Modern Hudson Valley Farmhouse – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn

Modern Hudson Valley Farmhouse – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn Story by Interior Designer Jennifer Lynn Photography by Bill Maouris Starting from the beginning, this project was raw, literally!  My client called for guidance in November 2018, as their home was in the beginning framing stage.  The new build was large and expansive and it was an exciting starting point. Working with a home from the inception is exhilarating.  Nothing compares to watching the structure transform into a home! The first pressing matter was selecting finishes for the home.  The clients were feeling overwhelmed at the thought of the […]

Airbnb Rental or a Dream Home? A Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse for Sale

Airbnb Rental or a Dream Home? Hudson Valley Farmhouse for Sale

Airbnb Rental or a Dream Home? A Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse for Sale by Realtor Maxwell Alexander As a licensed realtor and a part of the Millennial generation, I see a very prominent and overwhelmingly obvious trend in real estate ownership. Or should I say, sharing economy has finally settled in mind and hearts of the new generation of American homebuyers? It used to be THE American Dream: Go to school – charge it on the student loans, get married – charge it on a credit card, buy a house – pay with a mortgage… Then expect the economy to […]

Historic Hudson Valley Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio

A Historic (Circa 1970s) Hudson Valley Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio

Social Media Sensation: Historic Farmhouse Reinvented by Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio Welcome to the historic (circa 1870) Hudson Valley Farmhouse in the heart of legendary Marlboro, NY. It has been completely reimagined by the Award-Winning Duncan Avenue Design Studio and has become an inspiring, stylish and extremely comfortable zero-emissions 21st century smart home just minutes away from NYC. Situated on top of a hill and an acre of picturesque landscape, it could become your turnkey second-home, a vacation home, rental or investment property, or an authentic Hudson Valley Style dream home for generations to come. The Farmhouse has been […]

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Explaining Energy Sources. New York is Saying No to Fossil Fuels.

Electrical energy is essential for the world to work and produce. Explaining Energy Sources. New York is Saying No to Fossil Fuels. by Katya A Williams, Sustainability and Social Responsibility Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Electricity is considered to be the secondary source of energy, while natural sources like sun radiation, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, wood, and nuclear energy are the primary sources. Generators, turbines, water, and gas can all generate electrical power by sending energy from the source to the location of use. Fossil fuels are the most used primary sources of energy, which are the leftovers of the […]

4 Lesser-Known Tips for Selling your Hudson Valley Home Faster

4 Lesser-Known Tips for Selling your Hudson Valley Home Faster If you’ve told anyone you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you’ve probably gotten some advice. Everybody who’s ever sold their home is likely eager to tell you how to go about doing it. Most likely, they’ve told you what you already know: Remove clutter, paint with neutral colors, spruce up your curb appeal and keep the home squeaky-clean for as long as it’s on the market. But there are some less-common tactics that can be useful to home sellers too; ones you might not hear from […]

To some people rain is nothing but water, to others - it is kind of romantic, to the majority - rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms.

Every Raindrop Counts – Rainwater and the Hudson River

by Katya A Williams Aug.12, 2019 “It is raining again,”- a disappointed resident would tell another resident passing by his house. To some people rain is nothing but water, to others – it is kind of romantic, to the majority – rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to stop the rain from transporting […]

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart and sustainable ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As the seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don’t have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. One prevalent building trend involves making the smart choice toward natural, […]

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime (BPT) – The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there’s something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with family and friends. Here are four must-do summer endeavors that won’t break the bank. 1. Historic Route 66 – Historic Route 66 was one of the original American highways, extending all the way from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. From a weekend trip […]

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors - scary stuff!

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine We are surrounded by chemicals. Individuals, businesses and industries use chemicals daily, not realizing how toxic some of them are. Pesticides, fertilizers, paints, fuels, cleaning solutions, solvents- all contain chemicals that enter the environment and contaminate water, air, and soil. Some of the most dangerous hazards are heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, tin, zinc, copper, chromium, cadmium), that are used in many products by manufactures and can be severely toxic for people’s health, especially children, write Boorse and Wright in their 2017 […]

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 […]

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle.

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Water is a renewable resource, not one single living organism can live without. However, it largely varies how humans treat water around the globe. To people in developing countries, water is treasured – it forces communities that one hundred percent depend on agriculture, to escape droughts and migrate to other places with more water resources. But in developed countries, water appears to be one of the most common sources, easily accessible and very affordable almost anywhere, which […]

How Kitchen became the New Living Room with Realtor® Tony Perry

How Kitchen became the New Living Room. Interview with Hudson Valley Realtor® Toni Perry

How Kitchen became the New Living Room with Toni Perry Interview by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Photography: Duncan Avenue Studio Let’s just admit it: the concept of a living room as we know it is gone! The kitchen takes a center stage in almost every home. We sat down or rather stood up around a granite kitchen counter with Realtor® Toni Perry who just listed an amazing Hudson Valley Style bi-level ranch home in Highland, NY. On top of being a Realtor®, Toni has more than 30 years of experience running a catering business, so […]

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can? by Katya A Williams, Editor, Sustainability & Social Responsibility People are creatures of their habits and patterns, where purchasing goods makes a part of a person’s daily routine. American businesses produce and promote a wide variety of services and products, available and accessible anywhere and anytime, for shoppers with all possible needs and demands. America is the nation of consumers! The more goods humans buy and use, the more waste gets produced. American businesses and homes generate an overwhelming amount of trash, also known as municipal solid waste (MSW), which […]

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style (BPT) – Mid-century style celebrates the aesthetic influences of the 20th century, bringing clean lines, slender forms and high function to the interior space. From modernist architectural structures to furnishings that embrace rounded geometries and smooth contours, design elements from this period are rooted in a sense of history, yet seamlessly integrate into the present for a truly enduring, iconic look. Incorporate these elements to create a space that distills the essence of timeless sophistication and captures the je ne sais quoi of mid-century influence. Streamlined aesthetic Curate a distinguished, mid-century […]

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Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine When you put your house on the market, it can be difficult to tell how long it will be on there before it is sold. This makes planning for other things, such as moving out and buying a new place, harder to do. Here are five factors that can impact how quickly your home will sell.  Neighborhood Appeal Consider your surrounding neighborhood. Is it close to restaurants or other local attractions? Is it […]

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care

Feeling overwhelmed? 5 tips to make time for self-care (BPT) – Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you don’t have time to do the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your personal goals, practicing self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can take control of your time and take better care of yourself. Sometimes it’s a question of prioritizing what you want to do — and outsourcing the rest. Simplify meal prep and cooking. Unless cooking is enjoyable and […]