Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander

Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander

When choosing a theme or style for decorating your home, there are many to choose from. One of the most popular decorating themes today is farmhouse style home decorating. Perhaps it is the most popular because it provides an inviting atmosphere and overall friendly feeling. Farmhouse style home decorating, because of its warm environment, is enjoyed by the people who live there as well as all those who visit. Farmhouse Style – Interior Design and Home Decorating Tips – by Designer Maxwell Alexander As with […]

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui – with Designer Maxwell Alexander

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui – with Designer Maxwell Alexander

Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see that we’ve had it all figured out! Well, another thing just happened: the new generation of the workforce (Millennials) is in! They are very serious about health & wellness and […]

Five Elements of Interior Design – by Maxwell Alexander

Five Elements of Interior Design – by Maxwell Alexander

Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or “starting from scratch” with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity. Element […]

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5 Essential Steps to Choosing Wall Art – Interior Design Tips by Maxwell Alexander

A blank wall can be dead space, especially if you’re not going for a minimalist style. You might want your home to look homey and vibrant, and you might have already decided that the blank wall needs to be filled with some kind of art. But how do you choose the piece? Here are five steps that should be in your decision-making process. Measure the Space One of the most essential parts of choosing the wall art that will look great is finding pieces that […]

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home by Jessica Hill Photography by Maxwell Alexander

How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home by Jessica Hill

According to Statista.com, “The share of Americans who rent their home is 27%, the share of non-homeowners who can’t afford to buy a home is 43%, the share of renters living in single-family homes in the US is 42%, and the share of renters under 30 years old in the US is 49%.” How to Make Your Hudson Valley Rental Feel Like Home by Jessica Hill Photography by Maxwell Alexander Maybe you are a new renter or someone who has been renting for a while […]

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living - by Interior Designer Maxwell Alexander

Give Your Home Some Space! Interior Design Tips for Small Living

Give Your Home Some Space! by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander (Duncan Avenue Interior Design Studio) Whether your house is big or small, a stand-alone structure or an apartment, it will go through a facelift sooner or later. You will have to repaint the walls (or get rid of the wallpaper), jettison junk that as accumulated over the years, and perhaps go in for some new furniture. It is easier for us Millennials, just because we used to “living small”, however, it applies to everyone who’s […]

The beauty of barn doors

(BPT) – Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why. “Many homeowners hear the term ‘barn door’ and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a look they’re interested in,” says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. “But contemporary barn doors offer many more aesthetic choices than their traditional image suggests. We’ve noticed […]

Farmhouse Reinvented - Luxury Home Designed by Duncan Avenue Studio

Sold: Modern Hudson Valley Farmhouse in Marlboro, New York

Sold: Modern Hudson Valley Farmhouse Listing Details: Expand MLS ID : 5050862 Status : Sold Village/Town : Marlboro, NY School District : Marlboro Asking Price : $299,900 Property Type : Single Family Basement : Wine Cellar Year Renovated : 2019 Sq Ft : 1424 Sq.Ft Lot Size : 1 acre Year Built : 1879 Floors : 2 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2 Listing Broker : Alexander Maxwell Realty Listing Agent: Maxwell Alexander (Licensed Real Estate Salesperson), Phone: 845-518-2750 Welcome to the historic (circa 1870) Hudson Valley Farmhouse in the heart […]

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High-quality, market-conscious renovation may help to increase your home’s value

High-quality, market-conscious renovation may help to increase your home’s value. Alexander Maxwell Realty’s Preferred Renovation Partner ToughConstruct | Hudson Vally is an award-winning, Authentic Hudson Valley Style certified general contractor with world-class construction team and years of experience in the industry.

Home for Sale: Modern Rustic Luxury Home in Cornwall on Hudson, NY / Alexander Maxwell Realty

SOLD: Modern Rustic Luxury in Cornwall on Hudson, NY

Sold: Cornwall on Hudson, New York Listing Details : Expand MLS ID : 4911376 Status : Available For Sale Village/Town : Cornwall on Hudson School District : Cornwall Asking Price : $259,000.00 Property Type : Single Family Basement : Partially Finished Year Renovated : 2019 Sq Ft : 1100 Sq.Ft Lot Size : 0,27 acres Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 1.5 Year Built : 1872 Floors : 2 Listing Broker : Alexander Maxwell Realty Welcome to the historic (circa 1870) home in the heart of the quaint Village of Cornwall on Hudson, NY. Completely reimagined by the award-winning Duncan Avenue […]

Kitchen Renovation - Industrial Style Kitchen - Duncan Avenue Design Studio - Hudson Valley - New York

Sold: Chic and Modern Hudson Valley Style Farmhouse

Walnut Street (New Windsor, NY) Design & Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Design Studio By Maxwell Alexander, Director of Marketing, Alexander Maxwell Realty This Kitchen really worth its own cooking TV Show! The kitchen is the heart of any home and this particular kitchen is 16 ft. long and is a perfect playground for a seasoned cook or aspiring cooking TV show host. It’s not just the size of the kitchen, but also the amazing contemporary features that are also spectacular. Hudson Valley Style Farmhouse […]

It's time to Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

It’s time to Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui from the Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Reimagine Your Workspace – 5 Secrets of Productivity and Feng Shui by Hudson Valley Style Magazine Editor, Designer Maxwell Alexander Designer Maxwell Alexander / Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Just a few months ago we featured Villa 9W – one of the Duncan Avenue Design Studio projects and analyzed it from the Feng Shui perspective. I like using Feng Shui concepts to make overly complicated scientific ideas more relatable and down-to-earth. It is fascinating how our knowledge of home design circled back thousands of years just to see […]

Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

(BPT) – With daylight saving time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially during winter months. However, more time spent indoors and longer nighttime hours can mean fewer opportunities to soak up the benefits of natural light. But did you know that you can enjoy all the […]

Duncan Avenue Design Studio - Real Estate Design & Construction Services in Hudson Valley

Duncan Avenue Design Studio – Real Estate Design & Construction Services in Hudson Valley

Real Estate Design & Construction Services in Hudson Valley When looking to sell your home, you want to make sure that it is as well-designed and well-decorated as it can be. A home, after all, is mainly just space; it’s often the furnishings and the décor that really “sell it” to potential buyers. Professional real estate renovations and design services can leave you with a  property which is chic, modern, and competitive on the real estate market in Hudson Valley. When you’re looking for real […]

Alexander Maxwell Realty: 5 top trends for your kitchen in 2018

Alexander Maxwell Realty: 5 top trends for your kitchen in 2018

(BPT) – It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends. Many of the trends that will define kitchens for the year appear first at KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry convention held every year in January. More than 600 brands attended […]