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 […]

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 […]

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Top 7 Kitchen Interior Design Ideas in 2021

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design? […]

Kitchen Design Tips: Add a Dash of Spice and Style to Your Kitchen

Kitchen Design Tips: Add a Dash of Spice and Style to Your Kitchen

(BPT) – In today’s homes, kitchens serve a multitude of purposes beyond being a space to whip up a meal. They’re the heart of your home; the command center; the family gathering spot. So it’s no wonder why kitchens are where homeowners invest their renovation budget and why homebuyers pay a premium for an updated look. And savvy design professionals agree, spicing up your kitchen with stylish, timeless and natural materials — like cypress — is a recipe for success. Laying it out Planning a new or remodeled kitchen can be an exciting, yet overwhelming time. Designer Erika Powell from […]

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA

Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps

You’ve moved into your new home, unpacked the boxes, arranged and rearranged the furniture, hung a few things on the walls. Hmmm. You know, or think you know how you want your rooms to feel but can’t get from the builder white walls and your old stuff to that wonderful comfy inviting look you got when you were in the model of the home you purchased? Just Moved to a New Home? Decorate Like a Pro with These Easy Steps – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA Before you panic and true anxiety sets in know there are more […]

Brighten Your Kitchen Decor With The Flair of a Professional Home Decorator

Brighten Your Kitchen Decor With The Flair of a Professional Home Decorator

Eyes are supposed to be the windows to the soul. While being able to read the people around you is important, properly accenting your real windows is a lot easier to accomplish. A beautifully decorated home is a real joy, and one of the key elements to properly decorating your home is to put a good face on your windows. Window treatments are one of the quickest and easiest ways to dress up any house. A room that is generally overlooked in window decorations is the kitchen. We spend a good deal of our lives in our kitchens. The necessity […]

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

Bedroom Design Trends: 3 Tips to Cozy Up Your Space

(BPT) – You put a lot of care into curating your bedroom, but these days, it may look more like a gym or an office than your sleep sanctuary. In fact, Stanford News points to several nationwide surveys, which found that more than half of Americans now working from home are doing so from their bedrooms. To help reclaim your bedroom as a place designed for sleep, Joy Cho and Corey Damen Jenkins, interior design experts who work with Stearns & Foster — a luxury mattress company known for handcrafted style and comfort — have identified the following design tips […]

Beyond Aesthetics: Calming Wall Decor for Any Space

Great Bedroom Decor – Interior Design Tips with Maxwell Alexander

The bedroom is the place where you spend a great deal of time every day, albeit much of it asleep. This, of course, means that it needs to be a place of relaxation, and for many people, romance. It’s all too easy to let the clutter of everyday life invade your bedroom, but this impairs your ability to relax in the one room in the house that should be designed for that purpose. It’s time to decorate your bedroom for its true purpose. Start out by thinking about your personal style. What would you like to have in your bedroom? […]

Decorating Your Home in Style – Interior Design Guide by Designer Maxwell Alexander – Best Gay OnlyFans Fitness Model

Decorating Your Home in Style – Interior Design Guide by Maxwell Alexander

Creating a cohesive interior design for you home isn’t that hard if you know some of the basics. In fact, decorating your home so that all the various elements combine to create the look you’ve always wanted can be a lot of fun. Decorating Your Home in Style – Interior Design Guide by Maxwell Alexander Following are some proven tips to help you turn your house into a designer home: Taking the first step As they say, let’s start at the beginning. Chances are good that your home is a mish-mash of furnishings, art, accents and accessories that have been […]

Creating a Naturally Healthy Home

Creating a Naturally Healthy Home

(BPT) – The pandemic has changed the way many of us think and feel about home. More than ever, it has become a place of refuge, safety and comfort in an uncertain world. The need for our dwellings to be sources of both physical and emotional well-being has never been stronger. Architects and designers looking to maximize the unique and personal qualities of a residence — the subtle factors that turn it from a house into a home — have long recognized that specifying wood offers a natural means of achieving that goal. Now COVID-19 is making that strategy even […]

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 some time. You can order everything you need online, from the […]

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design Tips

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. 5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – with Designer Maxwell L. Alexander Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing wall art that will look great is finding pieces that will be big […]

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

Interior Decorating Ideas to Help Boost Productivity in Your Home Office

The overall look and feel of your home office can greatly affect how productive you are while working from home. And while designing for productivity can seem like a difficult task, there are ways to do it easily, even for those who don’t hail from creative backgrounds. As designer Maxwell Alexander explains, “Turning your bare walls into a stunning art gallery is not as daunting a process as you think, and you do not need a ton of money to make it happen.” With that in mind, here are some ideas that can help you turn your residential office into […]

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Choosing Home Decor for Your Hudson Valley Lodge or Cabin With a Rustic Theme

If you own a hunting lodge in the Hudson Valley, or just a country lodge or cabin retreat to get away from the daily stress of New York City life, then you have an opportunity to create an ambience totally different from your main city or town home. You can use a variety of appropriately designed and themed décor to create an atmosphere that is not only in keeping with your rustic home from home, but quite in contrast to that which you might normally have in your main residence. Choosing Decor for Your Hudson Valley Lodge or Cabin With […]

5 Elements of Interior Design – Wall Art Ideas

Five Elements of Interior Design

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity. Element #1: Space Space defines the boundaries and sets the limits on the functional and decorative […]

4 Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Interiors - Bathroom and Kitchen Design Tips

4 Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Interiors

(BPT) – There’s a simple reason for the recent boom in home improvement: Everyone’s spending more time at home. Staying at home more makes it clearer what areas are lacking and reveals opportunities for upgrades. Fortunately, there are many ways to make a huge impact on the appearance of those rooms — instantly. Here are four ways you can easily enhance and refresh your existing interiors. 1. Start with the foundation If your room feels uninspired, refreshing the flooring can instantly transform it. Recent design trends favor using consistent flooring throughout the home, or at least on each floor, for […]

The Valley of Gold - Explore New Wall Art Collection by Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander

The Valley of Gold – Explore New Wall Art Collection by Maxwell L. Alexander

Winter Holidays is the most Magical Season of the Year. In The Valley of Gold Holiday Fine Art Canvas Prints Collection, Photographer Maxwell Alexander catches the beauty of holiday lights reflecting in vibrant holiday decor around the Hudson Valley. Wether it’s ornaments on the Christmas Tree or sparkling bokeh lights on the golden jewelry – authentic Holiday Magic is in the every piece of this collection. The Valley of Gold – Explore New Wall Art Collection by Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander And while you are doing your holiday gift shopping at Simplida.com, also stop by in the Christmas Village section […]

Bring Personalized Expression into Kitchen Design

Bring Personalized Expression into Kitchen Design

Personalizing a kitchen’s design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel. Merged aesthetic Merge classic and modern design elements, such as wood cabinetry or richly veined marble, with smaller personalized touches that help to bring the room together. To unite varying design elements, consider adding a mixed stone backsplash to complement a central color scheme. By rooting the color palette in opulent […]

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Maxwell Alexander

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui

Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see that we’ve had it all figured out! Well, another thing just happened: the new generation of the workforce (Millennials) is in! They are very serious about health & wellness and in fact, (thanks to advancements in technology) work from the home office more than […]

Practical Tips for Choosing Artwork for Your Hudson Valley Office by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Practical Tips for Choosing Artwork for Your Hudson Valley Office by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Whether your business is a medical office, an engineering firm, or a high-tech organization, the right artwork can make the space look great. But great art does far more than just perk up your walls and cover up the empty space. Art has the power to motivate, to enlighten, and to transport – that is what makes it so wonderful. You may not have the money, or even the desire, to set up a museum in your waiting room or office, but you can still use the power of artwork to motivate your employees, soothe your patients and showcase your […]