Hot trends in kitchen remodeling

Hot trends in kitchen remodeling

Year after year, the most popular home improvement project for American families remains the same: remodeling the kitchen. Today, kitchen makeovers are more ambitious than ever, with homeowners willing to spend larger budgets to upgrade both the aesthetics and the functionality of what is, after all, the most used room in the house. “Many architects, designers, and homeowners are specifying hardwood as an essential part of any kitchen refresh,” notes Linda Jovanovich, of the American Hardwood Information Center. “That’s because wood not only offers a wide variety of looks and design possibilities, it also exemplifies the kind of material today’s […]

Top options for customizing a bathroom - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Top options for customizing a bathroom

(BPT) – As you probably remember, choosing your home was strongly influenced by the layout and appearance of its bathrooms. But no matter how long you’ve lived in your home, there are bound to be improvements you’d love to make. And almost everyone needs options for optimizing bathroom space. Before remodeling, it’s best to think through your plan. Unless you’re selling your house immediately, don’t make the mistake of considering resale value alone. Take a good look at how you actually use the room, paying attention to what’s working — and what’s not. Ask yourself about daily issues that bother […]

Cover Story with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly - Winter 2020 Edition of the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

#FitLife #CoverStory | Interview with Fitness Trainer Sophia Martelly

Maxwell Alexander: Wow, congrats on an amazing cover photoshoot, Sophia! I must say, natural beauty always rocks! Let’s don’t waste any time and get to your #FitLife cover story right away: What happened? How did you arrive at the decision to become a personal fitness trainer? Sophia Martelly: I went to college. I picked a random major. I wasted time and money. I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. I feel like many young people go through a phase of figuring out how to find themselves and their purpose in this crazy life. It seemed like […]

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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, […]

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, […]

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″ […]

Andrew Finnigan Woodturning - Hudson valley Style Holiday Gift Guide

Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson Valley Style Holiday Gift Guide

Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson Valley Style Holiday Gift Guide Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson valley Style Holiday Gift Guide Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson valley Style Holiday Gift Guide Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson valley Style Holiday Gift Guide Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson valley Style Holiday Gift Guide Andrew Finnigan Woodturning – Hudson valley Style Holiday Gift Guide About: Andrew is a professional hand woodturner and furniture maker located in New York’s Hudson Valley. He draws from classical designs and shapes to inspire his own individual versions with a modern interpretation. His work is designed to be both […]

Happy Holidays 2020 Postcard from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Happy Holidays Postcard from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Happy Holidays from all of us at the Hudson Valley Style Magazine! – Maxwell, Dino, Katya, Helen, and Michael

A tasty guide to the perfect holiday cookies (BPT)

A tasty Guide to the Perfect Holiday Cookies

When Inga Lam of BuzzFeed’s Tasty, the world’s largest social food network, gets going in the kitchen, she makes sure to consider all aspects of her baking process when creating the perfect treat. As a Tasty Creator, Inga is known for showing budding chefs how to sharpen their skills and live out their top-chef dreams by creating viral recipes that are easy to recreate at home. Below, you’ll find her tips to make holiday cookies that will stun this holiday season. A tasty guide to the perfect holiday cookies (BPT) 1. Check Your Temperature To ensure top-quality results when baking, […]

Winter is a great time to make your home come to life - Interior Design and Plantscaping Tips from Maxwell Alexander

Winter is a great time to make your home come to life – Interior Design and Plantscaping Tips from Designer Maxwell Alexander

Plants are a powerful but underused tool in interior design. Their green, leafy bodies can add life to even the coldest rooms and they are versatile enough to be able to be included either as a major feature or as a last-minute detail. But as living creatures they are, plants can be tricky to work with since they need good lighting, settings, and the right planters to look their best. So make sure you keep these tips in mind to breathe style and nature into your home’s interior. Planters are more than just containers Plants and planters go together like […]