Toni Ann Perry, Licensed RE Salesperson, Realtor, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Toni Ann Perry

Everyone appreciates home decorating ideas when planning to make improvements to their home. You may have visions of your own about how your new home décor would look but it’s always nice to have an alternative plan. There are definitely home decorating ideas that you haven’t discovered. There are constantly changes being made regarding trends in home decorating. Checking out new home decorating ideas may give birth to a new home decorating plan for your space. Home Decorating Ideas – with Hudson Valley Real Estate Agent Toni Ann Perry Being able to find home decorating ideas is a treat but […]

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Naomi Harris

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Naomi Harris

–Presentation. Yes, that is the keyword you always need to keep in mind. “The first impression is the last impression” is a proverb that not many people are willing to buy into these days. But in the case of homes, especially an old home that you are showcasing to others, this may very well be the case. It is a time-tested way to make sure that your house gets liked by whoever comes to view it. Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Tips to Make a Great First Impression – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Realtor Naomi Harris To […]

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 […]

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

(BPT) – You put a lot of care into curating your bedroom, but these days, it may look more like a gym or an office than your sleep sanctuary. In fact, Stanford News points to several nationwide surveys, which found that more than half of Americans now working from home are doing so from their bedrooms. To help reclaim your bedroom as a place designed for sleep, Joy Cho and Corey Damen Jenkins, interior design experts who work with Stearns & Foster — a luxury mattress company known for handcrafted style and comfort — have identified the following design tips […]

Victorian Home Renovation in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design and Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studios – The Best Real Estate Photographer in Hudson Valley

Victorian Home Renovation in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design and Real Estate Photography Project

Victorian Home Renovation in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design and Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studios – The Best Real Estate Photographer in Hudson Valley If you are selling your home on your own, or if you are a realtor who has been in real estate for a long time you already know that having professional real estate photographs for your listings is what will give you a competitive advantage on today’s saturated market. Just a few years ago, it was a luxury and I’ve seen hundreds of listing on MLS with blurry, musky, and unappealing […]

Woodstock, NY Airbnb Listing Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios – Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography

Thinking about professional photography for your Hudson Valley Airbnb? Here are some tips.

Thinking about professional photography for your Hudson Valley Airbnb? Here are some tips from Pro Photographer Maxwell Alexander. – Presented by Duncan Avenue Studios – Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley and Beyond. The value of great Airbnb Listing Photography of your Hudson Valley rental home cannot be overstated. The first thing prospective guests look at when deciding whether or not to book your space on Airbnb is your photos. Take some time to make your listings shine, since listings with good photos receive more interest, more bookings, and more eyes. Set the right expectations by attracting potential guests, highlighting your […]

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home

According to Statista.com, “The share of Americans who rent their home is 27%, the share of non-homeowners who can’t afford to buy a home is 43%, the share of renters living in single-family homes in the US is 42%, and the share of renters under 30 years old in the US is 49%.” Maybe you are a new renter or someone who has been renting for a while and you want to make your rental feel more like home. Consider the following tips to transform your rental space into the comfortable space you love coming home to. Embellishing the Walls […]

The Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley and Beyond – Interview with Latwan Banks of Madeline's Room – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander

Latwan Banks of Madeline’s Room – Interview with the Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley

Just a few days ago, I joined Latwan Banks, the owner and balloon stylist of the Hudson Valley balloon decoration salon Madeline’s Room, at one of her latest balloon styling sessions at Cream Boutique in Newburgh New York and we had an amazing time chatting about balloons and styling, and art. Her work is so fascinating and I had tons of questions about it. The Best Balloon Stylist in the Hudson Valley and Beyond – Interview with Latwan Banks of Madeline’s Room – Exploring Hudson Valley with Dino Alexander Here is how it went: Dino: Why ballon decorations? How did […]

A Cabin Theme for Your Home Decorating Ideas – Home Decor with Xiomara Marrero

Exploring Rustic Cabin Theme – Home Decor 101 with Realtor Xiomara Marrero

When it comes to home decorating there is one thing that must be said-people seem too long for the simple life and cabin living. Of all the styles of decorating and décor this is one that seems to be repeated most often but in different ways. Seriously there are a lot of resources on ‘cabin’ décor such as Pinterest boards, websites, magazines, brochures, books, and how-to videos all over the place than probably any other style of decorating. One reason for the phenomenal popularity of this particular type of home decorating style probably has a little bit to do with […]

How to Improve Your Interior Design with Strategically Arranged Wall Art

How to Improve Your Interior Design with Strategically Arranged Wall Art

When artwork groupings are nicely arranged, they create a collage effect; when they are improperly hung, they become a mess. To maximize how well each piece reads as a group, decide if you need to rearrange the pieces, alter the spacing, or leave them as they are. How to Improve Your Interior Design with Strategically Arranged Wall Art Seeing your pieces too close to each other is like being in a crowded mall: overwhelming and uninspiring. Consider removing only the smallest pieces to give the arrangement some breathing room. Taking down every piece will make the collection look sparse. Put […]

Turn Your Living into a Relaxation Oasis with These Simple Home Decor Tips - Presented by Simplida Fine Art – World's Finest Wall Art

Turn Your Living into a Relaxation Oasis with These Simple Home Decor Tips

How do you relax after a long day? Relax a bit at home. However, what if the ambiance or vibe of your home isn’t as inviting as it should be? Sleeping in your bedroom or cooking in the kitchen are two common choices. How do you unwind and relax? Where is your favorite spot? It’s the living room. Whether you want to spend time with your family, play with your children or arrange a get-together, the family room is the place where you can do that. The living room should be a place that gives you that feeling of being […]

How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor by Designer Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Wellness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Bodybuilding Coach

How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor

When you think about decorating your home, you probably picture colorful throw pillows, an array of rugs and perhaps a bed cover or two. All those elements play a huge role in home décor, but there is another element that is just as important. How to Incorporate Therapeutic Artwork Into Your Home Décor by Designer Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Wellness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified Bodybuilding Coach Artwork can transform your bare walls into things of beauty, and all you need to make it happen is sometimes. You can order everything you need online, from the canvas […]

Decorating on a Budget – Make it Fun and Enjoyable

Decorating on a Budget – Make it Fun and Enjoyable

For anybody, decorating on a budget can be a challenge, but it also can be very rewarding. It will also teach you how to showcase your home. In this book, we will provide great ideas and tips for decorating various rooms within your home without going over budget. Just by adding a few small, but creative and decorative details, you can make any home look like a million dollars. As long as you approach your decorating on a budget creatively, it should not only save you money, but will be fun also. If you want to create the perfect look […]

8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Hudson Valley Home – By Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

8 Tips for Decorating Your New York City Apartment, or the New Second Home in Hudson Valley

Here are some easy tips to decorate your NYC rental apartment or your new home in the Hudson Valley. After answering these questions for yourself, you might also see the benefits of the spacious Hudson Valley living and the highly dynamic, but sometimes spatially confined New York City lifestyle. Taking a few moments to think about your home will help you fully enjoy it. 8 Tips for Decorating Your NYC Apartment, or Hudson Valley Home – By Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Think about your home, and answer these questions: 1. What do you want it to […]

Beautiful Country Home for Sale in Beacon, NY – Alexander Maxwell Realty – The Best Real Estate Firm in Hudson Valley, New York

Hudson Valley Home for Sale in Beacon, NY

Welcome to a beautiful property in the Town of Beacon, NY where you will find designer finishes, vaulted ceilings, and functional updates. The back yard offers incredible landscape opportunities and unique rock features. You can enjoy unforgettable moments on the deck and entertain family and friends in privacy and comfort. The finished lower level is ideal for hosting weekend visitors or remote-working, quiet office setup. This location is ideal for evening walks around the peaceful neighborhood streets or a quick ride to the MetroNorth Train station. Home for Sale: 114 South Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 – Alexander Maxwell Realty – […]

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? A Checklist for Your New Minimalist Lifestyle

Having too much stuff might sound like an oxymoron to some people but the reality is that too much of anything can be a bad thing. In fact, this is pretty much the central maxim of minimalism! What you learn as a minimalist, is that the more you cut back on unnecessary ‘stuff’ and clutter, the less stress you have, the more free you become and the more you can appreciate the few items that really matter to you. But what is ‘too much’? Take a look at this checklist and let’s find out together if you fall into this […]

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Photographer Maxwell Alexander has a keen eye when it comes to integrating powerful emotions and visual imagery—an eye that often transcends dimensions and different mediums, prominently displayed in his new series of fine art sculpture photo prints on simplida.com. A few years back, Maxwell Alexander created a series of sculptures inspired by the idea of mind travel through the Universe. He initially planned to produce a commercial run of these pieces to sell as home decor. However, as he was pulled in multiple directions by the rapidly growing collective of Duncan Avenue brands, Max put his passion project on hold […]

5 Inspiring Ways to bring the Beauty of Nature into the Home

5 Inspiring Ways to bring the Beauty of Nature into the Home

(BPT) – It’s no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research shows that nature can offer mental health benefits including decreasing stress and relieving anxiety. In fact, incorporating elements of nature into the home has been proven to improve happiness and well-being. Following are five ways to invite the beauty and benefits of the outdoors into your home. Get in touch with nature According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, 40% of people want a connection to nature in their kitchen. One way to achieve this is by choosing nature-inspired materials for focal […]

Antique Bedroom Furniture

Antique Bedroom Furniture – Hudson Valley Style

Antique Furniture not only makes a veritable feast for the eyes, but you can also watch the regal splendor of yore come alive with it. It is popularly said that “Old is gold,” and this line stands true when Antique Bedroom Furniture comes to mind. These days, Antique Bedroom Furniture is becoming popular with the majority of the people. The reason behind this is that this furniture is a great addition to the aesthetic appeal to your room. Bedroom Furnishing is not just to soothe your senses, but also to enamor you with its beauty. Nowadays, Antique Bedroom Furniture comes […]

A Look at a Few Popular Decorating Styles – Home Decor 101 with Realtor Xiomara Marrero

A Look at a Few Popular Decorating Styles – Home Decor 101 with Realtor Xiomara Marrero

A Look At A Few Popular Decorating Styles Popular decorating styles are always changing. Is your home up to date on the latest fashion trends and decorating tips? Popular decorating styles are fun, interesting and they just add something to talk about to the rest of the home. If you are considering a redo of your living room, your kitchen, your bedroom or virtually any other room in or outside of your home, consider some of today’s more popular choices. You are sure to find one, or two, that you really love to use. Traditional: We have to start with […]

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps

You’ve moved into your new home, unpacked the boxes, arranged and rearranged the furniture, hung a few things on the walls. Hmmm. You know, or think you know how you want your rooms to feel but can’t get from the builder white walls and your old stuff to that wonderful comfy inviting look you got when you were in the model of the home you purchased? Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA Before you panic and true anxiety sets in know there are more […]