Hot trends in kitchen remodeling

Hot trends in kitchen remodeling

Year after year, the most popular home improvement project for American families remains the same: remodeling the kitchen. Today, kitchen makeovers are more ambitious than ever, with homeowners willing to spend larger budgets to upgrade both the aesthetics and the functionality of what is, after all, the most used room in the house. “Many architects, designers, and homeowners are specifying hardwood as an essential part of any kitchen refresh,” notes Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “That’s because wood not only offers a wide variety of looks and design possibilities, it also exemplifies the kind of material today’s […]

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, […]

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

Staging a House for Sale: 10 Steps to Home Staging Success by Designer/Realtor Maxwell Alexander

In a strictly rational world, buying a home would be largely an economic decision. Homebuyers would weigh the properties carefully, comparing factors like appreciation potential, relative value, and quality of life. But in the real world, the home buying experience is quite different. In the real world, home buyers shop with their eyes, and with their hearts, and that makes home staging an essential part of the sales process. And since so many home searches now start online, staging a house for sale is as much about websites as open houses. If you want to stage your home for a […]

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Luxury Summer Paradise with Heated Pool and Organic Garden, right here in the Hudson Valley!

Listing Information provided by: Alexander Maxwell Realty  / Listing Agent: Dino Alexander (Licensed Real Estate Broker) / Phone: 845-518-2750 / Web: almaxrealty.com Welcome to the Luxury Summer Paradise/Winter Wonderland in Rock Tavern, NY! This luxury home has been completely rebuilt in 2010 and further improved with trendy modern rustic style interiors and exquisite landscaping design featuring Hudson Valley-native shrubs, trees, rocks, and grass, heated pool with LED lighting and standalone jacuzzi tub. Wake up to the sunrise shining through double glass doors on the east side of the house and watch the warm sunset rays shining through plenty of energy-efficient […]

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Could European EcoCapsule become a Solution for the Housing Crisis in the United States?

As a Designer, I firmly believe that Beauty will eventually save the World and looking at this egg-shaped aesthetically pleasing product of Design I feel that Europeans might be the new saviors of the American Dream that is currently experiencing a bit of a relevance problem. The Ecocapsule could be the first commercially available technological solution that will disrupt humanity’s understanding of how sustainable/eco-friendly housing looks like, with a shift from heavy, static and inefficient boxes of all sorts, to the sleek, compact and energy-efficient appliance-like personal pods that for sure look like a visitor from the future. But what […]

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 […]

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 […]

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate

  Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin When arriving at the main gates of Casa de la Playa, Saint Martin this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms beachfront villa, you will no doubt feel like a celebrity on your very own private Caribbean estate. The long cobblestoned driveway, lined by the lush and vibrant gardens, is everyone’s dream villa entrance. Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate for Sale, Almax Realty Global Walk through the front door and you immediately see the blues of the pool and the Caribbean Sea beyond. Nothing can prepare you for what you […]

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 ways to bring the outdoors in this fall (BPT) – With the weather cooling down and trees changing to vibrant colors, it’s no wonder many consider autumn their favorite time of year. Fall draws people outside to apple orchards and pumpkin patches and fills homes with the smells of seasonal baking. A recent YouGov survey commissioned by VELUX found that most people (over 69%) think exposure to daylight, fresh air and nature has a positive effect on their well-being, including reducing stress. Yet according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people today spend 90% of their time indoors. Even […]

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 […]