Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Hudson Valley Style Magazine Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

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Bria Tavakoli: Wellness is the New Beauty. Interview and Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander Max: Hi Bria, thank you so much for the opportunity to shine the light on your life! I’ve known you for years, but please, tell us about yourself 🙂 Bria: I’m Bria Tavakoli. I have been leading yoga retreats in the Hudson Valley for nearly 8 years now. I teach yoga full-time in New York City. I also offer Reiki healing sessions and more fitness-oriented core/Pilates sessions. Max: This is our wellness issues. What is wellness and beauty to you? How has your definition and understanding […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden

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Hudson Valley Style Magazine Designer Profile: Jewelry Designer Sara Golden by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hello, Sara! What do you do and how in your opinion it impacts the World around you? – I design and make jewelry out of my small studio in the Catskill Mountains. For so many years I designed jewelry for big companies in New York City where all the work was outsourced and where quality was too often compromised to meet sales goals. By working out of my own studio I can focus on making the best possible product, through using […]

5 Smart Technology Upgrades to make the Bathroom the Brainiest Room in the House

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2018 Trend, Design, Energy Efficiency, Health & Wellness, High-End Design, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Wellness

5 Smart Technology Upgrades to make the Bathroom the Brainiest Room in the House (BPT) – Smart technology has found a place in virtually every room in the home, even the one where we take care of our most low-tech needs. In fact, thanks to innovations like sensor-operated, self-cleaning toilets, moisture-sensing ventilation fans and digital shower controls, it’s possible to turn an ordinary bathroom into the brainiest room in the house. If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom with the latest smart technology, here are five elements to put at the top of your must-have list: 1. Smarter shower From […]

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails - Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Hudson Valley Hidden Trails – Hiking Tips for 2018 Hiking Season

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Hudson Valley Hidden Trails by Maxwell Alexander [ Executive Editor ] Hudson Valley Style Magazine Hudson Valley is famous for its amazing views and hiking trails. In fact, this is one of the main reasons people are moving into to the area or coming to visit from all around the World. For an avid explorer Breakneck Ridge, Mount Beacon, and Bear Mountain Park are on the bucket list, but that’s only the top of the iceberg! We moved to the area years ago (Dino, Vicka, Jack and Max on the picture above), and established a consistent nature’s beauty exploration schedule: […]

Walnut Street (Hudson Valley, New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Architectural Photography, Design, Duncan Avenue, Exploring Hudson Valley, High-End Design, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Lighting Design, Made in NY, Maxwell Alexander, Organic Living, Photography, Real Estate Photography, Sustainable Design

Walnut Street (New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio By Maxwell Alexander, Executive Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine This Kitchen really worth its own cooking TV Show! The kitchen is the heart of any home and this particular kitchen is 16 ft. long and is a perfect playground for a seasoned cook or aspiring cooking TV show host. It’s not just the size of the kitchen, but also the amazing contemporary features that are also spectacular. Industrial Style Concrete Countertops Concrete Countertops have gained a lot of attention recently. They are very flexible in design […]

Contemporary Fine Art Sculptures - Home Decor Line by Maxwell Alexander | DESIGN™

Maxwell Alexander | HOME™ – Uniquely Sophisticated Home Accents

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Arts and Crafts, Design, Duncan Avenue, Exploring Hudson Valley, Homes and Gardens, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Maxwell Alexander

Maxwell Alexander | HOME™ Unique and Sophisticated Home Decor Line is inspired by Nature and the idea of a mind travel through the Universe and provides an opportunity for visual meditation in every space or landscape. The aesthetics of this collection are meant to bring elements of peaceful harmony with the solid yet comforting and infinite rounded edges, shapes and surfaces. Each item in the Collection is hand carved and unique. Materials are plaster of Paris, steel wire, and gold leaf. Some of the items are available for sale from the Shop on this website or from fine art retailers in the greater […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Issue No.5 - Stephanie Reppas - Lighting the Way 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Issue No.5 – Lighting the Way 2018

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Backyard Kitchen, Beauty Products, Color Trends, Design, DIY, Duncan Avenue, Essentials, Exploring Hudson Valley, Health & Wellness, High-End Design, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Landscaping, Lighting Design, Natural Beauty, Organic Living, Reclaimed Wood, Typography, Winter 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine is Lighting the Way! Featuring exclusive cover story and interview with Hudson Valley’s Own Lighting Designer Stephanie Reppas (October Design, Hudson, NY. She creates amazing light fixtures from reclaimed materials found all over upstate, New York. Her projects are true work of art and an explicit definition of the authentic Hudson Valley Style.   – Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander

Coming Soon: Hudson Valley Style Magazine Exclusive Interview and Cover Story with Designer Stephanie Reppas

Coming Soon: Hudson Valley Style Magazine Exclusive Interview and Cover Story with Designer Stephanie Reppas

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We are excited to welcome and feature the work of Designer Stephanie Reppas – Owner of the October Design Co., based in Hudson, NY.  Stephanie creates industrial-rustic lighting and décor from reclaimed materials found around Upstate NY. 

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 Top Trends for Your Kitchen in 2018

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 Top Trends for Your Kitchen in 2018

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(BPT) – It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends. Many of the trends that will define kitchens for the year appear first at KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry convention held every year in January. More than 600 brands attended this year’s event, and here are the five trends that stood out from the show […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Trend Projection: Escape with 2018's Top Trending Color.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Trend Projection: Escape with 2018’s Top Trending Color.

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Escape with 2018’s most in-demand color (BPT) – Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named the trending color of the year? While many assume the choice is random, trending colors are based on many influencers, but where do they really begin? Trending colors arise from consumer preferences, which are formed by societal influences, […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: Cut expenses without cutting corners on your bathroom remodel.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: Cut expenses without cutting corners on your bathroom remodel.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Design, Duncan Avenue, Essentials, Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Design, Hudson Valley Style Decor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Natural Beauty

(BPT) – When homeowners get the urge to remodel and renovate their homes, two rooms immediately top the list: the kitchen and the bathroom. In the last decade, we’ve seen something of a renaissance in home bathroom design. From an innovative use of materials to radically reimagined bathtubs and toilets, today’s bathrooms offer a dream space with comfort and convenience in a stylish package. This dream, however, comes with a price tag. A mid-range bathroom remodel that includes a steel tub, a pressure-balanced shower, ceramic tile floor, vanity and integral sink could cost almost $20,000, and that’s for a 5-by-7 […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 DIY projects that will reinvent your bathroom in a weekend.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: 5 DIY projects that will reinvent your bathroom in a weekend.

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(BPT) – Ready to tackle your next home remodeling project and showcase your Do-It-Yourself (DIY) skills? Or maybe you’re an aspiring DIYer, hoping to channel your creative spirit and try your hand at the next home improvement project? Now is the time to get started. According to experts from the National Association of Home Builders, the amount of money homeowners spend on remodeling projects is predicted to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018. Some of these dollars will be spent on large comprehensive rebuilds and others will be spent on smaller fix-it-up projects. No matter the spend, it’s a good […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: The beauty of barn doors.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine: The beauty of barn doors.

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(BPT) – Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why. “Many homeowners hear the term ‘barn door’ and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a look they’re interested in,” says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But contemporary barn doors offer many more aesthetic choices than their traditional image suggests. We’ve noticed a trend toward the use of solid, fine-milled hardwoods like walnut and cherry for sliding […]

Back to Nature: Creating a Dream Home with Cypress

Back to Nature: Creating a Dream Home with Cypress

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(BPT) – Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes. “Wood is a classic and timeless building material,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “And many people are discovering that the inherent beauty of cypress, a species so often chosen for outdoor applications, adds a luxurious look to indoor living spaces, for anything from walls and ceilings, to exposed beams and so much […]