Psychology of Visual Perception: Interior Design Tips to Make a Small Space Seem Big by Maxwell Alexander

It’s all about Psychology of Visual Perception: 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, […]

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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 […]

Call for Nominations: Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Awards

Call for Nominations: 2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards

Hudson Valley Style Magazine 2020 Awards: Recognizing Outstanding Style, Design, Creativity, Innovation and Leadership Achievements while advancing Sustainable Design and Social Responsibility Principles in the Greater Hudson Valley Region and all around the World. Welcome to the 2020 Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards! Hudson Valley Style Magazine Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges who are experts in one of the 5 nomination categories. In 2020 we are adding Reader’s Choice Awards voted by the readers of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine and general public, plus the Editor’s Choice Awards voted by the Editorial Board. All nominees from […]

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously improve your space. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey, but making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effective solutions to make your home a place you love. Upgrade your space without breaking the bank – (BPT) 1) Measure your moolah Understanding the budget is a crucial first step to any home project and money can be a sensitive subject. To conquer the awkwardness, download a finance app to get a sense of your spending habits. This will […]

The Perfect Holiday Gift just for You - Mindful Monday in the Iconic Regal Bag Building in Newburgh

The Perfect Holiday Gift just for You – Mindful Monday Yoga Experience in the Iconic Regal Bag Building in Newburgh

January 13th, 2020 // 6:45 PM Mindful Monday hosted monthly in the Iconic Regal Bag Building in Newburgh, NY overlooking the Hudson River & Mt. Beacon. Mindful Monday hosted monthly in the Iconic Regal Bag Building in Newburgh, NY overlooking the Hudson River & Mt. Beacon. The new year is a powerful time to pause for regeneration, renewal, and self-reflection. Join us for Gentle Yoga, followed by Yoga Nidra meditation. This practice is a simple way to reduce stress. The Yoga Nidra promotes deep sleep & relaxation that is not found in your average meditation practice. The stages of body […]

This grooming pomade adds control, style and hydration to hair. Apply a small amount in your hands and rub together. Run fingers through hair for desired look. Reapply if necessary. Style with a comb, brush or fingers. A blend of Beeswax, Organic Aloe Vera Butter, French Green Clay infused with Resins and Organic Essential Oils.

58 Leather Grooming Paste by 58FLORA / Kingston, NY

LEATHER GROOMING PASTE $24.00 This grooming pomade adds control, style, and hydration to hair. Apply a small amount in your hands and rub together. Run fingers through hair for desired look. Reapply if necessary. Style with a comb, brush or fingers. A blend of Beeswax, Organic Aloe Vera Butter, French Green Clay infused with Resins and Organic Essential Oils. Shop at FloraBeautyHudsonValley.com Shop at FloraBeautyHudsonValley.com SMOKE EVERYDAY HAIR & BODY WASH $24.00 An all-over wash for hair, body, and hands. Keep in the shower for a fresh, clean feeling and an easy start to your day. Enhanced with Vitamin C, […]

Explore the Luxury of Essence with 58 Flora - a green beauty line handcrafted in Kingston, New York

Explore the Luxury of Essence with 58FLORA – a green beauty line handcrafted in Kingston, New York

58Flora is a green beauty line handcrafted in small batches in the Hudson Valley. Our products are organic, ethically-sourced, cruelty-free and vegan. We use no parabens, phthalates, or synthetics. Our products are formulated with the finest natural ingredients to enhance the luxury of essence. VIOLETS + VETIVER HAIR PARFUM MIST from $25.00 A light humectant texturizer blended with Oat Straw tincture for strengthening, Distilled Aloe Vera Water for shine, Organic Vegetable Glycerin for hydration and a blend of Pink Himalayan Sea Salts and Magnesium for texture. Infused with Violets and Vetiver to lightly perfume the hair. Shop at FloraBeautyHudsonValley.com GARDENIA […]

Innate ornamentation, fascinating subtleties, and the astonishing beauty in paintings by Gemma Kahng

Gemma Kahng Brown Boobie II, 2019 $1,750 Acrylic on canvas 40 × 30 in 101.6 × 76.2 cm Buy at artsy.net Gemma Kahng Baby Heron, 2019 $350 Acrylic 20 × 16 in 50.8 × 40.6 cm Buy at artsy.net Gemma Kahng Maroon Oriole, 2019 $2,500 Acrylic on Canvas 48 × 24 in 121.9 × 61 cm Buy at artsy.net Gemma Kahng About Gemma Kahng: Gemma Kahng is the Founder of the Beekman Arts Club and a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Best known for her work as a fashion designer, Gemma has dressed numerous celebrities including Madonna, […]

Portrait of a Perfumer by Helena Palazzi

Portrait of a Perfumer by Helena Palazzi

If you have ever heard of or read Marcel Proust “Remembrance of all Things Past” you are most likely also familiar with the famous passage where he recalls long-forgotten childhood memories from one tiny bite and smell of a madeleine cookie. The first time I was invited into Janette Bower’s study, where her compositions come together, I was allowed to sample one of her perfumes in the making. Upon my first scent, I was immediately brought back to my own childhood; remembering my mother and her ever-present large purse where she kept various mysterious items such as a small flowery […]

Equestrian-themed Wall Mirrors by Hudson Designer Stephanie Reppas

Equestrian-themed décor by Hudson Designer Stephanie Reppas

Shop at octoberdesign.com Hudson-based designer Stephanie Reppas creates inspired décor using unique sustainable materials found around New York. Her equestrian-themed wall mirrors are framed in hand-tacked leather and detailed with genuine polished steel snaffle bits. Each piece of vintage tack Stephanie uses is uniquely found and is well-aged and well-used. She cleans, conditions and touches up the leather as much as possible, though it can contain some natural wear and tear, an occasional scratch or even a faint ‘horsey’ smell, adding to the overall character of each mirror. Mirrors are available in an array of colors and sizes up to […]

Find structure and decay, utility and cosmology in Tiny Anvil Jewelry by Erin McNally

Aligned Necklace $104 Armor-like bib style necklace. Fold formed seams align in the center. Oxidized brass 12” chain + 5” bar. Hangs 3” from chain Hook Closure Learn more at tinyanviljewelry.com Aligned Necklace – Tiny Anvil Small Phoenix Earrings $80.00 Flying bird earrings. Oxidized brass. Small 4.5” Learn more at tinyanviljewelry.com Chain of Fools Earrings $62.00 Interlocking large links. Polished brass with sterling silver post and backs. Hangs 3.75″ from post Learn more at tinyanviljewelry.com About: Tiny Anvil Jewelry references armor, talisman, simple tools and instruments of measurement that provide the wearer with a sense of grounding and protection. Tiny […]

Jan Studio - Hudson Valley Style Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

Practicality and function, timeless and minimalistic – Jan Studio – Hudson Valley Style Holiday Gift Guide

Hand-made Sisal Zimbabwean Bowl Cinco $78.00 Through the art of basket-weaving, women in rural Zimbabwe earn money to help support themselves and care for over one-thousand orphans. Your purchase of a bowl will help us continue to educate and support them. What you should know: 100% Sisal // Sold individually // Black and White // Handmade // No two pieces are the same // Made in Zimbabwe // Approx. 13.5″ wide and 2″ Buy at Jan Studio Mango Wood Plate Set of Eight $70.00 Everyone loves these. Timeless, functional, and let’s be honest, pretty. These are side plates measuring 8″ […]