, and neighbors jealous across the street. Good news for the Planet: the new generation of homeowners is in town! Millennials are way more eco-conscious, know that climate change is an actual thing, they prefer being healthy and cannot stand […]

Selling Real Estate in Style by Dino Alexander - Spring 2018 - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Selling Real Estate in Style by Dino Alexander

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Selling Real Estate in Style by Dino Alexander Want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar?  Staging with Style can help.  Staging is presenting your home in its best and most appealing light to the majority of home-buyers. In theory, staging isn’t hard or costly, but in reality, many homeowners find it difficult because it’s often hard to see something objectively when we love it. An easy way to see effectively staged homes is to visit decorated models.  Decorating a model is expensive, but builders are willing to invest the cost because they understand just how well a […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview - Duncan Avenue's Villa 9W

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui (Continued)

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by Dino Alexander (CEO, Duncan Avenue Group) Building site for Villa 9W was carefully carved into the East side of a hill with glass atrium and direction of the roof almost precisely facing South and the direction of the Hudson River. Looking at Bagua (or Pa Kua) – Feng Shui energy map, we see that Villa 9W is oriented towards Fame and Reputation Life Area (or a better translation “The Light Within You”) and the Feng Shui Element Fire. Furthermore, 2-story-high iron fireplace takes a center stage in the atrium that amplifies connection to the energy of Fire. Interestingly, this […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Lambs Hill Feature - Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Summer 2018 Preview – Lambs Hill Feature – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Summer 2018 Preview – Lambs Hill Feature – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

VVilla 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui

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Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of Taoism and historically were widely used t orient spiritually significant structures and places of worship and took in account references to local topography, bodies of water, astronomical position and directions of Earth’s magnetic field. Over the period of hundreds of years, these traditions and principles have […]