Putting Your Home to Work: 5 Things to Know About Solar Panels

Putting Your Hudson Valley Home to Work: 5 Things to Know About Solar Panels

As people have been spending more time at home and watching their utility bills increase, solar energy is becoming a topic of interest. In fact, even with more constrained purchasing practices in many households in the current environment, a recent Harris Poll research study revealed a 13 percent increase in consumer interest in solar energy since mid-March. That’s not surprising, given that the installation of solar panels can save homeowners hundreds of dollars in monthly utility bills, boost the value of their homes and provide peace of mind about helping the environment. Thankfully, making solar energy part of your daily […]

Help Alima's Cuisine To Get a Food Truck!

Celebrate Juneteenth by making a difference today – Help Alima’s Cuisine To Get a Food Truck!

Wow! Great job, Hudson Valley, and the rest of the World! In just a few days Alima’s Cuisine Food Truck Campaign has reached its $25K goal and still going up strong! Let’s raise $50K so Alima could expand with 2 food trucks? Go donate here before its too late: Help Alima’s Cuisine To Get a Food Truck! About Alima’s GoFundMe Campaign: After three years of Alima’s Cuisines serving delicious Burkina Faso West African food out of tents at farmers’ markets and pop-up restaurants, Alima is ready to step things up with a food truck! She has found a truck that […]

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Ducalm Skincare – 2020 Style and Design Awards Nomination

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Style & Design Awards Nomination: DUCALM SKINCARE in Style & Design, Innovation, Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Design Categories. DUCALM SKINCARE WAS BORN OUT OF MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. – Danielle Pitts, Founder and CEO As an athlete and a person with sensitive and reactive skin, I am conscious of using non-toxic and natural ingredients, but also the need for ingredient synergy. I craved simplicity, fewer products, and efficacy. I like to go makeup-free so I like to have balanced, even skin. I also happen to be an avid multi-studio per day/week fitness addict. I wanted the […]

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Crisis and shelter in place allowed many to reevaluate the past, contemplate the present, and wonder about the future. These critical times brought us all together by making us want to reach out to our loved ones and even reconnect with long lost friends across the world and realize how much we care about them and how happy they are to hear from us. By looking at the most recent satellite photos, we are also learning that we might not be the only ones who’s been using this time to reflect – our planet took a deep breath as well, […]

Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Maxwell Alexander

Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big

It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Whether you live in a small apartment in New York City or want to make the most of a compact room in your suburban Hudson Valley home, decorating to amplify the feel of square footage is a must. Here are three design tips to help you do just that. Maximize light and use of mirrors What causes a room to appear spacious? Light. To make your home’s smallest areas feel bigger, […]

2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule - Sustainable off-grid micro-home - Sustainability and Social Responsibility

2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule – Sustainable Off-Grid Micro-Home

Ecocapsule® is a smart, self-sustainable micro-home, which utilizes solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of infrastructure, with the luxury of a hotel room. Ecocapsule® is a stylish way to approach off-grid housing. It can serve as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station, or anything you want it to be. The product has been designed and engineered from scratch to be as self-sufficient, practical and functional as possible. Join Ecocapsule® and change the World! 2020 HudsonValley.Style Awards Nomination: EcoCapsule (Slovakia, EU) Nomination Categories: Style, Design, Sutainability, Social Responsibility Read this […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander Of course, you know how you view yourself: Loyal, trustworthy, dependable, honest. But that might not be how others see you. Like it or not, how you are perceived by the public is the reality of who you are. It is that public persona that comprises your brand. How important that image is to you can help you decide if you want to craft it yourself or if you want to put it in the hands of a public relations expert. So why should it be important to […]

How to Package Yourself as a Product - Personal Brand Coaching by Designer Maxwell Alexander

The story of how Branding became Personal

The story of how Branding became Personal by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander Back in my School of Visual Arts days (less than a decade ago) we were all like “branding is all about consistency, consistency is the king…”  Boy oh boy, have we gone far from that! As we all know the universe exponentially expands while speeding up in the process. Big Bang is the ultimate concept that can precisely describe socio-economic processes within human civilization: empires are born, expand then fade away. Real Estate bubbles grow, expand then blow up. Economists and mathematicians are busy creating models that supposed […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition

Thinking about a career in real estate? Look no further!

The way people buy and sell things has inherently changed in the last decade. Why should real estate be any different? The industry as you know it is lagging dreadfully behind, but Alexander Maxwell Realty is disrupting the system with a bold, new outlook on what is necessary to become a successful real estate agent. Contrary to the notion that you’re all lazy and entitled, Millennials are overtaking the workforce and the real estate market. Almax Realty understands your need for a cutting-edge environment to thrive in. We’re not talking about gimmicks like bean bags and espresso bars; we are […]

5 tips for upping your game watching party - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 tips for upping your game watching party – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 tips for upping your game watching party (BPT) – You’re looking forward to the big game, and you’ve invited all your friends for what should be an exciting day. But now the big questions persist: Do you have enough food? Is my menu going to make everyone happy? What more do you need for a successful game day party? Here are a few simple tips to up your game and make it a day to remember … win or lose. 1. Make space for a big crowd Take a good look at your living room, den or wherever you’re […]