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 […]

Christmas at the Hudson Villa - Photo Story by Maxwell L. Alexander

Magical Christmas Decor at the Hudson Villa – Photo Story by Maxwell L. Alexander

Christmas at The Hudson Villa – Photo Story by Maxwell L. Alexander The gorgeous property is in Chester, New York, and just a short 18-minute helicopter ride from Manhattan. It is the creation of esteemed architect Paul Rudolph and was originally owned by Henry Hudson’s family (hence the historical and fitting name). Paul Rudolph‘s vision transformed the villa into a spectacular summer paradise and private resort. The lux property features a white sand beach, swimming pool, cabanas, spa, jacuzzi tub, helipad, and impeccably sculptured gardens alive with splashes of floral color. The architectural design is a pure artistic genius. The […]

Woodstock Tower House – Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander

Tucked away in the mountains surrounding Woodstock, NY, this architectural marvel has been recently renovated with authentic modern-rustic style in mind. It features reclaimed wood finishes, sustainable quartz countertops, exposed ceiling beams, woodblock floors and many more interior design features worth a feature in The Hudson Valley Style Magazine. Enjoy the photo story by Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio. https://hudsonvalleystylemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Drone1.mp4 Woodstock Tower House – Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander / Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio Woodstock Tower House – Photo Story by Hudson Valley Photographer Maxwell Alexander The property is available on […]

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Home or Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley: Either Way The Hudson Villa is an Absolute Perfection – Home Tour with Realtor Miranda Weinberger

Welcome to the Hudson Valley, a place many have declared as the new Hamptons. Perhaps it offers even more. Dino Alexander, CEO and principal broker at Alexander Maxwell Realty in the Hudson Valley says smart New Yorkers are investing in this close-to-home paradise and are aware of its rising reputation. “We see luxury homebuyers are shifting their focus from the Hamptons and Long Island to the Hudson Valley and upstate markets to get a better bang for their buck and to alleviate concerns over the rising sea levels and effects of climate change.” A mini breakaway to the valley has led many […]

Villa Ashokan - Catskills - Take Me There! Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Villa Ashokan in Catskills – Take Me There!

It’s no surprise the Hudson Valley area is a favorite place for many people who appreciate a lifestyle including the peaceful beauty of nature as well as the luxury of modern urban life. The Hudson Valley truly is a place you can have it all. Villa Ashokan – Catskills – Take Me There!Story and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Imagine getting your morning fitness fix hiking through scenic nature trails, finding an afternoon of culture at a National Historic site, and enjoying a stunning sunset while sampling cheese and wine at your local winery. On the edge […]

Villa Tondo - Luxury Vacation Home in Hudson Valley's Town of Saugerties Community

Villa Tondo – Luxury Vacation Home in Hudson Valley’s Town of Saugerties Community

The Hudson Valley has long been one of the world’s top destinations. Many of those who know how amazing this region is come from New York City, escaping the hustle and bustle of that incredible metropolis to experience a breath of fresh air in the luxurious Hudson Valley lifestyle that’s available here. Countless writers, painters, and other artists have come to this region for inspiration. Hikers enjoy its picturesque trails. History buffs love learning about the moments that occurred here that changed the course of history. Wineries provide oenophiles with plenty of joy as well. The Hudson Valley style that’s […]

5 ways to help pollinators flourish

5 ways to help pollinators flourish

5 ways to help pollinators flourish (BPT) – You may already be aware that pollinators are important to everyone on the planet. But did you know that one in every three bites of food is made possible by native pollinators? Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, flies, bats, and hummingbirds transfer pollen between flowers and other plants, helping them grow and produce the fruit and vegetables we all eat — and that our beloved pets eat. Because pollinators help grow the pumpkins, apples, and cranberries used to make Beyond, a sustainability-minded natural pet food, the team has collaborated with The Nature […]

Maitopia - Modern Rustic Energy Efficient Retreat in Red Hook, NY - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Fresh air, inspiring design, warmth and comfort… Maitopia Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Escape the craziness for a few days and keep a healthy distance from the rest of the World in Maitopia, Hudson Valley’s hidden modern rustic gem in the middle of the woods in Red Hook, New York. This beautifully designed passive glass & wood modern cabin offers elegant details and the warmth that only an upstate energy-efficient retreat could. With a soaking egg tub, fires at every turn and a year-round hot pool you will fall in love with the place and the towns nearby. Not to mention Hudson Valley parks and hiking trails that are open for business and […]

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

(BPT) – 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today’s outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings. Connecting with nature: Biophilic design Biophilic design is achieved when natural elements are incorporated into space, helping people feel connected to the natural environment. It creates a calm, tranquil space and reduces stress. Biophilia makes sense for indoor […]

Custom Lighting Design - Modern Rustci Interior Design - Luxury Hudson Valley Home for Sale - Almax Realty - The Best Real Estate in the Hudson Valley

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 […]

Sue Rock Originals Scarf - Chunky Infinity Scarf

Stay warm this Holiday Season with Sue Rock Originals Scarf – Hudson Valley Style Holiday Shopping Guide

Sue Rock Originals Scarf – Chunky Infinity Scarf Sue Rock Originals Scarf – Chunky Infinity Scarf Sue Rock Originals Fall Scarf – Chunky Infinity Scarf $45 $45 / Buy Now at Sue Rock Originals These beautiful infinity scarves are a hit for the holiday season.  Timeless, they go with every wardrobe! Each scarf is knit and blocked by hand.  Handwash only 🙂 Sue Rock Originals is a sustainable manufacturer Sue Rock Originals donates 50% of the profits from each scarf sold to support the lives of survivors of domestic violence! Measurements – Length:97 inches   Width: 10 inches Sue Rock […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modern Rustic Home in Woodstock, NY - Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn - Interview by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Photography by Leyla Cadabal

Modern Farmhouse in Woodstock, NY – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn

Modern Farmhouse in Woodstock, NY – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn Interview by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Photography by Leyla Cadabal. Just last week I’ve had an opportunity to sit down with Designer Jennifer Lynn, the Owner, and President of Jennifer Lynn Interiors.  I’ve been watching her work on social media for a while now and was eager to get to know what inspires her amazingly inviting and beautifully classic interiors.  “My true passion has always been interior design but arrived at this place in life down a long windy road.  As an educator for 17 […]

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

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

Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Spring 2019: The Real Estate Edition In the Spring’19 Issue of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine, we are introducing Duncan Avenue Group’s brand new enterprise: Alexander Maxwell Realty and the latest home design project by Duncan Avenue Studio. Thank you for getting a copy of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine! We appreciate your support! Editors Maxwell & Dino Alexander Hudson Valley Style Magazine™ is a flagship publication of the Duncan Avenue Group™ and Hudson Valley’s Premiere Style & Design Publication with a Global Audience with focus on highlighting examples of high-end design, style, sustainability, and social responsibility concepts in the Hudson Valley and beyond. […]

Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project - Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Home Renovation Project: O’Connell’s Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY

Featured Hudson Valley Style Renovation Project: Myles & Desire O’Connell Summer Residence in Woodstock, NY Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief / Hudson Valley Style Magazine Myles & Desire O’Connell Brooklynites Myles and Desire O’Connell were frequent visitors to the Catskills and the Hudson Valley, up until they bumped into each other on a hike near Woodstock. Soon after, Myles proposed to Desire on the top of the Panther Mountain in Shandaken. It was a matter of time for them to start thinking about putting their roots down (even just for the Summer season as it usually […]

The real Dangers of Picaridin - Fire Salamander

The real dangers of Picaridin – yet again, Big Pharma tricks consumers into destroying ecosystems.

We’ve been there before: tobacco, lead, DEET and now Picaridin! Big Box stores along with Big Pharma are selling lethal poison to consumers wrapped in sweet and shiny marketing. In recent years awareness of the health and environmental dangers caused by chemical pesticide DEET has increased dramatically and it has led to a dramatic decline in sales of the insect repellents containing the poisonous pollutant. The chemical industry had to synthesize something fresh, new and cheap, so they did: marketed as a “safer alternative to DEET” pesticide Picaridin has become a staple in chemical insect repellents. Turned out, Picaridin not […]

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Max & Dino

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures: Overlook Mountain Woodstock, NY

Hudson Valley Hiking Adventures with Max & Dino Two weeks ago we were running around in t-shirts and celebrating Summer, but not on this beautiful yet crisp Saturday afternoon. Everyone knows that humans are the creatures of habits, but not everyone wants to face the truth. We are trying though! Things are more-less settled after our move to Kingston and we are finally squeezing some time to have actual “normal people’s” weekends when we can do something more laid back and less business-oriented. So, we (mostly I 🙂 ) decided to get in a habit of exploring nearby hiking trails, […]