Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living - by Interior Designer Maxwell Alexander

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living

Whether your house is big or small, a stand-alone structure or an apartment, it will go through a facelift sooner or later. You will have to repaint the walls (or get rid of the wallpaper), jettison junk that as accumulated over the years, and perhaps go in for some new furniture. It is easier for us Millennials, just because we used to “living small”, however, it applies to everyone who’s home doesn’t have a lot of square-footage: does it mean that your home has to feel claustrophobic? Not at all! Smart, clean and sustainable (in multiple definitions of the concept) […]

Winter is a great time to make your home come to life - Interior Design and Plantscaping Tips from Maxwell Alexander

Winter is a great time to make your home come to life – Interior Design and Plantscaping Tips from Designer Maxwell Alexander

Plants are a powerful but underused tool in interior design. Their green, leafy bodies can add life to even the coldest rooms and they are versatile enough to be able to be included either as a major feature or as a last-minute detail. But as living creatures they are, plants can be tricky to work with since they need good lighting, settings, and the right planters to look their best. So make sure you keep these tips in mind to breathe style and nature into your home’s interior. Planters are more than just containers Plants and planters go together like […]

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 a 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 […]

Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN

Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN

Lake House Project by HUDSON DESIGN Interior Design by Jarlath Mellett Photography Courtesy of HUDSON DESIGN Hudson Valley is home to many world-renown architectural & design marvels and architecture firm HUDSON DESIGN is keeping up with the tradition of creating structures that merge art and architecture with aesthetic acumen. They just unveiled their latest project in Putnam Valley: a modern, minimalist home designed for a picturesque lakefront setting on Lake Oscawana. Escape New York City life in this tranquil Hudson Valley Style retreat created by HUDSON DESIGN In line with authentic Hudson Valley Style, the home is designed in sync with nature […]

Your 2020 guide to climate-friendly holiday gifting

Your 2020 guide to climate-friendly holiday gifting

(BPT) – Each year, many people count down the days to the holiday season and save their money for festive decorations and gift-giving. In fact, the average American will spend over $1,000 on holiday gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. But before you start checking gifts off your list, consider how you can do even more this year. A gift that is ENERGY STAR certified not only has the latest features and styles, but also saves energy and prevents climate change. It’s a gift that does a world of good for your loved ones and the planet. Cutting-edge electronics […]

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space (BPT) – After a long summer relaxing on your deck or patio, autumn is a great time to renovate your outdoor space — or build one from scratch. Home improvement expert Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” offers five tips for fabulous fall fix-ups. 1. Get decked out. Fall is an ideal time to tackle a deck project, whether it be repairs, board replacement or a completely new build. In addition to offering more pleasant temperatures for working outside, fall and winter are typically slower times for contractors, meaning you won’t […]

Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020

Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020

Low maintenance, high curb appeal: Top exterior home trends of 2020 (BPT) – Whether you are thinking of selling your home next year, or simply looking to update certain elements, investing in your exterior will deliver a return on your investment in both resale value and enjoyment. From siding and garage door to the landscape and patio, there are many opportunities to refresh the outside of your home for style and function. The top trends of 2020 are all about bringing fresh ideas to tired spaces, updating with the latest product innovations, and ensuring your exterior gets as much love […]

Modern Rustic Kitchen and Bathroom Design by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Interior Design Inspiration Gallery: Modern Rustic Victorian Home in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Interior Design Inspiration Gallery: Modern Rustic Victorian Home in Cornwall on Hudson, NY – Interior Design Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio – Hudson Valley Design: Maxwell and Dino Alexander // Duncan Avenue Design Studio // Kingston, NY 3D Visualization: Duncan Avenue Design Studio / Maxwell L. Alexander In line with Duncan Avenue’s “Design, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility” mission, our Interior Design Studio plays a leading role and outlines Sustainable Design Strategy to our Design & Construction Division. Modern Rustic Style and Sustainable Design We are big fans of the current modern rustic design trend and the use of reclaimed […]

Mother Nature inspires 'new neutral' home design trends

Mother Nature inspires ‘new neutral’ home design trends

Mother Nature inspires ‘new neutral’ home design trends (BPT) – Many interior designers gravitate toward grays or whites as a starting point when building a home’s look and feel, but a new trend is emerging. Homeowners are getting back to basics and finding ways to bring the outdoors in by using neutral earth tones as their blank slate. These wood tones have become the “new neutral” for those beginning their brand-new home design. No matter your style — modern, eclectic or anything in between — the toned-down hues of natural-looking wood surfaces are the perfect starting point for building a […]

2020 Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

2020 Millennial Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2020 by Designer Maxwell Alexander #Millennials Just a few weeks ago I started working on 3 interior design projects exactly at the same time, they are still in their beginning stages and are to be brought to life sometime in 2020, so yes, as  Designers we often have to predict the future or as we call it – set the trends. So here is the Top 10 Interior Design Trends that also happened to be Millennial-inspired and driven: #10: Space-saving Interior Design The era of spectacularly oversized mansions is officially gone along with the […]

Five ways to elevate your home decor through minimalism

Five ways to elevate your home decor through minimalism

Five ways to elevate your home decor through minimalism (BPT) – The latest trends in home decor reveal a desire for a feeling of tranquility and calmness, perhaps as a response to today’s overly busy and distracted lifestyles. From Marie Kondo’s decluttering craze to a return to natural materials in home design, everyone is looking for a way to create a peaceful, less hectic inner space. When it comes to home decor, less is definitely more. How can you tap into this yen for a little more Zen? 1. Simplify your design strategy When revamping your room to create a […]

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 […]

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander If Hudson Valley is the official Fall Capital of the World, then Mohonk Mountain House would be the capital’s city hall. There is no better place to watch the fall fiery of colors than on a hiking trail around the Mohonk Lake. Even though I live in the Hudson Valley for quite a few years and have been exploring New Paltz are for a while, this was my very first sight of the Mohonk Mountain House or the surroundings to be exact and it was pretty impressive. […]

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop.

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop.

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop. By Realtor Maxwell Alexander It’s the end of a crazy summer here in the Hudson Valley’s real estate market. Bidding wars are far less frequent and the average number of buyers trying to get the same property went down from dozens to just a few. So your house might be in perfect shape and you’ve priced it right, but still, due to seasonal market fluctuations, your home is still on the market and you might be thinking about a price drop? […]

Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander - Duncan Avenue Photography Studio - Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography

Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander Duncan Avenue Photography Studio photoshoot for Natural Element Homes Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Photography Studio – Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Photography Studio – Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Photography Studio – Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography Luxurious Hunter’s Cabin in Catskill Mountains – Photo Story by […]

Top 5 Airbnb Stays in the Hudson Valley this Fall: Woodstock Mountain Cottage

Top 5 Best Airbnb Getaways for watching Leaf Foliage in the Hudson Valley

Top 5 Best Airbnb Getaways for watching Fall Leaf Foliage in the Hudson Valley in Style by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Thinking about escaping New York City for a short getaway in the Hudson Valley to enjoy the fiery of colors and spectacular beauty of nature? Look no further! We’ve got the Top 5 list of best Airbnb experiences close to world-renown wineries, farm trails, and pumpkin/apple picking spots! #1: Farmhouse Reinvented in Marlboro, NY Book the Marlboro Farmhouse on Airbnb >> Welcome to the historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse completely reimagined by the Award-Winning Duncan Avenue Interior […]

Modern Hudson Valley Farmhouse – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn

Modern Hudson Valley Farmhouse – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn Story by Interior Designer Jennifer Lynn Photography by Bill Maouris Starting from the beginning, this project was raw, literally!  My client called for guidance in November 2018, as their home was in the beginning framing stage.  The new build was large and expansive and it was an exciting starting point. Working with a home from the inception is exhilarating.  Nothing compares to watching the structure transform into a home! The first pressing matter was selecting finishes for the home.  The clients were feeling overwhelmed at the thought of the […]