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 […]

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Prepare for the unexpected: Travel tips for peace of mind

Prepare for the unexpected: Travel tips for peace of mind (BPT) – Do you have a case of wanderlust? Traveling is a great way to explore new places and try new activities, going beyond the ordinary to create lifelong memories with family and friends. But travel does come with risks. This is particularly important with the rise in adventure travel, where Americans are incorporating exciting experiences, like cycling and ATV tours, to their itineraries. More risks tend to be associated with these types of activities on trips, including unexpected accidents or injuries. “While the goal is to create happy and […]

8 Great DIY Tips for Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos

8 Great DIY Tips for Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos

8 Great DIY Tips for Shooting Your Own Real Estate Photos by Maxwell Alexander (Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio) Real estate listings with pictures are more likely to get noticed, leading to a faster sale. Getting the best pictures involves hiring a professional real estate photographer, but not every seller has a budget to accommodate that. Some agents have a photographer on retainer who will take the pictures for you, but most of the time you are on your own. Remember that the most important thing is to have pictures available. People want to see the general appearance of […]

Step by step instructions on how to start your own startup by Maxwell Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group

Step by step instructions on how to start your own startup by Maxwell Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group

Step by step instructions on how to start your own startup by Maxwell Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Got an awesome startup idea? Get yourself a logo, put together a pitch deck and go chase venture capital they say… Not so fast! The only result you get from this strategy is to get yourself a reputation of an amateur hopeful who needs to grow up. I’ve branded hundreds of startups from every corner of the globe and even though I am great at branding, they still follow the same exact statistics as all others: most of them fade into dust […]

How bad is your air? by Katya A Williams, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor, Sustainability and Social Responsibility

How bad is your air?

How bad is your air? by Katya A Williams, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor [ Sustainability and Social Responsibility ] Clean air is something many people are desperate for. Air quality varies from one region to another, and the way the air is treated and maintained highly depends on the infrastructure and economic development, and the pollutants that are being produced by various sources. Air pollutants are gases and aerosols in the atmosphere that cause harm to humans and the environment. The pollutants can be natural (volcanoes, fires, dust storms) and anthropogenic – caused by human activity – fuel, oil, […]

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 […]

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors

Think outside: 5 ways to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors (BPT) – Life is hectic, full of demands at work and at home. Add digital distractions like computers, cell phones, tablets and more, and it’s no wonder many people are experiencing record-high levels of stress. One simple solution is to shift your perspective by spending more time outdoors. When you do an enjoyable activity outside, stress begins to melt away as you bask in the fresh air, sunshine, and beauty of nature. This doesn’t mean you have to be a savvy outdoor adventurer. There is a growing movement of people […]

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine

Cutting the chaos out of your morning routine (BPT) – Mornings can be chaotic as you fight the clock to get out the door on time. This is especially true if you have a big family. Wouldn’t it be nice if rather than feeling like a stressful race, your morning routine was something you looked forward to? Starting your day on a high note is simple when you adopt some tips and tricks for simplifying your morning routine. You’ll save time, be more efficient and learn to cherish the first part of the day. 1: Select clothing the evening prior […]

2020 Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander

2020 Millennial Interior Design Trends by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Top 10 Interior Design Trends for 2020 by Designer Maxwell Alexander #Millennials Just a few weeks ago I started working on 3 interior design projects exactly at the same time, they are still in their beginning stages and are to be brought to life sometime in 2020, so yes, as  Designers we often have to predict the future or as we call it – set the trends. So here is the Top 10 Interior Design Trends that also happened to be Millennial-inspired and driven: #10: Space-saving Interior Design The era of spectacularly oversized mansions is officially gone along with the […]

Five ways to elevate your home decor through minimalism

Five ways to elevate your home decor through minimalism

Five ways to elevate your home decor through minimalism (BPT) – The latest trends in home decor reveal a desire for a feeling of tranquility and calmness, perhaps as a response to today’s overly busy and distracted lifestyles. From Marie Kondo’s decluttering craze to a return to natural materials in home design, everyone is looking for a way to create a peaceful, less hectic inner space. When it comes to home decor, less is definitely more. How can you tap into this yen for a little more Zen? 1. Simplify your design strategy When revamping your room to create a […]

5 items to clean for a sparkling kitchen

5 items to clean for a sparkling kitchen

5 items to clean for a sparkling kitchen (BPT) – You wipe down the counters, clean the floor and run the dishwasher regularly. Your kitchen appears clean on the surface, but there’s probably a lot that could use a refresh. It’s time to pay attention to frequently used but often forgotten items in your kitchen. Make sure to include these five kitchen items on the next round of cleaning so you get the sparkling kitchen you deserve. How to thoroughly clean your dishwasher Why would a machine with the main job of cleaning need cleaning itself? Because food debris and […]

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 […]

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail - Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander

Exploring Mohonk Mountain Lake and Labyrinth Trail – Photo Story by Maxwell Alexander If Hudson Valley is the official Fall Capital of the World, then Mohonk Mountain House would be the capital’s city hall. There is no better place to watch the fall fiery of colors than on a hiking trail around the Mohonk Lake. Even though I live in the Hudson Valley for quite a few years and have been exploring New Paltz are for a while, this was my very first sight of the Mohonk Mountain House or the surroundings to be exact and it was pretty impressive. […]

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop.

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop.

Are you selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are a few things to consider before your first price drop. By Realtor Maxwell Alexander It’s the end of a crazy summer here in the Hudson Valley’s real estate market. Bidding wars are far less frequent and the average number of buyers trying to get the same property went down from dozens to just a few. So your house might be in perfect shape and you’ve priced it right, but still, due to seasonal market fluctuations, your home is still on the market and you might be thinking about a price drop? […]

2019 Bathroom Design Trends - Bathroom Design Ideas - Curbless Showers

2019 Bathroom Design Trends – Bathroom Design Ideas

5 latest trends in bathroom design (BPT) – Today’s homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features that were previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals. Home television shows and websites like Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com), ElleDecor.com and Houzz.com have showcased these once aspirational luxuries, while technical advances have made them more attainable. With the baby boomer population among the most active of renovating groups, those wanting to remain in their current homes longer have an eye toward safety and accessibility, but also luxury and style when upgrading their bathrooms. Here […]

You Are Your Brand – Personal Branding Coaching by Maxwell Alexander

你是你品牌 – 个人品牌教练由设计师亚历山大·麦克斯韦

你是你品牌 -个人品牌教练由设计师亚历山大·麦克斯韦 当然,你知道你是怎么看待自己:忠诚,守信,踏实,诚实的。但是,这可能不是别人怎么看你。不管你喜欢与否,你是如何被公众认为是你是谁的现实。这是一个公众人物包括你的品牌。如何重要的是,图像是你可以帮助你决定,如果你想自己手艺,或者如果你希望把它放在一个公共关系专家的手中。 所以,为什么要对你很重要?因为它是你的个人品牌和形象塑造你,概述了企业和个人的关系,你的成功的水平。从战略发展个人品牌可以带来更多的客户用自己的方式,吸引了越来越多更好的机会,最重要的给你信心,技能和资产,走出去和征服!无论你是雇员对你的下一个大的促销活动或一个企业老板把你的业务提升到一个新的水平,或一个有抱负的社交媒体影响者的工作 – 每个人都可以阐明你的个人品牌的消息,战略性你心中的目标和专长定位自己受益激扬为了获得竞争优势,您的知名度。 那些被认为是你的同龄人在决定你的品牌具有重要作用。如果你是被普遍不信任,比如律师,对冲基金经理,房地产经纪人或二手车推销员的行业的一部分,之前,你甚至可以通过精心设计自己的倒影是玷污。如果你是广受推崇,如军事或慈善团体中的一员,那么你已经有了在公关游戏一个良好的开端。你周围看看,看看你的同事是如何判断,看是否要积极工作,以创建一个特定的正面印象,或者尝试从负图像距离自己。 你接近公众也应该因素考虑要如何来看待。如果你想成为出门前,并与您的以下亲密接触,那么你肯定会想传达一个品牌,让他们靠近。如果你喜欢成为一个幕后的操作者,公众的看法是不一样重要。的时间,精力,你投资在品牌的数量和资源肯定会影响如何密切,你可以与市民的工作。 最后,你是向利益相关者如何可贵的是你选择要传达的形象至关重要。谁依赖你的人一定要相信你。从上面的忠诚投影品质,诚信,可靠和诚实是留住那些谁投资,你是至关重要的。没有他们,你真的不需要一个品牌。你的品牌是不存在的,实际上,你也一样。 考虑到这些因素,你就可以创造一个品牌将在公众的眼里定义你。你知道你是谁真的是最好的。确保世界看到你通过自己制造的镜头。 如果品牌你自己的思想仍然是压倒性的,你不知道从哪里开始,它可能是一个好时机一些训练!个人品牌培训准确的说,是的,它是一种技能,每个人都可以学习和掌握在短短的辅导课。麦克斯韦亚历山大品牌的数百个大,小(企业和个人)品牌在世界各地,从体能和技术的创业公司开始世界500家强企业和世界上最大的非政府组织。比的企业和个人的品牌体验了十多年,麦克斯韦是准备把你的个人品牌到全新的水平。 今天伸出  你的15分钟免费咨询。