7 Ways to Incorporate Artwork Into Your Home Décor

7 Easy Ways to Incorporate Artwork Into Your Home Decor

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. 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 canvas art prints themselves to photographic prints and hanging hardware. Here are seven tips to help you incorporate amazing artwork into your home and room décor. […]

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 […]

Joe + Monroe - Eco-Friendly, Individually Hand Poured Luxury Scented Candles

Holiday Gift Guide: Joe + Monroe – Eco-Friendly, Hand Poured Luxury Scented Candles

Joe + Monroe provides eco-friendly, individually hand poured luxury scented candles. A luxurious vegan blend of natural apricot and coconut wax, our candles are infused with essential oils that sourced from all over the world. Providing an environmentally clean burn, our candles are toxin free and are made fresh to order! Joe + Monroe – Eco-Friendly, Individually Hand Poured Luxury Scented Candles – Holiday Gift Guide 2020 Joe+ Monroe Promise: Tranquil Ambiance Candles can provide the ultimate ambiance, from its eye-catching aesthetic, to the richness of aromas that fill the air. It is our hope that our candles invade your […]

Apples, Autumn and Ulster County - Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Toni Ann Perry

Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Toni Ann Perry

Hudson Valley is a wonderful place to live. We have the majestic Hudson River and its now world-famous Walkway Over the Hudson. The rich fertile land lends itself to extensive agriculture, whether plants or livestock; and its proximity to New York City with rail, bus, or auto choices accommodates all to its vast cultural experiences. Having the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America located smack in the middle has helped in raising the bar for all types of culinary options and enjoyment. Apples, Autumn and Ulster County – Hudson Valley Style Fall Dinner with Realtor Toni Ann Perry Photography by Maxwell […]

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall with Jessica Hill Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio)

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home by Jessica Hill

When the cooler temperatures of autumn put a little bounce in your step, enjoy this special season to its fullest, especially here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Indulge your senses in the look, feel, taste, and aromas typically associated with a fall day. Keep reading to discover 10 budget-friendly ways that you can welcome autumn this year. 10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Welcome Fall in Your Hudson Valley Home By Jessica Hill, Contributing Editor (Home & Decor), Realtor (Alexander Maxwell Realty) Photography by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Photo Studio) (1) Yummy Baked Goods Autumn is the ideal time to treat yourself […]

5 Affordable Ways to Dress Up Your Home Office Space with Kei Kullberg

5 Affordable Ways to Dress Up Your Home Office Space by Kei Kullberg

Spending a lot of time working from home these days? I hear ya! As a mortgage broker here in the Hudson Valley, I see how the area basically turned into a “work-from-home capital” of North-East, just because seems like everyone moved out of New York City… 5 Affordable Ways to Dress Up Your Home Office Space Paid Content by Kei Kullberg, NYS Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 1740248 So the last thing you want is for your home office to look drab. You need a space where you can be excited about starting your workday. Design a home office that […]

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf (Dr. Z) of Hebe Medical Spa Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander Maxwell: Thank you for the interview opportunity and an amazing photoshoot, Dr. Z! I must say you are a natural when it comes to modeling. Great job! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how did the idea of Hebe Medical Spa manifest in your life. Dr. Z: Well thank you! 🙂 We have done a few photoshoots the last couple of years and I can say I definitely feel more comfortable with it now! Not so much in the […]

3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality

3 Healthy Home Projects to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality

(BPT) – How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and wellness of the people who live in the home. If you’re curious how to improve your home’s IEQ, here are three key projects to consider: 1. Hydronic radiant heating systems Conventional forced-air systems push heated air through ductwork in the walls and ceilings. […]

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

In ancient times, testing of one’s manhood was done by weight lifting. They would lift heavy stones such as Bluestones of old Dailly, Dinnie Stones, and Inver stone to show the power moreover it was a matter of prestige to the tribal kingdom in ancient times. The Story of Weightlifting Competitions with Certified Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander Considering the available facts, weightlifting competitions first began in Europe in the late 1880 and the champion of the competition was crowned in 1891. In those periods, there were no other subdivisions and the crown went to the man able to lift the […]

The Canadian Rockies: Trail Of The Grizzly – Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

The Canadian Rockies: Trail Of The Grizzly – Hiking Adventures with Maxwell Alexander

Over and over the huge grizzly bear stabs her powerful paw into the mountain river, fishing for her breakfast in the chilly, shallow water. A cool, crisp mountain breeze drifts through the valley; moist morning dew blankets the ground. The soothing sound of running water plays continuously as the sun scales the mountain peaks and illuminates the dawn sky. There can be few places on earth with the raw, natural beauty displayed throughout the Rocky Mountains. Vast forests race up the huge grey, granite faces until the grade becomes too steep to support the great myriad of roots. Songs of […]

Tips for the best back-to-school skin-care routine

Tips For The Best Back-to-School Skin-Care Routine

It’s that time of year again — the new school year is starting, and this year is like no other. Whether you’ve headed back into the classroom or you’re continuing to learn remotely, this year presents new challenges for everyone. Amid all these changes, it’s easy to get so busy that you don’t take good care of yourself. The result? When you’re over-stressed and under-nourished, it shows on your skin. (BPT) – Tips For The Best Back-to-School Skin-Care Routine Why not start the school year off right by establishing good self-care habits? When you’re in the middle of midterms or […]

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Certified Fitness Trainer Maxwell Alexander

In bodybuilding, your diet is one of the most effective weapons you can have if you want to achieve maximum potential. Diet is so important to the bodybuilder as it not only supplies the body with the energy needed to perform your exercises as well as giving you the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A good bodybuilding diet will include a lot of protein. It is critical for building muscle, losing fat, and contributing to the overall health of our tissues and organs. You should be consuming 1 gram of protein for each pound of your body […]