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 […]

Joe + Monroe - Eco-Friendly, Individually Hand Poured Luxury Scented Candles

Holiday Gift Guide: Joe + Monroe – Eco-Friendly, Hand Poured Luxury Scented Candles

Joe + Monroe provides eco-friendly, individually hand poured luxury scented candles. A luxurious vegan blend of natural apricot and coconut wax, our candles are infused with essential oils that sourced from all over the world. Providing an environmentally clean burn, our candles are toxin free and are made fresh to order! Joe + Monroe – Eco-Friendly, Individually Hand Poured Luxury Scented Candles – Holiday Gift Guide 2020 Joe+ Monroe Promise: Tranquil Ambiance Candles can provide the ultimate ambiance, from its eye-catching aesthetic, to the richness of aromas that fill the air. It is our hope that our candles invade your […]

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. Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Realtor Toni Ann Perry Photography by Maxwell […]

How to Create a Rustic Lodge Vibe in Your Hudson Valley Home in 5 Simple Steps - Hudson Valley Style Living with Kei Kullberg

How to Create a Rustic Lodge Vibe in Your Home in 5 Simple Steps – Hudson Valley Style Living with Kei Kullberg

No travel is required to experience the cozy glow of a rustic mountain lodge. You can transform your home’s interior spaces into rooms filled with a rustic lodge, or cabin, vibe. Continue reading to learn how to pull together the necessary design elements to create the cozy cabin-like ambiance you’ve always wanted. How to Create a Rustic Lodge Vibe in Your Hudson Valley Home in 5 Simple Steps – Huson Valley Style Living with Kei Kullberg – Paid Content by Kei Kullberg NYS Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 1740248 Step 1: Choose Warm Colors Recreate the warm coziness of a […]

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home - Home Decor Ideas with Jessica Hill

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home – Home Decor Ideas with Jessica Hill

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%.” How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home by Jessica Hill 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 […]

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5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – by Maxwell Alexander

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. 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 big that they overwhelm […]

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall with Jessica Hill Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio)

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home by Jessica Hill

When the cooler temperatures of autumn put a little bounce in your step, enjoy this special season to its fullest, especially here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Indulge your senses in the look, feel, taste, and aromas typically associated with a fall day. Keep reading to discover 10 budget-friendly ways that you can welcome autumn this year. 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home By Jessica Hill, Contributing Editor (Home & Decor), Realtor (Alexander Maxwell Realty) Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio) (1) Yummy Baked Goods Autumn is the ideal time to treat yourself […]

3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality

3 Healthy Home Projects to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality

(BPT) – How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and wellness of the people who live in the home. If you’re curious how to improve your home’s IEQ, here are three key projects to consider: 1. Hydronic radiant heating systems Conventional forced-air systems push heated air through ductwork in the walls and ceilings. […]

Home Staging 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill

Home Staging 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill: Start with a Deep Decluttering Process

To get your home staged for a fast sale, you need to start by deeply decluttering the rooms. When you declutter a home, you make it look bigger like it has more living space, which is something that appeals to potential buyers. It also prepares you for letting go and moving on the process and lets you show off your home. Most people use some rooms in their homes for things they weren’t intended to use the room for – and that can make a house look cramped to a buyer. Home Staging 101 with Realtor Jessica Hill: Start with […]

4 Options for an ideal Outdoor Space: Pick the one that's right for You

4 Options for an ideal Outdoor Space: Pick the one that’s right for You

(BPT) – If you dream of the perfect outdoor living space for relaxing with a good book in the shade, entertaining family in your outdoor kitchen, playing with the kids in the sunshine — or just breathing in the sights and sounds of nature in your own personal oasis — here are some tips to help kickstart the planning process when the time is right for you. Modern landscaping and hardscaping offer limitless possibilities, so you can find the right solution to complement the way you live and your personal tastes. Whether you want a stylish lounge area for entertaining, […]

Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now

Have Time and Energy? 5 Affordable DIY Projects Homeowners Can Finish Now

We are all spending more time at home now and are increasingly finding that DIY home improvement projects can be fun, rewarding, and cost-effective. Especially today when it’s so important to have a comfortable, stylish home to enjoy more time with friends and family, DIY projects are a simple way to make our living spaces even better. Perhaps best of all, they empower you to personalize your home to reflect your tastes, preferences, and individual needs. Have Time and Energy? 5 Affordable DIY Projects Homeowners Can Finish Now (BPT) – Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Thanks in […]

Home Staging 101 with Miranda Weinberger: Focus on Rooms Where Staging Makes the Biggest Difference

Home Staging 101 with Realtor Miranda Weinberger: Focus on Rooms Where Staging Makes the Biggest Difference

Not every single room in your home needs to be staged. They need to be clean and well-presented, but there are some rooms in the home that don’t make or break a sale. For example, while you want a nice looking laundry room, that one doesn’t carry the same selling power that other rooms do. You want to start with the entrance to your house. Home Staging 101 with Realtor Miranda Weinberger: Focus on Rooms Where Staging Makes the Biggest Difference Your foyer area is a buyer’s first introduction to the inside of your home. Unfortunately, it’s also space where […]