6 ways to turn your home into a natural oasis

6 ways to turn your home into a natural oasis

6 ways to turn your home into a natural oasis (BPT) – As the year comes to an end, many people make resolutions to start the New Year strong. This might mean ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress. The EPA reports we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and stress level, according to a recent YouGov study commissioned by VELUX. So, if your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies

The best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies

The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight indoor allergies (BPT) – Summer is not only a time for renewal around the house, but also for battling pesky allergies. While you can’t stop allergies from happening each summer season, there are easy ways to reduce their effects in your home. Home space expert Egypt Sherrod shares her tips for refreshing your home décor, while also reducing allergens and dust, for a total spring home refresh. 1. Fight back with asthma and allergy-friendly appliances Turning your home into an allergy-fighting fortress is key this spring. Look for LG’s […]

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. […]

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor

Easy DIY projects to refresh your home decor (BPT) – When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you’re just bored with it, an update is in order. Fortunately, you don’t need to hire an expensive interior designer or completely redo rooms. With a few key DIY projects, you can easily give each room a facelift without spending a lot of money. Better yet, this gives you the opportunity to personalize your decor so it’s one of a kind and truly reflects who you are. Whether you’re […]

Shopping for Real Estate in the Hudson Valley? Here are the Top Three Reasons You Should Buy a House Instead of a Condo.

Top Three Reasons You Should Buy a House Instead of a Condo by Dino Alexander, REALTOR®, Real Estate Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Condos are very tempting properties to buy, especially if you’re in the market for the first time. They are frequently cheaper than houses. The low monthly payment for amenities is also attractive for people with busy lifestyles. There’s also a perception that condos can be used to temporarily build up equity until you’re ready to move into a proper home. Although there is truth to each of those statements, the reality is that many people simply outgrow […]

7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home

7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home (BPT) – Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, it’s not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help protect yourself and your family. People vastly underestimate the time they spend inside, assuming just four hours, when in actuality they are inside more than 21 hours each day, according to The […]

5 tips for upping your game watching party - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 tips for upping your game watching party – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 tips for upping your game watching party (BPT) – You’re looking forward to the big game, and you’ve invited all your friends for what should be an exciting day. But now the big questions persist: Do you have enough food? Is my menu going to make everyone happy? What more do you need for a successful game day party? Here are a few simple tips to up your game and make it a day to remember … win or lose. 1. Make space for a big crowd Take a good look at your living room, den or wherever you’re […]