IKEA introduces KRÖSAMOS – home decor collection designed with a focus on living a sustainable life

IKEA introduces KRÖSAMOS – Home Decor Collection Designed with a Focus on Living a Sustainable Life

Thoughts behind the collection The KRÖSAMOS collection by IKEA was designed with a focus on living a sustainable lifestyle at an affordable price. The collection is full of products to help people savor fresh ingredients, prepare food in a healthy way, and enjoy meals this autumn. We want to help families to make smart, healthier choices. And encourage them to harvest and take care of the food that grows close to them, whether that’s from their garden, balcony, local farmers’ market or foraging in the woods. It’s all about harvesting, homemade, and hosting — enjoying good food together. While raising […]

Apples, Autumn and Ulster County - Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Toni Ann Perry

Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Toni Ann Perry

Hudson Valley is a wonderful place to live. We have the majestic Hudson River and its now world-famous Walkway Over the Hudson. The rich fertile land lends itself to extensive agriculture, whether plants or livestock; and its proximity to New York City with rail, bus, or auto choices accommodates all to its vast cultural experiences. Having the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America located smack in the middle has helped in raising the bar for all types of culinary options and enjoyment. Hudson Valley Style Kitchen – Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Realtor Toni […]

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 […]

Hudson Valley Lake House for Sale in Wappingers Falls, NY

Hudson Valley Lake House for Sale in Wappingers Falls

Welcome to Hillside Lake – a beautiful Hudson Valley community in Wappingers Falls, NY. This newly renovated delightful Cottage features 3 bedrooms 2 baths 900 architectural square feet of spacious modern living. New Siding, Hydro heat, New Septic, and New Stainless Steel Appliances, are just a few improvements you will find in this house by the lake. Walk in to find an elegant wood-burning fireplace that’s the centerpiece between the dining room and living room. Open style Gourmet kitchen, Primary Bedroom with an En Suite bathroom. Two more Spacious Bedrooms are accessible from the living room as well. Lakefront views […]

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Lush Golf Course

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Lush Golf Course

How to Make Your Lawn Look Like a Lush Golf Course (BPT) – Have you ever been on a golf course or watched a tournament on TV and thought, “How do I get my lawn that green?” While thick, lush, healthy grass takes some strategy (and time), it is possible to achieve at home with some tips and tricks from lawn care experts. As the Official Lawn Care Treatment Provider of the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and TPC Network, TruGreen knows what it takes to achieve a golf-course ready lawn. Both TruGreen and the PGA TOUR implement science-driven agronomic […]

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5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art

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 […]

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

How to Create a Relaxing Oasis in Your Home 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 Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson valley Style Magazine

How to Ensure You Get the Best Price When Selling Your Hudson Valley Home

Whether you are selling your home to move to a new city or just to relocate to the other side of town, you will no doubt want to receive as much money for the property as you can. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your final selling price is as high as possible, such as: •    Stage the Home in Style When prospective buyer walks into your home, they don’t want to see a space cluttered with all of your belongings. Nor do they want to see a home totally devoid of fixtures or […]

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 freer 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 category… […]

Top 2022 Home Improvements to Enhance an Evolving Lifestyle

Top 2022 Home Improvements to Enhance an Evolving Lifestyle

Top 2022 Home Improvements to Enhance an Evolving Lifestyle (BPT) – Home is more than just where the heart is. Whether creating an office, a socially distant gathering space or making room for a loved one to move in, people are using their homes in ways they may never have before. Experts predict homeowners will focus on upgrades and home improvements that fit this evolving lifestyle in 2022 and beyond. In fact, the Leading Indicator for Remodeling Activity from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts a steady and significant rise in remodeling projects that is projected to reach […]

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Beyond Aesthetics: Relaxing Nature Photography to Calm Your Mind – Wall Art by Maxwell Alexander

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 still-life sculpture photography. 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, Maxwell put his passion project on hold until further […]

The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York – by Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker 

The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York

Interested in finding out the best places to hunt for fixer-uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York? If so, you’re not alone! Houses that need some work, but are worth investing in and turning into your dream home are becoming more and more popular, but where should you start? This blog will help to answer that question, telling you about some of the best places to look for fixer-uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York, from the Catskills to Albany, from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse! The Best Places to Hunt for Fixer-Uppers in Hudson Valley and Upstate New York […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Get Your Home Through the Winter More Comfortably

5 Tips to Get Your Home Through the Winter More Comfortably

5 Tips to Get Your Home Through the Winter More Comfortably (BPT) – As you’ve likely stayed indoors more over the past couple of years, you may have realized there are things about your home that need to be changed or upgraded. Rising heating costs may also have you concerned about the upcoming chilly winter months. With cold temps already here, it’s important to be sure your home is ready — and that your family will stay sufficiently warm and comfortable throughout the coldest time of the year. Follow these tips to help you stay warm, save money — and […]

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 […]

Contemporary Colonial Luxury Home in Poughkeepsie, New York by Toni Anne Perry, Licensed RE Salesperson, Alexander Maxwell Realty Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Group

Forbearance, Foreclosure and Home Selling in 2021 – Real Estate 101 with Toni Ann Perry

First and foremost, before forbearance or foreclosure – talk to your lending institution!  An open dialog with your lender may quell many problems before they happen; they are not there to scold or judge, just to help. What is mortgage forbearance?  The simplified answer, according to consumerfinance.gov: forbearance is when your mortgage servicer or lender allows you to temporarily pay your mortgage at a lower payment or pause paying your mortgage. You will have to pay the payment reduction or the paused payments back later. Forbearance is an option if you have a temporary situation that will be resolved over […]

Top 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home with Hudson Valley Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander

Top 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home with Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander

Enjoy this special season to the fullest when the cooler temperatures of autumn make you feel more energetic, especially here in the Hudson Valley. Take in the sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas that are typical of fall days. Read on to discover 10 ways you can celebrate autumn on a budget. Top 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home with Dino Alexander By Dino Alexander, Contributing Editor (Home & Decor), Real Estate Broker (Alexander Maxwell Realty) Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio) (1) Yummy Baked Goods Fall is the perfect time to treat yourself […]

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 […]

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 […]