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 […]

Top Reasons why you should buy a home in Hudson Valley  – by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in the Hudson Valley, New York

Top Reasons why you should buy a home in Hudson Valley – Dino Alexander

Hudson Valley is a gorgeous geographical region encompassing the valley formed by the Hudson River and its surrounding communities. It is located in New York State and is renowned for winemaking and grape-growing regions. Hudson Valley is spread over an enormous acreage and it is blessed with outstanding natural beauty. If you are looking for a cool and relaxed lifestyle with diving food and drinks, there is no better place for you in the country than Hudson Valley. Top Reasons why you should buy a home in Hudson Valley  – by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty […]

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Hudson Valley Realtors

How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero

When a home is ready to go on the market, homeowners always want to know how long it’s going to take to sell it. If you have a real estate agent, they’ll give you an estimated time because he knows all that’s involved in it. They know the average amount of days it takes to sell a place. How Long Will It Take to Sell Your Home? – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Xiomara Marrero, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Hudson Valley Realtors While you might think that selling a home quickly means you have to […]

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 […]

Hudson Valley Real Estate and Aerial Photography – Brookside Meadows Luxury Rental Community in Pleasant Valley, NY – Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studios

Brookside Meadows Luxury Rental Community in Pleasant Valley, NY – Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studios

Pleasant Valley is a town located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, approximately 50 miles north of New York City. It is part of Dutchess County, which is one of the most sought-after areas for real estate investment. Hudson Valley Real Estate and Aerial Photography Galley – Brookside Meadows Luxury Rental Community in Pleasant Valley, NY – Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studios Hudson Valley (Upstate New York) is home to many different communities that offer luxury living at its finest. One of these communities is Brookside Meadows Luxury Rental Community, which is located in Pleasant Valley, […]

Negotiating Tactics to Get the Best Price for Your Home - Real Estate 101 with Broker Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agnets in Hudson Valley, Westchester and Catskills, NY

Negotiating Tactics to Get the Best Price for Your Home – Real Estate 101 with Broker Dino Alexander

The process of selling a home doesn’t have to be stressful. A good real estate agent will handle all the negotiating tactics and act as a buffer between the seller and the buyer. Negotiating Tactics to Get the Best Price for Your Home – Real Estate 101 with Broker Dino Alexander – Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Agents in Hudson Valley, Westchester, and Catskills, NY Together with your agent, you’ll be ready to handle anything or discuss anything that might arise during the negotiation process. You have to start by knowing what it is that you want out […]

Outdoor living is hot: Tips to keep cool and comfortable

Outdoor living is hot: Tips to keep cool and comfortable

(BPT) – Outdoor living is hotter than ever — in more ways than one — and creating spaces that are not only functional but downright enjoyable is the goal of most homeowners today. No matter how you like to use your outdoor environments, you’re probably looking for ways to maximize your spaces and make them as pleasant as possible, for your family and your guests. Here are tips for optimizing your home’s outdoor spaces: 1) Practical and comfortable seating solutions When thinking about what type of seating makes sense for each area, consider who will be using it, for what […]

Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money – Real Estate 101 with Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander

Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money – Real Estate 101 with Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander

A good real estate agent knows the importance of escrows and earnest money and can always explain to you what these terms mean. Regardless of whether you choose to use an agent or do it on your own, you should be aware of what these are and how they influence you. Understanding Escrow and Earnest Money – Real Estate 101 with Real Estate Broker Dino Alexander This makes it easier for you to separate those who are not interested in buying from those who are. If both you and the potential buyer manage to iron out all issues during the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turn your basic backyard into an outdoor oasis - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Turn Your Basic Backyard into an Outdoor Oasis

(BPT) – Summer’s in full swing, but are you truly making the most of it? Creating a vibrant outdoor space can expand the living area of your home, while providing a unique venue for entertaining or relaxation, allowing you to enjoy every free moment to the fullest. From the ultimate sports bar to a zen paradise, the outdoor design possibilities are endless and can be customized to meet your priorities, be it entertaining friends and family or creating the perfect tranquil retreat. As a leader in home comfort for nearly 40 years, Napoleon has extensive expertise in designing products and […]

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 […]

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. 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 until further […]

The real Dangers of Picaridin - Fire Salamander

The real dangers of Picaridin – yet again, Big Pharma tricks consumers into destroying ecosystems.

We’ve been there before: tobacco, lead, DEET and now Picaridin! Big Box stores along with Big Pharma are selling lethal poison to consumers wrapped in sweet and shiny marketing. In recent years awareness of the health and environmental dangers caused by chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of the insect repellents containing the poisonous pollutant. The chemical industry had to synthesize something fresh, new and cheap, so they did: marketed as a “safer alternative to DEET” pesticide Picaridin has become a staple in chemical insect repellents. Turned out, Picaridin not […]

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 […]

Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Naomi Harris, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley

Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Naomi Harris

If you have a real estate agent, one of the first things he’ll check is to see how appealing your home looks as he’s driving up to it. An attractive home is one that can hook a potential buyer’s interest and make him want to know more. Increasing Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home – Hudson Valley Real Estate with Naomi Harris, Realtor, Home Staging Expert, Alexander Maxwell Realty – Best Real Estate Team in Hudson Valley You want to make sure that the outside of your home’s exterior is clean. It can be easy for a home that gets […]

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 […]

The future of gardening: Information and inspiration

The future of gardening: Information and inspiration

(BPT) – Gardening saw record growth in 2020 and experts expect many more people will be digging in the dirt again this spring. From “Victory” vegetable gardens to balcony containers, outdoor gathering spaces and mood-lifting landscapes, gardening is providing an outlet during the pandemic. Research conducted late last year found that 86% of homeowners plan to continue gardening in 2021. Nearly half of respondents say they’ll be planting more and expanding their garden spaces this spring. With all that expansion and enthusiasm comes the need for inspiration and advice. Help for beginners One source provides both inspiration and advice, with […]

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

Create a Backyard Oasis to Enjoy Hudson Valley Staycation This Spring

The Hudson Valley region is comprised of some of the state’s most scenic counties. Views from backyards are stunning year-round. Instead of only enjoying the natural beauty from your windows, turn your backyard into a comfortable oasis. Spending more time outdoors helps soothes the soul.  Plant Native Species Native plants are sustainable, benefit the local eco-system, and help bring the region’s natural beauty closer to home.  Perennials like Bee Balm and Cardinal Flower Lobelia grow back every year. The native plants also require less watering. Along with adding color to your backyard, the perennials also provide a habitat for bees, […]